Sunday, August 12, 2012
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to post. I have been dealing with quite a bit of change in my life. I am not posting this to get sympathy but my wife and I are currently seperated. This change has led to my moving back to Oklahoma. The good side of this is that I should have more access to woodlands here, which includes the ranch that I left behind when I moved to Texas. It belongs to my uncles now but that shouldn't stop me from having access. It is very hot right now which is keeping me from going out, but fall is on its way.
Posted by Michael A. Vines at 6:48 AM
Monday, May 21, 2012
Some people are good with change and some arent. Some will say that change is good and in the business world the Japanese have a saying. " Our present success is the best reason to change". Biblically speaking " Everything is for but a moment." so how do you feel about change. Its something worth considering. As preppers, bushcrafters, and survivalists we are preparing for some serious change. In my case I sense change coming in the very near future for me. It both intrigues me and scares me. I am preparing for change that has little to do with natural disaster, economic collapse or an extinction level event, but it is a change and I will have to find a way to make it through. I rest in the fact the the master is in control and he is working things out for my good.
Posted by Michael A. Vines at 5:11 PM
Friday, May 11, 2012
Today I find myself wondering about the effects of having debt in a time of economic collapse. Though being out of debt is a good thing, what happens to that debt in economic collapse. So here is my question and the purpose for this thread. What would actually happen to some one who had debt and bad credit if the economy collapsed. Would they loose their home? Would something more than that happen. I'm thinking that they would loose their home and possibly their belongings, but would that be the end of it or would they be looking at jail time. So Im interested in your thoughts.
Posted by Michael A. Vines at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
There are a wide variety of disasters that could befall us these days, some natural and some man made. Is it possible for us to be prepared for what may come? The answer is yes, however for some it seems an insurmountable task. So many in todays society are struggling just to make ends meet. If you are included in this group you may be asking yourself the question: "I'm barely making it with what I have, how can I afford to get extra?." There are a few tricks that you can do. For one you need to be frugle when you shop. Find the best deals and dont buy things you dont need. Keep a list of what you use. The next time you go shopping, purchase one more than you used. For example: If you used three cans of corn buy 4 and so on and so on. Now if there are items in your pantry that just seem to sit there and never get used, get rid of them and get what you will use. This is another use for the list I mentioned before. If you are writing down what you use you will be able to see what your family actually eats. If you catch a great sale then get several and focus on another area, but always replace what you use. There are dollar stores out there where you can get many items very cheap. I make it a habbit in these places to get medical supplies and other multi-use items. When it comes to equipment, garage sales and flee markets along with second hand stores ie GoodWill, can yield some great finds. Always shop the clearance isles for anything usable. The key factor is to loose the idea that you have to do this all at once. Slow and steady gets the job done. Looking for the opurtunity to get it all done in a hurry will most likely cause you to get nowhere.
Posted by Michael A. Vines at 6:18 PM