While Amazon’s recent moves helped spur this, I was planning to do it in any case. Over at the public section of the Cabal, I’ve begun a journal of My month of frugality.
Reasons are explained in the thread, but even if most of them don’t resonate with you, it might be a good thing to try this exercise once in a while as part of your preps. We try out our storage foods, change the batteries in our flashlights, even conduct experiments in doing without our household power for a few days. But how many of us test to see how little we could survive on if we were unemployed, the ATMs were down, etc.?
Obviously this isn’t a prep for total SHTF or TEOTWAWKI when cash-money and paying monthly bills might become more irrelevant than buggy whips and political promises. But for normal hard times.
If you want to participate as well as read, remember that we’re also offering 30-day free provisional membership to you if you want to “test drive” the place. (This offer will end on the Dreaded Ides of March.)
There’s more in the public area of the Cabal forums, of course — from a video on sheltering during escape and evasion to a discussion on the Ten Commandments that wandered a bit far afield. Enjoy. And learn.