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Ahead on Points: 6 Prepper Wins and 3 Prepper Fails on a Hiking Trip

I just got back from a hiking trip in the mountains, and wanted to share my experiences:  The good to encourage their use and the bad to save you from learning the Hard Way.  I had to be very selective… Continue Reading

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Dealing With Depression: Three Prepper Options

I was walking The Place with my local conservation agent, as he pointed out various plant species and their characteristics.  We walked by this one: … and he commented “St. John’s Wort”.  I stopped.  It was growing wild literally within… Continue Reading

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The Heat is On…but the power isn’t

This topic somehow rose naturally to the top of my mind as I worked and stayed at the (powerless)  cabin at The Place on these 95 F days.  No problem, for reasons you’ll see below, but it brings up a… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: The Jersey Boys

Paranoid’s Security System.  Guarding the food dish.  😊 The Jersey Boys: When I set out to write this series, I found that among the “defined terms” for this site was “The Boys”, meant to refer to household pets.  Consequently, I… Continue Reading

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Not permitted or in the zone…

Zoning Code Website - Kansas City, MO

A key to the selection process for the location of The Place is something that I see rarely if ever talked about… zoning, permits and codes. My personal opinion? Pick a state, and a county, that has no zoning laws or… Continue Reading

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Food on the Fin Part 2: Erosion control & fish/wildlife habitat

This is Part 2 of a series (see Part 1 by clicking here) on the site selection, design, construction, finishing & stocking a pond to hold fish and non-polluted water for emergency use. If you missed the first part, you can… Continue Reading