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...
11 Feb 2009 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
      Friday before last I decided to throw a party at my home. I wanted it to be an enjoyable night for the girlfriends in my life, so I threw in some paraffin hand treatments and made tons of food from my food storage supplies.  We had 3 main dishes, 2 side dishes, an appetizer and 2 desserts.  Would you believe, the food disappeared rapidly with countless requests for recipes?   After everyone had enjoyed their fill of yummy food – yes, I did say “yummy” and yes, it was all made from what...
30 Jan 2009 by
Filed in Fuel Preparedness
  You’ve no doubt read of the extreme number of homes and business in the Midwest which are without power for at least two weeks due to extreme weather conditions.  With over 1.3 million homes and business in the dark and cold until mid February, this translates into nearly 5 million individuals in a crisis situation. With the electricity out, heating will cease, microwave or oven cooking is eliminated, the days will be subject to minimal light in the midst of this hard winter, water pipes...
21 Jan 2009 by
Filed in Physical Preparedness
    Here’s a reality question. Do you really have sufficient food and water storage for one year? Recently information was revealed that the majority of a large nationwide mix of individuals who thought they had a year’s supply of food for their family, actually only had 90 days!  And of the individuals who thought they had a years supply of water only had 3 weeks!  Wow. Talk about a false sense of security, eh?  (Let’s at least hope that the situation has been remedied since the results of...
16 Jan 2009 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
  Today’s catastrophic US Airways flight 1549 plane crash, an airbus A-320,  is the perfect example of what can go RIGHT if you prepare.  Certainly the passengers are horrified having had to experience an emergency landing in the freezing Hudson River waters. But their exit time from the plane happened exactly according to the rehearsed plan.  Airplanes of this nature are inspected and certified based on it’s ability to exit all passengers within 90 seconds.  Even with the real exits...
15 Jan 2009 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
When most people think about eating from their food storage, they think about mundane wheat, rice, and beans.  If I had to live on that, I may very well starve to death out of boredom, also known as “appetite fatigue.”   There are two key ways to avoid this from happening to you and your family if you’re forced to live off of food storage. 1)    Store what you eat 2)   Learn to use what you store While this may sound simple, I find that frequently when I evaluate a person’s food storage they...
13 Jan 2009 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
A Frank Exploration of Buckets of Emergency Food Supply     If you have food storage accumulation on your radar, you’ve no doubt been tempted (or already beguiled) to purchase the so-called 3 months supply of food that comes in a 5 gallon bucket which you’ve seen in emergency preparedness stores or your local warehouse.  With these products claiming to be a 3 months supply of food for 1 person at approximately $85 to $125, you’ve not doubt thought that this would be a much easier way to get...

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