It truly is an inspiration and I have used it to full advantage, though I cannot take any credit for its creation for this thread was the brainchild of a poster named Grumpy46 with the blue smurf avatar that made me feel happy every time I saw it. And Grumpy46 only posted six times.... but (s)he gave us this awesome thread that has been one of my safe places to be in this huge ZombieSquad land!Halfapint wrote:Once again ZP I would like to thank you for this thread. It is truly and inspiration
IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS GRUMPY46Grumpy46 wrote:For us poor people. The idea of prepping can be overwhelming! We've all seen the youtube videos of rich folks spending thousands on those pre-made Costco 30 year food supplies in those neat plastic buckets and storing them in those custom-made underground shelters. Being a poor man who's wallet has taken a beating in this economy and barely making it as it is....well, it can seem hopeless! You can see yourself after SHTF standing in line with ragged survivors waiting for the gov't cheese and a jug of water with your family. Being poor doesn't mean you cant prep! I prep everyday. It's a conscious act! I'm always thinking of ways to prep cheaply. Every time I go to the store. I get a prep. Whether it’s a can of milk or a tube of chapstick. It’s all preps!
It looks like Grumpy46 joined ZS Oct. 11th... I joined Oct. 31st. And was lost in the maze of information available here in ZS. Don't know how I found this thread (and Kathy in Florida's Moms Journal of the Zombie Years) but on January 18th I did and my education began in earnest because of The Poor Man's Prepping thread here. It was the first thread I could really understand because it was at my level of prepping growth, I felt comfortable asking questions... and reporting what I was trying. This thread became my 'home base' and I felt safe snuggling in here. Then I found MJotZY which became my 'textbook' for what to expect.
I basically lived here and in MJotZY while I began educating myself with the help of the posters here for prepping in my personal circumstances and the in-depth guidebook I found in MJotZY. From here, 'home base', I would investigate other forums, threads, subjects and after awhile I felt comfortable traveling all over the forum. But each time basing myself from this thread where I felt safe. Mother's skirts so to speak. Eventually finding an extension to my little ZS safe places when Prepper7 began the Virgin Gardner thread that evolved because of this very thread!
I often think of Grumpy46. Wonder why only 6 posts. Wanting him/her to know how much this Poor Man's Prepping thread has coached my Poor Man's Prepping.
I hope (s)he is doing well. I wonder why we lost contact with him/her. It was such an awesome start, right here with this thread that I will always be grateful for!