Pennsif’s Progress #619 – Why do I prep – Pennsif’s Personal SHTF Scale

I have been a prepper all my adult life.

It started with watching Terry Nation’s never bettered BBC TV series ‘Survivors’ in late 1970’s.

I grabbed a copy of Richard Mabey’s Food For Free book and I was up and running.

In various ways, and to various levels, I have kept on prepping ever since.

Over the last decade or so, as I have got older and the earth has got rougher, my prepping has been accelerating at an ever faster pace.

Moving to our homestead at the turn of the century was a hyper-catalyst on our prepping journey.

The independence, the isolation and the insulation that our homestead provides is a critical key on our path to self-reliance.

There is the convergence and the divergence at the heart of it all.

On the one hand we strive for self-reliance and self-sufficiency in these ‘normal times’ just so we can STICK IT TO THE MAN as some would say.

But underlying and underpinning our quest to off-grid our lives in full @wwf ungrip style is the desire to be ready and to be resilient for when the ‘normal times’ become the ‘bad times’.

What are the ‘Bad Times’?

I use the term ‘Bad Times’ as a family-friendly euphemism for SHTF – When the Sh*t Hits the Fan.

Bad Times can come in many guises and in many levels of severity.

Like all good preppers I endeavour to prep for all eventualities, but like all realistic preppers I know I can’t.

That does not mean rolling over and turning the other.

It means doing the best with what you’ve got.

Pennsif’s Personal SHTF Scale (PPSS)

I am sure someone, some body or some worthy institution has codified this better than me but I have my own personal ‘scale of threat’ that I prep for.

I’ll aim for the big #5, but if in reality I can nail down #3, or even #4 at a push, I know I’ll have prepped my prepping best.

Threat Level Threat Area Examples
0 Family house fire, death of immediate family member, loss of main source of income, major illness
1 Local major flood, explosion at a chemical factory
2 Regional widespread flooding, terrorist dirty bomb, severe earthquake
3 National extreme weather destruction across the country, multiple terrorist attacks in several cities, government collapse, cyber attack on the electricity grid
4 Continental outbreak of war with Russia in Europe, major pandemic, terrorist detonation of a nuclear bomb
5 Global major meteor strike, worldwide pandemic, outbreak of nuclear war between USA and Russia / China

 

Everyone, everywhere should, one hopes, be minded to take care of Level 0 possibilities.

Ideally responsible families might make some provision for Level 1 threats.

Beyond that you are beginning to earn your prepper stripes.

I’m all in and shooting for #5.

Prepping for the really big one is a mental challenge of the first order.

It’s all risk and reward, opportunity costs, getting your priorities right, hoping, praying and thinking it through.

The common voice I am sure will retort “that ain’t going to ever happen…”.

But it might.

A level 5 event is not impossible.

It may not be that likely, but if you sit back and think a while it is not too difficult to string together the news headlines that would take us there…

That is why I prep.



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Pennsif’s Progress #622 – Security in Numbers – can we build a community on our homestead

Harking back to the topic of security once again might seem repetitive.

But security in all its forms and manifestations is fundamentally what prepping is all about.

Security of food, security of water and security of us – my family, our animals, our homestead.

Picking up once more on the comment by @bobydimitrov in a previous blog :

Your food stockpile is just a club swing away from being someone else’s. … Even if you keep an arsenal in your house, you cannot possibly keep a band of marauders from taking your stuff and your life.

This fact is so totally true, and must absolutely be addressed. In any ‘Bad Times Scenario’ it will most likely be a safety in numbers game. As @bobydimitrov says :

People will never survive as loners, or single families. At the very least I’m thinking groups of 10-15 families living together in a small space. And even that probably won’t be enough to fend off marauders.

I spoke in a previous post about [the importance of local community](https://steemit.com/steempress/@pennsif/pennsifsprogress627-security-itmuststartwiththelocalcommunity-b0myt42qpz). That will be important but it can only ever be part of the whole security solution.

We are blessed, and lucky enough, to be stewards, guardians and owners of a largish house, an attached coach house, two barns and 17 acres of land.

That was not just by chance. From the beginning of our time here I have always had in mind that the property might eventually become home for more than one family.

