April Goals

Acquire, Add to or Update Your 72-hour Kit

If you have a 72-hour kit… Congratulations! You have taken an important step to being prepared. But it’s not enough to build a 72-hour kit and then just put it in the closet and forget it. You also need to check the kit periodically, preferably twice a year. If the first time you test your…

Learn a New Skill

The most important component of self-reliance isn’t a garage full of food storage. It isn’t a big garden. Nor is it living debt free or having water storage. No, the most important part is knowledge. If a fairy-godmother were to put a truckload of food in your garage, install a complete alternate power system in…

Plant a Tree

For most of us, early spring is the best time to plant trees. As long as you are not expecting any hard, killing frosts, the trees will love having the whole spring and summer to get well-established. But if you live in the south, hot summers tend to tax young trees’ ability to take up…