Things to Know When the Economy Falls Apart

On an Autumn afternoon, there are apples, pears, sunflower seeds, summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins and tomatoes.
On an Autumn afternoon, there are apples, pears, sunflower seeds, summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins and tomatoes. | Source

Could a global economic disaster someday force us into a lifestyle more like that of our great-great grandparents?

People in earlier generations grew their own food, traded locally with neighbors and depended on personal talents and skills to supply their everyday needs. The economy of many small countries still operates in a similar way.

On the other hand, modern people of industrialized nations with advanced technology and complex economies a have lost touch with basic pioneer skills. They could be hit hard by a financial collapse.

Ironically, people in "poor" less developed areas with an agricultural base will be better prepared for any drastic change.

The first necessity is information.

Those who plan ahead could survive an economic storm with old-fashioned hard work and know-how.

  • Do you know how to grow and preserve food?
  • Can you make and repair practical necessities like clothing, tools and furniture?
  • Do you know first aid and simple home remedies?
  • Do you know how to survive without your usual sources of fuel and power (for heat, light transportation and cooking)?
  • Do you have at least ONE skill that can be used to make things or provide a service that other people need?

books about old technologies
books about old technologies | Source

By the Book . . .

If you do not already have basic skills, it is time to expand your library with information about old-fashioned technologies.

There are many books that give useful advice.

A basic cookbook, a gardening reference, a first aid manual and even a how-to book for basic building techniques could come in handy.

There are several books available on all of these subjects and more. It might be a good idea to have some of them on your shelf.

Build your own library in a notebook.

Another way to build a skills library is to collect information from internet sources.


Right here on HubPages, you can find a huge amount of helpful content, that will help you put together your own resource notebook full of information.

FIRST STEPS
1. Gather supplies for your basics book:

  • A large three ring binder
  • A three hole punch and a stapler
  • Divider pages with tabs, preferably with pockets.
  • A highlighter pen, Page protector sleeves (optional)

Make your own resource notebook from HubPages articles.
Make your own resource notebook from HubPages articles. | Source

Working toward self-sufficiency, step by step.

2. Decide what information you may need.


Your notebook might include learning ways to grow, prepare and preserve food, using alternative energy, sewing, carpentry, craft skills, keeping chickens, cooking outdoors, making soap, making candles, home remedies and any homesteading skills that used to be common.


You might not need to know all of these skills, but having a few would make it easier for you to barter with others.

Why should you print out pages when they are always available on the net? What if your power goes out, or you can't afford internet service? You should have a printed copy.

Assembling your "Basics" book
After you browse HubPages for topics and articles that might be helpful….

  • Label your dividers with topics
  • Print out your information articles
  • Use three hole punch on your printed sheets or slide the sheets into page protectors
  • Highlight articles to show tools and supplies you might need for each activity


Once you have your information organized in a way that is easy for you to access, there are other things you can do to make that information easier to use.

Your notebook binder will give you an idea of what tools and supplies you may need to use the knowledge you have accumulated.

For instance, if you know you can grow corn or other grain, or if you know you can gather acorns for making bread, you could make flour by pounding kernels between stones, as was done in ages past.

You might also think about buying a hand cranked grinder to make that process easier.

If you want to make soap, you might think of getting some molds or a pan that will let you make several bars at once.

Do you save printed HubPages articles with information you might someday need?

  • Yes
  • No, but I think I will start doing so.
  • My notebook is already started.
  • Not worth the trouble.
  • Other answer in comments, below.
See results without voting

What kind of Information might you want to collect?

If you need to cook over an open fire, some cast iron pans or kettles would be handy.

If you find yourself needing to provide for yourself and your family, you might want to search out general topics on HubPages like "Frugal living", "bartering" and "do-it-yourself".

You will find plenty of hubs about planting fruit trees, vegetables and herbs as well as canning, drying and preserving.


There are more than 200 hubs on candle making, more than 80 on making soap, several dozen on Metal crafts and leatherwork. There are scores of hubs about sewing and knitting, as well as several about weaving and even spinning .

There are hundreds about cooking, including making cheese, vinegar, beer and wine.


Home Remedies and first aid articles also are easy to find.


