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It’s important that we know what the emergency preparedness plans are at any schools that we are associated with, whether your children go there, you work at a school, or there’s one in your neighborhood. It would be good to know what to expect in an emergency. I wrote previously about what I found for emergencies at… Read more »


Homeschooling

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Help us make a decision. The pros and cons of homeschooling as a prepper family. Each August, we have the usual chat about homeschooling. We consider it every year, whether the pros outweigh the cons, if it is right for just one child, two or all three? Since both my husband and I both currently… Read more »


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It was a little past five in on a Tuesday afternoon. My boys were downstairs trading stats about a video game, and my daughter was using my shower. I was sitting on the bed, keeping her company and trying to get a few pages of reading done. That was the calm before the storm. A… Read more »


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Wow, where did the time go?  It seems like just yesterday that I was bouncing my baby girl on my knee and now she is a high school graduate.  I can hardly believe we made it through it…the diapers, the ponytails, the dresses…and the BOYS.  Oh the boys.  We have been preparing for this time… Read more »


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In a terrible scenario of an economic collapse or some type of natural or man-made disaster, will we wish we had a bug out location, food storage, weapons to protect ourselves, garden seeds, and access to water. But that’s not all. You may think you’ll be self-sufficient. But that won’t work. FEMA is not the… Read more »


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Why do a dry run of bugging-out? Because all of us overestimate how much we can take, and waiting till we absolutely need to bug-out might cost us our lives. Here’s my experience: I decided one day I would simply load up my truck to see how long it took and how well it would… Read more »


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If you are buying a new home or thinking about moving, you probably have a list of wants and needs, such as the number of bedrooms, an updated kitchen or a pool in the backyard. While these things can certainly make your home enjoyable and fit your lifestyle, there are probably some other considerations that… Read more »