August 2013 – Little Tassie Prepper

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

I have just listened to Jack’s Survival Podcast episode 1166 – The Fundamental Mentality of Modern Survivalism.   I do agree with Jack’s views on Modern Survivalism, he makes very excellent points.  I also agree that nearly everyone in the world is a “Survivalist”, as we are performing the act of Survival.  I do respectfully disagree Read more about “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi[…]

“What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!” – Mr Freeze, Batman and Robin

Last week we had an exceptionally cold morning, so cold that my water pump froze, as did the water pipes.  Walking on the ground outside was like walking on a huge solid rock, puddles of water had turned into small chunks of ice.  I believe it was the iciest day I have ever seen.  The Read more about “What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!” – Mr Freeze, Batman and Robin[…]

“Why should I mourn for a rabbit like it was human?” – Donnie Darko

I spent several hours this weekend on building a retaining wall from large stones and a retaining wall out of old tires.  This is part of Kitty’s plan for the expansion of our garden and the increase in our production of berries.  The area, which is currently where two of my cherry trees are growing, Read more about “Why should I mourn for a rabbit like it was human?” – Donnie Darko[…]

“I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” Ronald Reagan

My eldest son, Riley, and I took a stroll down to the bottom paddock today to check the fence lines and the milk shed.  I noticed that one of the wires had snapped, so I have made a mental note (and now a written note) to take some tools down tomorrow and fix the fence.  Read more about “I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” Ronald Reagan[…]

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

This weekend found me doing a lot of work in preparation for the end of Winter.  I have neglected my compost making, so I have been looking at getting this back on track in order to have compost for Spring.  I began the weekend with a family outing to a local wall climbing venue, as Read more about “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X[…]

“A strong body makes the mind strong.” – Thomas Jefferson

One of my goals within my 13 skills plan is “Fitness”.  One of my friends asked me what fitness has with being prepared.  I explained that fitness should decrease your chance of any serious illness and will improve your overall life.  Being fit enough to do all the work I do on my property is Read more about “A strong body makes the mind strong.” – Thomas Jefferson[…]

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” – Stephen King

This afternoon I completed adding hay mangers to my three breeding rabbit hutches.  I wrote about the Hay Manger last weekend.  The first one that I made has worked very well, so I am extending it to all of the rabbit hutches which are under cover.   I failed to mention that I discovered the Read more about “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” – Stephen King[…]