Gardening and information about farm animals and livestock, including sustainable agriculture and farming, abound.

If you want to find out about beekeeping or raising goats and chickens you will find information on HubPages.

There are a couple thousand hubs about fishing. Other subjects include building furniture, sharpening tools, irrigation systems, alternative fuel. You can search out valuable information pertaining to any of these subjects here.

Hubbers with Info

In addition, there are several articles by Brie Hoffman about living off-grid including how to live without a refrigerator. Marye Audet also has a number of hubs pertaining to homesteading topics. Montana Farm Girl and homesteadbound also have valuable information.

I have left out scores of others who have information you will want in your notebook. Feel free to suggest hubbers or articles in your comments below..

Now, let's get started.

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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan

Nice article Rochelle and ehem..thanks for the plug :)


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you, Brie. I'll make it a link to your profile (or your no- refrigerator hub) if you don't mind. Tell me what you prefer.


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anjperez 4 years ago

nice hub!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan

Either one would be great..you're the best!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

It's kind of scary, Rochelle, to contemplate a future without all the conveniences we are accustomed to. But like the Boy Scouts, it's good to be prepared. Thanks for these excellent reminders.


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thebookmom 4 years ago from Nebraska

Great Idea to Gather information in an organized notebook. It someone makes the process of research and learning less daunting to think of it in sections of a notebook.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

@ anjperez-- thanx!

@ Brie Hoffman -- I added the link to your 'no refrigerator' which, of course, is on your hot topic list.

@ dr bj -- Living in the wood for a few years has made me more aware of being prepared. If people have the information, they can be ready for whatever.

Thank you all for commenting.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you, too, bookmom. Just knowing that you have some basic information, helps you feel more comfortable.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Key for me is planning what to do if we lose our eat source - it gets really cold here in the winter. Another thing people may want to consider who come to read this hub is getting a reliable water source or supply.

Great hub voted up and useful.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Yes losing your eat source-- or your heat source could be a disaster.

Our wood stove is efficient, and we live on a wooded property.

Water, of course is vital, as well.

I have another hub about winter power outage, and most of the books about country living address the challenges of keeping water and heat available.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia

I have a blog about just these sorts of things! My ex and I were great at "living off the land" - growing and preserving food, hunting, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, gathering, and raising livestock. Enjoyed the read and voted up!


blog8withJ 4 years ago

wow..so helpful.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you, habee. I think there is great satisfaction in doing at least some of those things yourself.

.. and thanks for your comment, too, blog8withJ.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Are we going back to the stone age Rochelle! Grinding grains between stones...lol I am just kidding, I know these info saves money and we may need them with what's happening in our country. Thank God we have a vegetable garden and thinking of rearing our own chickens.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

I hope it doesn't get that bad, Cardisa, but you never know. I live in the middle of California and have chickens and a garden, too, but I would be unable to feed all the people who don't.


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Interesting and useful, and I'm with you on hoping it never gets that bad. I've left many manual survival skills behind me by many years.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Many of us have-- Paradise7, but you still have the information in your head. Knowing how to do something is more than half the battle.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

Knowing how to cook and garden is essential. Thanks for sharing your info her Rochelle!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

You are right Sweetiepie. Hope you got lots of tomatoes this year. I just picked the last of mine-- even green ones, as we are supposed to freeze tonight.

Thanks for commenting.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

I am going to be able to keep my tomato plants growing throughout this winter because we get enough sun here in SoCal, although it is cold and rainy today. I am still getting a few tomatoes every week or so, although I was getting a lot more during the peak of summer.


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

Wow, that solide and great advice. Thank you.


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tamron 4 years ago

knowledge will be your best friend. I suggest people learn and practice survival skills and frugal living skills.

Canning use to be a hobby of mine. When I had my farm we bartered a lot and generally cared about each other and helped when someone was in need.

Great Hub! Vote Up!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks for your comments, Hello hello and tamron.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

As you said, our grandparents and great grandparents were better prepared than most of us today to weather economic collapses like what happened in the Great Depression. More people farmed back in those days and during both world wars so many people had gardens. Living more frugally is good advice and hopefully your warning will not come to pass...but good information to have. Always better to be prepared than the alternative.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

I agree. We have almost lost those skills in today's society. I agree with your outlook. It doesn't look good. Thanks for the advice and tips Rochelle.


