Written by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper This article first appeared in The Organic Prepper With unemployment rates skyrocketing, going out and finding a new job can be nigh on to impossible these days. This is only going to get trickier as the government continues to force businesses to increase the minimum wage. Workloads that used to provide employment to two people are now forced onto one. The work performed gets shoddier as the one employed person struggles to keep […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You can’t help but feel bad about the citizens of Venezuela, as they suffer under miserable economic conditions: People waiting in lines all night and day to buy basic necessities, formerly middle class people having to hunt dogs and cats in their neighborhood for their next meal, with widespread rioting and looting. But can it happen here? This post certainly got my attention Coming Destruction? Alan Greenspan Warns “Venezuela Under Martial Law […]
We want to add to our preparedness fund, but the budget is tight.
I mentioned in an earlier post we cancelled cable and found several free or lower cost alternatives. It’s been a couple of years and we do not miss it at all. I actually wish we had done it sooner.
Now we are reviewing every bill line by line to see if we can either lower them even more. […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In spite of all the happy talk in the news media about positive economic growth, I feel the economy has not improved much. More and more families are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Many people live paycheck to paycheck if they are lucky enough to have a job, while many are unemployed or have stopped looking. See Year Ends in Economic Slump: “More Americans Than Ever Living in Poverty” I’ve […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Eggs used to be one of the more inexpensive protein sources, at least until the last few months. On my last grocery shopping trip, I was shocked to find a dozen eggs close to $3 a dozen. The brown eggs were even more expensive, at $3.74 a dozen. Egg prices started rising in May, because of an epidemic of the avian flu that caused many chickens to perish. It has steadily gone up […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure. One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper. Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly. Also, a large […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we returned the cable boxes and unhooked ourselves from Comcast cable. It all started out when we moved to a smaller unit a few months ago (part of the plan to downsize). We weren’t on a contract but we had one of those “bundled” plans that was discounted. At the same time, we were aggravated by their service issues. We realized that out of roughly 200 channels, we were really only watching […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Although I like an occasional glass of Coke, I prefer a glass of sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime. La Croix Sparkling Water was a regular item on the grocery list. Until we spotted the Soda Stream and started to calculate whether it would save us money. After adding up what we spend on sparkling water, we figured we’d recoup the cost of the Soda Stream in four months. I […]