It’s summertime! The weather’s nice, the kids are out of school, and there may be vacation time available. It’s “moving season” for many people! This summer, several of my adult children are moving….wait, make that all of them. In the case of two of them, their spouse graduated and they are moving for a new… Read more »
When you are getting prepared for an emergency, it is really important to be organized. Sure, you can just buy stuff when you see it (and if it is what you need at a good price, that’s not a bad idea), but later you may find that you need to approach this project in a… Read more »
As part of my emergency preparedness, I’m really looking forward to planting a vegetable garden this year. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to have one, but now I’m in a new house with room in the backyard for a decent size garden. In my imagination, this garden will be my best… Read more »
If ever an example was needed to illustrate how out of step the federal government is with the concerns of the common man, this recent nonsense regarding Sequester cuts is a textbook case. In spite of every effort to instill panic in the populace, this topic simply hasn’t been trending with the average American. Could… Read more »
Congratulations! Making the decision to begin your emergency preparedness trek and set up your home and your family for unexpected hardship and disaster is a wonderful thing. You will find that being prepared can really give you peace of mind. The next time you hear about an impending super storm, a financial crisis, a food… Read more »
Fall is the favorite season for many people. I live in Utah, a cold-weather, desert state, and now the scorching heat of the summer has given way to pleasantly warm days and cool nights. The mountains are ablaze with vibrant colors of the changing leaves and what a beautiful fall we have had this year!… Read more »
Turkey, leftovers, long hours of commuting over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house all contribute to what is historically known as one of the deadliest weekends on the highway. As millions of Americans hit the roads (90% according to the AAA auto club), taking a few extra precautions may keep you safer…. Read more »
It turns out that Thanksgiving is not the only food related holiday in November. Last Friday, November 16, was National Fast Food day. This holiday certainly does not hold the same traditional and historical significance as Thanksgiving, but the fact that it exists at all says something about the growing role fast food plays in… Read more »
Right behind Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I spend months deciding what pattern to use for my family’s annul pumpkin carving contest, I break out my “scary” movies like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and of course I eat more candy than any person ever should.
As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, I feel compelled to put forth another voice of warning to all those who—for whatever reason—have still done nothing towards preparing for an emergency.