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Nigam Shah 4 years ago from India

I guess that along with knowledge people should also start exercising as if there comes a time when what Rochelle says becomes true then people who are not in a good shape will face a lot of trouble.

Like you might know how to plough the land but if your body is not capable of performing the task than all that knowledge becomes useless.

so i hope people start exercising soon.

gr8 hub by the way,Rochelle.


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D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

Fantastic information! The economy has been the focus of several articles I've posted on one of my blogs, and I linked to your article. I think you're "spot-on" with your preparation-notebook idea. I'm totally new. Just registered today actually, and so glad I found your article. Hope I can learn to Hub even HALF as well as you. Thanks again.


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Jerilee Wei 4 years ago from United States

I'm finding more and more that those survival techniques I was taught both at home by my grandmother and home edc classes becoming a Godsend in everyday life. I liked the notebook idea. I also recommend assembling a library while print books are still cheap and plentiful. Great hub!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

@ the lyricwriter: It may be time to bring back some of those lost arts.

@ Nigam Shah --Yes, keeping yourself strong and healthy is always a good idea.

@ D.Juris Steser-- thanks for the link. Glad you liked the notebook idea. There is so much good information to be searched out. .. and welcome to HubPages.

@ Jerilee All those old-fashioned ideas are seeming more useful each day. Having those books adds a sense of security and they might become a lot more valuable than the dollars we spend for them.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks, Peggy W. Having a garden and doing some of those other things can be enjoyable as well. Being able to do something useful with your hands is good for mental health as well, I think.


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2uesday 4 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

I had to smile as I read this because I can already do some of the things you mention and enjoy them. But the thought of the economy collapsing is awful and I cannot imagine how people would cope. This did make an interesting but worrying read.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

2uesday-- it is hard to think about, but if more people do think about it, things will be better for all of us. This country-- and many others-- were built on self-sufficiency.

It's foolish to think that someone else, especially government, will always be there to help.


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Rachelle Williams 4 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Timely advice here Rochelle. I decided a while ago to move toward a more frugal lifestyle, but ...I did not realize how much I would miss hitting the mall every weekend and slapping a Coach purse on the old Visa.. (I know, ridiculous, huh?)


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

When we moved to a rural area I began to cut back on shopping a lot-- not many stores here.

As for purses, I wrote a hub about why I haven't carried one in years.


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Rachelle Williams 4 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Really? Ok, I'm going to peruse your hubs for that one, I have a massive collection of purses, but now I am about to put them all down...


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Search the term "purseless" and you'll find it.


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

I love this kind of information...it is so practical...great stuff!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you , again. Enlydia.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

This is kind of scary actually--the idea that we may need to gather ourselves in the face of some sort of global meltdown--but practical nonetheless


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Gosh, it is great to think ahead and be prepared for anything, this surely does do that! Hopefully, we have learned from past generations and don't have to go THAT for. This is a good food-for-thought article.


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Sherry Hewins 3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

I hope it never comes to that Rochelle, but I think if it does I will have a head start on a lot of Americans. When I was younger I lived a very rustic lifestyle, even without electricity and having to haul water. It's been a long time, and I would not like to go back to that, but I do know how. Thanks for an important reminder.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Actually, I am quite an optimistic sort, AudreyHowitt. I don't think I will see us having to resort to older technologies, all together-- but It is reassuring to know that I would have some idea of how to deal with it. That thought, actually takes away much of the scariness.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

I guess thinking about how you could feed yourself, IS food for thought. Hopefully we won't have to go that far. Thank you for your comment, rebeccamealey.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

From reading some of your hubs and comments, Sherry Hewins, I think you would have a head start. I have only had brief camping experiences that did not involve pipes or sewers of any kind. Modern plumbing conveniences are certainly among civilization's most taken-for-granted attributes.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Very helpful for when you can't go online. We get so used to looking things up on the computer, but often in a disaster situation you can't use your cell or a computer. Keeping information handy and accessible in an emergency will be invaluable. Great ideas. I don't think we are prepared at all to weather an economic disaster.


