Prepping the Rural Way

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by HK_User, Oct 8, 2018.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Just a delivery from Wally World, save a trip to town and save some gas.

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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    What ya gotts there?
    A pallet of Duct tape?
    Bottled marshmallow powder?
    #10 Cans of Steam?
     
  3. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    So is that a cow pie in front of the forks?
     
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I just did an order from Walmart also. I compared prices vs. Amazon and Walmart was cheaper & two day delivery. Those are big boxes.
     
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  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Noticed something here yesterday i was self checking out and several things rang up significantly cheaper then the sticker price , later I went through a the check out line and the same thing .
    The store is both widening the isles and altering the sales floor and more employees , some weird stuff is gong on ..
     
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  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah! What winter goodies did you order?
     
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  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I got a "commercial duty" shelf from Sam's Club. I have bought these units before and they're good.
    I tried mail ordering one and FedEx beat the hell out of it and the shelves didn't want to sit right. But I was able to fix it with a hammer.
    I'm just going to go get these from the store from now on.
     
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    That's a Rural Frisbee
     
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  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Just cracked corn and sugar.
     
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    That don't ship ammo, so we are limited to food.
     
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Competition is forcing some down turn in prices.
     
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  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    40 Fathoms of shore line.
     
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  13. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

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  14. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    So , what are you using for food next week ??
     
  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Kids will be back in school a long way gone.
     
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  16. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Either something fresh (picked bush of green beans yesterday), or something frozen, or something home canned or some combination of those.

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    Got 45 of these that will start processing next week.
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    Got lettuce, cabbage, carrots, broccoli growing now in the hoop house:
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    Plenty of potatoes and apples in the root cellar. Will be digging sweet potatoes next week ahead of colder weather coming.
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  17. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Now i'm looking at all that I have prepped with a kind of shame .
     
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  18. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    You do the best you can with what you have , what more could any one ask?
     
  19. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Don't beat yourself up.....what I show is a 'work in progress' over 30 years.....some of it still isn't in place. LOT of it has come about in the last 10 years.....the hoop house, the root cellar, the solar power system, the room on the back of the garage for meat processing......10 years ago, none of that was here....we were too busy working to pay off the place the first 10 years, then busy with jobs/life the next ten (though a lot DID get done in those first 20.....just not quite as obvious). The 'seeds' were planted in the first 20, the 'crops' started to mature in the last 10.

    I often reply to folks reactions of our place by saying either:
    "We're 35 years into a 50 year plan"
    or
    "My goal is for the NEXT guy not to have to work near as hard"

    :D

    One thing that helped is many decades back, I made an actual list of areas (like food, fuel, money saved, etc) on a legal pad, and set a goal of 'so much' in each area. That gave me a definite number to try to hit. Looking at it from time to time really helped keep me on plan.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I like what you wrote @TnAndy lots of wisdom in your words. When I first started I rushed to get to the level of preparedness that I thought I should be at. I made lots of foolish, money wasting decisions. Now it is a slow, steady process to get to where I want to be. My mentor always reminds me to have patience.
     
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