Listener Questions and Answers | episode 154
This week I tackle Listener Questions.
I have questions on dealing with the community during a SHTF.
What are some non-prepper skills to have during a collapse?
And much more.
This week I talk about the Lessons From Near Human Extinction Events. Science Has found evidence that at least five times in the past humans faced near extinction events.
Many times we have stood on the brink of extinction only to come back stronger.
This week I share a few ways to Avoid paying taxes.
I don’t just mean the IRS taxes but several of the taxes that burden us daily.
I talk about brewing your own beer to avoid the sin tax placed on alcohol and tobacco.
If you are a “farm” you can do lots of tax write-offs. Feed, vet trips etc.
Business write-offs. Lots of things can be written off as business expenses. This is a huge topic and would need an expert.
I begin the episode talking about how growing plants from seeds you have saved cuts two taxes.
You are not paying a tax on buying more seeds. And Secondly, you are not paying sales tax on buying the food you would have had to buy.
The same applies to livestock and chickens especially. If you go to the CO-Op and buy chicks you pay a tax. But you never pay tax on the eggs they lay.
What ways do you have to avoid paying taxes? Let Me know in the comments Below!
This week I have an episode all about How to preserve fruits and vegetables. The last episode was all about How to preserve meat.
Many of the same techniques work for both. You really need to find the method that works well for which item.
Canning works great for meat to make a stew with but will turn some softer veggies into mush.
Some methods of preservation work better than others and some are easier.
Free dried foods will last the longest. But Freeze drying at home is all but impossible unless you have 30k to spend.
In this case, I say buying freeze dried foods is best not trying to make a DIY rig at home.
Fermentation works great and can have added benefits for both gut health and to fight off scurvy.
With ferments like sauerkraut without canning, you can expect it to last up to 6 months. With wines and distilled alcohol, it will last forever.
Freezing is the quickest and easiest method available. While the grid is still up, take advantage of this method. If the grid fails you will need to consume the frozen goods or preserve them another way.