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

Very useful and necessary information, and I never thought about the great resource that Hubpages is for this kind of information. I think this kind of knowledge is going to be necessary eventually; for one thing, our economic system is not sustainable in the long-run, and the long-run is getting shorter. Definitely we need to look into these alternative and basic ways of living and these valuable skills. I like how you laid out how to organize the information, and the practical items necessary for survival in the collapse.Thanks for the insight and the knowledge.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you, truthfornow. Hopefully, the internet will always be available, but nothing in life is absolutely certain.

NateB11: HubPages is a huge resource of basic skills and knowledge. I appreciate your kind complimentary comments.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

Hi RochelleFrank,

thanks for the useful tips and techniques about

what to know when the economy falls

very useful information.

Voted up and shared.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you for the comment, vote and share, torrilyn. Much appreciated.


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pramodgokhale 3 years ago from Pune( India)

This article is really a warning and guidance how to survive.If economy collapses as you mentioned " Pioneer Skills" Older generations who faced world wars ,famines ,They were mentally tough to take on such challenges.

Off-Grid and without refrigerator , can not imagine.In India new middle class is emerging and but able to absorb shocks but next generation we do not know whether they can sustain?

Thank you

pramod gokhale


Alise- Evon 3 years ago

Besides being prepared for possible hard times, knowing these skills can be good for your health- I try to make as much food as I can from scratch, wildcraft herbs for tea and medicine, and do a bit of foraging. This gives me more control over what ingredients go into my food (food coloring? don't think so, etc.), and also makes me find local suppliers or local people with skills that compliment my own. It is nice to be more connected to your community in this way, also.

Thanks for the useful information, especially about other Hubbers who write about these things.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

You are right, pramodgokhale. Some countries have had hard times more recently, and still remember. We have had it good in the US for a long time, and I think most people have forgotten.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Yes, Alice-Evon, there are many benefits aside from the economic ones. Thanks for mentioning the other up-side. Your comments are appreciated.


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Solaras 3 years ago

Great article - Thumbs up! I'll start my notebook shortly!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thank you, Solaras. I appreciate the comment


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Princessa 3 years ago from France

Very good ideas. I found that since we started growing our own vegetables and fruits we are spending considerably less on grocery bills.


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healthy meals 3 years ago from Europe

Knowledge is power! I will soon start to keep my own chickens, I have been learning how to do it and I only need to prepare a suitable place in our courtyard to keep them.


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Solaras 3 years ago

To Princessa - not only do you spend less, but home grown vegetables taste considerably better than the store ones. Especially tomatoes!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Than you for your comments Princessa, Healthy meals and Solaras. Our 3 hens produce more eggs than I can use, (and chickens are also entertaining). Spring is coming and I am looking forward to the vegetable garden, too.


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

Thanks for the valuable survival tips. It's hard to do without the conveniences we're used to. However, it's good to be prepared and have a little know-how on the things our ancestors used to do in the old days. Plus it will be good for the body and mind too. Voted up and useful. :)


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

You are right, iguidenetwork. And if you don't have the know how, you should at least know how to find it. Thank you for your comments.


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KatNance 3 years ago

it's good to be prepared and have a little know-how on the things our ancestors used to do in the old days. we need to learn how to farm and learn how to do,,and grow our own stuff


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Being resourceful and self-reliant is great, buf if you are not you can can at least read the books to learn something. Thankd for commenting KatNance.


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KatNance 3 years ago

Knowledge is power! Great Hub..thanks I really enjoyed reading it


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Taleb80 3 years ago

I find your hub very helpful.

For two years I print most of useful hubs I read. Thanks for sharing.

For frugal living I have this hub "9 ways to save your money & have less Grocery Budget", hope it helps.

Thanks again.


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KatNance 3 years ago

these skills can be very helpful.- I try to make as much food as I can from scratch.i love to learn . enjoyed the hub


tmouse1 3 years ago

I have to admit that my survival skills are lacking. I can grow a good garden, and I have begun a more frugal lifestyle in anticipation of a worsening economy, but I think I would be in a bit of a pickle if the rug is pulled out from under me quickly.

