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Fall for Planting Trees?

Fall for Planting Trees?

Fall for Planting TreesThe other day, my husband and I loaded up the kids and took a trip to the local farm supply store. Our objective was to get feed for the goats and sheep, and the chickens, as well as a few heat bulb for our adolescent chickens. As we approached, we saw some of the trees that were left Continue reading Fall for Planting Trees?

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Living On One Income

Living On One Income & Thriving On A Shoestring Budget
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Living On One Income lilsuburbanhomesteadoldhouseKaren Lynn and The Viking reminisce this week about their season of living on one income and they even have a blog post at Lil’ Suburban Homestead called “The Top 10 Rules For Living On One Income & Thriving On a Shoe String Budget”. They will be discussing their out of the box thinking, some of the Viking’s creative projects to make living in a 1906 historic home without heat and air conditioning easier. They also share some fun stories about how they failed at raising rabbits, how the Viking built a garden with reclaimed bricks from around the corner down town, and more! Continue reading Living On One Income

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Dirt Cheap Prepping!

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Host: Bob Mayne “Today’s Survival Show”

Some of us have limited budgets. It can be very intimidating to prepare your family for an emergency or SHTF situation and not have the money to do so. In this episode I interview Cal Wilson, the Author of the book, “Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping.” I think you’ll get some answers on how to prepare in a simply way, while not spending a lot of money. Continue reading Dirt Cheap Prepping!

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“Tasty Survival ” with Chef Tess!

“Tasty Survival ” with Chef Tess!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours

Chef Tess Meals download (1)This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have Chef Tess on this week, and she has food! Stephanie Petersen (AKA Chef Tess) joins us in the situation room to talk about her new book, and survival meals. She has amazing recipes that make survival food taste amazing; she showed us how yummy these meals could be! Everyone should have some food storage, but most people think that the food is just for survival situations. Chef Tess has opened our eyes to how these foods can be for every day, and fit into a budget that could help us all save some money to top it off! Continue reading “Tasty Survival ” with Chef Tess!

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Shopping Tactics to Psychological Preparedness!

Shopping Tactics to Psychological Preparedness!
Host: Gary & GGsBoo “The Road Less Traveled”

ShoppingWelcome to this week’s outing on “The Road Less Traveled.” On this excursion we’ll continue focusing on some of the intricacies of Prepping from our perspectives with an emphasis on psychological preparedness being quite important to our overall efforts. Learning exactly who and what we really are and the nature of our surroundings are essential to being psychologically prepared.

ShoppingGGsBoo will discuss shopping tactics; how to plot your way through a shopping store, and developing a method of weekly menu planning that rotates through your stored items.
GaryL will explore how we perceive our physical realities and more fundamentals of Pythagorean numbers, where Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa and Johannes Kepler picked up the ball and ran with it, examining the relationship of perception and the geometry of frequency, energy, and vibration! Continue reading Shopping Tactics to Psychological Preparedness!

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Business Co-op’s 2014 getting America back to work!

Business Co-op’s 2014 getting America back to work!
Host: James “I Am Liberty”

BusinessThe idea behind business cooperatives is not a new one. It’s still very much an interesting one. Don’t be fooled its not just a hippie idea for selling vegetables from farms. I believe the model can be adjusted to create a good jobs for intelligent responsible Americans.

Do you fall into that category? Then stay tuned.

BusinessThere are many facets of the plan to reroot America. (www.rerootusa.com) In this new year I challenge you to become an expert on the old and new ideas involved. Supporting and creating cooperative businesses is one of the many initiatives.
There is a way to run a business where those working are in fact the owners. Of course the business must still be viable and make money but not as much if you aren’t feeding the pockets of hungry corporate leadership. If our country is built around democratic ideals along with checks and balances than why does our work life look more like a hierarchy? Continue reading Business Co-op’s 2014 getting America back to work!

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Cheap Prepping on The Crooked Path!

Cheap Prepping on The Crooked Path!
Host: Sissy Bob “The Crooked Path to Preparedness

CheapThis Tuesday on Best of Prepper Broadcasting Sissy Bob of The Crooked Path to Preparedness is discussing Prepping on the Cheap. Not too many people have so much money they can just run out and buy everything they need to be prepared for tomorrow’s disaster. Most people are normal, everyday, overall wearing, average income earning people that have to make it on a budget and try to prepare for the future at the same time. In fact I don’t even know a single person that has a bunker like they show on TV. So we are going to talk about how “low budget” people , like Sissy Bob, have to prepare for what’s coming. It’s not just about buying in bulk it’s a little of a lot of things and a lot of little things. Continue reading Cheap Prepping on The Crooked Path!

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Preserving Food Year Round!

Preserving Food Year Round!

PreservingWhy would you put that canner and dehydrator into storage? Even though winter is here you’re not through yet. You may have put that garden to bed or have just payed off the butcher for taking care of that deer and elk tag that was filled but it’s not over. Canning and dehydrating should be year round for everyone. If  you really like to save money you may already know where this is going.