Although financial, time and family limitations have so far held back any major developments, we are soon entering a “new phase” as our children begin to move away to the next stages of their lives.

This presents the opportunity for developments I have long been contemplating to turn our property of one family into a community of several.

The starting point has been the old barns (and there is another one on the other side that this photograph doesn’t show).

These could readily accommodate at least eight people. Of course for planning reasons, in the here and now, these would not be permanent residences but temporary accommodation for holidaying family, friends and guests.

We even have had an architect draw up full plans for the renovation and conversion. He got rather carried away though and came up with a Grand Design costing over US$ 350,000. This included such embellishments as a glass atrium and even a lift.

This was a somewhat more extravagant development than we had envisaged. His plans have been carefully stored in a strong cardboard tube and instead we have begun the work in a more piecemeal, practical and affordable fashion.

The coachhouse at the end of the house has also been planned up for a more modest conversion to accommodate another couple of people.

With a fuller utilisation of existing buildings we could with ease accommodate 4 families, or around 15 people.

That still leaves the 17 acres around us. Erecting new buildings will be difficult with planning regulations but less permanent structures would be quite feasible.

I have long had a dream to build two cabins of some sort – one tucked in the corner at the end of the old pig garden, the other down by the lake.

Exactly what form these buildings might take I am not yet sure.  I have been looking at a number of options – straw bale houses, log cabins, timber framed, extended sheds…

On The Alternative Lifestyle Show last week I listened with great interest to @basicstoliving’s plans for aircrete dome houses.

Another route, which would certainly be easier from a planning point of view, would be to go for semi-mobile tiny houses.

It is certainly going to be an interesting journey exploring alternatives and eventually turning them into actual dwellings of some nature.


Who will live in them?

Once all the living places are complete we should be able to accommodate 6 families with around 20 people in total.

That still doesn’t achieve @bobydimitrov’s suggested 10 – 15 families but it is a step in the right direction.

The big question is who would live in the various buildings?

In good times some would be reserved for our children and their future families. The rest would be ideal for AirBnB lettings which would also bring in a little extra income along the way.

But what about if the Bad Times come.

The starting point of course would be our children.

By the time all these developments come to fruition they will likely be starting their own families. They will be given first refusal.

Our extended family are all in other countries and other continents so it is probably unlikely and impractical that they would want to come here.

The next port of call would be friends. We don’t have a large circle of friends. And many of our friends live on similar properties to ours and would likely be staying put.

So that begs the question who would want to come here and who would we want to come here?

It is a question that best needs answering long before Bad Times might come, not when they happen.

I wonder, I wonder, I wonder…

Maybe we should start a little steem prepping community?

Perhaps some sort of steem ‘timeshare’?

There was a very good project proposed some months back on steem – Kin-Shep – Steemit Hospitality Engagement Platform – for people to swap temporary ‘work’ for accommodation on homesteads around the world. Alas it seems to have faded away, but I think the concept still stands strong.

This is just the beginning of this story.

Much, much, much more thought, contemplation, discussion, exploration and perhaps experimentation needs to come next.

Whichever way it cuts and falls it presents some very interesting possibilities.

I would be happy and a half to hear your thoughts and ideas on this..



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Pennsif’s Progress #624 – Our Water Supply and all our backups

Wales, where I live, is renowned for being a rather wet and rainy country.

So as a prepper going off-grid for water has been comparatively easy.

We have our own water supply from springs, and we deal with our sewarage via a septic tank. We are not mains connected for either.

In fact we have invested quite a bit in improving our infrastructure over the last 15 years.

When we moved here there was a single concrete water tank with a capacity of about 2,500 litres (550 gallons). This was adequate for the elderly couple that we bought the house from.

However with three young children, baths, showers and lots of dirty washing, we ran out of water the second year we were here. So we upgraded our water storage capacity to two new 5,000 litre (1,100 gallon) tanks.

A few years later we had problems with the septic tank breaking down so we had that replaced with a new bigger capacity tank. We make sure we get that emptied every couple of years at least.


As well as the springs and the tanks we also have a secondary mini reservoir and tank system set up on a spring-fed stream on the other side of the property. This is currently used for watering the polytunnel.

The old original well of the house is also still accessible and usable. It needs quality testing again but certainly would be suitable for all non drinking or cooking uses.

