Monday Musings: 4/30/2012 Two Year Anniversary Edition

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Welcome to another week’s Monday Musings, where we cover blog updates and interesting stuff we’ve found.

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Great ideas for apartment gardeners  Check out this article over at Backwoods Home Magazine,   Start a self-sufficiency garden even in a cramped apartment.  Now is the perfect time to get your balcony garden started!

Drip irrigation using an old soda bottle  I forgot to water one of my plants for two days and it was close to wilting when I checked it.  This is a great idea – punch holes in a recycled soda bottle, plant it in your container garden and fill with water, for slow drip irrigation!  Check out Repurpose a Soda Bottle Into a DIY Irrigation System.  You know I am going to have to try this.

You don’t need to go to San Francisco to get good sourdough  Leon over at Survival Common Sense posted How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter and followed it up with Dutch Oven Recipe Sourdough Italian herb dinner rolls, his prize winning recipe.

Check out this great sale on Mountain House!  Ready Made Resources is offering Mountain House Food in #10 cans  25% off and FREE shipping on case lots.

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Looking forward to another year  Has it been two years already?!  I started this blog on April 30th, two years ago.  I’ve learned a lot these last couple of years, and readers’ comments and suggestions have been valuable.  A few other bloggers I know online have been helpful as well.  Though we’ve never met in person we all share a kindred spirit.  I am grateful to our sponsors for helping us cover some of the financial costs associated with maintaining this blog.  Most of all, my special thanks to our readers for your continued support.  Here’s to another year and more to come, of prepping, self sufficiency and camaraderie.




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9 thoughts on “Monday Musings: 4/30/2012 Two Year Anniversary Edition

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! I always enjoy your articles and look forward to more of your great work during the next year!


  2. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! and thanks for the heads up on the sale at Ready Made Resources. I was all set to make an order with them but did a check on reviews for their company. I read about 5 of them stating that their service was terrible and shipping was just as bad. I hope this is not the norm-they only rated 1 star. I am reluctant to order now; can you give a personal review?

    Thanks, Cat

    • Hi Cat, I’ve never had any issues with them myself, but some food storage companies had big delays a few months ago when there was a shortage. Not sure if this may have had an effect on the slowness. I will forward your comment to our contact over at Ready Made Resources-I am sure they will be vigilant about their services. Thanks for the comment.

      • Hi Bernie,
        Thanks so much for your quick response! I immediately placed an order with them because the follow up was so fast. I went out shopping and came home to find you had contacted them and the offer they made was very thoughtful. They also asked for thebad reviews. I found them at and there were 4, not 5(sorry): BDeLong 4-11-12, SeattleBob 10-25-10, platinum891977 5-12-10, Z33ky 6-16-08. I saw right away most of them were from a few years back but the first one was just last month. That was the one that made me want to ask for your own personal review. Many thaks for your diligence and once again: Happy Anniversary!

        PS. thisis long winded comment and there is no need to post it online. I just wanted to get back to you and Ready Made Resources.


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