The best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to adjust your clocks (unless you live somewhere sensible, like Arizona). This is important because it will affect whether or not you are on time for important things. The second best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to use it as a “preparedness maintenance” holiday. If you… Read more »
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No matter what kind of emergency you’re preparing for, I hope sensible shoes are part of your plan. It’s easy to think about the day-to-day necessities, and you’ll definitely need food and water, so it’s worth stocking up on those. Certainly, when your emergency first hits, you’ll need to deal with some basic things in… Read more »
To be honest, I have never grown a totally successful garden. I’ve really only tried gardening a few times, so I blame my failed attempts on my lack of experience. The idea of successful gardening still excites me, though. My memories of other people’s successful gardens totally delight me, and when the seed catalogs come… Read more »
Last time I wrote about a few community-based volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in helping others prepare. Local opportunities are great because many emergencies affect particular regions. There are other types of preparedness volunteer opportunities that are not location based, and these may be what you’re looking for.
The truth is, we can only do so much to prepare on our own, and the more prepared other people around us are, the better off we’ll be in an emergency situation. So, if there is a way to aide our community in preparation efforts, it will only enhance our personal preparedness. Today we’ll look… Read more »
[This article is part of a series. Part one is here.] So, you’re ready to bring home your first herd of dairy goats! Before you buy any particular goats, decide whether you want registered goats or not. The cheapest goats you’ll be able to find are unregistered animals.
[This article is part of a series. Begin with part 1.] Before you bring your first goats home, there are a few things you’ll want to prepare…
[This article is part 3 of a series. Begin with part 1 and part 2.] If you’re thinking of keeping dairy goats to enhance your preparation for an emergency, you’ll want to consider the different breeds that are available to determine which will be best for you. Not all goats are used for dairy production. … Read more »
[This article is part 2 of a series. For the first article, about why you may want to keep dairy goats, click here.] Here is some of the basic information you should know if you’re considering keeping dairy goats: First of all, female goats are called does. Male goats are bucks. Baby goats are called… Read more »
After you have a flock of Preparedness Chickens, you may want to consider adding dairy goats to your preparations. Although dairy goats are not currently popular in the United States, historically goats have been widely used for meat, milk, hair, skin, driving, and packing. Goats are still especially popular in less-developed areas. Goat milk is… Read more »