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Buffalo snow storm

Well, we are now into the third day of this ongoing snow "event." In some areas of the southeast 'burbs they have up to 9ft of snow and counting. I live just a few miles south of those 'burbs and have received only a couple inches. ...

Forum topic - Doug - Nov 20 2014 - 1:13pm - 3 comments

Friend facing layoff: no Plan B

I just had a very disheartening online converstion with a friend who lives near Anaheim, CA. She teaches kindergarten. I got my latest evaluation, and my principal sang my praises as if there were no tomorrow. I adapt for each child, I have super ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Jun 15 2012 - 1:45am - 6 comments

Representing the average Joe/Jane

I have been checking books and blogs as well as some forum posts (here and in other similar websites). As a person who works helping people as my primary job (and secondary, as I volunteer as well), I am concerned about the “average” person, as well as ...

Forum topic - silviatic - May 21 2012 - 5:36pm - 6 comments

Let's be less egocentric, short-sighted and simplistic about all this

I am curious...why everybody thinks and post as if the world will end? I see posts here from 2008 and wonder what are those people doing/thinking now, four years later... I learned about what we call “peak oil” (that really encompasses financial ...

Forum topic - silviatic - Jul 9 2012 - 4:40pm - 17 comments

it's the little things

Lessons from Hurricane Irene. We had a camp stove, and lots of fuel, but it hadn't been used in years, no problem right? I mean, what could go wrong with a camp stove, right? Uh huh.   We had kerosene lamps and lots of lamp oil, no ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Feb 23 2012 - 12:26am - 5 comments

Paying down personal debt

Yesterday I dropped by to see my personal banker at my small, highly rated, local bank. She's the district manager now so I thought she would have a finger on the pulse of the local economy. "How are people doing"" I asked. ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 11 2012 - 9:57pm - 12 comments

Tom Brown Jr. Wilderness Survival Tracker student years ago...

Hi all, I've just joined this board and am learning lots from you. But I need to know more and which way to go... My background:  25 years ago I took several classes of Tom Brown's wilderness survival courses. I learned to make fire ...

Forum topic - kaskade - Apr 22 2011 - 12:21am - 3 comments

Household Cleaning Equiptment & Cleaners

Looking to share some post-reliable/affordable energy home cleaning preparations I've been doing, and to gleen more ideas from others! First for me is how to keep the house clean without electricity? To this beginign I've acquired the ...

Forum topic - LindaRowe - Mar 24 2011 - 11:51am - 21 comments

"areas best suited to survive" resources?

Hello all, I have recently joined and am enjoying all the good information.  That said, I was hoping for some help with a search I have embarked on recently. I am looking for a new place to live.  Somewhere that fosters the movement back to the ...

Forum topic - Kavi - Aug 5 2010 - 4:05pm - 7 comments

Preparation Priorities and Cost Allocation

Hi all, While I'd love to be off-grid with all preparedness bases covered, we don't have the money to do it all.  I've been on the site for a while and have some basics down - vegetable garden, csa, pm's, investment accounts ...

Forum topic - sjdavis - Jun 14 2010 - 7:47pm - 13 comments

Preparation for the crash, how urgent, priorities

I ran across this Sharon Astyk article.  Food for thought as to how the crash might happen: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/51520 Quote: Even if we know our way of life can't go on, even if we know that we're headed for ...

Forum topic - Doug - Feb 16 2010 - 10:55am - 13 comments

New Year's Resolutions 2010

The tradition of New Year's resolutions has been a way for me to focus on outcomes and set my intentions for the future.  I have practiced this tradition since my teens and 30 years of experience has taught me that it works only if you are honest, ...

Forum topic - mooselick7 - Dec 31 2009 - 1:34pm - 24 comments

Mercy and preparedness?

Hello,      I've been lurking for a while, and learning so much.  We bought about 10 acres and are starting to develop it, and we have some food and suplies stashed.  We've bought a small quantity of PM and we spend almost all our extra $$ ...

Forum topic - Swampmama3 - Dec 3 2009 - 9:11pm - 12 comments

Are You Prepared for Disaster? Check yourself against this list of skills . . .

On the McAlvaney Intelligence Advisor, I found this remarkably comprehensive list of Principles for Self Sufficiency . I especially like this "checklist" as it focuses primarily on one's own inner state and thought processes, ...

Forum topic - Cloudfire - Nov 8 2009 - 5:43pm - 6 comments

The Preparedness Thread

Having run across a bit of preparedness wisdom, and not know exactly where to post it, I thought it might be useful to have a place for general preparedness information -- checklists, tips, epic stories, and the like.  I'll kick off the ...

Forum topic - Cloudfire - Sep 19 2009 - 12:32pm - 7 comments

Practical Changes

OK. I know I'm not the only one here who's noticed the amount of discussion about things well beyond our control. It's no secret that there are a lot of neferious things going on, and we're all on the same page regardless ...

Forum topic - A. M. - Sep 11 2009 - 1:55pm - 45 comments

If you could have only ONE book... (er, okay, THREE books)...

I posted this in the Definitive Book Thread earlier this month and got no responses, so I'm pulling it out and reposting here. If you could have only ONE (secular) reference book to take with you into the future, what book would it be, and why? ...

Forum topic - Amanda Witman - Jul 9 2009 - 5:46am - 12 comments

Hoarding - negative connotations

I've just been reading through some of the CM threads, as well as a few other forums and news sites and something very powerful just struck me... Hoarding - collecting and storing food and other essentials - is now strongly considered to be a ...

Forum topic - PlicketyCat - May 24 2009 - 11:50am - 42 comments

2001 collapse of Argentina, a survior's tale

An hour disappeared this morning when I stumbled across this. http://frugalsquirrels.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;... It is written by an Argentinean architect as he recounts everything he has gone through post 2001 ...

Forum topic - scotthw - Mar 18 2009 - 7:04am - 2 comments

This day in Preparedness

Greetings, As Dr. Martenson said in the Crash Course, we all agree that something is going to happen that will disrupt our way of life. To what degree, is the constant question - and the answers are endless. What I'd like to do here is ...

Forum topic - A. M. - Mar 3 2009 - 11:20am - 13 comments