As a backup to the backup to the backup there is also the lake that I am sure would never run dry. Although that is around 60 feet below the house so we would need some serious pumping gear to get water up to the house from there.

Finally as a backup to the backup to the backup to the backup we also keep about 50 litres of bottled water in stock just in case…

So in terms of water I think we can tick the OffGrid box pretty handsomely.


Risk Points

Our only risk points would contamination or extreme extended dry summers.

In terms of contamination we have our water supply lab-checked every few years, we have a supply of water purification tablets and we a couple of water filters.

Extended dry summers while rare in Wales do occur here every ten years or so. When they do happen we activate our ‘Restricted Water Usage Protocols’. This involves only allowing short showers and no baths, cutting down on the amount of clothes washings, and using ‘grey water’ for toilet flushing.

I estimate these protocols cut our water usage by a third at least.

We have in fact just activated these protocols on Sunday as we have been without rain for approaching a month.

However when I checked the main tanks yesterday both were still full, but the weather forecast is saying at least another two weeks of hot dry weather so we will keep the water saving in place just in case.

As a prepper I am very happy, and very proud, to be able to put a big fat tick next to the Offgrid Water option.

This water independence also gives us the added bonus of no bills for water and sewerage.

When we first moved here we did make enquiries with the local water board about how much it would cost to get connected to the mains water supply. They came back with the tidy sum of £75,000 (US$100,000), and that was nearly 20 years ago.

No thanks Mr Water Man, we’ve got this one covered.



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Pennsif’s Progress #627 – Security – it must start with the local community

In my previous Pennsif’s Progress post about food security @bobydimitrov made a very good comment about security and being able to defend one’s food stockpile against the marauding masses if a society breakdown occurs.

Your food stockpile is just a club swing away from being someone else’s. Your greenhouse is a magnet for hungry bands of pillagers. Even if you keep an arsenal in your house, you cannot possibly keep a band of marauders from taking your stuff and your life.

That is of course a big concern. In that sort of situation we can only have food security if we have security.

Our remote location is both a blessing and a danger for us. Our nearest neighbours are one mile way in one direction and half a mile in the often.

The neighbours are too far away to even know if we were having problems… or are they?


OpSec

Before I joined steem I wrote my daily Pennsif’s Progress posts for many months on a UK Preppers forum. Discussions were always informative, often educational, commonly enjoyable and sometimes quite frank.

Security was a common topic for discussion – but ‘OpSec‘ was the always the watchword.

Operational Securty was of the outmost importance – never give too much information away, least you would be ‘uncovered’ and hoards of undesirables would be beating a path to you door.

So my big takeaway from that preppers forum was to keep a low profile and never say too much.

That is sound advice. So in answer to @bobydimitrov I will keep it general.

One family in a remote farmhouse – even with a truckload of guns – couldn’t mount any effective defense against hungry people with bad intentions.

But this is the UK, with very restrictive gun laws, so our truck won’t be full guns… maybe just airguns, catapaults, sticks and stones and bows and arrows.

But this is rural Wales where every knows everyone, most people have the same surname and sometimes you really have to keep up with the Jones.

The Local Community

So that is where security will start … with the community.

We moved here nearly 20 years ago and in that time we have been involved in a lot of what goes on in the local community.

Our children have attended the local schools, my wife has learnt Welsh at local classes, I have been been involved in organising festivals and other community events. In any ways and all ways we have got to know people in the local area and they have got to know us. My mother being born here has given us a free pass in some areas as well.

And our near neighbours have always been helpful – pulling our car out of the floods, lifting delivery vans that have slid off our lane, coming by in their 4x4s when we have been blocked in by snow.

The local community, and our neighbours, are the foundation of our security strategy.

Distance can be an issue, but that is nothing that some CB radios or a network of walkie-talkies won’t be able to deal with.

So that is our Prepping Security Strategy, Part I.

Tomorrow, OpSec permitting, I will reveal Part II, and maybe even a glimpse of Part III…



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Pennsif’s Progress #628 – food security – my three pronged approach

I am a prepper first and foremost.

Being a homesteader for me is a key part of my prepping strategy.

Growing my own food is frontline for my food security plans.

If the bad times come and the supermarkets are emptied, as long as the sun keeps shining, the rains keeping falling and the soil doesn’t blow away I will keep growing.

