I suck at the Internet.
I’ll start out by apologizing for not getting a post up on the site sooner. Apparently, I’m not nearly as internet savvy as I originally thought. I managed to lock myself out of my own website and had a little trouble setting up the email account through my hosting company. That’s the trouble with the DIY mindset. Sometimes, you don’t actually know enough to do it yourself, but that won’t stop someone as stubborn as me from pushing on! I could have resolved the issues a lot sooner if I had called tech support, but I knew I would figure it out on my own (by the way, I didn’t figure it out and had to call tech support). I’m still winging it for the most part, but the important pieces are coming together. I haven’t deleted any files that make my webpage work since the second day. I’m pretty sure I’ve learned enough about WordPress to make this post available. I might even be able to get pictures uploaded and in posts soon. If you check back and get some awful error, rest assured I will be working to get it fixed, even if I have to make a dreaded call to tech support!
I’d like to point out that there is a “blogroll” to the right of where you are reading right now. Blogroll is just a cuter, bloggier way of saying “Links”. If I knew more about code language, I would change it to “Links”, but that might result in a very poor looking webpage. We’ll leave it alone for the time being.
On that blogroll, I’ve added a few links that I visit often. These websites have been a great source of information for me. Of particular note are the Backwoods Home link, and the Ask Jackie Clay that is a part of BWH. Backwoods home is a print and online publication that specializes in homesteading and self reliance. They have some of the most knowledgeable writers out there on anything related to homesteading. Jackie Clay is one of their more popular bloggers. To say that she is an expert on food storage would be the understatement of the year. I’ve learned more from reading her blog and reader questions than I’ve found in a dozen books.
Two more of the links are for the Survival Podcast and AgriTrue. The Survival Podcast is by far the most popular podcast relating to survivalism and self reliance. It is done by Jack Spirko, and he is one of the sharpest guys out there. He’s been podcasting for over three years, and has built an awesome community. AgriTrue is a new concept of his that is just getting off the ground. I could go into detail about it, but that would take up a lot of space, and it would rehash what is waiting for you if you click that link.
Zombie Squad is a group based in St. Louis, with chapters all over the world. At their core, they are an emergency preparedness and survival group that focuses on education. It draws a younger crowd than normally found with groups of that type. I’ve met a lot of great people through Zombie Squad and I’ve learned a LOT.
Last but not least, there is a link for the Freedom Feens podcast. It is hosted by Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi. I met Michael a few years ago through a message board and have been keeping up with his many projects since then. The Freedom Feens are libertarian while still being fun to listen to. Its not a lot of the same monotonous drivel that seems to permeate the liberty movement.
Please take some time to visit these sites. I’ve learned a lot of great information, and hope that everyone else can too. I’ll be adding more links as time goes on, but these folks are near and dear to my heart so I wanted to give them special attention.
Now that I’ve got the basics figured out on this new world of websites, I’ll be getting stuff posted more frequently. I’m going to start with some gear reviews, then venture into subject that interest me. A little gardening, some food storage, energy, the potential for flesh eating hoards to come shambling down my road.