14 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
  I try not to do much on Sundays. I try to make it stand out as very different from the other days of the week; no work related activities, no activities that require others to work, etc. But that doesn’t mean that I am willing sit down and relax with my husband at a dinner time over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. No sirreee… It’s still gotta be tasty but without a lot of fuss and clean up. So that’s when my pressure cooker usually gets pulled out and conjures up something fabulous.  One...
12 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Medical Preparedness
  This week my inbox has exploded with Google alerts on the keywords for “flu” and “influenza.” Over and over again I see dramatic headlines such as “Flu emergency declared”; “NY Reports 500% Increase in Flu Cases”; “US Grapples With Epidemic Level Flu Season”; my favorite one was this little ditty—“U.S. Scrambles for Flu Shots as Death Toll Continues to Rise.” The irony of that last one is that it didn’t even present a case for a shortage of vaccines. The article mentioned ONE state, Colorado...
11 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
  The Principles of Spiritual and Mental Preparedness (1st and 2nd of the 10 Principles of Preparedness) includes the need for skills and knowledge, but also demands the strength of the mind and spirit necessary to carry us through our challenges of daily life as well as more serious, unusual scenarios. Unfortunately, some of this much needed fortitude that we need is required to endure the consequences of the ignorance of others.   Ironically, “preppers”  or “homesteaders”, as some may call...
10 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Preparedness
  55 grain It seems to me like a lot of the men roaming the earth seem to possess an innate understanding about the various types of ammo to use for this and that, but a lot of my female friends and any gun novice tend to be more focused on handling everyday life...you know, like how to convert a quart into cups, which jeans make us look fat, pursuit of career and education, and how to whip up a mean dish of something or another.   So, forgive me, my more ammo-savvy readers, for taking time...
09 Jan 2013 by
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100% Whole Wheat Bread Cooked in the Global Sun Oven 2013 Copyright Preparedness Pro Some time ago, when I first got a solar oven, I chose to do a little experiment. In one pot I threw in a nearly freezer-burned frozen ham into one pan and 2 frozen sausage logs into another. I added no seasonings, no water, nothing but time and a little sunshine. The results were SO tasty and moist. This is a great result in spite of the fact that I used a Sport Solar Oven (not my favorite choice by a long...
09 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Financial Preparedness
  Faith to Change There seems to be the misnomer that the only way to become more self-sufficient is to be loaded with money. Well, I can assure you from personal experience, such is NOT the case. It’s a matter of priorities, not paychecks.   A few years ago my husband and I had just gone through a horrible financial set-back; while 2008 hit a lot of businesses, we managed to do quite well until…well, until a whole lot of things happened all at once. We closed up a business, walked away...
07 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Preparedness
  (Continued from Part 1) “Everyday Preparedness”:   When my husband and I married, we both already had well-stocked homes in terms of tangible things. So when we received cash or checks as wedding gifts, we chose to use that money to create a fully stocked pantry including long-term food items such as whole grains, honey, olive oil, etc. The problem was though that I wasn’t exactly familiar with how to use those kinds of items. Somehow it just didn’t right to purchase items only to stash them...
06 Jan 2013 by
Filed in Preparedness
Over the course of the next 99 days, as a part of the “100 Days of Prepping” series we’re doing, I hope to take you on a little more scenic, and often missed journey of a self-sufficient lifestyle. I hope to take you to some of my favorite “spots” on this journey and most memorable and lasting impressions I’ve received along the way that have transformed all that I am from the simple position of “food storage” to the more advanced position of living a peaceful and very fulfilling self-...
12 Dec 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Long-term preservation of almonds is possible with a FoodSaver If you haven’t already discovered using a FoodSaver to preserve dry goods perfectly over long periods of time, you’re missing out. However, there are those who embrace this fantastic method of preserving dry goods or who WANT to do so, but still have a lot of questions that I didn’t cover in my articles or YouTube video. So here goes all of my troubleshooting tips and tricks for using the FoodSaver for dry goods preservation.  ...
07 Dec 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
You're likely to curse me after you make these fabulous recipes. Oh, just thinking about them makes me drool and in the mood to bake all over again!  The tasting guinea pigs claim that even those who didn't like pumpkin enjoyed this and even those who don't care for cranberries enjoyed this. I got the recipes from Grit. I don't know if you're familiar with Grit Magazine; I only know them because I sold them door to door in Idaho when I was 12 years old. Hey, I made a nickel a piece! Anyway,...

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