Mental Preparedness

28 Mar 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
I used to write much more often on my Women of Caliber blog, but it's taken a back seat lately to all things Preparedness Pro. However, I did manage to punch one out yesterday after watching one too many shooting scenes on television--now you know my motivator--it's not chocolate so much as it is ERROR. *grin* Anyway, I'll work on getting pictures for the article once I'm allowed off of bed rest; but until then you'll have to let your mind do the work. Enjoy! The Proper Shooting Position And by...
28 Feb 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
By Guest Author, Dennis Evers Note from Kellene, The Preparedness Pro: If you saw my episode of "Doomsday Preppers" then you no doubt saw the segment which featured today's guest author, Dennis Evers. I was SO impressed with how responsibly Dennis has raised his large family and how sane and normal they all looked. I even found myself envious that his daughter, Ricky, could weld with the best of them. Dennis is a former police chief and has created one of the most often referred to resource...
24 Feb 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
This week, Kellene, The Preparedness Pro, was off jet-setting across the nation. So she had to e-mail in her update for us so that we didn’t all think she had been kidnapped by zombies. *grin* Not much time to write this week. I was whisked off to NYC to promote National Geographic’s, “Doomsday Preppers.” After a so-so experience on the Anderson Talk Show (Anderson Cooper), I decided I’d better adapt and execute a bit faster, more in line with the cut-throat NYC and felt much better about the...
19 Feb 2012 by filed in Mental Preparedness
If you’re a beginning prepper you may feel the need for a clear road map or checklist. If you’re currently striving to be ready for life’s curveballs, you may benefit by taking stock of your efforts with the following fundamental tips in mind Prepping for Beginners #1: Remember, it’s a PROCESS, not a destination Remember that prepping is a way of life, a way of thinking. It’s not a destination. Sure you can have a list of “things” that you want to accumulate in order to better ensure your...
29 Dec 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
, The Preparedness Pro One of the things that I enjoy most about the beginnings of a new year is laying out my list of library books to study that year based on what my new targeted aspect of self-reliance is for that year. For example, this past year my goal was to master auricular therapy and to at least try my hand at raised garden beds. This year I want to master making artisan breads and some other alternative health care modalities. So I mosey over to Amazon and do some looking around...
27 Nov 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
As I read about this year’s “Black Friday” aftermath I was sadly reminded of just how short the distance is between decency and desperation. For those of you who missed the blemished moment of mankind, allow me to sum it up for you. You have one scenario in which a group of shoppers suddenly felt entitled to not only enter a store at a certain time, but to also flee with armfuls of goods.  This occurred in Manhattan in which a crowd of  “shoppers” stood in line in front of a moderately upscale...
23 Sep 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
The fact of the matter is, I won’t be doing much of anything until Monday because I’m just plain worn out! While the filming for National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” was an amazing experience (Nothing negative to say about that) it was grueling and it absorbed much more than just a couple days of my life as there was much to get ready. Suddenly I’m actually grateful for the experience I had with TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” even if I wasn’t a fan of their show and didn’t want to be a part of...
09 Sep 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
Yesterday I was profoundly affected by a conversation I had with an amazing woman who was only 12 years old during the big earthquake in Armenia. She generously shared so much of her 13 year experience without running water or electricity, and how she survived in a community that was nothing more than rubble during that time. Though she’s alive and well and happily married now living here in the U.S., it was obviously very emotional for her to discuss this extremely challenging part of her...
25 Apr 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
“The unknown always equates fear” says Cody Lundin, author of “When All Hell Breaks Loose.” While I suspect that Mr. Lundin will never successfully convince me that I should walk barefoot all the time nor am I likely to take his culinary advice on how to serve up road kill the next time the in-laws come for dinner, I must say that I wholeheartedly agree with him on this one.  In fact, it’s for this very reason why I’m constantly begging our readers and listeners to practice using their...
08 Apr 2011 by filed in Mental Preparedness
When a government plan is passed that I feel vehemently opposed to; when I hear of the levels of radiation in California water being more than 18 THOUSAND percent higher than acceptable standards; when I feel the intense squeeze on my finances as the cost of gasoline and essential grocery items skyrocket; when I’m confronted by the ludicrous foolishness of my fellowmen; or when a 12 year old girl is told for the 4th time that her Leukemia has returned--it’s so tempting to feel beaten and...
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