I'm from the government and I'm here to help you! >President Ronald Reagan
the time the idea of retirement was many years away for
us, but in our “former” lives we at least understood
what the plan was, so we rarely thought about it. The
plan then was simply to keep working until we were 62 or
so and then let a 401K or pension plan fund the rest of
our life, perhaps with a little help from social
to a farm setting means that there may be no pension plan
and for many people it means converting a 401K or other
savings into hard assets such as land. Then, just after
we moved to the farm the “great recession” of 2008
hit. We witnessed the economic hardship forced onto so
many people as a result of reckless lending and
investments by major lending institutions and equally
reckless government spending, which required government
bail-outs and central banks intervention to prop up
that experience, our confidence that pension fund
obligations would ever be met had eroded anyway, so we
began to consider thinking of retirement planning, and
homesteading, in a new way.
We love to roast corn on the cob when we go camping. To make it easy
to serve, we found a way to easily spread butter on it. We just heat
up some water and melt butter. The butter sits on top of the water.
We dunk the corn in the water, and it comes out with butter evenly
spread on the whole cob. There's no mess and no fuss!
Tips from the Great Depression
years following America’s near economic collapse (Great
Recession of 2007-2009), many folks found themselves wondering if far
worse times lie ahead. Indeed, an astonishing number of
websites, TV shows, books, podcasts and websites (including this one)
emerged that focus on preparedness and self-sufficiency.
zombies to Alaskan homesteaders, the sites and shows are enduring and
proving to be very popular. That wouldn’t be the case without a
gnawing feeling on the part of the general public that our country
may be headed down a troubling path. The polarizing choice between
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seems to have done nothing to calm
the doomsday people are correct in their claims that the dollar is
about to collapse, the government is about to collapse or an EMP is
imminent, it doesn’t mean that times have to be tough for you.
misconception is that times in The Great Depression, 80 years ago,
were tough for everyone. They weren’t.