13 Apr 2009 by
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OK, I admit it. I used to hate powdered milk as a kid.  But I have to admit, it's come a long ways in 30 years, thank goodness.  With the cost of milk nowadays, if you've got more than 2 mouths to feed, it can cost as much for milk as it does to fill up your car with gas.  And if you're a "dairy freak" like I am, you'll wonder what in the world you'll do in the event of an emergency when you may be FORCED to use powdered milk regularly. Other than the fact that I always type the word “...
08 Apr 2009 by
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  Last Friday I elected to nurture an injury with some real, home cooked food.  I was really craving a pot roast, but didn’t want to put the traditional time and energy into it.  So what did I do?  I talked my assistant through the step-by-step process of making a yummy pot roast in under an hour!  And it was so good, my husband finished it off before I had a chance to have seconds (darn it).   So how did I accomplish such a feat?  I used my pressure cooker.  So in the event that you’re...
04 Apr 2009 by
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I thought I’d give you a break today from all of the preparedness “thinking.”  So today I’m simply providing you with two yummy recipes – Spam Friend Rice and Mexi-Cincy Chili – that you can easily make from what’s in your cupboards right now.  Hopefully, knowing that you can make use of what you’ve got on hand (or can at least easily have on hand) will lessen any anxiety you may have in surviving a disruption to your regular way of life. Spam Fried Rice   This recipe is an ideal use of...
03 Apr 2009 by
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    There are many who I share my expertise with who inevitably ask me, “Come on, Kellene.  Your practices are good in the event that there’s a cataclysmic event, but what’s to say that all of your food storage won’t just be destroyed with the catastrophe?   And so, in appreciation of those who require me to work harder and speak clearer, I dedicate today’s article. First of all, it’s a myth for you to believe that your food storage is solely for the purpose of surviving a catastrophic...
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...
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...

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