Have you ever given thought as to how you will live life as a Prepper as you age or
perhaps your already older and prepping!
The topic has come up several time in preparedness groups and again recently
at Prepper Website on our monthly private email online meetup.
As much as I don’t want to wrap my brain around this or think about it,
being single, approaching 65 and spry as a spring chicken, I still need to start thinking and
planning as I head to living the ripe age of 100. LOL
Or perhaps SHTF will happen and for some reason I’m taken out of this life and
moved on to heaven with my Lord.
Being on a limited income but needing to get as much done as possible because of the
times we live in and knowing I may not always feel like a spring chicken, I have plans
to do a more permaculture pond filled by rain water as a water source, for swimming and for plant life around it.
The example below is a bit larger than I plan to do but will give you an idea. I’ve started digging slowly since weather has continued to be uncooperative.
I’ll also be using a large bubbler vs an pump. This will add plenty of oxygen to the pond.
I won’t be adding fish to this one. I may perhaps do one solely for fish somewhere down the road.
I store a lot of water but can one ever have enough water! Living near a residential area means
I use the city water system and you can imagine how this will go if SHTF.
I also was reading about a method called Gleying to seal the bottom of the pond. I need to research this a bit more but here’s an article on it I’ve found so far: How to Gley a Pond
I’m also exploring some primitive ways to do the bottom of the pond using wood ash and fire but need
to explore a bit more first. I’ll share as I go forth.
I am also planning to get rain barrels and working on a couple cisterns to fill with rain water. These can be used to water the garden as well as be filtered in the Berkey for drinking if need be.
A lot to get done before I am not moving as much LOL
I look forward to sharing as I go forth on these projects.
If you have any ideas or have done either a pond or cisterns, I’d like to hear your thoughts.
I’m thinking how will I garden and grow food if not able to get around and stoop down as much. I haven’t got that far with this one yet but know I need to make myself think and plan ahead.
How about you? Are you older or thinking about how things need to be more manageable when you are not moving around as easily?