02 Aug 2009 by
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Check your local Smith's Food & Drug. It looks like they are doubling ALL coupons up to $1.00 (for a max of $2.00 for each coupon). Also, remember that Smith's will "stack" your printed coupons with your electronic ones.  If you're not using Cellfire.com, shortcuts.com and pgesaver.com you're missing a LOT of savings. You should have a lot of fun at this  "Grown-Up Easter Egg hunt" the next 2 days--unless you've started the 14 day challenge--then you'll just have to wait. :-)  Plus there...
31 Jul 2009 by
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The Agriculture Department is raising prices on your dairy products. (How they have the authority to do this is beyond me, but for now, it is what it is.) Farmers claim that it costs more to make milk than they get to sell it. Guess what that means? Can you say milk shortage?? In June of this year, The National Milk Producers Federation said they would PAY farmers to slaughter diary cows in order to manipulate the prices higher based on “supply and demand.” (Despicable, I know.) Michael...
31 Jul 2009 by
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Update - September 1, 2009.  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Ok, here it goes. I’m going to challenge you…nah—perhaps the better word is “DARE” you. In fact, I’m going to DOUBLE DOG DARE YA to take this Preparedness Pro Food Challenge. Want to find out if you are really ready for an emergency? Here’s a genuine challenge for you. Your ability to implement it will say a LOT about your ability to truly survive a real emergency. The Preparedness Pro Food Challenge officially begins August 1st and goes...
30 Jul 2009 by
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Paying attention can get you some great laughs, memorable moments, or vital warnings. Yesterday I was driving behind a police car and noticed that he had a license plate border that said, “Actually, I prefer bagels.” I got a much needed laugh off of that one. Glad I was paying attention. Photo c/o globalcrisisnews.com/ Most Americans are unaware at just how tenable the financial culture is in our nation right now. But seriously, to not know it is simply a matter of not paying attention. It’...
29 Jul 2009 by
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Wheat Shortages. Photo c/o bloomberg.com As of May, the U.S. just sold the very last of their wheat reserves. As of now the U.S. government wheat reserves are totally empty. The U.S. has no intention of replenishing these supplies until the prices have stabilized. As a comparison, during the 80’s the U.S. had on hand about 358 million bushels of wheat. During the 90’s they decreased that to 133 million bushels.  Now they are at zero. Since the U.S. government is out of storing wheat, this...
28 Jul 2009 by
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I’ve often had the question asked of me, “Why do we need spiritual preparedness for an emergency?”  I also frequently hear requests for a clarification of what I mean by “spiritual preparedness.”  Fortunately spiritual preparedness does not mean you need to have the Bible memorized, nor do you necessarily need to be able to interpret the Book of Revelations.  When I list the ten components of emergency preparedness, I assure you there is a deliberate reason why it’s at the very top of the list...
27 Jul 2009 by
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Sanitation is one of the ten critical components of emergency preparedness.  In my book, it is usually one of the top two that are most overlooked.  A lot of us take emergency sanitation for granted until our toilet breaks down or the sewer backs up.  Keep in mind, if there is a quarantine, who’s going to maintain the proper working order of the sewage services?  If there’s a financial collapse, how will we even have the wherewithal to send our waste somewhere else?  If you don’t take...
24 Jul 2009 by
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Today I happened upon an individual who, as of July 1, has commited to cook with her solar oven each sunny day for an entire year.  The Solar Oven Chef, as she calls herself, posts images of meals she's prepared each day in her solar oven.  She has prepared everything from ribs to bread to pizza and meatloaf -- excellent variety!  By the end of the Solar Oven Chef's one year experiment, preparing meals in her solar oven will be second nature. As we've discussed in previous blogs, cooking with...
23 Jul 2009 by
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Recently we posted the Ten Components of Emergency Preparedness.  There’s a reason these ten components are in the order that they are.  It’s not about ease or difficulty of storage or preparation.  It’s about what you can and can’t fix down the road when an emergency arrives.  Allow me to explain. Prepare Physically. Photo c/o thesealquest.com The top three areas of preparedness on the list of ten components of emergency preparedness are preparing spiritually, mentally and physically. ...
22 Jul 2009 by
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Statistically, we all know that an emergency of one variation or another is coming our way.  What we do not know is what emergency and when.  If you take all emergencies that you may ever experience or expect in your area, anytime is as likely statistically as any other.  An emergency occurring tomorrow is just as likely as one occurring ten years from now. Earthquake in Japan photo c/o japansociety.org Of course, geographically speaking, there are certain emergencies that are more probable...

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