It is spring so this will be my last post till harvest in the fall. I will leave you with my $20 thought....
Things to do with $20 that might save your life...
There are many things you can do with a small investment and some are things that might keep you alive. Remember if you had to shelter in place, 30 days without having to move might make all the difference. Having your heath and strength when you do finally have to move will give you an advantage.
- Buy 3 jars of peanut buttter and 4 boxes of saltine crackers. A jar of peanut butter has 30 servings and you could live on these 3 jars if you had to for 30 days... About 1000 calories a day so not enough, but it would keep you alive. Lots of protein.
- Buy 2 five pound Bags of Red beans and 2 five pound bags of rice. Each bag is 20 servings and 200 calories, eat the servings together... red beans and rice! And a can of dehydrated Tang....
- Buy a couple of 7 gallon stackable water containers. Keep them full and rotate them. This water will stay fresh for a few months and is enough for 1 week... two weeks if you had to make it last. If something happens, fill your bathtub and other containers and use those first.
- Shop Goodwill for quality blankets. These are very inexpensive and you can hang them around a bed to stop drafts and over windows to block light.
- Buy plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- Know how to make a smallrocket stove... have matches
- Fill a Go bag with MREs, water purification tablets... eventually you will have to move.
- Know where you are going to go...
Have the basics already...?
- Cache something on the way to where you might retreat to... Maybe you will never need it... maybe you will.
- Buy a fruit tree for a neighbor.
- Build a stealth berry garden and stealth drip irrigation line in a year round creek or... sink a pipe hidden in rocks with a wire mesh over the opening that down stream water can run in. .. feed it into a drip line that is buried with drip immitters under the berry bushes.
- Know your neighbors and give them a small emergency bag or bucket with a few things...... the current crisis has created an opportunity to discuss local sustainability without looking crazy.
- Have 2 years of food... at least half of it in 20 year long term. Maybe you will need it maybe not. Have the 20 year stashed somewhere safe and not obvious.... If you need it things will most likely be tough...!