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I’m guessing people in parts of the country currently digging themselves out from record snowstorms may have trouble sympathizing with those of us here in Northern California complaining of the unseasonably dry, warm winter we’re going through. Last Thursday here in Sacramento we broke the record, last set in 1884, of continuous number of days… Read more »


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Two recent events took place on opposite ends of our nation that demonstrate how our drinking water can disappear almost overnight. The first was in West Virginia last week, where residents of that state were warned their water was suddenly completely unusable: don’t cook with it, don’t wash clothes in it, don’t bathe in it,… Read more »


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I was recently blessed when EfoodsDirect asked me to respond to a prepping question. I love getting to know everyone in our community, so please continue to send in more comments! Tica came to EfoodsDirect with the following dilemma: “If we have your food pack but there is no water available to reconstitute the food,… Read more »


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How many times have you made a “To Do” list? I am a great list maker – and “To Do” lists are among my favorites! (There’s also my “Books to Read” list, “Movies To Watch” list, “Things I Want” list, and many more.) I make a “To Do” list almost every day, and it really… Read more »


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One of the most important aspects of emergency preparedness is water storage. Having enough drinking water should be at the top of everyone’s priority list when it comes to getting a food storage supply together. The general rule of thumb is one gallon of water per person per day. The problem then is determining how… Read more »


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The Boston Bombings left a lot of people hurt, confused, and desperate for answers. Though many questions have yet to be answered, and they may never be answered, there are some things we can learn from the trauma. We need to be more prepared for the unexpected.


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Who doesn’t like a nice refreshing drink of water? My father used to quote the old proverb attributed to Thomas Fuller, “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” We need water even more than we need food, and so water storage should be a crucial part of your family’s emergency… Read more »


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Back in December 2011 I wrote about an episode of the TV show Wife Swap that featured a family of survivalists who expected the world to end the following year because they were vaguely aware that some catastrophe would befall the planet according to some rumors having to do with the Mayan Calendar.  To say… Read more »


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I’ve been meaning to tell you about something for a while now, and I keep not quite getting to it—we finally set up our Berkey water filter!


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Last year I posted a seven part series which contained (I hope) everything you need to know about storing water, and in the simplest way possible. One of the things I pointed out was the necessity of changing your water every six months or so in order to keep it fresh.  But nobody is that… Read more »