We know it’s coming. We don’t know when. It’s vitally important that you be prepared and comfy when the world goes to hell in a handbasket.
Romaine Lettuce: I buy the romaine hearts. When you chopped the head, it will leave the bottom, don’t throw that out. Take the bottom and put it in a flat bottom container with some water and watch it grow. Once the roots starting coming in, start adding some potting soil little by little. Put in a sunny area.
If you invest or look on Craig’s list for empty large planting pots, you can grow just about anything. I’m going to grow my own spinach, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, etc. I don’t have a lot of room, but thankfully I live in Florida, so the pot method would be excellent.
To those that have fruit trees, don’t let it go to waste. I have two Meyer lemon trees. Freeze it! The whole lemon or make lemon ice cubes.
I’m getting into survivalist mode. I’m making a list of things we will need. Having a generator is key to all of this. If we don’t have any electricity, your family is screwed. Order a solar generator for the heavy-duty model; it’s about 1300 that will run your fridge and TV simultaneously. With us, it’s a great investment with power outages and hurricanes. We have a gas generator, but when you run out of gas again, you’re screwed. We are going to get four bottles of propane, extra gasoline tanks. We need to wash clothes, so how will you do that?
I’ve had two bread makers, and we are thinking about selling those, not now. Flour and yeast will be on the list! Don’t forget powdered milk—plastic jugs of water.
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Remember, if we get lockdown again, we have to use our wits to get through this. I refuse to beg the CCP for anything!
- Solar generator
- Solar lights
- Solar emergency radio with a hand crank
- Bread Maker
- Water jugs
- Canned food
- Toilet paper
- First aid kit
- Medicines three months worth
- Electric griddle if you don’t have gas
- Beer, booze, and loose tobacco and tubes
- Manual rolling machine
- Food Plants
- Dry goods, like instant mashed potatoes, rice, pasta
- Small portable heater
- Powdered milk
- Parmesan cheese in a container