Grasshoppers and Ants

Hubby and I have spent most of our lives being grasshoppers. We didn't think too much of the future, just lived in the here and now. Luckily, we had enough sense not to go crazy, but still, I look back and shake my head.

A little over a year ago we wanted to sell our house and buy some land. We wanted a smaller house payment and some property to be able to have a large family garden and maybe some chickens. We even looked into building a house out of alternative materials such as earth bags, or used shipping crates. Anything that promised to reduce reliance on "the grid" really appealed to us. Unfortunately, all of that fell through. Our house didn't sell and both pieces of property we attempted to buy fell through as well. Despite those setbacks, I have been hearing and reading a lot about stockpiling and emergency plans and have been taking steps to provide for our family for the long-term in other ways. We're really motivated us to start a stockpile of our own, especially with things that we use all the time or that have a really long shelf-life.

So, while it won't be an overnight thing, this is what we've been thinking about lately. If you are interested, here are a couple of sites to read through:


The Place With No Name

If you need some motivation, go to The Place With No Name and click on the link PHIL - What's it worth? WOW.


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