Friday, January 02, 2009

SHTF: 2009 + One Day

Well, the world did not end this New Years, but then we weren't prepping for Y29 were we?

Much to do with the new year. Here are some of things I tackled the past couple of days.

* Cleaned out a hallway walk in closet and another smaller closet in the same hallway. We have been blessed with plenty of closet space, but we have the ability to fill any storage space with as much junk as possible in the shortest amount of time. I now have two more storage areas for my preps and less clutter.

* Cleaned out the laundry room and inventoried my cleaners and disinfectants. We were in better shape then I thought, but we need more laundry detergent. Along the way, I cleared out two more cabinets (more storage space), threw away a bunch more junk and cleaned up quite a bit, (lots of interesting things behind a dryer).

* Pulled a stack of boxes and other trash out of the garage for heavy pickup.

* Took a pile of stuff down to the recycling box in the shopping center.

* Restacked and inventoried food storage space under the guest bathroom. Threw away a stack of flats the canned food came in and moved several cans to Big Pantry 1.

* Cleaned out Decoy Pantry 1 in kitchen. Nice little stack of ethnic foods and odd ball packages to fool any home invader looking to steal some victuals.

* Dumped all the patio pots into the compost heap along with plenty of table scraps. I have two huge piles for spring fertilizing cooking away.

I had some spare time after this, so I created a few more websites to take advantage of the New Year. Simple subjects like resolutions and how to quit smoking, etc. Hope to start making some extra money (we will all need that in 2009).

I get most of my information from the Internet and so I spend a good amount of time online. I read this little blog post this morning..

I like how these writers cite movies as an example of why survivalism is a waste of time. Rarely do they mention specific real events like Katrina, cold weather emergencies, power outages, 9/11 and other imaginary events which have occurred the last few years.

With the holidays, a number of our fledgling SHTF writers must have some spare time on their hands. New SHTF fiction on AR15, Survivalist Boards, and Y2K. I am sure there is more out there; if you find a good online piece of SHTF fiction, feel free to leave a comment.


Jack said...

Hello John,

I have been enjoying reading through your blog for some time now so I thought I would tell you about a homesteading, emergency preparedness, and survival forum that I am a member of,

It has a ton of great information on simple and frugal living, green living, financial insight, gardening, livestock, food storage, natural health and medicine, and much more!

I'm sure the members of the forum would love to hear from you! It's free and easy to sign up.

Hope to see you there!

Jack Moeller

Klintron said...

"I like how these writers cite movies as an example of why survivalism is a waste of time."

Did you even read those blog posts? If so, it looks like someone needs to work on their reading comprehension skills.

Hint: no movies were cited as examples of why survivalism is futile. Movies were criticized for unrealistically portraying dystopian environs.

Also, you might want to bone up on the recent history of rural Africa, South America for some perspective on the effectiveness of heading for the hinterlands with canned food and guns in the event of civil unrest.

John said...

Dear Klintron,

Thanks for reading my blog and for your comments. Whenever someone mentions my blog, good or bad, on their site, it results in traffic to my site. And I always appreciate it because it may introduce new readers to my site (or critics, but both are good). Regardless, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your comment.

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