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Skills vs Stuff for Preppers (and other thoughts)

Skills vs Stuff — what is more important? Also, books we got at the library sale and other thoughts I had while weeding my garden.



Skills vs Stuff

A lot of new preppers make the mistake on spending a lot of money on a lot of “airborne-death-machine” tactical gear that may be nice to have, but is not a critical prep. Don’t neglect skills, which are much more important than stuff. In this video I discuss why.


Skills vs Stuff

Books we got at the library sale for less than $20

Raised Garden Project – Prepping on a budget

Raised Garden Project

Prepping on a budget – raised gardens. We bought a house with 18 raised gardens. In this DIY video series, we will restore them to their former glory. Be sure to watch both of our videos below!


Video Part 1


Video Part 2

After a one year hiatus, I am back and making new videos. I’m starting over on my preps. (It is not the end of the world if you lose your preps for the end of the world…)

I’m remarried to an apprentice prepper (@peaceofsand). We recently bought a house and are beginning our journey into preparedness together. We want to share our experience with you.

The house had 17 raised garden beds (I say 18 from time to time because there will be 18 when I’m done). They were in disrepair and as one of my first projects, I wanted to repair them. While this is a long term project, I wanted to get enough done this spring to enable me to get at least some crops in the ground this year. This project is in conjunction with my heirloom seed project. (Video coming soon!)

Next year, I should have everything up and running. For normal times, I want to be able to produce a lot of food. Should S ever HTF, I would be able to ramp up the production substantially and would already have everything I need on hand – seed included.

Thanks for watching our videos and please share them with others you know.




Oregon State University Extension Service: Raised bed lumber, pressure treated safe?

University of Missouri Extension: Raised-Bed Gardening

Penn State Extension: Environmental Soil Issues: Garden Use of Treated Lumber

Gardening for Beginners: Your First Garden and More


Raised Garden Project

Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Congress thinks we need a community preparedness “civil defense” plan for a long term electric grid outage. So why doesn’t your town have one?

 “Seven U.S. government departments and agencies have now concluded that if our national electric grid is not upgraded to ensure its continuity in the event of a massive solar event — which happen about every hundred years,– or of an attack, we could face a blackout lasting four to 10 years, costing countless lives and potentially bringing cataclysmic damage to U.S. society as we know it. It could emerge as the most severe crisis in modern history.” Representatives Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)


Read more about House Resolution 762 here.

Congresswoman Clarke - Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

Rep. Trent Franks - Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)