Ladies need to prepare too
I want to start of with yesterday’s post at Modern Survival Online. The guest post, titled To the Wives, Girlfriends and Other Happy Ladies was directed to the ladies to scoff at or ignore the need to prepare for a future crisis, whether natural or man-made. I encourage you to read it. And for the gents out there: print this piece out and share it with the special women in your life.
Don’t gift me money
Know your surroundings
Another useful an interesting read is over at The Retreat. The article about knowing your surroundings was especially good and included things I had not thought of, such as walking your neighborhood not just for pleasure but for establishing a keen awareness of your surroundings, the back alleys, and various hidey holes where you could either hide yourself or stash weapons or supplies. Cloak and dagger you say? Yes, a bit. But still good to know.
Oakland gardener Novella Carpenter
Thanks to one of my readers, I have been following the woes of urban farmer Novella Carpenter. The short version of the story is that Novella took a scruffy lot in Oakland, California and turned it into a bountiful, food producing urban farm where she sold Swiss Chard and a myriad of other veggies to the locals,
At the end of March, the city of Oakland shut her down for non-compliance. As she said on her blog: “I’m supposed to get a Conditional Use Permit for growing chard. The annual fee: $2500.” You can read about it here.
And finally, from a couple of weeks ago:
When Kathryn Felici was told that she and other cocktail waitresses at Resorts Casino Hotel were to pose for photos in skimpy new flapper costumes, she thought it was to evaluate the sexy black outfits to make sure they fit and looked right.
Hah! It was a ruse to hire younger sexier waitresses with all of the right curves in the right places. This one got my goat. Last I checked this was 2011 and not 1951. Grrrrrrr.
So that’s it for today. If you see something that you think my readers would enjoy, drop me a line!
Enjoy your next adventure, wherever it takes you!
Backdoor Survival Tip of the Day: I was reminded of this last night as our Netflix movie stalled out and would not budge for it’s stuck position. If you have a stubborn CD or DVD that simply will not play or skips around when it is not supposed to, try cleaning it with a soft cloth (I like magic rags also known as microfiber cloths ) and a light cleaner (I use my homemade vinegar and water combo).
But if that does not work, get out the toothpaste. Rub a small bit over the scratch area then proceed to clean up the mess you have made with a soft cloth and water. More than half the time, this will solve the problem and you can continue enjoying your music or watching the video through to the end.
From the Bargain Bin: Be prepared with emergency supplies from Emergency Essentials®. You do have plenty of water, correct?
Need some magic rags?