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  • Tue, Mar 08, 2011 - 09:21pm

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    nickbert

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    Re: reluctant husband

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I liked Mrs. Martenson’s essay, but there’s a lot more that goes into it when the husband isn’t behind you, especially for those of us who are homemakers and have no independent income. I’d really like to see an essay from the other side of the coin.

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Funny you say that, several weeks ago a friend who’s a stay-at-home mom confided that she too felt uneasy about the future and wanted to do more, but her husband isn’t willing to make substantial efforts for any preparations.  I told her the best thing is to just keep doing what she’s doing with stocking up on extra groceries when possible, and see if she can find a cheap chest-freezer on craigslist to stock more frozen food when it’s on sale (I know him… he’s all for saving money even if he sees no crisis on the horizon).  Beyond ‘stocking up during sales to beat rising prices’ and socking away some of the discretionary cash though, I didn’t know what else she could readily do in her situation that she hasn’t done already and avoid further conflict.  When the next major shakeup occurs I’ll be passing on the links to the Crash Course again to them and see if his faith in the status quo is shaken enough to consider watching it.

There are a number of threads that deal with somewhat similar situations where there are disagreements on whether there’s a need to prepare or to allocate money and resources to preps created similar roadblocks, even if the circumstances were different (two-earner household or the like).  Here’s a couple that may apply or help:

https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/how-would-you-hande-it/13092?page=1

https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/depression-and-marriage-problems-taking-red-pill/33400

– Nickbert

  • Sun, Mar 27, 2011 - 05:57am

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    Redreamer

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    One of the things I do as a

One of the things I do as a *stay at home* parent is to couch all preparedness needs and actions in the realm of *insurance*.

 

Ie… we all have car, house, life insurance (or at least do not come up against obstacles when we do procure them) and in light of the current disturbances of natural and man made disasters that becomes a discussion point in even the most resistent BAU people….

 

Food security is a personal choice… I would apart from storing foods and consumables also store seeds and medications. I would also discuss that food is not getting cheaper so every item bought in the *here and now* is actually a significant savings against price rises….

 

another useful strategy is to DEMONSTRATE the usefulness by being able to *dip into* the stock/stored supplies in plain view as a way to save time/money when a trip to the store would be inconvenient….. even the most resistent partner… male or female will soon begin to see the wisdom in having more personal options because of the *thriftiness* of putting things by. Not running out of things is a very great motivator… and also conversations like…. *well i am glad we had X put away* because it saved me a trip into town* type comments can also bring a more positive attitude to bear. 

Please think about consumables that also are NOT food….. pencils pens bandaids etc.

 

I also concur that getting ferfal to post here would be a bonus….. because he is on my friends list on fb i get to see all the daily stuff and have easy access to his experience. It would be advantageous to consider approaching him directly. 

This is my first post here though i have been an active reader for over two years…. i mostly post at Silentcountry.com and Sustainablecountry.com…  thanks for such great posts everyone. It is much appreciated.

  • Sun, Dec 11, 2011 - 12:28pm

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    Peak Prosperity Admin

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    Articles need a Print option

How about a Print option at the top of the articles, next to the FB, Twitter and email options ?   I sometimes print these off (on acid free paper for longevity), but its a pain (copy, paste, twiddle, maybe save to PDF, print).  A print option to format it for printing would be great!

  • Mon, Dec 12, 2011 - 04:18am

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    ScottHW wrote:How about a

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How about a Print option at the top of the articles, next to the FB, Twitter and email options ?   I sometimes print these off (on acid free paper for longevity), but its a pain (copy, paste, twiddle, maybe save to PDF, print).  A print option to format it for printing would be great!

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ScottHW, there is a print link.  It is located at the bottom of the post.  For example, if I click the print link for the most recent "What Should I Do?" post I get this: https://www.peakprosperity.com/print/66508

Hope this helps.

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