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Tips for Growing a Successful Victory Garden

The COVID-19 pandemic was a significant wake-up call to a lot of people. Anyone who was complacent in their emergency planning or simply “knew” the stores would always have what they needed have been shaken up in a big way. Perhaps that describes you, or maybe you simply want help preparing for future supply disruptions on the horizon. Either way, we can take our cue from something our grandparents worked on 80 years ago: victory gardens. Victory gardens were fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens planted at home during World Wars I and II. They were used by residents all over … Continue reading

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QE3: Get Ready For Hyperinflation!

Here’s a recipe for disaster: “…the Fed will keep injecting money into the economy until growth picks up and unemployment starts dropping significantly.” QE1 and QE2 didn’t work, so now we need QE3. You would think that they’d learn, but remember, these are the same people that didn’t see the 2008 Recession coming and said that everything was fine. Until it wasn’t fine. Not to mention, can you point to anyone, besides bankers, that was actually helped by QE1 or 2? Me neither. [From QE3: Reactions to the Fed’s big stimulus move – ] On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced yet … Continue reading

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Drought Hurting Crops

Are you ready for food shortages?  Record heat and drought killing crops… Drought pains & market moves Crop conditions are the worst they’ve been in decades. USDA recognized at least part of that likely slash in crop output in its August 10 crop production and grain supply/demand reports that showed corn yields will likely be around 120 bushels/acre and soybeans below the 40-bushel mark. But, some farmers think those figures are still way too high. Even if they’re not, though, numbers like those raise some major supply/demand concerns for the global corn pipeline and have many farmers wondering how high … Continue reading

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I Didn't Think of That!

Hey, I didn’t think of that! Every happen to you? It happens to all of us, and to me all the time I must admit. I keep a little note pad with me almost all the time, and when something pops into my head, I write it down. I think is a good practice to everyone to do, but especially for us preppers. This can apply to more than spontaneous thought. Last night my family ran out of ketchup. Not a big deal, but i don’t like running out of anything. It was just something that I didn’t think about, … Continue reading

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One in Six People Go Hungry

There hasn’t been too much reporting about this lately, so it may have dropped off your radar, but the food shortage crisis is still an issue (IOW, it’s not a “non-event”). The global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world’s hungry to a record 1 billion, a grim milestone that poses a threat to peace and security, U.N. food officials said Friday. Because of war, drought, political instability, high food prices and poverty, hunger now affects one in six people, by the United Nations’ estimate. The financial meltdown has compounded the crisis in what the head of the … Continue reading

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Everyday Food Items You Can Stock Up On Now

As we’ve said before, preparing can be a daunting and sometimes, overwhelming task. They key is to start small and gradually increase our supply of items; and to remain focused so as not to get distracted and completely focus on one area over another. Here is a list of everyday food items that many of us use. These items are relatively inexpensive, take up little space, and can be easily found. These are also items that will be subject inflation and “supply and demand” issues; and if the supply is disrupted, will quickly become scarce. Peanut Butter Rice and Pastas … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times?

Nebraska was the last state in the union to pass Safe Haven laws and in there inability to agree on a maximum age, a bill was passed without an age restriction. This has resulted in people dropping of many of their older children, I mean teenagers… according to the target new article: five 17-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, six 15-year-olds, two 14-year-olds, three 13-year-olds — have been abandoned, along with eight children who were 11 or 12. Five of the children dropped off have been from out of state. To me, that’s pretty amazing, but it begs the quiestion: Are these people … Continue reading

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