Raising pastured pigs can be a fantastic way to put some meat on the table, and even have some product to sell your local community. But raising pigs isn’t right for every homestead. Should you raise pastured pigs on your homestead? What will it cost you to raise pastured pork? How much work are pigs? Continue reading We are talking pigs!→
Well now isn’t that a tongue twister? But seriously, a great topic I think. After last week’s chat about others around us not agreeing with why we prep. It seems only fitting that we discuss some things to help us prep without breaking the bank.
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In bad times, it would be worth much more than just a pound. It is as if disaster is form of “illness inflation”.
Everyone gets sick once in a while. If you get sick today, what’s the cost? For most people, it’s going to be a co-pay at their doctor’s office, an additional co-pay (or two) at the pharmacy, plus another $20- $50 in things like tissues, cough drops, and mentholated ointments. It may possibly mean a day at home without pay if you have no sick or personal days to cover you. Continue reading Can You Afford To Get sick When SHTF?→
I was asked if I would write an article on “Prepping and Self-Reliance in Northern Idaho”. I laughed and replied, “But I can’t write!” However, truth be told, writing is one of my many passions. Mushroom hunting is another. I love being out in the great outdoors…exploring, treasure hunting, taking in the fresh air and all the beauty that abounds here in the mountainous regions of North Idaho.
This year marks the 18th winter at my current location, roughly 2400 ft. elevation, a driveway that is 8/10ths of a mile long and 13% grade in spots. Getting down the hill? No problem, getting back up the hill…this time of year there’s always a silent prayer at the base of the mountain. In the winter of 96-97 the driveway resembled the Olympic Luge Run, seriously, eight foot walls of compact snow and absolutely NO room for error. Here, being prepared is Continue reading We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!→
The holidays are upon us, old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, and the cupboard was……….BARE? Yikes, not only would that be a tragedy during the holidays but a catastrophe during times of disaster. So what are you gonna do? The questions of food storage and value face us daily but never more prominently than during a disaster when there isn’t any to be found. The little piggy went to the market and it was bare don’t let your pantry meet the same fate. Tune in as the Survival Woman from Backdoorsurvival.com shares with Lynna “The Other Side…A Preppers Path” how preppers can derive the most value out of their food storage and budget. The girls will cover all the bases such as bulk foods vs. freeze-dried, shelf life, cost, storage, convenience, and taste. Don’t be like old Mother Hubbard or the little piggy, tune in and learn how you can prepare your pantry and at a value.