That is why I loved the binder idea! Why didn't I think of that? I am normally a well organized person so I'm a bit surprised that it did not occur to me to compile and save essential information.

Definite thumbs up! Thanks!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

I appreciate the comment, Taleb80.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks, tmouse 2. I guess the binder idea came when I realized I had a pile of print-outs that could be easily categorized.


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Elizabeth Mara 3 years ago from New Hampshire

Hello, Rochelle,

Thank you for a great hub! I turned to the internet during a bad winter storm to learn ways I could heat my home if I lost power. All the while I surfed and read, I hoped I wouldn't loose electricity until I had an answer! Preparation is key to facing any emergency calmly, and your notebook idea is both encouraging and engaging. I had found a few ideas here and there online, and you've directed me to great resources right here at 'home', too~ thank you so much!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Yes, there are tons of helpful ideas on HP. Thanks for your comments, Elizabeth Mara.


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day4all 3 years ago from South United States

Thanks for the reminders, very helpful!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks, day4all, Glad you liked it.


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B. Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

No need to worry, since we will always have the World Wide Web via search engines like Google to answer all questions in any emergency. Unless the unthinkable happens ....


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Hopefully you are right, B.Leekley, but I know that when the power goes out here, I don't have access. Thanks for reading.


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

lol. I'm already living the lifestyle of my great-great-grandparents in many ways. Off the grid, growing my own food, trading with neighbours. Heck, I can even grind my own grain. :)

I'll bet my ancestors would have loved solar power. Daily life doesn't come to a halt when the sun goes down.

I have to confess, I love spending time in the kitchen now much more than I ever did when every appliance had a noisy motor. There's something very therapeutic about hand-making everything.

Voted up. :)


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Yes, it can still be done-- but it's especially nice to have solar power ... and the internet.


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

great hub ..with lots of helpful tips..One never knows what the future holds..it will help to be prepared...voting up and more..also sharing...


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks for commenting, faythef. There is a huge amount of information on HP.


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks, Katnance.


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LaryssaGeorge 2 years ago from Indiana

Preparation is key. Thanks for all the tips!


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Rochelle Frank 2 years ago from California Gold Country Author

Thanks for the comment, LaryssaGeorge. It's amazing what you can learn from other Hubbers.


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starme77 2 years ago

I want to learn how to can so I can grow my own veggies and store them. I think that would be a good idea , hopefully I get around to it before everything goes haywire haha :) nice hub


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Rochelle Frank 2 years ago from California Gold Country Author

There are lots of articles on HP with those themes-- print some out, so yu'll have them handy,


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Marisa Wright 22 months ago from Sydney

This is an excellent point. It's amazing how little people know about basic skills - it seems like most people can't even sew on a button any more!

I see that even in women in their fifties and sixties. I was a late baby (my mother was over 40), and having an older mother means that I learned many things that women with younger moms missed out on.

My mother grew up in the Depression and was a young woman during the war, so she learned how to make do - and taught me. I have never had to sides-to-middle my sheets or turn the collars on shirts, I don't knit or crochet - but I know how. It's a pity these skills aren't being passed on today.


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Rochelle Frank 22 months ago from California Gold Country Author

My mom also survived the Depression, the War, as well as an earthquake. I believe she knew how to do everything. She could sew anything from underwear to wedding dresses, I still have beautiful sweaters she knitted and she was good at repairing and fixing things in general. OK-- she wasn't a gourmet cook, but she knew how to put a meal on the table.

I'll bet a lot of people don't even know about turning collars or what side-to-middle means. I appreciate your comment very much.


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agvulpes 15 months ago from Australia

As a child of the 'Great Depression' I sure can relate to a lot of the great advise you offer in this 'evergreen' Hub!

I can remember the Coolgardie cooler that my Dad built to keep the food fresh !

I also believe that we are not far off another GFC ?


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Rochelle Frank 15 months ago from California Gold Country Author

a lot of people agree with you, Agvulpes. If more people were better prepared, we would all be better off.


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peachpurple 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

When economy I'd bad you gotta be frugal


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Rochelle Frank 13 months ago from California Gold Country Author

Absolutely, peachpurple. We have to keep things sensible.

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