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Whether you’ve just started to learn about preparing or you’ve been interested for a while, everyday expenses can sometimes make it difficult to really start getting prepared the way you would like to. One easy way to get started is to use your tax refund to either seriously get started with preparing or to make… Read more »


1040 tax form

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Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes.There are natural disasters, man-made disasters, and personal disasters. We need a variety of things prepared and ready for any emergency. I’m sure you’ve thought about storing water, and food, and a first aid kit. Those are important. But you need to be sure you also are prepared for… Read more »


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When you are getting started to be prepared for an emergency, it can be difficult to know what to do first. What’s the highest priority? Should you start with storing water? Or buy pre-packaged foods such as eFoods? What about storing medicines, toilet paper, and diapers? Or perhaps sorting out which investments are good bets… Read more »


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We talk a lot on this blog about storing food and water, and having a source of power and communication, etc. for when there is a natural disaster. These are all important, especially when the winter weather is severe and some people are stranded in their home without power. But there’s a different type of… Read more »


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Some girls dream of glittering castles on a hill, complete with servants and dazzling jewels. Other girls dream of large survival retreats, complete with friends and well-stocked pantries.  For most of us, the budget (or accident of birth) renders such dreams a bit hard to achieve, at least in the immediate term. But fortunately for… Read more »


Mom-Penske Truck

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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 »


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August is the hottest month in many regions, and while the temperature may be uncomfortable, you can find relief in some of the great sales and deals. By looking at the list of your prepping needs and then purchasing them at the right time of the year, you’ll complete your emergency preparedness in the most… Read more »


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Having a fullly stored, prepared home does not mean that you have to take a second mortgage out on that home to be prepared. Taking advantage of inexpensive prepared food plus shopping the monthly deals go a long way to protecting not only yourself and your family, but also your finances. Knowing when to buy… Read more »


eFoods saving money

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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 »