Between the the US emperor Obama’s announcements about what we must do, to the destruction of property and contract law. The irony of Greece the birthplace of western civ. burning and a hack PM appointed by the EU lecturing Greek citizens on democracy. I found myself so angry that I couldn’t post a true coherent thought, it was freeform rant at it’s most basic level. I believe I started 5 different drafts and all descended in to rants and while it might help me none were particularly helpful to a prepper. So I got most of it out of my system without inflicting it on most of you and we are moving along because life doesn’t end just cause the PTBs are dolts and it should give us an extra incentive to prepare as the PTBs are Dolts.
Today I got 2 of my little raised beds turned over. The leaves I left on top really seemed to add to the soil and the Cardboard grass blocker decomposed while blocking the grass from growing. The soil is almost black and looks great for planting this spring. I went through a couple of seed catalogs and have picked out some great new plants for both indoors and out that I’ll be ordering on the 1st of March and neighborhood seed exchange happens this weekend. I’ll be adding some container gardening to my raise beds and this year I’m adding an edible landscaping to the front yard.
This is going to be a busy week for shopping as far as getting a some additional long term items. We have a gunshow on the 18th and you can pick up all kinds of neat stuff that is great for your average prepper. Just make sure you do you homework on the average prices, have cash on hand and most critical be able to walk away from any deal if it’s not right for you. I’ve been looking for a good hunting rifle and I did some research and I think I found a few different rifles that will do what I want and what I can expect to pay.
I have the new shopping list for food and I’m looking to do more dehydrating the basics for soups, stews and some interesting ideas for pasta and meat combos. I think I figured out some breakfast meal in a jar that I’ll be working on this month. One thing about prepping you can always do more for the future.
So get your thinking caps on and make up your need to have and want to have lists for yardsales, thrift stores and the various shows that begin this time of year. Plan your budget, set aside some cash and know a fair market price. Remember cash is king and being able to walk away gives you power in any deal.