Hey did you hear, a little boy that hitched a ride or not on a homemade saucer shaped balloon? Or not. Or hid in the attic. Or took part in a made for TV scenario. Or something. How could you not have heard about it, it's all that's been on the "news".
Forget the news, forget the economy, take a walk, go to a range, practice your 1st and 2nd amendment rights, read the Constitution, rotate your stored food, do something that is relevant and not sitting on your ass watching the "news".
My brother and I got that little roof job done and now one of the neighbors wants a "mudroom" built onto his house. Great! This was a good day, sold some stuff, got paid for some work, got paid for some other work and spent the day with Cherry Pie. I guess that's money, money, money, Honey. They way things are going, extra money is good and Honey is always better.
Take a gander at this post at the bisonsurvivalblog about a middle of the road food storage plan. This is for all of us that can't afford the megadollar expenditure for all the prepacked, freeze dried, retort packed goodies and must rely on the local Sam's Club, Costco or even Wal-Mart to get our storage foods. This is a very simple plan that allows you to tailor it to your tastes. As it should be. Like the author states, buy a little at a time and it won't make a big dent in your wallet.
This is for all the punks out there, don't even think about jackin' some old person. Depending on what age they are they have been in one war or another and have seen and done some stuff that would scare even the toughest of P.A.B. The old geezer sitting in Mickey D's might have been an infantryman in WWII or Korea. The middle aged guy in line at the cash machine might have been a tunnel rat in Vietnam. These P.A.B. didn't think about that.
Here's a good thing to do. Make a list of all your firearms and all their accessories. Now make 2 copies of that list. Put one in the safe, one in the safe deposit box and one in a trusted friends home safe. There. This list can be hand written on paper, entered into a "bound book", or put on disk. Which ever way your boat floats, just get that list in 3 different locations. If you have an expensive knife collection or any other type of collection do the same for them. Now if your house is broken into and all your goodies stolen you have an accurate list to work from. This would never happen to you, right. Riiiight.
I want to upgrade my 1/2 ton two wheel drive truck to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton 4x4 or even a 4x4 Tahoe. But without a j.o.b. it's hard to do. I think if I can squirrel away some cash, get the major stuff done on the truck, I can sell it outright and then get the truck I want. I looked at trading and of course the good ole dealer wanted to put the screws to me right away. I left, right away