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  • #3776

    Brita Pruitt
    Participant

    Hi from Flaviafan. I’m out here in California trying to prepare for all of the fires and whatever other disaster is about to happen. Sad news about the town of Paradise being completely destroyed by the Camp fire and another fire occurring at this moment in LA, so I’m anxious to kick my prep knowledge into gear.

  • #3777

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    Welcome! I lived in California for five years and those wildfires are nothing to mess around with.I’m so glad you’ve joined us.

    PS: You should pop into your profile, hit edit and type in the name you’d like to use in the box there. Then hit “save changes” and your display name will be a different one.

  • #3825

    DeeDee Forager
    Participant

    Hi, I’m DeeDee, near Lake Ontario in NY. Snowing here today. I’m a forager and starting to grow herbs. I’m getting ready for winter – some years we have snow 8-9 feet deep, and I can’t always count on getting out, for groceries or medicines. I’m lucky that I have a warm room at my brother’s every winter.

    • #24672

      Buffy
      Participant

      Hello, from the Northeast here.  17 degree’s outside right now at 7:30 am. Grew up in a  large home where my Dad had a large garden and worked as a carpenter and they had 7 children and the word was if you don’t work, you don’t eat.  I remember one winter my Dad and Mother made pull taffy, so we all buttered up our cleaned hands and enjoyed pulling and twisting the taffy until my parents used cleaned scissors to cut the taffy into small pieces.

      The next year it was so much fun making popcorn balls as a family,  and rare was the treat of Dad hand cranking up some homemade ice cream.  In spring dumping burlap bags full of peas on the porch floor for  us all to shell.

      You all have a blessed Christmas season!

       

       

       

  • #3828

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    Welcome, Dee Dee! You have some great skills 🙂

  • #4050

    Selco
    Keymaster

    Welcome!

  • #4258

    Prepperfan305
    Participant

    Hey. I’ve been prepping for 9 years and still am learning all kinds of new things. I just bought a home last year and have my own garden space, which I’m very excited about. I’m in my late 20’s and have a family of littles (and cats) to care for in case of any emergency!

  • #4262

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Hello both of you!

  • #5500

    Old Goat
    Participant

    Hi, I’m Old Goat, have lived a lot of places including overseas, and been through plenty of natural disasters, ect. Have been prepping for years with the kids and more importantly using those preps. You can always learn more and look forward to seeing what others are doing, and teaching. You can teach old dogs new tricks LOL

  • #8059

    Faith Strunk
    Participant

    Hi! I’mcraftygrrl & evidently late to the party… Though the info about it didn’t show up in my Facebook feed til yesterday. I prep currently for natural disasters (aka hurricanes & tornados) here. We recently moved into an apartment downtown as as part of our reduce and simplify. Up til recently we had a house, garage & yard, so this apartment style lifestyle is very different for us. We plan to buy some land out in the country when we can.

  • #8954

    Wanitta Leslie
    Participant

    Hi, I’m Wanitta and bought a homestead in 2017. Moved in last shooting and am trying to live the life. Tried hunting and gird 2 deer this season so we gave about 70 lbs in the freezer. Will work at setting up a nice size garden this summer. Have akready added fruit trees and various very plants. Added solar to the roof as power backup. This winter has given us some experience with losing power and the solar does work well.

  • #9892

    Abby Wise
    Participant

    HI; Newbie here. We first started accumulating prep items around 9 years ago. A seminar we went to included how to make a “Go bag”. It was informational, and the whole family had one. Now I am redoing everyone’s bags, adding in the EDC, Get home bag, looking through all the medical and camping stuff. Can a person have too much? Well we live in a small place with kids, I would like to get organized to where bags are on hooks ready to go. It’s overwhelming the to-do list. Kids out grow things, and food expires. We’ve also started using an aqua plant growing Garden Tower system. We are also in California but looking to relocate. Thanks for this forum. I enjoy Daisy’s and Selco’s writing.

  • #9919

    Selco
    Keymaster

    Thank you and welcome here!

  • #28599

    John Guzman
    Participant

    Hi , just joined this forum.Have enjoyed reading and following the Organic Prepper for a while and always learned something new. I live in NE Florida where the weather is always warm. Have been a mild prepper as living in Florida we have a Hurricane season to deal with every summer. never know when or how bad things will get but many times have had to live off my supplies when the electricity has been out for up to 2 weeks at a time.Now that this whole country has been turned upside down by this pandemic I feel it is time to double down and learn and implement as much as possible to prepare what looks like to be some very uncertain times for sure.Have a lot of interest in gardening conventional and hydroponics. Hope to interact with like minded people on here as that is how we learn by sharing experiences and ideas.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  John Guzman. Reason: Trying to change my real name to my profile name?I see no box here, can you help?
  • #28602

    Mama cando
    Participant

    Welcome John. This is a great group of people.

  • #28603

    corsaire
    Participant

    Hi Neighbor

    South Florida here. Glad you joined us. And indeed it is a great community.

  • #28612

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Howdy John!

    A lot of good knowledgeable people here!
    And then there is me! 😉

  • #28624

    Snowclimber
    Participant

    Hi,

    I’m Snowclimber and as the name implies I’ve done a bit of serious snow climbing.  Years ago with my first wife,

    we built an A frame log cabin in the Yukon wilderness about 40 miles from Whitehorse.  That was a life changing time and we learned a lot about living off the grid and self reliance.  Today living in the mountain region of Arizona,  not off the grid but doing our best to be as self reliant as possible with rainwater water catchment tanks, stored foods, a wicking bed for part of our garden and in part due to the current pandemic situation we have planted our largest garden in a number of years.  I’ve been reading the Organic prepper for the past year or two and enjoy the useful insights.

    • #28635

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      Welcome SnowClimber!

      That is a heck of an adventure you are living!
      Be interested in any information you have learned off-grid living.

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