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Friday, March 19, 2010

A Hodgepodge of things.......

Hi everyone! To start out with today, here is an interview with Gerald Celente, trends forecaster. Boy, he doesn't mince words when it comes to his predictions! He's still predicting a crash in 2010, and he's not one to ignore! Don't grow weary in your prepping, folks. This is not the time to give up! (Who is Gerald Celente? Here is a small sample of the over 300 'trends' that he has forecasted and seen come to pass.)

How have you added to your preps lately? Thanks to some great deals at our local grocery, I've added quite a bit to ours. I've gotten jars of pasta sauce, boxes of cereal, 16 'dinged' jars of fruit (I was needing to beef up my canned fruits selection), rice, water, discounted boxes of brownie mix (don't forget to add yummy sweets to your preps), and fruit snacks (more sweets). I also found bananas on a great sale, so I picked up a few pounds that'll go in the dehydrator tomorrow. I've been able to give away plenty of pasta sauce, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, and cereal to help boost a few others' preps as well. All in all, my food preps have grown significantly in the past few weeks!

All that prepping poses storage 'problems', so I'm working on making a new 'first-in, first-out' shelving to hold store bought cans. I'm very excited and will show you when it's completed.

So, have you started some seedlings for your garden? I have, and they're coming up beautifully! I'm going to start a few more seeds this weekend. There's such excitement and promise in those little seeds poking through the dirt! It makes me giddy! :)

If you're able to have a clothesline where you live, I'd encourage you to consider using one. Hanging your laundry is a great way to save money and extend the life of your dryer. Laundry off the line is so clean and fresh-smelling! Nothing out of a bottle can come close to it! Hanging-laundry is not only a beautiful sight to see, but in some way it causes you to slow down and be connected to what you're doing. You have to plan ahead, watch the weather, stay attentive. But, it's all to great advantage.
Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader


Mechanic in Illinois said...

Celente is definitely one to listen to. Take his warnings and advice seriously,he knows what he's talking about. This week I added salt,honey,and more ammo. I look at a bunch of supplies to store as a good problem to have. Yes I planted seedlings for the garden inside because the weather here in central Illinois stinks as usual. Thanks for a great posting.

upinak said...

It is that time of year again (down in your neck of the woods) where seeds will be going on sale!

I just bought 25 dollar worth of just seed... heriloom to my special tomatoes.

If you are a seed colector, like I am... keep an eye out for specials.

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Thanks for the kind words, Mechanic! I have to tell you that salt is one of those things I need to add more of. I usually buy it at the Amish bulk food stores when we travel in the summer. I'm hoping the 'crash' will hold off until then!!! I tell hubby all the time that we can't have too much ammo! We like to buy it at little out-of-the-way places where they don't 'bother' you about it! Glad to hear you have seeds started!

Upinak, good job storing seeds! I bought quite a bit of extra this spring and plan on buying more as I see what I've used. That's one thing we'll definitely be needing in the future!

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