There were several other reasons why we moved to our homestead in Wales nearly 20 years ago but having land to grow was one great big part of that equation.

I know though growing our own food won’t always be enough. Although we are moving towards almost full independence on vegetables, there are food production areas such as grains and fruit that will always be more difficult with our land and our climate.

Of course we will always be at the mercy of the weather, and pests and… my health for example.

So we definitely need more than one layer for our food security.

Food stockpiling and long term food storage are areas we are continually developing.

I would really like to grow our skills and facilities for canning but that is still in its infancy for us.

We’ve been making sauerkraut successfully with our surplus cabbage, and we have done quite a bit of dehydrating.

Freezing is our default, fall-back quick and easy method for preserving surplus fruit and veg.  We did use that a lot last summer and we had frozen veg from our garden for several months into the winter.

But we are still not producing enough from the garden to build large stocks and relying on electricity consuming freezers is not ideal.

Food Stockpiling

I do therefore take the ‘commercial’ food stockpiling route. I regularly make trips to a nearby trade cash and carry that I

have got an account with.

The choice of what to stockpile is always an issue but I generally look for long shelf life ‘neutral’ products like tinned fruit, beans, soups etc.  I also look out for good offers as well.

Tinned fish (especially sardines, tuna and sild) used to be firm favourites as protein sources but since I have become vegetarian / almost vegan that needs a bit of a rethink.

I also keep an eye open for good bargains in supermarkets – buy one get one free type offers etc. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save scheme with 15% discounts can be worth checking out as well.

I have also added cheap vitamins to our stocks recently.

All this I would class as the near/medium term food stocking strategy.

Currently we hold around 6 months food supplies. Which combined with what we grow and produce on the homestead I think could see us through 2 or maybe 3 years of society breakdown type food shortages.

I would very much like to increase our stockpiles and continually improve our food production resilience to head towards a five year food security setup.

Should we plan for longer?

That is an interesting question… they never seem to in the movies.

But when I look at some of the more hardcore prepper videos online, particularly from the USA, I really think I need to get to my act together and prep on hard.

Alas long term freeze-dried food is more difficult, and I believe a lot more expensive, to obtain in the UK than in the USA.

However I have been dipping our toes in the water and bit by bit buying supplies from Mountain House, LDS, Wise Company etc.

We still though only have maybe 3 months of long term supplies at best.

This will need some more serious investigation, trialing and budgeting to build up.

With the cost of freeze-dried foods I have even thought of investing in freeze-drying equipment. But that is only a fanciful idea at present.

So this is where I have got to with our family’s food security program.

Further along than most of the population I suspect but still a long way short of where I want us to be.


PS – while writing this I thought of another valuable element of a food security policy – foraging. But that needs a post of its own.

And what about scavenging…

And what about security !!!   If we’ve got food and the others haven’t, what comes next… Too scary to think for the moment.



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Pennsif’s Sustainability Curation Digest for MSP – week ending 17 June 2018

Another week as Sustainability Curator for the Minnow Support Project and I am really enjoying this.

I am picking up so many fascinating and informative posts it really brings home to me the massive potential that steem has to educate, inform and promote sustainability in all its forms.

And it is giving me new ideas all the time. I just wish I had more time to put those ideas into practice !

So here are five more most excellent posts, and a couple of extra nearly-there’s for good measure…


The Five that made it … the Picks of the Week

Is Homesteading Right For You? by @awesomehomestead

A big topic to kick off.

People become homesteaders for all sorts of reasons. But there is usually a little bit of seeking the idyllic life in there somewhere.

@awesomehomestead brings it down with a bump when he looks at some of the harsh realities of homesteading. Check out his post to see if you have what it takes to make it as a homesteader…


The Annual Freezer Inventory by @goldenoakfarm

A big part of prepping and homesteading is being organised. Knowing what you have, where it is and it needs to be used by.

@goldenoakfarm has definitely nailed it when comes to keeping track of what is in her freezers. I am super impressed, and just a little bit envious. One day I’ll get there.

If you want to see how it should be done take a read [email protected]’s post…


DWC Hydroponics in the Greenhouse by @liberyworms


Hydroponics is something I really want to get to grips with at some point soon. But it always seems just a bit too complicated and a bit too fiddly to get right.

