What did you do to prep this week?

CERT

This week I went to my second CERT meeting. This is a different group then the one I went to last week. Younger crowd, more people, and closer to work. I know which group I’ll be joining.

Gardening

I got my fig trees and blackberry bushes planted. Also got an aloe vera plant for inside the house. I did … Read the rest

What did you do to prep this week?

My family has spent most of the last 2 weeks with nasty colds (thankfully not all at the same time). I was second, so the week before last I didn’t get much done. I did manage to go to CERT orientation and rethink meds for a prep kit. The past week was better so at least I didn’t have to … Read the rest

What did you do to prep this week?

I got three of our raised beds ready for garlic. They all have good organic soil and are tamped down and ready to plant. I’m pre-soaking the garlic buds tonight, and tomorrow I’ll have the kids help me plant. I also picked up and crushed a bunch of leaves and put them in a fourth bed. Hopefully it will turn … Read the rest

What did you do to prep this week?

I finished my CERT training and got my certificate. Also filled out the request to join the county CERT organization. Assuming I pass my background check, I’ll get fingerprinted and get my “official” CERT card from the sheriff’s office. Once I have the card I’ll join one of the local CRT teams. Other than that, not too much. We’re finishing … Read the rest

What did you do to prep this week?

garlic for my back yardThe past week was pretty busy for me. I have a final exam this Wed and my garlic order showed up. We started work on a new rental. I started my Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) class. More on that coming soon. I started working towards a 2 week food supply for a family of 5. Besides all that, my … Read the rest

Random notes

Haven’t had time to update this lately, so here are some random notes…

Permaculture

Went to my second permaculture Meetup last night. They are having 2 work-bees this month, where members get together and help each other out and learn. Really a good idea for a Meetup group IMO. One is this weekend which I won’t be able to attend … Read the rest

Giving up on Kifaru customer service…

urban zippyI usually buy inexpensive stuff, but in June I sold some crap I wasn’t using and had enough money to buy a pack I’ve wanted for awhile – Kifaru’s Urban Zippy. I placed my order and waited. It was better than expected. I have a some low end and medium range packs, but this was my first high end (high … Read the rest

What about gout treatment?

what about gout treatmentFor the past few years I’ve had occasional gout attacks. Usually only a couple times a year, but in the past 2 months I’ve had 3 gout attacks. If you’ve never had the “pleasure” of a gout attack, let me just say it’s impossible to do just about anything except sit on your butt during the gout attack. Obviously not … Read the rest

Pigweed, purslane, and other easy crops

redroot pigweedI’ve realized that I can’t hunt, raise, or grow enough food to feed my family. Our garden did pretty well this year, but we just don’t have the room to grow enough veggies for a family of 5. Hunting of course is illegal in suburbia, and I have room to raise maybe 6 to 8 rabbits and 3 chickens. I … Read the rest