Dry Canning Jar
01 May 2014 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Ah, yes..."oven canning"...Hate is such a strong word that I don't care to use much, but when it comes to the "oven canning" method that some choose to use to preserve their dry foods long-term, it definitely conjures up a strong opinion in me.  But I'll tone it down today and use the word "loathe" instead, because I truly do loathe the whole notion of oven canning.   Oven canning is the process of canning dry goods such as flour, beans, oats, and even nuts in a 200 degree oven. The standard...
Old Phone
16 Apr 2014 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
   208-237-5985. That was the phone number of one of my best guy friends in Junior High School.  208-237-2845. That was the phone number of my best girlfriend in my 8th and 9th grade years of school.  614-488-1181. That was the phone number of my dad’s pool installment company, Foxx Pools when I was 6 and 7 years old.  My address during my last 2 years in high school—some nearly 30 years ago, was 620 Vancouver Drive in Westerville, Ohio. At any given time I had more than 100 phone numbers and...
10 Apr 2014 by
Filed in Recipes
Most of us have enjoyed a good dump cake at one time or another. For those of you who might not recall eating such a concoction, let me remind you. A dump cake typically consists of  pie filling being thrown into a baking dish, topped with the contents of a cake mix, and then further topped by butter.  For several years when I would teach my UNDERwhelmed in Food Storage class, the dump cake would be featured as one of the no-brainer, yet delightful dishes, because, in spite of its simplicity,...
01 Apr 2014 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
As I was doing some research today on something I was writing, a headline caught my eye and I decided to take a look at a do-it-yourself website.  I confess, I did get lost in its pages for a bit, but as I ran head on into another one of those gossipy, homespun silliness theories, I was quickly brought back into reality.   Today’s ninny of a notion goes as follows, as stated by the author, while discussing how to properly render lard. She says: "bits of meat can contaminate your lard."  When I...
Cake with Six Candles
20 Mar 2014 by
Filed in Entrepreneurship
 It’s My Birthday! (at least it WAS when I was writing this) *grin*  To celebrate, I’ve got LOTS of fabulous surprises in store for all of our readers that we’ve been working on for more than a year. But now I finally get to share SIX of them with you!!! 6 years ago, today, I officially founded Preparedness Pro. It just so happened to coincide with my own birthday. At the time, I was working hard in the world of finance and didn’t need something else on my plate, but I had a voice that I felt...
14 Mar 2014 by
Filed in Recipes
I'm an Ohio gal through and through and one of the places I've always loved visiting when I get home is Skyline Chili where they serve Cincinnatti Style Chili. Just writing this article is suddenly weakening my resolve to try a gluten-free and sugar-free regimen for a while in an effort to see how that plays into one's preparedness efforts. *sigh* Imagine my delight though when I realized I can easily make my own pasta, even while observing gluten-free criteria. Yay! Now, this recipe will...
13 Mar 2014 by
Filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
My Dirty Little Secret for Cleaning Guns   No one can OVERestimate the importance of cleaning their firearms. However, I discovered the importance of properly maintaining my Glock firearms the hard way—and it was nearly as painful of a lesson as it was when I discovered at the age of 19 that I was actually supposed to be changing the oil in my car. (I can assure you that driving all alone, cross country, in the middle of snow storm near Vail, Colorado in a little Volkswagon Rabbit is NOT the...
25 Feb 2014 by
Filed in Recipes
I should have posted this recipe years ago when I first had a taste of it as made by my dear friend, Chris.  So you have her to thank for being willing to share this recipe. *grin* Enjoy- and yes, I do mean ENJOY!  Not only are these delicious, but because of the REAL food that's used in them, you won't find yourself wolfing down the entire batch because the fiber and other REAL nutrients will satiate your appetite.  Thanks Chris, from me, for being willing to share this recipe!  Luv ya bunches...
freeway, smoke
24 Feb 2014 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
Recently, there was a fire in an industrial area of Phoenix.  It was a huge fire, and it required over 100  Fire Fighters to respond.  There were explosions and thick black smoke that was seen from all over the valley.  This fire was near two very heavily traveled freeway overpasses.  Traffic was flowing normally when the fire broke out.  That quickly changed as the smoke became so thick that they had to limit the lanes of traffic that could proceed. I had a dear friend who was stuck in this...
Raw sewage backed into the shower
17 Feb 2014 by
Filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
Today I'm sharing a story that was shared with us by one of our readers--specifically in dealing with raw sewage that can back up into our homes. For the record, I strongly advise that people become familiar with how their sewage system works for their home. If it's city sewage, it runs the risk of filling back into your house in the event of an electrical outage, flooding or other malfunction--especially given what a disaster our nation's infrastructure is in presently. If you have your own...


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