The Tree, The Blade Of Grass, And The Tow Rope

The Tree, The Blade Of Grass, And The Tow Rope

I have a 30 acre property, at least 2/3 of which is forested mostly with various Evergreen species along with lots of Birch, some Maple, and others. I have a long term plan which involves taking down a small fraction of these Evergreens to open up some new space for a variety of reasons. I…

Can You Even Imagine The Pioneer Family Surviving The Frontier?

Can You Even Imagine The Pioneer Family Surviving The Frontier?

If you’re a homesteader or preparedness “lifestyler” (just invented that word ;) ), can you even imagine the life of the American pioneer family? From their first arrival in Massachusetts in the 1600’s, early pioneer settlers pushed westward behind a constantly moving frontier. Just think about it… Setting out into the frontier with a covered…

The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

post by MSB reader, ‘CaliRefugee’   The Parable of the Little Brown Bird that I tell to all new employees as they near the end of their orientation: There was a little brown bird that waited until November to fly south for the winter. This bird found a group to fly south with and took…

1816 – Year Without A Summer – Massive Crop Failure, Food Shortages

1816 – Year Without A Summer – Massive Crop Failure, Food Shortages

A big preparedness lesson from history is the summer of 1816 – the year without a summer. Apparently Spring seemed normal that year. But as the calendar progressed into summer, the temperatures & weather began rolling back. Cold temperatures and nearly permanent overcast was the new normal. The weather in North America and Europe during…

SILVER – Currency For Collapse

SILVER – Currency For Collapse

At the highest level, silver is used in industry, in jewelry, and as an investment (and/or wealth preservation). Together, these three categories represent more than 95 % of annual silver demand. Silver has been used as a medium of exchange dating back to the earliest of records. It has always been considered to be a…

What Your Grandmother Knew…

What Your Grandmother Knew…

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandmother replied,   Well, let me think a minute, I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the…