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by herbalpagan
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Help with Grub Control in a Veggie Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Help with Grub Control in a Veggie Garden

To avoid cutworm damage first thing in the spring when you set out your plants, place a simple barier around your plants. Some people put a toothpick "fence" around the plant, but quicker and easier is to take a tin can and cut both ends off. Then sink the tin can around the seedling. The grubs won'...
by herbalpagan
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Im going to sell Mary Kay to make extra money for gear...
Replies: 48
Views: 2509

Re: Im going to sell Mary Kay to make extra money for gear...

I used to sell Mary Kay...it's a solid business that offers lots of support to their consultants. I don't know where you live, but you can sell any where. I honestly sold a mascara to a cow (show cow, long story lol)! Other things I've done for extra money: Tupperware...I wanted containers for my ow...
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Doomsday and the availability of canning jars.
Replies: 68
Views: 5976

Re: Doomsday and the availability of canning jars.

Expect local outlets to sell out of canning jars early this year. They may get more in, as I've not heard of any manufacturer running low. There are an unprecidented number of people gardening this year, all that produce has to be put up some how.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lets see your garden/allotment! Hot Or Not?
Replies: 85
Views: 7082

Re: Lets see your garden/allotment! Hot Or Not?

I have 10 raised beds so far that are 4x16', but I'll have to wait a while to post pics as I just this week got to see 6 of them come out from under snow. :D
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Anyone want to buy a BOV Bug out Village
Replies: 47
Views: 2220

Re: Anyone want to buy a BOV Bug out Village

that's about 1m for a house and 68 acres, not including the blacksmith, plus a wood lot for shares.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lost in the supermarket
Replies: 76
Views: 6097

Re: Lost in the supermarket

Kathy is right, unless you happen to be IN the store at the moment TSHTF, it will be terribly picked over. And the employees will be in line first.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How feasible is it to purchase a mountain?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: How feasible is it to purchase a mountain?

Of course you can buy a mountain, IF you can find one for sale! We bought a good share of one side of a mountain and friends of ours own the whole of one side of another. We're workiing on getting the piece next to us too. You just have to make sure it's the mountain that will work for you.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: a ammunition update, and it is all bad, especially civilians
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: a ammunition update, and it is all bad, especially civilians

Well, if the government can't take our guns away, it looks like they will work to take ammo away. It's all designed (IMO) to make it hard for us to use our guns.
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Buenos Aires Safehouse
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Buenos Aires Safehouse

Welcome to the forum! Tell us how things are down your way. :)
by herbalpagan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: A little perspective on doing without...
Replies: 25
Views: 1646

Re: A little perspective on doing without...

When we moved here, one of the things we decided on to save money and gas, was to use one vehicle and for me to go out only once a week and do all my errands on that day. Except for emergencies that can't be avoided, I have pretty much stuck to that goal. People can't understand that I moved here to...
by herbalpagan
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Icelanders Knitting Their Way To A Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Icelanders Knitting Their Way To A Recovery

Cool! Given a chance, people are creative and innovative. As a small business person and proffessional crafter, I would like to see that.
by herbalpagan
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What are you NOT preparing for?
Replies: 46
Views: 1344

Re: What are you NOT preparing for?

Things I'm not preparing for: earthquakes volcanos mud slides zombies riots (too rural and no one would see) nuclear event (not really close to anything and not much to do for it if there was) asteroid (not much chance of surviving a bit hit) no real issues with drought, rampaging forest fires, or f...
by herbalpagan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How do you prepare for this economic disaster?
Replies: 38
Views: 1655

Re: How do you prepare for this economic disaster?

In an economic crisis you can never go wrong with stocking food. Food will come in handy no matter what. If you eat what you store and store what you eat, you don't have to worry about a huge expense ordering special foods. Another way to prepare is to start being more self sufficiant...grow a garde...
by herbalpagan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Economic Stimulus, aka how I joined the Dark Side
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Economic Stimulus, aka how I joined the Dark Side

I think it's somewhat Karmic justice if everyone were to go out with whatever tax stimulous they get and buy guns and ammo.
:twisted:
by herbalpagan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A protest... against YOU
Replies: 87
Views: 2947

Re: A protest... against YOU

I'd organize non working family members to do a counter protest. Signs that say "thank you for your service" and "we don't pay attention to idiots who don't understand". A protest like that can harm morale, and a counter protest could help. Other than that, there isn't much that can be done, except ...
by herbalpagan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Remodeling Your Bathroom EXTREMELY PICTURE HEAVY
Replies: 64
Views: 10349

Re: Remodeling Your Bathroom EXTREMELY PICTURE HEAVY

Nice job! (don't like the color though lol)....what did you use for a bathroom while that one was out of commision? :?
by herbalpagan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Does anyone believe in this New World Order?
Replies: 107
Views: 3603

Re: Does anyone believe in this New World Order?

I believe that somewhere, there is (and has been) a move for a NWO. Most call is "globalization". We are repeatedly being told that we "live in a global economy" and it's too late to change that. I don't agree that it's too late, but I do think it will progress any how. I think that the next step wi...
by herbalpagan
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the frozen middle of nowhere
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Greetings from the frozen middle of nowhere

welcome to the forum, from the frozen tundra on top of a mountain in north west Mass. :D
by herbalpagan
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Winter Storm Warning: Eastern U.S.
Replies: 39
Views: 961

Re: Winter Storm Warning: Eastern U.S.

Here in north western Mass, in the mountains it's supposed to get up to 15". Woohoo! I'm ready, no plans to drive any where, so it's all good.
by herbalpagan
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: dehydrators
Replies: 39
Views: 1980

Re: dehydrators

We have 4 or 5 dehydrators. I got one from my grandmother about 20 years ago, and it has the stacked chelves and a bubble top. Since I also dry flowers, the bubble top makes it possible for me to dry large flowers. However, that kind isn't available and the ones that are are pretty generic, much the...
by herbalpagan
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Local extremists torching 4 supermarkets!
Replies: 35
Views: 1748

Re: Local extremists torching 4 supermarkets!

would that ALL terrorists work that way....waiting until no people could get hurt before setting off their bombs! I would stock up on things likely to get caught in that type of thing (Coke etc) if you feel they are needed. But with so many markets burning down, I would keep a good supply (3 months ...
by herbalpagan
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Stocking up on Rx meds?
Replies: 35
Views: 2406

Re: Stocking up on Rx meds?

I agree Cain! I've heard people suggest skipping meds and saving the extra, but honestly, that should not be done for health reasons. You're best bet is to get on one of those prescription plans where you can mail order a 3 month supply at a time. I think when the SHTF, many people are going to be i...
by herbalpagan
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello forum
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: hello forum

Welcome to the forum from north western Mass! Tell us a bit about yourself. :)
by herbalpagan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Buying more to save more
Replies: 25
Views: 1467

Re: Buying more to save more

First of all, I only buy what we eat and I stockpile those things. If canned liver is only 1 cent a pound and we will NEVER eat it, it's one cent wasted. I use the tag that the stores put up to see the value of an item (if a 10 pound bag is $1. a pound and a 5 pound bag is $.98, then I pick the 5 lb...

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