31 Mar 2009 by
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You’ve Got it All—Now How Do You Keep It?       After years of concerted efforts, budgeting, canning, lifting, organizing and educating, you feel reasonably confident that you finally have enough food, water, and other emergency supplies to last you one year.  But here’s the real question.  Now that you have it all, how are you going to ensure that you’ll get to use it when all heck actually does break lose?   I’ve posed this question to many and I’m dismayed to hear many of their responses...
27 Mar 2009 by
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    Well, at least those of us who are addicted to cheese anyway. Can you name at least 10 different kinds of cheese that you love? Do you believe that cheese should be its own food group? Are you helpless to abide by your diet unless it involves huge amounts of melted cheese? Then this article is for you!   So picture this.  It’s a bona fide emergency survival situation.  You are holed up on your home and living off of the emergency preparedness supplies you stored.  And you’ve got...
17 Mar 2009 by
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  I’ve had cats and I’ve had dogs. Regardless, they have always felt very much a part of my family.  My concern for their care in an emergency is every bit as important to me as anyone else in my family.  Here are some tips for you to implement in order to have peace of mind in case of an emergency.   1) Start training your pets now how to properly greet and interact with others.  You must teach them when it is appropriate to “bark” now or you could compromise your safety in the future.  ...
10 Mar 2009 by
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    I confess that it is doubtful I will make any friends with this particular posting.  It is inconvenient information that I share with you today.  While I happily provide you with a yummy recipe at the end of this blog, one in which you can make from your food storage supplies, I realize that what I am about to share is an unpleasant thought.   Less than one percent of our population claims farming as their occupation--down from 10% in 1997.  Over 40% of those farmers are north of the age...
03 Mar 2009 by
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  Another message and another recipe.   This time I’m going to start with the recipe.  It’s called Chicken a la Queen, and it’s great whether you find yourself in an emergency survival situation and living off of your food storage or not. Chicken a la Queen   2 5-ounce cans of boneless chicken or turkey meat 2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni ½ cup of minced onion 1/3 cup cooking oil 2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce 1 ¼ cups of water Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup of grated cheddar cheese. (Of...
27 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
  You’ve heard the announcement on the TV of a pending emergency.  What’s your first reaction?  Well, if you’re like 95% of the adult population it’s to go to the store and stock up.  But if you already have key items on hand and know how to discern between that which is needful and that which is foolish, you’ll avoid the chaos that will inevitably be present at any store after such an announcement. Want to know what to be sure you have on hand in the event of an emergency?  Here is a list...
26 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
A couple years ago I was interviewed by a magazine and asked what was it that I couldn’t live without?  I replied that other than my husband, I couldn’t live without my pressure cooker -- but it was a close tie.  I am so absolutely in love with all of the features of a quality pressure cooker, that I’m out to convert every person who considers themselves a cook, or concerned with emergency preparedness. When I mention a pressure cooker to most, they have images of one blowing up in their...
19 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Medical Preparedness
  In December 2008 Panasonic Corp. asked that several of its overseas employees send their families home to Japan due to the threat of pandemic influenza.  Panasonic even gave a September, 2009 deadline for completion of the moves.  While some analysts claim this unusual request is simply a cover-up for controlling costs on the part of Panasonic, it certainly is credible enough to give pause for emergency preparedness evaluation in our personal lives.  Bloomberg analysts have claimed that...
19 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Communication Preparedness
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign. The concept of ‘ICE...
14 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
      Can you have amazingly yummy nachos during an emergency?  You bet!  And I’m going to show you how!   The first recipe shows you how you can simply make your own wonton skins. This is a heck of lot easier than attempting to make corn or flour tortillas from scratch and requires less physical energy and ingredients. 2 c. of all purpose flour ½ t. of salt ½ c. warm water Cornstarch as needed   In a mixing bowl stir together the flour and salt then slowly stir in the warm water. Turn the...

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