01 Jul 2009 by
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Honey photo c/o Getty My drug of choice?  Well, I could say chocolate, or a Dr. Pepper, or even a sweet kiss from my hubby (those make my knees buckle).  But there’s nothing like a small spoonful of honey to put me in a happy, delicious mood.  Seriously.  Perhaps it’s because each time I steal a taste, I’m not just tasting the substance of honey, but its overwhelming value everyday, and in an emergency.  Honey not only tastes good, but it has numerous medicinal and comfort uses as well.  You...
30 Jun 2009 by
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Gasonline Generator photo c/o germes-online.com Obviously, given my line of work, I’m frequently told by people that they are prepared because they have a generator.  Well, I see a whole lot of downsides of owning and relying on one, so I thought I’d share my two cents as to why I don’t plan on ever owning a generator. Generators are relatively expensive.  If I had to opt between a generator and a firearm, I would definitely select the firearm.  There’s a whole heck of a lot of wheat or water...
29 Jun 2009 by
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Fuel photo c/o pgdb.co.nz One of the ten areas of emergency preparedness is fuel.  Fuel brings us the much needed light that we will require not only to see, but also to feel good.  It includes any fuel we’ll need for cooking, and the fuel we’ll need for keeping warm. Before you elect to get a years supply of fuel for these purposes, consider the most basic rules of thumb. 1)     Think safety first 2)     Conserve energy—including yours 3)     Conserve body heat 4)     Confine the heat...
27 Jun 2009 by
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I don't usually post on Saturdays, but an important issue came up this morning.  In the name of financial preparedness, I'm sharing it with you as I believe it's vital to those who are trying to make the best financial decisions to be better prepared. Chase Bank has just informed hundreds of thousands of card holders who were beguiled with a "low, low interest rate for the life of the balance of your credit card" deal that their minimum payment is going up. As you know, a bill was recently...
26 Jun 2009 by
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Photo c/o AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano Why are we hearing the silence of Swine Flu news so loudly?  Why did the fact that the deaths doubled in Utah due to Swine flu not make all of the front page news?  Why is the word quarantine used so sparingly in what little news there is available?  WHO classifies the Swine flu at “Pandemic” status and yet our border officials don’t ask a single health related question still. I’ll tell you why.  But I warn you, it may actually be a bit disturbing.  At...
24 Jun 2009 by
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Whether or not this article serves as a wake-up call regarding the Swine Flu (H1N1 virus) is up to you. I hope that no one who reads this feels that I’m motivated by “fear mongering.”  I do not share this information for any other reason than to reinforce the reality that you cannot continue to ignore or put off your emergency preparedness efforts. Photo c/o kcsg.com Today Utah announced two more deaths as a result of the swine flu.  One of which occurred in the county I live in, and another...
24 Jun 2009 by
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Over the weekend I canned about 15 pounds of ground beef and about 20 pounds of some pork roast.  They both turned out marvelous.  I’ve heard of some myths that canned meats don’t have a great texture or don’t taste as well.  That’s just hogwash, folks!  Remember, I LOVE to eat, and I refuse to eat garbage, even in an emergency.  So for today's post, here are some of my favorite food storage recipes.  I use these in my everyday cooking and I use them as well in my “UNDERwhelmed in Food...
23 Jun 2009 by
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June 12, 2007.  That was a day I experienced a moment of euphoria as a concern of mine had just been satisfied completely.  That was the day I discovered you could bottle butter.  It was a very, very happy day for me, until I began doing research on it.  There were an abundance of comments surfacing on the internet stating that bottling butter simply wasn’t safe because it was “impossible” to get rid of any botulism.  My joy was squashed.  But after speaking to many lifetime emergency...
22 Jun 2009 by
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Photo c/o evaxebra Who would have ever thought that one could discover the ugly side of human behavior in the meat department of the local grocery store? This past weekend I went to a local store to snag a great deal on ground beef—only 78 cents a pound. It was a one day sale and clearly I wasn’t the only one who saw the ad. There was a line of customers winding from the back of the store nearly to the front. Unfortunately, the ground beef was no longer in the case. Instead folks had to...
19 Jun 2009 by
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I'm taking the day off to celebrate my 10th Buy anaprox Anniversary with my best friend, my husband. Catch you all on Monday. --Kellene

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