This website isn’t some big corporate mega-site like those-who-shall-not-be-named. Those sites exist for one purpose, and one purpose only–to make money for their owners. Don’t get me wrong. We all have to make a living. But those sites are often so over-the-top obvious that their whole purpose is to make millions of dollars.
I don’t want this site to be one of “those sites”. Nor do I want it to be politically preachy like some sites I’ve been to. Nor do I want it to be one of those sites that makes it seem like you’re not doing right by your family if you’re not living on 50+ acres in the backwoods. Who can afford that, anyway?
I created this site because I am a mother who truly cares about the topics on this site. I have seven children, a husband, and a dog. I LIVE the information on this site, because I don’t want my family to ever be in a situation where a crisis happens and we are unprepared.
I’m not perfect. We live on a strict budget, and our preps aren’t as adequate as they should be. Most people’s aren’t, sadly. But we are working every day toward that goal.
We live in a rental house on less than an acre, because we have no choice. We don’t have the credit or the financial means to buy property. It’s just the honest truth. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take steps toward being as self-sufficient as possible.
This blog is a labor of love and a learning process. I already know a lot of what it takes to survive. I grew up visiting my great-grandparents’ farm, helping both sets of grandparents in the garden, learning to cook hearty, wholesome southern food, and foraging for wild foods with my Granny. My husband grew up going deer hunting with his father, and playing in the woods that belonged to my grandfather, even though we didn’t know each other at the time!
My husband and I go fishing every chance we get–without a boat, because who can afford one? We have a small garden each year, even though the front yard is the only place that gets enough sun to grow things like tomatoes, and it’s on a very steep hill. We manage.
But I’m still learning every day. Each day I try to learn at least one new skill that can help my family survive. It’s important to me. And I imagine it’s probably pretty important to you, too, or you wouldn’t be here reading this.
That’s what this site is all about. It’s about me learning what I can, and passing that knowledge off to you all, my readers, as we go. It’s about passion and determination, and true American grit (although hopefully this information will help people in all countries around the world!)
I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them!