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Re: Bartering Items?

One thing to consider is to set up a barter network BEFORE the SHTF. A lot of people in my area will barter with each other. The great thing about it is that you have a network of trusted barter "partners" already in place so can reduce/eliminate the awkward "developing trust" ph...
by IceFire
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Urban/Suburban Survival
Topic: Bartering Items?
Replies: 47
Views: 3787

Re: Hunting-Then and Now

A well-trained hunting dog can be a real asset. A not-so-well-trained one, however, can be a royal pain in the butt. (My Dad used to have hunting dogs of the well-trained variety. A neighbor, on the other hand, had some of the not-so-well-trained ones. They caused no end of trouble.)
by IceFire
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 pm
 
Forum: A.N.T.S.
Topic: Hunting-Then and Now
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

A couple of things that will help keep a basement dry. 1. Rain gutters on the roof will keep rainwater from collecting by your foundation (Plus, you can "harvest" the rainwater for later use in garden, etc. 2. When you start your build, place French Drains around the perimeter of your foun...
by IceFire
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:39 pm
 
Forum: Construction Cornerstone
Topic: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: New Members, Welcome to our forum!

Welcome from SE Arizona, Pigboat65! A good place to start is the "Getting Started--the Basics" section, and read through some of the posts there. Also, look over the different sections, and find one that piques your interest. There is a LOT of information here, so don't let it overwhelm yo...
by IceFire
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Members, Welcome to our forum!
Replies: 2465
Views: 149963

Re: Bartering Items?

Those in rural areas will be in a much better situation than those in suburban and urban areas. You have skills and experience that most city people lack. Your location has better options for sanitation and water, and less competition for those resources. The fear is that the cities will try to run...
by IceFire
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Urban/Suburban Survival
Topic: Bartering Items?
Replies: 47
Views: 3787

Re: New to the forum and to prepping

Welcome from SE Arizona!
by IceFire
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to the forum and to prepping
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

After I got home from my grocery run yesterday (while I was gone, hubby was working on clearing some mesquite and leveling the area where the new outbuilding will be, until he ran over some mesquite and put a hole in one of the front tires on the tractor--good thing it wasn't one of the BACK tires!)...
by IceFire
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:08 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 37
Views: 1496

Re: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?

Add my vote for the basement! Grew up without one, and never had one until we moved to PA. I had my food storage down there, as well as furnace, washer, dryer, etc. Mine was actually a mostly "finished" basement. Furnace, washer, dryer and utility sink were in their own sectioned off area ...
by IceFire
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Construction Cornerstone
Topic: How Many Blueprints Do I Need?
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: New from NW Arkansas

Welcome from SE Arizona! Smart move on your part getting out of there.
by IceFire
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from NW Arkansas
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: fertilizer scarce

With horses, goats, and chickens (for the time being...eventually we plan on adding some cattle and swine) and other things to compost, we have PLENTY of fertilizer. Since I prefer organic methods, I don't buy commercial fertilizers anyway.
by IceFire
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Gardening
Topic: fertilizer scarce
Replies: 28
Views: 2241

Re: In the hospital

I haven't heard anything in 4 or 5 days. Maybe someone else has?
by IceFire
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: In the hospital
Replies: 84
Views: 4563

Re: Landline Phones

Hey, well at least y'all HAVE landlines (at least for now) my house phone is on a "box" run off of my cell service, and computer is via satellite (as is TV), because the cable/internet/phone lines don't run out here. And when we have a storm (like the one that just rolled through here) we ...
by IceFire
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Landline Phones
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

Placed an order for my "she shed"/storage building. It will allow me to get all of my sewing stuff out of the house (AND daughter's house) where I don't have enough room, and into larger quarters (12x24 overall--interior is 12x20. The extra 4 feet is a covered porch). Once that's done, the...
by IceFire
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:47 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 37
Views: 1496

Re: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?

Maybe SOME people are becoming too "soft", (ESPECIALLY the ones who spend their time playing video games) but once we get home from the office jobs, my family is out doing "farm" chores...working the garden, building animal housing, hauling hay and feed, tending animals, ripping ...
by IceFire
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:39 pm
 
Forum: A.N.T.S.
Topic: Are we becoming to soft for the outside world?
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

Between yesterday and today, got the stable finished except for "trim" work and painting. Was also up on top repairing the roof this afternoon. We decided to wait on doing the trim work, since we had a thunderstorm rolling in. After we're done, then work on the new chicken coops can start ...
by IceFire
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:56 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: JULY 2017 - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 37
Views: 1496
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