Part of “prepping” or preparing for what we believe to be coming is to surround yourself with people of like mind. Those who are willing to work together to achieve the basic fundamentals; food, shelter and security. This is not an easy step, it is even more difficult when those closest around you believe you are a “whack job”, or lunatic for the beliefs you hold. They either don’t believe you, or don’t want to believe you.
We’ve been struggling at The Compound trying to get ready for what we believe to be inevitable, a major financial crisis in our country. We are working to provide food (garden, chickens, and fish) shelter (camper, bug out location) and security (weapons and location of our property). What we were really missing was physical and mental help. Trust me when I say, you cannot just turn over the soil and expect a garden to grow. Chickens don’t feed and water themselves, and if you’re not careful and cover the pond the birds will beat you to the fish. We have struggled, but we have learned even more. How will those doubters deal with a crisis?
The Moose and I basically have Saturdays to get our work accomplished. Projects we feel lead us to self-sufficiency, and everything that goes with that. Just read some of the past posts and you’ll get the gist of what we are working towards. But it’s just the two of us. We are physically limited by the amount of work we can get done, and are feeling some pressure to get more done, quicker.
We also only have 2 sets of eyes. How we see what we’ve done, and what needs to be done can be short sighted. Another perspective is always helpful. We think we’ve found that in our new prepping friends; Dragon Lady and Spud
Spud has followed my blog, not long after I started it. Turned out they live a short drive from The Compound, are like minded and they both bring a set of skills that neither the Moose nor I possess. They are an asset. They feel the same about us.
The Moose and I realized some time ago we needed help; we were not sure where we would get that help. But after meeting Spud and Dragon Lady a few months back, and our continued communication, we both felt it was the right time to reach out. Spud made a visit to The Compound this past Saturday.
He left us with some new projects and ideas for the future, that we will work on together that will lead us to our ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. He also took some time to help the Moose build the wall and shelter for the Hooligans, while I mowed the overgrown property.
It was nice to have another perspective, and to move forward knowing that if you are a “whack job” or lunatic, you are not alone…
By the way; The Hooligans are really happy with their new space!