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Introduce Yourself • New to Forum

September 13, 2017 djeverland+ 0

Hello from northwest Texas. My husband and I have been working on our homestead here for a couple of years and recently came across this network and decided to join. Hopefully we can learn some things and share some things that will help others. I will also connect on the Texas network. It would be great to link up with others. The best to all of you!

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Introduce Yourself • New to Forum

September 13, 2017 djeverland+ 0

Hello from northwest Texas. My husband and I have been working on our homestead here for a couple of years and recently came across this network and decided to join. Hopefully we can learn some things and share some things that will help others. I will also connect on the Texas network. It would be great to link up with others. The best to all of you!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New but slowly making progress

September 7, 2017 MrDanB 0

Slim4182, Here’s something to consider: It costs nothing to make up a plan. Grab a pad of paper and a pen and sit down with a beverage and draw yourself out a plan. Make headings for all of the main categories, for example: FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL, SECURITY etc. Next, write down as many possible things you think you would like in each category. Next, go through your place and see if anything is on that list. If it is, it’s one less thing to have to buy.
With regards to food, I personally like to buy in bulk. Win Dixie / Winco has pretty good prices on bulk. If there’s any “scratch n dent” places near you, go and stock up there. I have used the Mormon church’s “Bishops storehouse” to get good deals on bulk as well. (I am not Mormon either. They are open to the public) Go to: Providentliving.org and look up where the nearest place is.
Thrift stores can be a great place to get all kinds of tools, sports equipment, games for kids etc. Prices are far better than retail.
Water and filtration: Several routes to go, but you do not want to get caught short on water! You can go longer without food than you can water. You do NOT need to run out and buy an expensive filtration system. There are plans here on this site to make your own or info on where to purchase quality filter kits that you can put together on the cheap. cheaperthandirt.com had a 2-bucket system with a spigot and filter on the cheap!
FREE food!?! I spent a few hours last weekend picking many blackberries. In fact many gallons of blackberries. How much were they? Glad you asked! FREE! Many other fruits and other plants grow wild in your area too. Just make sure to know who’s property you’re on when you gather… For the cost of a fishing license and some tackle you can catch fresh fish. Freeze in a “seal a meal” or smoke the fish and it will last longer. Have any dirt? learn about square foot or raised bed/row gardening. If I can do it, you can do it!lol
Skills- Read read read and then practice practice practice. It’s free to read APN. Write on your calendar 1 skill you want to learn, then dive in and spend a little time each week learning and practicing that skill. For example, I was 40 before I learned to do laundry (not really, but you get the idea) Learn the rule of 3: 3 ways to build a fire, 3 ways to purify water, 3 ways to cook etc etc
The rest will come with time and money. If there is anything you can be frugal on, do it! Get rid of expensive habits that cut into your prepping lifestyle. Years ago, I got cheaper insurance, but with a better quality company by shopping around and reading, I ditched the latest greatest cell phone and bought a very inexpensive phone. I can call my friends and family with the best of them!lol, I learned to grow some of my own food and that cut down on my grocery bill, I learned to roast my own coffee, I now pay about 3 bucks per pound and it’s better than most store bought coffee. The list is almost endless!
These are just a small cross section of how I tackled much of what you are going through now. I also agree that things are heating up in the world and that time is becoming a factor. STILL, I would never recommend going into debt to prepare. Remember that you have resources here on this site and most of us are a somewhat friendly bunch. Best of luck in your journey… :)

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Members, Welcome to our forum!

September 6, 2017 dubaicitycompany 0

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New Members, Welcome to our forum!

September 6, 2017 dubaicitycompany 0

Hello,

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And welcome to Dubai City

The wait is over…… (Dubai). Various vacancies on offer are being snapped up. Dubai City Company are recruiting for a wide range of positions across the Middle Eastern regions, Dubai, UAE, Qatar and surroundings for Engineering, IT, Oil and Gas, Financial and Sales.

Please add your email to our data base and browse through our website to be shortlisted and have a chance to be handpicked for an interview.

Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jobsindubaicity/
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Yours sincerely,

Konrad Wisniewski
Funder
Dubai City Company

First partnership company for Bayt.com, CV-library and Careerjet.ae

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United Kingdom
8 Clifford St, Mayfair,
London W1S 2LQ

Poland:
Ul. Piaskowa 35/25
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Ix-Xagħra, Xaghra, Malta

Mobile: +48 (0) 536 003 117
Fax: +44 26 5335 135
Email: Office@dubaicitycompany.com
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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello From WV

September 5, 2017 Defcon09 0
abreed05 wrote:
Checking in from WV! Been here pretty much all of my life. Looking to move some place different in about a year or so. Been an outdoorsman pretty much all of my life. Grew up in a family that hunted, fished, and camped. Got into prepping a few years ago. Been gaining knowledge ever since and now I want to help spread the knowledge so we can all become a little more self-sufficient!

