31 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Preparedness
  Politics have everything to do with a person’s preparedness efforts in a myriad of inescapable ways. Local, state and national politics will influence HOW you prepare, WHY you prepare, WHAT you prepare, and WHEN you have to use what skills and resources that you’ve intended to use amidst just about any “society down” scenario.  As such, regardless of what a person’s political views are, it’s critical that we all stay abreast of the political environment in their community and their country...
28 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Every time the hubster goes out to pick up something at the store he’ll ask me “Do you need anything?” My response is typically “just the basics.” In our household “the basics” always includes white vinegar. (and butter, just in case you’re curious)   I gotta tell you. Sometimes I’m just as grateful for the gift of vinegar as I am a beautiful sunrise. I can use it medicinally, to clean without the chemicals, to preserve foods, and to season. It’s also a GREAT weed control too.  As soon as I...
26 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Financial Preparedness
  Personally, I'm more inclined to state that our government and their Wall Street and Federal Reserve cohorts are actually manipulating food prices in much the same way they are manipulating gold prices, fuel prices, ammo and firearm prices, and the value of the USD. However, one of the people that I consider a mentor is G. Edward Griffin, and today Mr. Griffin released an article and video link which takes the position that Wall Street is speculating on food thus making the food prices...
25 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Recipes
Today I’m going to give you a gift.  I’ve been working very hard on my cookbook to get it ready for publishing and as such there have been several recipes that I’ve not shared because they were IN the cookbook. But, my computer and YouTube haven’t been getting along very well and as such, in spite of all of my best intentions, the YouTube videos that I’ve made to post for specific days in this 100 Days of Prepping haven’t made it up yet. (grrrr….) So, I think that the least I can do is share...
23 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
  Photo c/o youngmuslimmother.com While preparing main dishes for your family is necessary, it’s important to consider food for the non-nursing babies as well.  Due to the lack of preservatives in most baby foods, it’s likely that it's not feasible to have enough "traditional" baby-friendly foods stored in the event of survival living.  It also takes up a lot of valuable storage space.  If you’ve read my articles previously, then you know that I’m always trying to save space and find items...
22 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Communication Preparedness
Communication Preparedness is the 10th Principle of Preparedness.  I realize that I haven’t addressed this topic as extensively as I have the nine other principles, but the truth is, it’s not my forte. Mind you I’m cognitive of needing secret ways to communicate, special words of phrases for everyday safety, and I teach my husband Tagalog, and we’re trying to master the use of Morse Code, but I couldn’t even begin to use his shortwave radio if my life relied on it. In fact, I didn’t even know...
21 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
2.4 BILLION of these are purchased every year.  They are a critical part of our society, not likely to disappear even in the midst of the most gruesome of disasters. In fact, the more serious the disaster, the more needed these items will be. 99% of them are made in China. More than 90%  of ALL of the materials needed by the handful of U.S. manufacturers come from overseas. The number of qualified U.S.-based repairmen to make these is a dying breed and requires weeks of advance notice and...
18 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
  I’m convinced that the difference between peace and misery is practice—especially when it comes to preparedness. Practice is a very powerful educator and every time I practice, it is a time when I learn something new; see the scenario a little differently, recognize weaknesses which cause me to reevaluate and recognize strengths which gives me peace and confidence—something that is always in short supply amidst a crisis. I'm talking about practicing living like you envision having to live in...
17 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Preparedness
Is Martial Law Imminent in the first quarter of 2013? Well there certainly is plenty of such hearsay going around. I can't even begin to tell you all of the e-mails I get with the same alarming headlines each day from readers and newsfeeds. Well, here's my simple take on all of this. Lt. McCoy of an unknown police department in North Carolina is ostensibly a caller on the Pastor Butch Paugh radio show. I get a LOT of these kinds of e-mails, YouTube links etc.such as this one: http://youtu.be/...
16 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
Having a basement full of freeze-dried goods, candles, and sleeping bags really doesn’t bring us a lasting peace unless we know we have the mental fortitude to ensure that we know how to prepare, put together, and endure a time when we might be forced to use these tools. In fact, the supplies are about as useless without experienced application of them as a bank account that has $1 million dollars in it but is frozen by a $1.2 million IRS debt. I like to call this dichotomy in the world of...

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