@liberyworms has got it sorted. Check out their post if you want to see their hydroponics setup …


My Visit to the University of Benin Fish Farm for my Training by @abiye

This is moving up a scale. Fish farming at a commercial level. @abiye is learniing how this is done.

His post will tell you more…


Laundry Liquid with Essential Oils – the Sunshine Recipe! by @buckaroo

Making your own domestic cleaning materials is definitely stepping up your game on the homesteading front.

It it definitely a good step to make. Who knows the cumulative effect of all the chemicals in the commercial products.

Learn to make your own laundry liquid with @buckaroo’s post…



The Three that didn’t quite … the Honorable Mentions

Aside from the five posts that made it into the top picks of the week, here are three that were close, but not quite close enough.

They are all definitely worth a read and a vote for good measure…

  • Soft & Wholesome Golden Carrot Bread – Disguising Veggies to Nourish Your Family! by @woman-onthe-wing
    https://steemit.com/food/@woman-onthe-wing/soft-and-wholesome-golden-carrot-bread-disguising-veggies-to-nourish-your-family
  • [email protected]
    hhttps://steemit.com/farms/@abiye/gardening-okro-cultivation
  • The Homestead Kitchen : Making Rhubarb Three Ways (Juice/Fruit Leather & Dried Pieces) by @walkerland
    https://steemit.com/food/@walkerland/the-homeatead-kitchen-making-rhubarb-three-ways-juice-fruit-leather-and-dried-pieces


I will be on the lookout now for posts to include in this weekly Sustainability Curation Digest.

I am also always seeking out new guests for the Alternative Lifestyle Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio every Friday.

If you haven’t listened to the show before you can hear last week’s episode here :

If you are interesting in coming on the show, or if you have suggestions for suitable posts for this digest, feel free to comment below, or contact me on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

I also run a charitable giving project called A Dollar A Day – you can read more about that here :

I am looking for more projects to support with that and I am particularly interested in finding some sustainability / renewables related projects.



The Minnow Support Project has multiple curators that pick five posts from under-valued minnows each week to highlight through MSP3k. This way MSP and PAL can promote new writers and content creators on Steemit, and in effect reward them for doing a superior job.



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Pennsif’s Sustainability Curation Digest for MSP – week ending 10 June 2018


Second week on the job as Sustainability Curator for the Minnow Support Project and I’m definitely getting my feet under the table.

I’ve been on the lookout throughout the past week for sustainability related gems and I sure have found some great posts to feature in this digest.

The plan to interweave this curation process with finding guests for my Alternative Lifestyle Show on MSP Waves Radio also worked out super well.

@buzz.lightyear who was among my five curated authors last week was on the show on Friday and gave a great interview about this EMPOWER project.

@alexa.janell unfortunately couldn’t make it on to Friday’s show but is scheduled to come on in the next week or two.

A couple of the other curated authors are also looking at coming on future shows.

So I have high hopes for this week’s curation choices.


The Five that made it … the Picks of the Week

Empowering Ourselves By Building Food Security by @walkerland

I was collecting potential posts all through the week for this curation digest and I was surprised by the end of the week that I had actually added four posts from @walkerland to the shortlist.

As a prepper myself, food security is a big thing, so of @walkerland’s four posts on my list this one just edged home to become one of my five picks of the week.

If bad times come how long would your food stocks last?  Check out @walkerland’s post to learn about improving your food security…


How to Bottle and Brew Kombucha at Home by @rakkasan84

I am a keen follower of the Way of the Ferment, and I like to keep my microbiome happy with the likes of kefir and sauerkraut.

I haven’t yet ventured into making Kombucha so this post caught my eye.

If you want to learn to love the SCOBY take a read of @rakkasan84’s post…


Bugging Out – Why Bother? PART 1 by @preppervetuk

Prepping and bugging out might be considered to be on the edge of the sustainability remit, but to be truly sustainable you need to be prepared for every eventuality.

If you want to see if you need a bugging out plan take a look at @preppervetuk’s post…


Making AirCrete For The First Time. Alternative Building Material! by @basicstoliving

AirCrete is something new to me, but it seems it is a less environmentally impactful building material than traditional concrete. And it’s cheaper too.