Welcome from Morgan County, the Eastern Panhandle.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Greetings from Berlin

September 5, 2017 pilgrimtr 0

welcome from NW Florida USA. you gave some information about yourself. but not a mention about prepping. and from what I read about what is going on in Germany with the influx of radical muslims, you have a lot to prep for. pilgrim

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Introduce Yourself • Hello From WV

September 5, 2017 abreed05 0

Checking in from WV! Been here pretty much all of my life. Looking to move some place different in about a year or so. Been an outdoorsman pretty much all of my life. Grew up in a family that hunted, fished, and camped. Got into prepping a few years ago. Been gaining knowledge ever since and now I want to help spread the knowledge so we can all become a little more self-sufficient!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New but slowly making progress

September 5, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Well, you picked a good time of the year to get started. Now is the time to get your seeds and supplies to get started for gardening next year. Everything is on sale! You can find seeds in hardware stores like ACE or Menards for 5-20 cents per pack (if not right now, very soon)…..keep your eyes open. You can also get any supplies you may need at a deep discount right now b/c stores are trying to clear the shelves for Christmas stuff.

Also within the next month you’ll see the canned food sales (Fall Sales) at your local grocery stores. It’s a great time to stock the pantry and save money to boot. I also hit the canned soup sales, which were just last week for me. Get rainchecks if you buy cases so that you don’t clear the shelves….plus the rainchecks are usually good for 60 days giving you time to save up some money if need be. With kids, you might want to keep an eye out for good deals on the canned foods they eat like Ravioli, Chili, or Stew. Instead of buying long term storage type of foods like dehydrated Mountain House foods or such that can be expensive and may not get used, I would recommend things like the Knorr side dishes of pasta or rice. They are already in the proper package to last quite a while and they are likely something that you will use. Many people have found that it makes more sense to stock what they eat so that nothing gets wasted.

You can always use your old laundry detergent bottles to stock water on the cheap. That water can be used for washing up or flushing the toilet. That plastic is pretty durable and it’s free! You just need the space for it.

Good luck and try not to get overwhelmed. There’s lots to do and lots to learn. Start small and build up from there. I think you’re on the right track starting with water and food. You’ve already gotten some great advise and APN is always here if you have questions. Welcome to the club!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New but slowly making progress

September 3, 2017 Cin 0

In addition to the canned goods (which I highly recommend), if you have a membership at Sam’s – get 100 pounds of rice (I think they’re only 25 pound bags now). 100 pounds of rice makes 240 one cup servings. So it’d last 40 days with your family of 6.

Get 50 pounds of beans, too, in whatever increment they sell them (10 pound bags?). 1 pound of beans yields 6 cups of cooked beans. So 50 pounds of beans is 50 days of food.

Granted, you may not eat rice and beans daily, but if you had to, you could.

If you do this once a month, in 6 months, you’ll have enough food for a year – it won’t be the best food, but it’ll sustain you for a while.

You might want to buy some other stuff, too – the big cans of hot chocolate mix, the sacks of flour (if you don’t grind your own), the 25 lb. bag of popcorn, which can also be ground down into corn meal. Stock up on some of Sam’s big containers of spices – Italian seasoning, steak rub and chicken rub.

You’re off to a good start because you’re here – don’t be afraid to ask questions.

As always, I recommend you go in Disaster Preparedness forum, and click on the General Preparedness Discussion and read the “What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?” threads – especially the ones from years ago. A lot of people posted what they stocked each week and there is some really good advice in there.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New but slowly making progress

September 3, 2017 Cin 0

In addition to the canned goods (which I highly recommend), if you have a membership at Sam’s – get 100 pounds of rice (I think they’re only 25 pound bags now). 100 pounds of rice makes 240 one cup servings. So it’d last 40 days with your family of 6.

Get 50 pounds of beans, too, in whatever increment they sell them (10 pound bags?). 1 pound of beans yields 6 cups of cooked beans. So 50 pounds of beans is 50 days of food.

Granted, you may not eat rice and beans daily, but if you had to, you could.

If you do this once a month, in 6 months, you’ll have enough food for a year – it won’t be the best food, but it’ll sustain you for a while.

You might want to buy some other stuff, too – the big cans of hot chocolate mix, the sacks of flour (if you don’t grind your own), the 25 lb. bag of popcorn, which can also be ground down into corn meal. Stock up on some of Sam’s big containers of spices – Italian seasoning, steak rub and chicken rub.

You’re off to a good start because you’re here – don’t be afraid to ask questions.

As always, I recommend you go in Disaster Preparedness forum, and click on the General Preparedness Discussion and read the “What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?” threads – especially the ones from years ago. A lot of people posted what they stocked each week and there is some really good advice in there.

Statistics: Posted by Cin — Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:16 pm