Prepping on a tiny budget (a quick read for those in a rush)
This blog is about simple, local solutions to the problems we may face as the economic collapse continues.
Included here are helpful references to products and sources. I do not profit from any links clicked. I have nothing for sale.
Highly Recommended Reading
From Backwoods Home magazine: The excellent news is, many things you’ll need to know no matter where you live can be learned and practiced right in the middle of town, and little by little. For instance: more
Downsizing Floor Space and Energy
- Tiny Houses is a collection of videos, floorplans and blogs related to tiny houses. Very popular.
- Electricity is mostly about solar energy.
- Space Heating includes primary and secondary heating alternatives. Redundant and simple systems are an engineer’s joy.
- Composting Toilets help save fresh water and provide useful fertilizer. Give some thought about how useful this is if the water suply becomes intermittent or unavailable.
- Clothes Washing, some options.
Food and Water
- Food Selection, Preservation and Storage Featuring ten excellent and informative videos by Tammy (a.k.a. Dehydrate2store). Excellent videos! Tammy has a new website http://dehydrate2store.com/
- Food Production
- Food Preparation
- Food Storage FAQ
- East Coast Food Storage (Troy, VA). Inventory includes dehydrated and freeze dried food packaged for long term storage and emergency supplies. Located approximately 11 miles East of Charlottesville. Email link: firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 242-9762. Website link.
- About Chickens
- Emergency Stoves and Fire Starters
Alternative Health Care
- Alternative Health Care: Colloidal Silver, Sodium Chlorite (a.k.a. MMS).
Finance, Foreclosure and Economic Collapse
- Protecting your wealth prior to the Economic Collapse. Read/listen to Max Keiser, Gerald Celente, Marc Faber, Peter Schiff, Jim Sinclair, Don Stott, etc.
- Foreclosure – Fight for Fairness: A lawyer’s experience and advice about preventing foreclosure and renegotiating the loan.
- How Cuba Survived Peak Oil: Learn how Cuba survived and adapted as the result of their peak oil experience.
- How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (DVD)
Links to other prepper sites:
- My Website
- Free download of the 1911 Boy Scout Handbook, 1st edition and the 1920 Girl Scout Handbook, 1st edition. Consider purchasing hard copies that can be read without a computer. Consider the purchase of a Boy Scout Fieldbook.
- Build a Leopold Bench for the garden. Click on image for a larger picture.