Vendors & Presentations
The Prepare + Survive Expo will take place April 14th, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. We are thrilled to have it at Buchan Building in the Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205 from 1-5pm. Tickets will be available online and at the door for $10. Kids under 16 get in for free. Continue reading
I have failed my family and friends. Sure, I created a website and filled it with resources, but how many of my family and friends visit my site? Hell, one of my best friends didn’t even know I had a website. Are the ones closest to me any more prepared for emergencies? My gut answer is no.
Now, I can sit and feel sorry for myself or I can take action.
I pledge to you, my readers, that I will change that. I am going to meet with my family and friends to go over preparedness. To help them create, or at least think about, a plan. To help them understand the importance of setting aside food, water and money for a “rainy day.” To let them know if they are lost and confused about preparedness, just ask for help. I will give them support. Sometimes, we just need a guide through an unknown path. Continue reading
The information comes from http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/timeline.htm
Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, receives Richard Henry Lee’s resolution urging Congress to declare independence.
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence. American army retreats to Lake Champlain from Canada.
Jefferson, at the request of the committee, drafts a declaration, of which only a fragment exists. Jefferson’s clean, or “fair” copy, the “original Rough draught,” is reviewed by the committee. Both documents are in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress. Continue reading
I would like to welcome my first guest writer, Karen Wolfgang. She is owner and project coordinator of Independence Gardens PDX. She has written an outstanding piece on being a new gardener and being prepared. Thank you Karen!
Thanks to a few spectacularly sunny recent days, Portlanders are in the throes of garden fever. But behind the excitement of getting out into the spring sunshine is another growing trend (so to speak). This season, many people are beginning to seriously consider gardening for preparedness, a.k.a. resilient gardening, or gardening when it counts: developing the skills, habits, and resources for growing food for ourselves and our people, wherever we are and whatever comes next.
As it turns out, however, many of the people who are getting excited about growing food have little to no previous experience doing so, not to mention performing associated preparation and preservation tasks. Not to worry: I, for one, believe that this lack of practical understanding is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. All steps taken toward food awareness and security–even the baby ones–contribute positively to the long-term resilience of our community. I count myself lucky to be able to help people take those steps on a daily basis through my business…but it certainly is possible to DIY, here! Continue reading