How to prepare your family to survive and thrive in todays uncertain world

And This Is One Reason Why We Prepare…

Not much today … a brief update on our situation, and some other thoughts.

First, I’ve already managed to have a couple of job interviews, some for new positions, some for the whole ‘subcontract through current gig’ bit. Not sure where I want to go yet, and I’ve got a couple more lined up for the next couple days.

Some of you have reached out to ask about ways that you can help out. More on that over the next couple days. While I can’t take donations or anything like that from an ethical standpoint, there’ll be something you can do if you’re so inclined.

It’s interesting that I have such a feeling of peace with all of this uncertainty. Our cash reserves are lower than I’d like them to be, but that’s alright. I’ve got some side stuff coming in from one of my “hobbies” and if push comes to shove, there’s some credit we could leverage in an absolute emergency.

And then, of course, there’s all of the preps. And despite the fact that I worry about the economy a ton, something like this is always the most likely event to strike you or your family. And having food in the pantry, a cow and a half in the freezer, half a pig in the freezer, and a bit of a garden started makes me rest much easier…

I just wish we’d started more of a garden this year even though we weren’t sure we were going to be here.

Live and learn…

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4 Responses to And This Is One Reason Why We Prepare…

  1. Perhaps this is a blessing in disguise? If there is a demand for what you do can’t you do this near the family property rather than in town? There’s still time to add to the garden. A late summer/fall garden can produce as much as a summer garden.

    • We did a bunch of planting this week, and will do more as appropriate when the weather starts to cool a bit.

      I did buy a bunch of starts a month or so ago which helps too…

  2. You can still plant some things depending upon your area. Fall plantings are also an option. Having all the protein in your freezer is very wise. I hope things start looking up for you.

  3. I have been into prepping for years. I started back in the seventies so when the Y2K scare rolled around I wasn’t worried about when the clock hit 12:00 am on 01/01/00 but I did take advantage of all the stores selling prep stuff months in advance and the sales at the grocery stores. Well we all know what happened when Y2K came and went without even so much as a whimper. However all of the supplies I had been able to build up came in very useful when there weren’t any jobs for me since I was working as a temp back then. So always remember, we don’t always know when the need will strike or what it will be but we know it will and being prepared is the best way to survive. I guess what I am saying Rudy is “be grateful that you have your preparations to fall back upon,” which it sounds like you are. (Since I’m preaching to the choir I’ll get off my soapbox now. :-))