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When you’re at home, you can control most of your environment as you prepare for emergencies. You can buy water and food to store, and you can have backpacks packed with emergency items that you could take with you at a moment’s notice. When traveling, it’s a different story. An emergency can be a real… Read more »


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Do you ever start to doubt yourself and the reasons you are stockpiling food, water and other preparedness items? Do you feel like you are wasting your time and money? Money you could use to be just like the neighbors or people you work with and go on a vacation or two a year, have… Read more »


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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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Do you remember the old commercial featuring the actor Samuel L. Jackson for a credit card that had the tagline of “What’s in Your Wallet?” The company was trying to say that the card they were promoting had much more to offer than any other card you could have. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t…. Read more »


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Month Twelve is the last month in the Prepping by the Month Series. I thought I would give you some other information. Until this point, I have been talking about what to store. You have a good idea about where you can buy most of it locally. What I want to talk about are some… Read more »


Dish Washing

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We’re almost to the end of a years’ worth of saving for future incidents. You probably see some holes in the list you’ll need to fill for your specific needs. That’s great and you have the right idea. if not, you shouldn’t be taking this list as an absolute list of things to have or… Read more »


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When I was a kid, having “no less than a quarter at all times” meant to always have at least a quarter in my pocket for an emergency – you know, so I could call someone on a pay phone if I needed to. That’s not what this is about. Yes, it’s about keeping at… Read more »


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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 »


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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 »