Episode-76- Local Economies and Web Based Survival Tools — 6 Comments

  1. If you use Firefox, a great way to stay on top of craigslist posting is to use Live Bookmarks. They allow you to quickly and easily see any new items have been listed. Here is what you do:
    1. go into a group, or perform a search on craigslist
    2. scroll to the bottom of the page and click the RSS icon
    3. Select ‘subscribe using live bookmarks’
    4. Give the bookmark a short descriptive name
    5. The bookmark will appear in your toolbar, and one click on it will display a list of the items from that group or search.

    I have firefox open all day, and it is very easy to find some great deals shortly after they are posted. I can also search for hard to find specialty items. I often find items that I would pay twice as much for on ebay.

    I love craigslist. As Jack pointed out, it supports the local economy, it allows you to prep on the cheap, and it introduces you to new people in the community. Win-win-win.

  2. Craigslist is great! I’ve received free firewood using CL. I’ve bought my breadmaker for $20. I’ve sold stuff I no longer need. It’s a great resource.

  3. Darn, I posted something about radar, but I think I lost it. has a good radar where you can zoom in, show lightning strikes, and is also very current. Click the “nexrad radar” tab, then pick your area.

    The greatest resource for real hurricane info, more than what the news or NHC will share with you, where the meteorologists and hurricane hunter pilots hang out and talk shop. A must if you live in ANY hurricane zone, it’s not just for people in Florida.

    Thanks for the tidbits!

  4. I know this is an old podcast, but I am still new and cathing up. Thank you for the google docs information! That is incredibly helpful and seems to me to be more stable than carrying a thumb drive that could be destroyed inadvertently!