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12 Mar 2013 by filed in Food Preparedness
  Wilted Celery                       All Rights Reserved 2013 Preparedness Pro   There’s not much that I dislike more than spending money on produce only to have it go bad before I get a chance to use it.  I don’t just view it as food going to waste, but also the money and the time it took to obtain it.  So today I’d just like to share a couple of tips to help you extend the life of your food.  I like crisp celery but nowadays it seems that every time I purchase it, it becomes limp and...
21 Feb 2013 by filed in Spiritual Preparedness
I have often shared that part of the reason why I do what I do is because I just can't handle the thought of millions and millions of people needlessly suffering when just a little bit of guidance, encouragement or support could have made a difference. My entire life is seasoned with the various answers to those prayers that I've offered--answered in the form of the right person at the right time to say or do the perfect thing.   I realize that it may seem like all we do on this site is shed...
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...
18 Jul 2012 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
As is often the case, I received an e-mail question from a reader which required more than just a simple yes or no answer. Now that I'm receiving 500+ of e-mails a day, I'm trying to be smart in managing my time better, as such I thought it best to begin a new procedure when responding to reader's e-mails. I'm frequently asked questions which require detailed answers and yet, when I get the questions posed to me via e-mail, none of our other readers benefit from the information and I'm spending...
09 Aug 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
So, S & P downgraded the U.S. credit rating, but what in the world does that mean to you? Well, unfortunately, the personal impact will come at you from several different directions, but you’ll be able to see them coming if you understand one fundamental component. If you recall, in my last article I mentioned financial instruments. A financial instrument is really just a hoity-toity word for an I.O.U.; and are assigned a value based on what asset is backing them. It could be gold, oil,...
07 Sep 2010 by filed in Fuel Preparedness
When people ask me about what type of fuel they should have on hand for emergencies, I just can’t seem to answer their question simply. Instead, I just have to share with them the one fuel that folks tend to overlook most of all—their own physical energy.  Ultimately, I can’t say this enough. The number on energy you need to be concerned about is your own physical energy. Energy and Fuel Sources Simply speaking, when it comes to preparing with a particular type of fuel for heat, light, and...
20 May 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
Bishop Live your life.  Don't leverage it. In the world of “emergency preparedness” which any regular reader of mine will know that I don’t subscribe to, it is common to hear proposals to “get off the grid.”  Typically what that entails is someone living via their own food, water, and electric production. In some instances it may even encourage a hermit type of lifestyle.  Well, in understanding reality, I believe that the hermit aspect of being off the grid is unrealistic.  People, by nature...
10 Feb 2010 by filed in Medical Preparedness
by Kellene Hydration is more important than you realize When I mention water to folks as being a part of preparedness, I usually get a response that reveals they are thinking solely of storing water for the purposes of drinking, cooking, and sanitation. But what many people do not realize is vital role that consuming water today plays into your Water Preparedness. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the various areas of preparedness play into one another. They are quite symbiotic in nature. I...
06 Jan 2010 by filed in Preparedness
Are you looking at homes that are way out of your price range? It’s common in the world of real estate sales for a realtor to show their prospective buyers homes that are WAY out of their price range in order to soften them up enough to buy a home that is a bit above their intended price range. By viewing all of the larger homes, the buyers are usually more willing to accept a home that may be a bit more than what they were willing to pay, but still be manageable in contrast to the enormous...
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