I started a blog a little over a year ago, regarding baking for diabetics. I did not do it for money but a large pharmaceutical company stumbled upon it, and offered to sponsor me to provide baking demonstrations to the public, based on the information on my blog. then I was offered a book contract. I don't think I can provide a link to my blog here, but a previous post of mine has a link.StacyY would you be so inclined to share wat you are doing from home for income. If not I will understand. have a great day.
~ stock up on all non-perishables
~ push to increase the size of the family garden
~ learn how to grow some indoor ediebles
~ look into a wood stove
~ find out if we could have a few chickens
These are all the ideas I was thinking about. I am really stuck on the gasoline situation. We live far from my work and use about $50-60 per week in JUST traveling to and from work. I would have to consider carpooling with colleagues as they will not be shutting down the school (Thank goodness!) My big concern is the gas situation for society... Groceries will SKY ROCKET! We really need to be writing to out elected officials to make changes in our dependence on foreign countries ~ but that's a different thread.Since I started this thread, I'm guessing I ought to include my own list, huh? *lol*
1. I'd stockpile non-perishables and things that I use a lot of.
2. I'd learn to use my sewing machine & maybe how to quilt [could always use quilts to barter with.]
3. Would try to grow vegetables inside
4. Would stock up on yarn [have to have something to keep me busy!]
5. I'd take any $ out of savings account and convert into small bills [$1, $5, $10 and $20's.
6. Would start putting into practice ... "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
7. Read up on substituting [vinegar and baking soda for cleaning and that sort of stuff.]
10. May stock up some on essentials and use them to barter with [I know me though and most likely would end up just giving to those in need]. :tedpink:
If the electricity goes down -- you won't have access to ATM's, credit cards, etc. so if you want to buy a $1.50 loaf of bread , and all you have is a $20 -- guess you just paid $20 for a loaf of bread. KIWM?Not sure why some said they would have small change on hand, explain?
One more I just thought of:
- learn to sprout at home during the winter for a longterm supply of fresh sprouts for ourselves and as a suppliment for the animals (lots of health benefits to sprouts)
This I hope will help keep our grocery bill down to just bying canned veggies for cooking rather than buying freshly imported veggies. No need to spend an arm and a leg on fresh once :fan: if I can supplement our diet with sprouts.
For info, if any one is interested, can be found [removed URL]here at SproutPeople.
Today I am going to go through my sewingroom to make room for my future one year stockpile of food(the best storage option I have).
SO far I have catsup and flour lol.....it all helps right?