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  There’s no way to predict with 100% certainty where you will be when an emergency happens. You could be at home (depending on how much of your time you’re at home – but most of us are home at least 1/3 of the time, while we sleep). You could be at work (that could… Read more »


Bicycle Trailer

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Month ten is bringing us closer to a full year of saving items. We are getting to some items geared toward longer term storage, your health, growing your own food and alternate mode of travel. All of which can be important when the situation calls for it. Let’s talk more about how these fit into… Read more »


Sun protection is important

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When TSHTF, will the sun become your enemy? Unfortunately, our global sunscreen may slowly be giving out. Learn how to protect yourself and your family. Survive and thrive. Running errands, I decide to stop at Target, the store that seems to sell everything I don’t need but buy anyway. Really, does anyone ever get out of there… Read more »


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This week, we had an unusual thing happen at our house – we discovered mold in our water filter! It was gross and disgusting, and I had to find a way to get rid of it. Let’s start at the beginning. A year or so ago, I got a Berkey Light water filter. My daughter… Read more »


pet food

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Here we are, almost through an entire year of packing things away. I bet you are a little more at ease. Being prepared is an ongoing process. Making sure you have enough to get you through any situation is always the goal, however you can never be too prepared. Keep at it, packing away a… Read more »


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This week, I tried the eFoods Direct Au Gratin Potatoes. I love the au gratin potatoes that my mom made when I was growing up. (She actually called them “scalloped potatoes,” but I’ve learned since then that, because of the layer of cheese on the top and how it is browned, they are actually “au… Read more »


utilities

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Ahhh, month eight. What can we pack away this month? Keep in mind, you should be adding to the necessities a little at a time on top of the things in this list. Food items, important medications and so on. This month will be about some of the things you might need or need to… Read more »


biscuits

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Hot biscuits with butter and jam or honey on them are always a delicious addition to a meal. I remember my mother making them from scratch (no, “scratch” isn’t a product – it’s what you call making something from the actual ingredients, like flour, salt, baking powder, and water), and though she was fairly fast… Read more »


Hand Tools

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Here we are in month seven. We have a decent amount of food, water and other items to be more comfortable when something happens. When the time comes, we’ll be ready. This month, we are going to talk about some of the items you may not think to keep on-hand. Even if you dont have… Read more »