It’s dreary Saturday in October.. raining a bit today so I’m spending some much-needed time online looking for items for organizing, gardening, and such around the house. replanting for spring planting already, it’s never too early. There are also the animals to take care of and I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to reduce feed costs, make the animal areas better and so forth.
The first item I’m looking at is this Garden Leaf & Waste Bags
Here’s a link to the ones I’m considering
Why these? That part is easy. Re-usable! I plan to use these to clear away the old garden plants and dump those into the chicken area this week to get picked over for veggies that didn’t quite ge ripe and greens. After that these won’t get put away.. I’ll be collecting all the leaves from my maple trees in them. This will be winter munchies for my rabbits. They don’t get a TON of leaves every day since that wouldn’t be healthy and they eat them like they are potato chips. But a handful now and then for them to play in and munch on will keep them VERY happy for the no growing seasons her in NY!
The next thing I’m looking at is this 4 tier greenhouse REPLACEMENT COVER.
Here’s a link in case you’re in need of one too
This isn’t the entire greenhouse, I already have that, this is the cover. Mine ripped a few years ago and while I’ve “fixed” it, it’s just not the same. Let me tell you, it’s the best price I’ve seen on Amazon for this and it’s REALLY going to let me gt some of those harder plants started come January. That means I cn get into canning earlier and get more food put back so I’m spending less money during the off growing months, which when you come right down to it, SAVING MONEY means more in my pocket for other things!
The next item I’m looking at is the Parachute Camping Hammock wit Mosquito Net
Here it is:
This one is going into Backpacks, which we use for hiking, camping and keep packed as bug out bags.
It’s all well and good to have a quick tent and bags, but if you don’t HAVE to sleep on the ground, why do it? I think these are small and light enough to work out perfectly during the warmer months, and these will keep us up off the ground and bug bite free! Both can be very important in an emergency situation, who wants to be miserable covered in bites when you’re already going through a rough time?
Next up on my new shopping list is this Portable Collapsible Multifunctional Folding Outdoor Basin Bucket
Here’s a link to it:
While those plastic collapsible water bottles are fine, I’ve found they seem leave a LOT to be desired. So I’ve moved up JUST A BIT from that to these. They collapse down flat and can carry more water than those plastic things. They can also be used to wash dishes in as a sink of sorts.
Those are my top picked for Bug out Bags and Hiking/camping gear, but these items also fit into my shopping agenda
Hammock Straps – Extra Strong, Long, Heavy Duty & Lightweight
Here’s a link of course:
These I’ll using in the back yard. Since I’m not planning to bug out but more to bug in, having these around can be very handy, just using them in the summer around my big old trees to laze about on hot days in my hammocks is a great idea for the family. I like the idea of stronger straps when I’m not worrying about carrying things around.
Backseat Car Organizer is next.
Here’s a link:
This one os going in my car. I’ll be putting things like first aid items, fire starting items, small trade items and just random stuff I’m not going to want to dig through my car emergency get home bag for so if I need them people won’t see that I actually have a larger get home bag available. You never know what kind of situation you might find yourself in, and with things organized in this you could put extra stuff you might need into your pockets before having to take off from the car if necessary!
My last item is for around the house and personally…Expandable 50FT Garden Water Hose
Here’s a link:
Just because I think I need more hoses but they take up WAY too much space, so for the garden I’ll be getting this, it’s small and tucks away the end of the season without taking up nearly as much space as my rolled up regular garden hoses, this is going to free up space out in the garage for other things, possibly dry food storage!
Hoses might become a necessity if something SHTF wise because I’ll be needing to move water from my sources to where I can use it and carrying it.. just isn’t going to be a “want” to do thing if I can use hoses it will make things faster and easier
So.. thanks for joining me on my shopping adventure today, I hope it gives you some useful ideas!