It is with great pleasure that I welcome back Karen from Independence Gardens PDX. This is Karen’s third article with us. Karen’s past articles were, “Getting the feel of a garden” and “Prepping your garden and gardening prepared.” Please visit Independence Gardens PDX if you have questions or need guidance on gardening. Enjoy!
That IS the question—especially at this time of the year, when dedicated gardeners are planning for spring and getting their spaces ready for upcoming planting! And the answer? Well, it depends.
Growing your own food doesn’t require any specific infrastructure. In order to grow, plants need the right amount of sun and water, fertile soil, and to be sown at the right time. If they’re given the right environmental conditions and left to their own devices, they might even bear something that we’d like to eat. But for our gardens to reach maximum productivity, they need to be accessible to us and also provide ideal conditions for plants to grow the right parts—roots, shoots, stems, leaves, buds, flowers, and/or fruits—for us to enjoy. And that’s where infrastructure comes in. Continue reading
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Today I have my first professional interview with my friend Leslie from ”Go Good To Go Survival & Prep” We briefly touch upon four topics. Continue reading
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Today I will talk about the Shooter event that took place in Portland, Oregon on 12/11/2012. I will share some of my thoughts on the situation. Click here for a link to the facebook page for Clackamas Families
What happened that day.
Close to home: co-workers, past workers, friends and my little sister
What do you do
Prepare your mind
- Girl sees man in mask, and too shy to tell mother.
- One thought it was gag
- It can’t happen here.
Check your instincts
Find shelter, run away
Deep slow breathes
FEMA active shooter
run hide fight Must See Video
Active shooter by Ben from Modern Self Protection
Please take a moment and send your prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of those that were killed:
Steven Mathew Forsyth of West Linn
Cindy Ann Yuille of Portland
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I just created a new group on google plus called “Portland Being Prepared.”
Share your ideas, projects, classes on being prepared in Portland, Oregon. If your interests are emergency preparedness, prepping or resilience then this is the place for you.
You can upload video’s, importland links, or post to the calender up coming classes.
You’re having “one of those days”, the kind of day when it would have been better to stay in bed, turn off the phone and blissfully hideaway from the world. But you didn’t, there are kids to feed, and money to make. You fight traffic to get to a job, where you do the work of three people for a boss that doesn’t appreciate you.
Or it is much simpler than that and you just need a moment to release some stress in your life.
So what happens when the adrenaline kicks in? In the simplest of terms, the blood starts flowing. The important factor is that the blood leaves the brain, and you tap into a more primal thinking. And you lose the ability to make strong calculated decisions. Continue reading