@basicstoliving’s post will tell you more…


My first time having Alligator : An Alligator Sauce Piquant over Rice by @armadillocreek

This is definitely the curve ball in the frying pan.

Even though I am currently chomping at the door of veganism I couldn’t resist this one. I am guessing alligators aren’t yet factory farmed so it is worth exploring different forms of protein if you are a meat eater.

Go take a bite out of this post…



The Five that didn’t quite … the Honorable Mentions

During the week I shortlisted more than a dozen posts in total. Aside from the five that made it into the top picks of the week, these are another five that were close, but not quite close enough.

They are all definitely worth a read and a vote for good measure…

  • Vegan Sunday Roast | Spicy Cauliflower Roast With Rainbow Chickpea Salad And Tomato Veggie Sauce by @amy-goodrich
    https://steemit.com/fruitsandveggiesmonday/@amy-goodrich/vegan-sunday-roast-or-spicy-cauliflower-roast-with-rainbow-chickpea-salad-and-tomato-veggie-sauce
  • Easy To Spot Medicine Growing Almost Everywhere This Time Of Year by @hopfarmnc
    https://steemit.com/homesteading/@hopfarmnc/easy-to-spot-medicine-growing-almost-everywhere-this-time-of-year-5f569651a5622
  • Compact Survival Fishing Kit 🎣 [Survival Article] by @juozas
    https://steemit.com/survival/@juozas/compact-survival-fishing-kit-survival-article
  • Tangwystl Cottage – adding a little spice in my life by @ravenruis
    https://steemit.com/homesteading/@ravenruis/tangwystl-cottage-adding-a-little-spice-in-my-life
  • Our 1st Week Living Off-Grid!!! by @senorcoconut
    https://steemit.com/ecotrain/@senorcoconut/our-1st-week-living-off-grid


I will be on the lookout now for posts to include in this weekly Sustainability Curation Digest.

I am also always seeking out new guests for the Alternative Lifestyle Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio every Friday.

If you haven’t listened to the show before you can hear last week’s episode here :

If you are interesting in coming on the show, or if you have suggestions for suitable posts for this digest, feel free to comment below, or contact me on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

I also run a charitable giving project called A Dollar A Day – you can read more about that here :

I am looking for more projects to support with that and I am particularly interested in finding some sustainability / renewables related projects.



The Minnow Support Project has multiple curators that pick five posts from under-valued minnows each week to highlight through MSP3k. This way MSP and PAL can promote new writers and content creators on Steemit, and in effect reward them for doing a superior job.



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Homesteaders & Preppers on steem – time to revive the list

You might remember the list of Homesteaders and Preppers on steemit that I use to compile.

I updated it for about 6 months until the beginning of the year.

It had reached version 12 by then and had over 300 homesteaders and preppers.

I did make a start on version 13 but I didn’t follow through for a number of reasons.

One of the issues that I was commonly getting comments on was that so many people in the list were no longer active. That is certainly true – when I did some checking through about 3 months ago I found around half of the people on the list appeared to be inactive. That was a very sad reflection on the poor retention rates on steem.

Another issue with the list was that as it had grown bigger it was becoming technically difficult to manage with the very rudimentary tools that the steem interface offers. Now I am trying some new steem technology in the form of SteemPress to make the management of the list easier.

Now seems like a very good time to revive the list. To help me find guests for The Alternative Radio Show that I host on MSP Waves Radio an up to date list will be invaluable.

It might also be useful for other new initiatives designed to help the homesteading and self-reliance communities like the new Global Homestead Collective @ghscollective just set up by @freedompoint, @freedomtowrite and @steemcafe.


Are you on the list?

If you have joined steemit since January you probably won’t be on the list.

If you joined before January you should be but might not.

If you are not sure check out the previous list :

If you are not on the list and would like to be post a comment below with your account name, when you joined and where you are (ideally country/state). Or if you prefer message me on Discord (Pennsif#9921).

I will wait a week or so and then put out a new updated version of the list.

My feeling is to leave off all inactive members. Maybe anyone who hasn’t posted / commented / voted in the past month?  I would appreciate your thoughts on this point.

That’s it for now. I hope Steempress works. And I hope the new list will be a useful too for networking for homesteaders and preppers again.


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