Monday, February 9, 2009

Surviving More Job Losses

An interesting story today in the US News & World Report about 15 companies predicted to fail in 2009. Most of them are companies that don't have outlets near me anyway. Sirius Sat. radio tho, I'd miss that one!

For those of us that are still working, stocking up the pantry for unemployment is looking better and better. The money we'd get from unemployment benefits will feel like an insult compared to the paycheck we used to have. Eating out every day, going to the movies, the daily trip to Walmart, it's all over now. After the initial shock of it all, the bills start piling up. Now, we have to decide if we eat or pay bills. If you're already a prepper, that decision isn't one that's going to bankrupt you. Pay the bills, you're going to eat just fine.

Come spring, plant yourself a garden and renew the stores of food you ate up during the cold months of unemployment. Even living in the city on a lot with no yard to speak of, a few 20 gallon buckets with potting soil in them will grow you some food. Check out this blog I just came across of some folks in Chicago that are growing food for themselves in what appears to be an apartment. It's called Green Roof Growers.

This is what I've been talking about. This is how I grow myself fresh food during the winter. I save hundreds of dollars a month by growing my own food. Think of the extra money you'll have to pay the bills that keep coming in. For buckets, try freecycle in your area, garage sales and even construction companies/sites, bakeries and restaurants.

Stay safe and keep prepping!


  1. People are just going to have to face the fact that things are NOT going to get better any time soon.

    Starting now is better than not starting at all!!

  2. Hermit, I couldn't agree more, now is better than not at all.


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