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Originally posted by pianopraze
reply to post by ffman
I don't think there will be any disasters (unless they continue this financial meltdown) in 2012, but I am sick of being raped by the utilities companies and want to move off grid and get away from all the GMO madness also.
Originally posted by gallopinghordes
I'm not preparing for 2012 as I don't really think anything is going to happen but I am making preparations in the case of a natural disaster so my family and I will be okay. Stocking up on foods that keep forever, water and medical supplies things of that nature. Just preparations we should all do anyway; my goal is to have enough on hand to last at least 90 days and then keep increasing it as I can afford to. I found some good freeze-dried foods; a little expensive but they have a 25 year shelf life if left unopened. So far I have a bunch of canned goods, freeze-dried soup and of all things honey. I choose the honey because it has many uses above and beyond sweetening things.
Originally posted by Advantage
Im just doing normal preps due to living on a fault. Not too concerned about zombie invasions or such
I hear you on the utility companies. I wish we could do it! We'd priced what it would take to get even a 50% reduction in grid utilities and DANG... its expensive to be off of the grid initially ! WIth the economy the way it has been... we cant even do it now... not even a 30%. Our utilities here are outrageous. Last month we had an appx 600.00 electric bill! Every year here since we moved here about 5 yrs ago.. 2 or 3 months of 600 dollar electric bills. Its a killer. Given we have a large home.. but we bought the BEST trane system... and yet we maintain the big bills.
If you find a way to get off the grid that doesnt cost an initial 300K investment.. tell me!