Friday, March 9, 2012

Doomsday Prepping - Not Such a Bad Idea

Lately we've been watching the new tv series Doomsday Preppers. At first the whole 'let's prepare for the end of the world which may or may not happen in the form of a disruption of the power grid, total collapse of our economic system, zombie apocalypse, biological warfare, volcanic eruption, nuclear meltdown or something else we haven't even thought of yet' really didn't appeal to me.  But then......I had a brainstorm.

Doomsday prepping is a wonderful excuse to get more chicks!  It's also an excuse to have a few roosters, since after all, we'll need to propagate our own flock in order to ensure a continuous supply of eggs.

We will need another dog plus some geese as an early alarm system against marauding riffraff.
~photo courtesy Marti Godwin~

We will also need some goats and cows for milk, cheese, butter and soap.

Oh, and that reminds me, I'll need to find a butter churn on ebay.

We'll need a bigger vegetable garden, so it's a perfect excuse to buy seeds and also some berry bushes and more fruit trees.

That means I"ll need some canning jars...

Stocking up on books will be another necessity since once the power goes, there goes tv and internet and I'm sure Barnes & Noble won't be open and amazon.com won't be providing door-to-door delivery any longer.

I'll need to stock up on more yarn also.  After all, I will need to start knitting socks and sweaters for us to wear.

And of course I'll need to buy a few more pair of barn boots...after all, we can make alot of things ourselves, or do without, but one thing we can't make OR do without is cute muck boots!

Maybe this Doomsday Prepping isn't such a bad idea after all...it's a great excuse to go shopping !

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27 comments:

  1. Cute muck boots are a "Must" for doomsday :D

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  2. You're a riot! I'm thinking SHEEP to make your own yarn would be in order. LOL!

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  3. You know, I debated sheep,because then I would need to shop for a spinning wheel, carder, dyes...but sssh, we have alpacas living next door. I'm thinking barter some eggs for some of their fur. Maybe I should get the spinning wheel, just in case.

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  4. All this will be essential after the batteries run down in everyone's laptops and they have to go out in the real world...

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  5. Oh, I like the way you think. Actually been plotting along those lines. Definitely need the boots!!!

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  6. And we will need some mineral oil to preserve eggs!

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  7. This post reminded me of the childrens book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"! I laughed and nodded through the whole thing!

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    1. Yes I found myself reciting parts of that book also...one thing leads to another :0)

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  8. My childhood friends and family all tease me about being "redneck" or "pioneer woman" because we raise chickens, garden, hunt and can. They also say they will be the first knocking on our door when the economy completely collapses or the zombies show up. Brings to mind the story of the grasshopper and the ant. :)

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  10. How about musical instrumets? without electricity, no way can you play all of your cd's. I have a piano, guitar, recorder, and am thinking about getting a celtic harp. Of course a fiddle or two would be great! Just like pa in Little House. My brother also has a trumpet. Plus stock up on music books. you never know how much you will miss music, once it is gone. Those that have a victrola, will be blessed!

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  11. Thanks for making me smile. ;o) Paula

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  12. I totally agree! fun post. any excuse to shop is a good excuse!

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  13. Sort of tongue in cheek, but I hope it does get people thinking about being more self-sufficient in any way they can.

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  14. Hah! I never realized I was prepping for the apocalypse! Homesteading is really just forward-thinking.

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  15. Love the way you think! If only my husband would think this way--then we could get the little goat(s) I and the kids have been wanting. City-born, he draws the line after chickens and before goats. Still, he's been practicing so much at killing zombies on his iPad that he's convinced he's ready for *that*! I'm sure I could work goats into it all somehow....

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    1. This is my main argument for goats but so far no luck convincing my husband either!

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  16. Really great argument for prepping! I am going to try some of your ideas. I would love a new "guard" dog.

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  17. Picked up the boots yesterday, chicks arrive 9/25, just the beginning!

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  18. I lOVE this post! This is the first time I've been to your neat blog! I have wanted to write on preparedness for a while, and so when I saw this post, I just had to visit. I will be bold and ask you to consider linking up your weekly posts at Deep Roots At Home's 'EOA' Wednesday link-up. I think this may just jump-start some thinking within the growing community there! Thanks!

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