Fall is the season but so is winter, spring, and summer to be canning, dehydrating and Preserving. Your local grocery store or super market knows this. Most products that you find wherever you shop are seasonal. Continue reading Preserving Food Year Round!

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Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle

Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle
By: Lynna

Do It YourselfSaving headache, time and money, DIY (do it yourself) boon or disaster? Necessity is of course the mother of invention and never more so than when you’re home alone and something breaks. The ensuing crisis can escalate into a full scale disaster in a matter of moments or be a long drawn out aggravation waiting for repair. To top it off the economics of calling someone else in can create its own disaster in your budget and privacy, two very important items in living prepared. Then again we all have a story about how we or another close to us was going to fix that and save a ton, except that….yep in the long run it cost double or more to repair the repair. So as preppers what do we do? Living on a single income or a reduced one often stops us from calling the repairman, it’s just not in the budget but that faucet is leaking and it’s the hot water to boot, or the toilet keeps running, the blinds need to be hung, that hole in the drywall is growing daily (sure wish I hadn’t pushed the corner of the table into it), life moves on and things happen, they break down or we break them. Continue reading Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle

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Financial Preparedness! “The Sky is Falling”

FinancialBlood on the Moon, a sign/omen that danger is coming. Through the eyes of many, an apt description of the times we live in. A glance at any news site is sure to enforce this belief with predictions of financial crisis, continued economic failure, natural disasters in all corners of the world, civil wars, holy wars, pain, suffering and a host of calamities. You name it, its happening or going to happen. What are we to do, the sky must be falling, that’s it the sky is falling, the sky is falling! Feeling like the little red hen and her sky is falling scenario is no longer a nursery rhyme for many but a fact of life. Bad news, scary news abounds it seems to be everywhere around every corner. Living a life prepared suddenly becomes confusing, a little panic stricken even. Continue reading Financial Preparedness! “The Sky is Falling”

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Energy, This Prepper is Not Gonna Leave the Light On!

Lynna 100Sipping hot cocoa while contemplating the day ahead a chill pervaded the room. Glancing at the outdoor thermometer revealed the reason, 42 degrees and only September 5th. The realization that I better get the stove pipe repaired now, hit me. Autumn is on the way and in the natural course of things winter follows and temperatures drop. Autumn also the start of a new school year had me thinking about energy Light bulbeducation. I belong to an electric cooperative which has a great publication called Northern Lights Ruralite containing all sorts of articles on tips for energy savings and the like. A monthly publication I routinely peruse during mornings like today. The article catching my eye this morn, was written by Hailey Hawkins called Become a Student of Savings and was directed at college students. The information Hailey supplied is valuable and without risking plagiarism I want to forward some of the tips on to you. While her article specifically focused on college students I found the tips beneficial for all of us.

The monthly budget is a concern for all of us and winter as beautiful as it is usually means a substantial increase in expenses. Energy being chief among the culprits of my dollars a plan of defense is in order. Often when reading about energy savings the writer starts off with the basics such as turning down the thermometer to 68 during living hours and 60 at bedtime or when away, while this is a very valid tip and in actuality I did begin with it I want to bring up a few things you may not have thought about. Continue reading Energy, This Prepper is Not Gonna Leave the Light On!

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Being prepared when the stuff hits the fan!

hitting-the-fanWhen the stuff hits the fan, either for the not so long term or when the end is not in sight, all the goods we have stored will eventually run out. For many, this time will come much sooner than for others who have made at least some preparations. A lot of things can simply be substituted for old world solutions. Take for example toilet paper, which when you run out, can be switched out for washable cloth wipes. However, there are a lot of things that one may run out of that simply can’t be exchanged for another solution. This is where the idea of bartering really comes into play. Sure, you could store up thousands of rolls of toilet paper, but again, it will eventually run out and leave you without your previously enjoyed bargaining power.
Enter the renewable bartering system. There are many things that others will either need for life, want to satisfy addictions, or be unable to provide for themselves. Many of these items can be grown, produced or, in the case of skills, be a never dwindling source of buying power for the well rounded prepper.
This week on The Prepared Canadian I’ll discuss what you can produce in a renewable way for bartering with others. Some can be grown, others can be produced with a little foresight in equipment, and others like skills can be learned.
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Gold Chip Embedded Credit Cards!

Gold nuggetGaltstrikelogo183x125Tom and Catman talk with Ed Cambpell from NobleMint.com on Galt Strike about how to use fractional gold and silver to barter when the SHTF.  Are precious metals a safe investment for an alternative currency?
Inspired by Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged and the Character John Galt. Our goal is to teach and share every possible “Legal” method of reducing and eliminating our tax footprints thereby starving the banker oligarchies of the world.
Mission: To share every idea possible to cut our production, expenses, and taxes to starve the banker oligarchy.
Description: We will accomplish our goals by learning how to reduce our labor and expenses within the “looters and moochers” economy, and redirecting our efforts more towards our own “personal” economies (our own Galt’s Gultch).
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