Storage Run

Headed to the property to make our first true “Storage Run”.

Since we started prepping, even before we thought seriously about purchasing property, we have been putting things aside in case of a “rainy day”. Things we might need if for some reason we couldn’t purchase these items anymore, be it a loss of income for some reason, or true collapse. Or what if we just needed extras in case a disaster came and we needed to share with our neighbors.

Items we have been saving are things that perhaps we don’t currently have a use for, but still have some life left in them.

  • Used coats
  • Hiking/work boots
  • Snow work boots
  • Hats and gloves

We also started storing useful and hard to get toiletry and paper items.

  • New toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Nitrile gloves and other first aid items

Useful items for working outdoors during various scenarios.

  • Dust masks
  • Work gloves
  • Protective eye-wear
  • Raingear

Useful household items

  • Extra blankets
  • Pillows

Everything was packed in sturdy plastic containers just in case rodents invaded the shed and labeled or had an inventory list attached to the outside.

This all fit in the loft of our shed/cabin on the property.

I was relieved to have these boxes (6 in all) out of my living room finally. 🙂

As we get our actual house built up there (going through the permitting process now) I imagine we will do a few more of these prior to the full move.

More later!

Reasons to Prep – Bay Area protesters rail against Trump, set fires, vandalize buildings

Feature Image: Woman passes burning garbage during a demonstration in Oakland – Credit Reuters

As far as I can recall, this was one of the most difficult election cycles our people have seen. Most people I spoke with had nothing really good to say about either candidate. But the way people go about dealing with their losses is staggering. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – Bay Area protesters rail against Trump, set fires, vandalize buildings”

Canning Green Tomatoes

Last weekend we harvested 15 gallons of veggies from the garden (again!) and another 5 gallons that went to the chickens. We also spent a few minutes cleaning up our mess. Continue reading “Canning Green Tomatoes”

Apartment Prepping – A Creativity Challenge

It comes up alot in my emergency preparedness meetup group. We all know that being prepared takes planning, it takes a bit of commitment, and above all else it takes space to store the things you think you will need. For those living in apartments, this opens up another facet of preparedness – creativity. Continue reading “Apartment Prepping – A Creativity Challenge”

Reasons to Prep – Hurricane Matthew a Catastrophic Category 5 Strike

Featured image: A flooded building in Lumberton, N.C. ~ Credit Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Hurricane Matthew strengthened overnight on its way to the heavily populated Atlantic coast. Here are the latest evacuation orders by state…More than 1.5 million Floridians are currently in evacuation zones.

via Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Orders for Florida, Georgia, Carolinas (10/6/16)

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Bartering

I have always wanted to try bartering. I am not sure I have enough guile or ability to keep a straight face if I really want/need something. I would probably get taken to the cleaners, so to speak. But, I am also a bit stingy, as my husband would attest, so I am not likely to give up much more than I planned on to make a deal. Hopefully those two characteristics can balance each other out. Continue reading “Bartering”

Proper Battery Storage (aka How I Almost Lost My Home)

A few weekends ago, we had planned to leave for the property on a Friday afternoon. My office had been given time off early Friday for the holiday and we were to leave when I got home. With Michael’s crazy schedule and the fact that our friend had need to cancel going with us, Michael and I decided we had more to do at home rather than on the property. We decided to stay home as well. Continue reading “Proper Battery Storage (aka How I Almost Lost My Home)”

Reasons to Prep – A Quick Guide to Rising Obamacare Rates – The New York Times

While I don’t use Obamacare personally right now, I have talked to a few people who have. I have yet to find a person HAPPY on Obamacare. Mostly I hear horror stories about folks who accidentally underestimated their income for the year and had to pay 10s of thousands in penalties to compensate. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – A Quick Guide to Rising Obamacare Rates – The New York Times”

Reasons to Prep – Debt Up $236,991,525,500.74 Since First Trump-Clinton Debate

The $236,991,525,500.74 that the federal debt has increased since the first Trump-Clinton debate just over three weeks ago is more than all the debt the United States government accumulated between the founding of the country and the end of fiscal 1944. ~ via Debt Up $236,991,525,500.74 Since First Trump-Clinton Debate (10/19/2016)

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