Monthly Archives: March 2011

Practicing evacuation

Angela at Food Storage and Survival recently posted a great entry on practicing evacuations with the family: When it came time for the activity, I told everyone that we were going to pretend that we were sitting around the house … Continue reading

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Defensive entrepreneurship

DDFD over at Self Reliance Exchange recently published a short post on the skills one can acquire by operating your own business, and emphasizes that having a side-business can help cushion against job loss. Speaking from my own experience, starting … Continue reading

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Emergency preparation for apartments

American Prepper Network had a good article up today about emergency preparations you can make even if your living space is limited (or controlled, ie. strict rules). I think the main point of this article is that even this limited … Continue reading

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Lessons from Japan

I haven’t written anything about the Japanese earthquake so far. It seems almost mean-spirited to try to and find things they did wrong. The biggest lesson, really, is this: Sometimes it just doesn’t matter what you do. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Be a good neighbor

I read about this situation on the American Preppers Network site. A woman is growing an organic garden in her front yard and has run afoul of her HOA. I know I should be shocked, upset, outraged, etc., but you … Continue reading

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Six steps to urban homesteading

I’m not sure this qualifies as “urban homesteading” to me, but this article gives some pointers on making the most of your space when seeking to become more self reliant: Urban homesteading may sound time-consuming, but the couple points out … Continue reading

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The changing face of employment

DDFD at Self Reliance Workshop posts a few thoughts on employment: If You Couldn’t Get a Job Ever Again . . . Do You View Yourself As “You, Inc.”? After two years of unemployment I’m starting to consider both posts … Continue reading

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Mylar bags and five gallon buckets

MooMama over at American Preppers Network has a detailed post on how to preserve beans in five gallon buckets using mylar bags, complete with pictures. Definitely worth a read.

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Building professional networks.

My brother Dan has begun writing a series of posts about developing professional networks, starting with making a case for building networks. I started with my closest friends, because I knew they wouldn’t say ‘no’ to helping me. I then … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

It’s been awhile since I posted. I’ve meant to post more often, but between being very busy trying to get a business off the ground and feeling as if I have very little to add on the subject or self … Continue reading

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