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A critical-thinking brain. The ability to think, to analyze, and to make good decisions.
Without knowing what to do, or what you should do in an emergency, a disaster, or a SHTF situation, tangible preps aren’t quite as important as your noggin.
And I’m not just talking about the simple stuff. Here’s what I mean…
(Mrs.J captured these photos: Northern Flicker Woodpecker)
This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your Fiat Paper into tangible practical assets 😉
The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…
(image: Drudge headline)
BREXIT… The globalists have suffered a huge defeat last night as even their ‘vote rigging’ evidently failed to overcome the momentum of nationalism which has just swept the majority within Britain to an exit of the European Union.
The entire future of the European Union is now in question as the U.K. votes to leave the EU. Prime Minister Cameron has also resigned.
What will the powers-that-be do now, and is this an indicator towards our own upcoming presidential election?
Here’s the thing about water that most of us already know, but many ignore… ‘you can’t live long without it’. In fact, water will rapidly become a NUMBER ONE concern following most any major disaster.
As I’ve said before, I believe that many or most people who are actively involved in preparedness, often overlook the importance of water by making the assumption that water is and will always be easy enough to obtain. This assumption is based on the readily available supply that most of us take for granted, and the fact that we often ‘see’ water in our natural surroundings as we travel here and there.
There are several issues to consider though:
Some of you (including me) know of the vulnerability that we face with regards to the risk of ‘natural’ or ‘man-made’ EMP (electromagnetic pulse), which has the potential to destroy our electronic components and electronic infrastructure – and maybe even bring down the grid.
As a precaution, some of you (including me) may stash some particular items in a do-it-yourself Faraday cage for protection from an EMP.
So, I have two questions for you:
1. What specific items do you (or would you) store in a Faraday cage?
2. What is the rationale for each of these items?
Guest post by ‘Ozarks Tom’
Sweet potatoes are probably the longest storing vegetable your garden will produce. When handled and stored properly they’ll keep 8 months or longer in our Midwestern climate.
Although generally thought of as a Zone 5 or below crop, they can be grown successfully in most any State with a little planning. From planting to maturity is about 90 days.
Although you can buy “slips” from seed companies, growing your own is so easy I don’t know why anyone would buy them. There are several varieties of Sweet Potato, but the most common is the Beauregard, which is what you’ll find in most stores.
Here’s how to sprout your own sweet potatoes, check the soil conditions, how to plant and care for your sweet potatoes, and then the harvest and long term storage:
How To Make Your Own Insecticide For The Garden
When garden pests are eating your plants, instead of reaching for chemical insecticides you might consider making your own organic insecticide spray – which may be just as effective…
Here are a few do-it-yourself recipes, and I’m curious to hear about yours: