Effective May 1. 2014, I will no longer be posting commentaries or responses to the posts here, when they includes or contain a link to a webpage for the purpose of advertising, unless there is a prior arrangement to do so.
Of late, a huge number of comments received do not relate at all to the post I have written. Refrigerators on sale this weekend in India do not relate to a post on hand pumps for wells !
I am also being asked by others to remove comments or ads, and this is creating liability issues for me.
I feel an obligation to provide information about products I actually use and can truly tell readers about, and not about products of which I know nothing.
My focus has always been to bring important preparedness information on varietal topics which only includes advertising when I personally know something about the product, and then I provide my own perspective and reactions. My purpose has never been to log large numbers of followers, although we do have a fair number of unique users who although they have not signed up to become followers, but who do visit the site, and do participate. We are a reference for reasonable family preparedness information and I do pay attention to issues of frugality here.
I am also unable to allow posts here that have been placed anonymously or by "opaque users", due to issues of liability.
I am also not available to the blogs on a daily basis, and so many comments, will simply not be reviewed or posted in a timely manner.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.