Everyday life feels increasingly complicated. I have a business to run and decisions to make about it's (and my) future. Although I feel that something is terribly wrong in this country that will make business and personal decisions about the future irrelevant, I have to operate on the assumption that I will still be in business a year from now, three years from now, and even ten years from now.
By the same token, I know that this country has been through numerous crises in the past and that it is quite likely that I will still be driving my desk for the foreseeable future. Still, there are signs that civilization as we know it could end any time (for whatever reason: war, EMP, other natural disaster, economic collapse, etc.). I do not believe in not having preparations, nor do I believe that the government will take care of everyone come TEOTWAWKI.
It sure feels odd, renewing an advertising contract for another year, taking on a three year telecommunications contract, and scheduling my continuing education into the future at the same time that I am putting away additional food stocks, equipment, ammo, and other preps. Most of the oddness stems from budgeting for two lives: the one I live every day and the one that I fear I may be living in the not-too-distant future. It is like having a foot in each world, watching for the time that I will have to pick up one foot and plant it firmly with the other.
I suppose if I were wealthy it might be different. Then I could have my fully stocked bunker out in the hinterlands while I entertained clients at my cosmopolitan McMansion without a worry in the world. Nah, I was raised too blue-collar for that. I would have a fully stocked bunker in the hinterlands, but I would have friends over to my enormous pole-barn shop to drink beer and talk about guns.
Meanwhile, the limited budget keeps me searching for prep bargains. Here is one: 16 ounce jars of coconut oil for cooking and other uses, suitable for long term storage. $4.50 at http://www.vitacost.com/ 10% discount through October 31, 2010 with code BWOCT, and flat $4.99 shipping cost. I learned about coconut oil as a healthy cooking oil and its suitability for long term storage from Miss Kellene at Preparedness Pro.
That's all for now.
Silver Takes the Elevator Down, Report 30 April, 2017
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