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Many folks often dream of downsizing and hitting the road as part of your preparedness plan. Maybe you’re in a position like many who have lost their homes and are looking for a viable and far less expensive option now. Keeping it ‘mobile’ has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to air an interview I did with Brenda Berry, who has done this once, then settled into a ‘stationary home’ and is now opting to make the move to an RV again! She had some GREAT pointers. You may enjoy listening to this show if it has even been a passing fancy of yours.
Brenda had submitted what became a featured article in the very first digital issue of PREPARE Magazine. For the article, she and I spoke candidly about what to plan and expect and alter for making the move to permanently live in an RV. It is a great choice for prepper wanting to downsize and keep it mobile. It does, however, require some forethought and Brenda was just the person to share what shes learned.
Hope you enJOY!
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Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview (and also spend some time prior to the interview chatting with) Lisa Bedford – aka: The Survival Mom. And I would like to say, I sure wish we lived closer to each other! We could have a great time hanging out and swapping home-schooling stories and prepping tips and just enjoying the journey!
She has an outlook I wish more preppers had – one of hope and enjoyment not fear and frustration. This is such a key thing for the Mom of the home to make sure she has well rooted within her – or she’ll turn everyone ‘off’ to being prepared!
I hope you’ll listen and enjoy!
Tonight, the hostess, Donna Miller of Millers Grain House, is joined by Lisa Bedford (aka: The Survival Mom)! Lisa spends some time with us sharing what’s on her heart to encourage Mom’s to prepare in peace during these chaotic times. I (Donna) really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her better.
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If you get the opportunity to read this article and are in the path of the storm named Sandy (I suggest you do so quickly) then be sure to take a look at the hash-tags in the twitter feeds planning to gather and do looting. #Sandy. There is no mistaking that this is a recent use of the internet to organized crimes against businesses, individuals and personal possession that has been earned by others.
It is a sad state of affairs that this is actually going on. Yet it is a sign of the state of not only the economy but the social morals of society.
While we prepare for inclement weather or the down turn of the economy, there is another area we are even less in control of on our journey toward preparedness: Society.
I don’t say this to scare people, because I don’t believe we are to live in nor react out of fear. I do say this to impress upon you and all those who may be thinking you can ‘go this road alone’ to gather more like minded folks together with you and plan and prepare with as many forces available to your community as possible.
Although we are not the Joneses, we’re the Millers, the old adage mentioned in the subject line came to mind as I was lamenting having not updated you lately about the recent radio shows and our preparedness journey. So, after this brief side-note about that saying, I do promise to truly update you where I have unintentionally slacked.
Important Side note:
The idiom or phrase “Keeping up with the Joneses” has the meaning of trying to strive to match one’s neighbors in spending and social standing. In and of itself we know this may not be the wisest of approaches during these economic times, yet the phrase struck me as oddly appropriate when I began to think of the Preparedness Movement at large.
There has been a pressure, a panic, a paranoia of sorts that has held those of us who wish to be more basic and simplify into self-sustainable living to still somewhat keep up with the prepping Joneses. This is not only a paradox, but an unhealthy approach to becoming prepared.
Don’t let anyone put undo pressure upon you to prepare ‘like them’ – even us!! As we update you, we don’t want to say: “Hey, we’ve got it all together come copy us!” Yikes…by no means. It is just our desire to encourage you – that if we can make these steps, learn these skills and show our trials and triumphs along the way – well, you may just feel like you have a comrad in arms as you move along your Preparedness Path as well.
So, no keeping up with the Joneses, or Millers or anything….
Just Prepare YOUR way, learn ALONG they way and also, know THE WAY and you’ll be fine. (o:
Now Quick Updates:
We are back to getting more videos up on our YouTube Channel about our Preparedness Journey. We hope you’ll come join us: Our Preparedness Video Journal – http://www.youtube.com/PreparationStation
So here they are:
OCT 6, 2012 – “Why do civilizations collapse, and what happens in the aftermath.”
OCT 13, 2012 – “Making the Permanent Move to an RV. ”
OCT 20, 2012 – “The BEST Manual Grain Mill. ” (And to prove it, we give you a $10 Savings Code just for listening!)
Okay, hopefully the next update will be a little more bite-sized than this one. But I do hope you join us, subscribe to the YouTube Channel and allow us to encourage you (and yes please you can and DO encourage us!) along the way.
Interestingly enough with all the conveniences of our modern day, we have still managed to fill the extra time with things that really don’t matter. So many people are feeling to tug to learn skills that our ancestors had as they used them to enjoy a life of simplicity.
I hope you’ll consider joining us in Western NC for a class or signing up to get updates on the new online classes! You can learn skills such as the ones below. Click here and see what classes are already on the schedule at Millers Grain House.
Upcoming classes include:
- Canning Meats & Cheese
- Whole Grain Tortillas
- Home-milling 101 (REPEAT CLASS)
- Making Cheese
- Wilderness First Aide
- Making Yogurt
- Solar Cooking (REPEAT CLASS)
- More to come….
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