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My husband and I are probably the most prepared people on this forum in foods, power, tools, skills and mental attitude. It wasn't always that way. I went from the city to a homestead. One learned fast which end of the hoe to use. But I have to give credit to the Countryside Magazine of which I have subscribed for 30 years. If you want to know how to do things and get along without much money, then subscribe to this magazine. The last 5 issues have been on Y2K. It was this magazine that informed me of y2k. As soon as I read that editorial from my old and trusted editor, JD Balenger, I got on the net and began searching for info. Took me about 5 minutes and I was a get it! When we retired and moved to Florida, we still kept our tools, tractor, trucks,wheat grinder, canner and jars, etc. Although neither of us expected we would have to start living the life of a homesteader once again. But old habits are hard to break and Y2k was the excuse I needed to get a large garden going once again and get in some wheat and start making bread by hand again, etc.,etc. Subscribe to Countryside. Its the best $18 you will ever spend. And try and get the past y2k issues and try and buy ANY OLD ISSUES. Here is their web site with part of their last issue on it.


-- Taz (Tassie, April 25, 1999


"My husband and I are probably the most prepared people on this forum in foods, power, tools, skills and mental attitude."

Modest, too...

-- hooboy (, April 25, 1999.

Taz, I think that's great. I only discovered Countryside Magazine after I found out about y2k, and most of my preps were done. But during the time of preparation, I experienced a change in my whole focus. I've been gradually changing the way we live, and y2k gave me a boost into high gear, and Countryside Magazine gave me advice beyond just food storage.

I was raised in a self-sustaining houshold, but as I moved along in life I dropped some of the old ways and adopted the new. But now I'm getting off the corporate track as much as possible. I don't want to eat genetically, irradiated food, and I've never been part of the status seeking crowd. It's time, and I'm ready. I think many others feel this way too.

-- gilda (, April 25, 1999.

We can never have too many people living a self-sufficient lifestyle.

-- J (, April 25, 1999.

Taz, ignore that idiot. (Not you Gilda, Hooboy.) If you were a guy he would have admired your confidence and self-assuredness. I've been reading your posts about your cookbox and other eminently useful information--I don't remember this "Hooboy" contributing ANYthing, let alone anything useful. And has he/she ever offered to send instructions for making anything to whoever asked??? False modesty isn't going to encourage anyone to do anything practical. Good for you and thanks for all the help!

-- Old Git (, April 25, 1999.

most prepaired unless Gary North lurks here...he's got,like,natural gas wells on his property,way he's stocked for guns too...

-- zoobie (, April 25, 1999.

I have high hopes for you, Zoob. You're not quite a troll, but I've seen some bright spots from you on other threads.

(While we're commenting on each other today.... not always a good idea)

-- Tet (, April 25, 1999.

Taz, What part of Florida? I'm in the panhandle. How do you grow wheat? I've got seeds but was told it's to warm here to grow it. I'm now getting more nervous about hurricanes than y2k. But, we're the best prepared for a hurricane than we ever have been because f y2k!! Also subscribe to Countryside. Great magazine Duffyo

-- duffyo (, April 25, 1999.

Hey Ol' Git....I didn't know I was being insulted 'til you flamed Hooboy. Hell, I thought "hubris" was that thar stuff ya make from soy beans!!


-- Taz (Tassie, April 25, 1999.

Hey - Taz: Have you received the May issure of Countryside? It is supposed to have thorough coverage of steam engines. I haven't got mine yet, and I'm getting paranoid about the postman,


-- Mary (, April 25, 1999.

Yes- if you're going to get one magazine, get Countryside. And every back issue they have left. I was first made aware of Y2K thru Countryside. I have the utmost respect for what the editor (Belanger) has to say. And yes- this issue has Steam Engines- my partner couldn't put it down.......gotta build one!

-- anita (, April 26, 1999.

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