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I recommend checking out Steve Harris’ free mp3 on Family Preparedness. You can find it here – http://www.ush2.com/03152011.htm

It would also be a good idea to visit this blog every once in a while – but don’t get to depressed. 🙂 – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

So the zombie apocalypse happened and now you miss all the stuff you used to have. You miss the 5 Tv´s and the 4 computers and the tons of CD´s and the 3 cars. Why not start to change your “possession obsession” BEFORE you are forced to live with very little. This approach will make the transition considerably more tolerable. Remember that “More” is not necessarily “Better”

It is amazing how many things we have that we never use. It is even more amazing how much that stuff might be worth if we sell it though craigslist or eBay.

Living with less frees your spirit and makes you more flexible. It is also a projection of your self confidence. You start living more in the moment. There is nothing wrong with plans, goals and objectives. But there is a liberating feeling when you know that no matter what life throws at you, you will be able to handle it. So keeping your stock of “just in case” useless items to a minimum, you will make a statement to yourself that no event will be too big to handle. Try to keep things that have more than one use. Get rid of those items that are designed for a single superfluous use (like that exercise machine turned clothes hanger cluttering your room)

A good easy way to start de-cluttering your office or home is to compartmentalize your simplification initiative. Work your way room by room or area by area. Put aside the items that you think you won’t use and put them in a container. If you did not use any of them during the following 3 months, you can safely get rid of them. This includes some of those items that hold “sentimental” value. Be aware that most of them are just JUNK!

Keep in mind that if you are a “Prepper”, this initiative does not apply to your safety food stock. This philosophy relates more to the myriad of useless junk we never use but feel good about keeping. Imagine how much space you will save by ripping your 1,000 CD collection and storing all that music in your mp3 Player. You will find yourself listening to your favorite music more once is readily available electronically.

A fantastic definition of wealth that I heard somewhere goes something like this: “Wealth is the difference between what you have and what you need”. Needing fewer things in your life, will definitely make you wealthier.

Cheers!

Augusten

I ran across this video from April in Houston. She shows you her beginning stockpile of groceries. It might be a good idea.  Hear me out.

Last time we had a hurricane aiming for us, the store shelves were emptied fast! I remember being willing to pick up anything so that there might be food in the house just in case the hurricane hit us bad. Can you still remember the pics and images from Katrina?  It took a while for supplies and help to get into New Orleans and people were kind of crazy.

We have the possibility of hurricanes hitting us too!  But there are other reasons to stockpile a little extra food.   Like, what if there is a financial meltdown?  A meltdown is very possible (Google it).  I’m not saying things will get like Mad Max or anything.  But there might be a sudden stop to supplies…at least for a few days until food suppliers, trucking companies, banks, etc… get a grip.  What will happen to those people who go to the grocery store every couple of days and haven’t had time to prepare for a time like that?

Another good reason to keep a little stock is that food prices are going up right now.  When you find something at a good deal, you might want to buy a little extra to save some money down the road.  You can check out April’s video on how much money she saved using coupons.  After seeing that, it makes me want to start clipping! Check out the coupon video here.

Lastly, I would think that when there are people hurting out there, because of financial hardships and such, that good people would step up, do the right thing and lend a helping hand.  That’s a good reason to have a little extra on hand!

You probably shouldn’t go crazy and buy out Walmart tomorrow.  You should have a little plan to get your stock up.  You can easily purchase a few extra items of things you know your family will eat and rotate the food in your pantry to create a little stock.  Cans have at least a 2 year shelf life before the food start changing colors (but still safe to eat).  Can you think of other necessities?  What about toilet paper? 😉  Check out this website article on starting a Grocery stockpile.

Anyway, check out her video below and if you want, check out her Youtube Channel.

Dang…reading headlines today makes me wanna hold on to my wallet a little tighter!

Have you seen this flash video?  It is long, but you should watch it and then Google some of the things that are mentioned to come to your own decisions.  Click Here!