This was a great place to learn how powerful and flexible WordPress can be!
It does have a few limitations though compared to the hosted version. I admit there was an intimidation factor to hosting the blog, but jumped in anyway and not it’s up! You can now find The LaughingBear Blog on our main site LaughingBear Ventures
I hope you’ll continue to follow on the new site!
They’re inexpensive, plastic 10 gallon buckets, or bins, from Walmart. I’ve been using them for several years for a variety of purposes. Initially, they saw the most use in packing for camping trips. One with miscellaneous kitchen items, like instant coffee, percolator, paper towels, washcloths, etc.. One with our Mountain House supplies for the trip. One larger one for things like our tent fans, camp axe, batteries, etc. Depending on how they’re packed, they can get heavy. Then again, I only need to carry them between the house and the car, then the car and the campsite. So far, we’ve always camped at a “modern” campground. Hmm, maybe I’ll work up an entry on setting up our camp.
Stacking Storage Buckets
A recent blog from The Survival Mom about why and where to relocate has prompted me to share my experience and perspective.
Strategic Relocation ur Doin It Rong
(When you follow the link, you’ll need to scroll back up to the top.)
In most cases, the question has been to Bug Out or Bug In. This question usually refers to where you are right now. Sometimes, though, the question becomes, “Is where I am right now a good place to do either?” I would venture to say that attempting to Bug In if you live in metropolitan Los Angeles, your odds are probably not good. Let’s face it, there are a LOT of people there! In fact, just have a look at the majority of videos being produced by Mark Dice. Mark has a way of showing the simplicity behind the mentality in the area.
Getting Ready is a topic with SO many sub-topics! It’s tough to keep it all straight. Documentation is my key. I have a Galaxy Tab2 on which I’ve installed the Kindle app. I’ve download a couple hundred free books. I’ve realized recently that this is too many. Now begins the process of weeding out the ones that are redundant or minimal.
I’ve got a list of categories for this site that is (I hope) going to help me organize my thoughts and projects. Now all I have to do is get a list of projects! My priority for this year is to jump into food preservation. I still have to buy a pressure canner. I have some jars. I have the “toolkit”. I have three books that I consider to be of value, and many others that I still need to read. I’ll put links to the three I like already below.
“Getting Ready” is more commonly known these days as “Preparing”, or “Prepping”. Being prepared or being a prepper has been used as a derogatory term. Many see it as a form of insanity. Boy Scouts, I’m sure, would see it as normal. After all, we’ve heard for years the motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be Prepared”. So what is so terrible about being prepared as an adult?
Being prepared as an adult, in this day and age, and in the previous 30 years, has meant preparing for things that the rest of society has deemed either unlikely or even impossible. What are all these people preparing for? A great number of people, around the world, have seen events unfold that are disturbing, to them. Are there extremes in prepping? Yes, of course, there are. Does that negate the need or the requirement? Not even slightly!
What are they preparing for? There are two basic scenarios. I know, there are folks who will say there are dozens, but I did say basic. Natural and man-made is what I reference. The natural world has plenty to throw at us. Look at the United States in January 2014. Deep freeze across the northern half of the country. There’s one scenario. Look at Superstorm Sandy. Sandy made a huge mess of the northeastern corner of the country. That happened in 2012 and there are still people that have not recovered! Go back even further to Hurricane Katrina and you can begin to see how natural events can be devastating, literally, to the structure of our society and fabric of our lives in this country.