This week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive, brings you a couple of good tips for saving money and adding to your larder. Here’s what we’re reading:
Save Money While Washing Clothes
Tired of paying through the nose for washing detergent? What if you could save 98% on the costs of laundry detergent by making your own using easily three found ingredients? If you go through as much detergent as our family, the annual savings could really add up. From Busy At Home.
It’s a Bleak Outlook for Bees; Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm
Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. We’ve learned the hard way that this applies to nature as well as to motion. When man introduces a new species into an environment, unintended consequences (usually bad) are sure follow. So it is with GMOs. The bee population is suffering and according to a leading bee research firm, it’s directly due to GMOs. So GMO giant Monsanto decided to buy the research firm. I don’t expect we’ll hear anymore of the equal but opposite reaction of nature. From Natural News.
Boston University Economist Warns of Dangerous Deficit Growth
According to Laurence Kotlikoff, the U.S. government’s fiscal gap rose by $11 trillion last year; that’s 10 times larger than the official deficit reported. The government cannot continue outspending revenue indefinitely. Unfortunately the answer isn’t pretty: hiking taxes by 64% or cutting spending by 40%. Congress doesn’t have the stomach for either. From Bloomberg.
Jokes Aside, Duct Tape Can Be a Prepper’s Friend
There’s no shortage of jokes about duct tape and rednecks, but don’t let that stop you. Keeping a roll or two of duct tape in your bug-out-bag is a good idea. This article entitle 15 Ways Duct Tape Could Save Your Life lists just a few of the good uses of duct tape for the prepper or survivalist. There are many more. Got duct tape? From The Ready Store.
If you believe the mainstream media, America is slowly recovering from a recession. But a recent survey of Americans revealed that 20% didn’t have enough money to put food on their family table at some point over the past 12 months. That’s 1 in 5 during a time when over 48.5 million people are on food stamps. And with this summer’s drought, things are not looking up. From SHTFPlan.com.
What are you reading?