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David Adams
By David Adams on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 - 11:55am

4 Tips for Prepping Your Apartment (and Wallet) for a Scorching Summer

Grab your portable fans and sunscreen. 2016 is on track to incinerate your idea of a typical summer.

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Gaborzol
By Gaborzol on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 - 5:46pm

The importance of a strong community

My name is Gabor originally from Hungary, now living in Western MA, USA, and this post is about the importance of community, what I’ve learned in my efforts to build and add to my community, and seeks to open a dialog about what we really mean by “community” and what we might actually want from one.

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SocratesR
By SocratesR on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 - 4:41am

a call to relocate to Europe

my argument is simple: mankind did not pop into existence a few thousand years ago. So what are you prepping for? A limited cataclysm did not wipe the Earth clean of people 13,000 years ago. It was much more serious than that. Our ancestors were neither suicidal, retarded, nor ignorant. And yet they were thrown into a new stone age (after building things like Puma Punku which we couldn't build today if we chose to).

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kevinoman0221
By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 4:41pm

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit.

Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).

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Jodi Stanley
By Jodi Stanley on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 - 8:35pm

Hi Kathy! Michigan is quiet! It's you and me!

Any specific discussions you'd like to see open up for Michiganders? Excited to see who will find/join us! What are your preparedness priorities? Our family has focused on the basics -- alternate location with shelter, food, sustainable future food, off-grid living and protection. It's always a pull as to where available resources should go next, right? I'm interested in hearing if anyone has dealt with their retirement savings yet -- as in self-directed precious metals so you can actually get them if the SHTF, etc.

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hydrodog
By hydrodog on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 - 5:32am

DIY solar ... or else the solar installer is going to reap the profits....

Just bought 30- 215 watt panels for 5200 dollars...   for myself..  6 kw inverter for about 3K...   Get a quote from the solar installer ...PM me the quote sheet ... and I'll show you how to shave about 40 per cent off the cost off his equipement/system....  give me about a week to get back to you...

If I'm helpful .... maybe  gift me a couple of silver oz ....coins .... for my effort.

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 6:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.