Giveaway # 3 The Kelly Kettle

Kelly Kettle Group Giveaway Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle in our group giveaway? Tell me that you know that September is National Preparedness Month? I'm sure you do by now. A large group of my blogging buddies is trying to show the world what's amazing products are available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. We are so thankful to Glen at KellyKettleUSA for sponsoring … [Read more...]

Looking out for you I am

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (or is it healthful, grammar police?) I'm late. again. :(   (I really need an assistant)  One of these days I'll feel like I'm not constantly walking up the down escalator...But, never fear, there's still time....a little over 4 days and counting as of Thursday morning. If you are like me I think you'd agree that we all want to make better health and … [Read more...]

Giveaway #2 The Big Berkey

National Emergency Preparedness Month I'm sure you've heard that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month? Did you know that the whole city of Toledo, Ohio was not able to use their culinary water for quite some time. They could not even boil it to make it safe because of the toxic nature of the water. This is one more reason we need to tell the world about National Emergency … [Read more...]

Giveaways Galore for National Preparedness Month

Unless you've been in a cave for the last little bit you've probably heard that September is National Preparedness Month. The kids are back in school, the routines are getting established and hopefully we have a little time to concentrate on our Preparedness efforts. Things like canning our summer harvest, Getting the vehicles ready for winter, and Rotating supplies in our Emergency kits are all … [Read more...]

Back to school and Emergency contacts

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It's back to school time in my neck of the woods...why it's so early I'll never understand. Regardless it's time for new clothes, school supplies, Registration, Back-to-school nights, Meet the teacher and all the general busy-ness that comes this time of year. At our school we all congregate in the gym and go from table to table to fill out all forms, pay the fees, sign up for this or that and … [Read more...]

Excalibur Giveaway

Back To School Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway If you read my blog or any of the stuff I write for TheSurvivalMom.com you know that I'm all about storing food for hard times. Canning and Freezing are a great way to do this but there is another way that isn't as widely used, or maybe it's just not talked about as much. Dehydrating is a great option because if you are looking for … [Read more...]

The Practical Prepper and Ricocheting

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I finally found it. I'm going to let you into my brain just a little, but be careful because things tend to ricochet around in there quite a bit.  I read a lot, mostly non-fiction,  and so my brain is quite the repository of random bits of knowledge.   Sometimes it's organized and other times there is no rhyme or reason to how all those bits are filed. If you've read my blog for any amount … [Read more...]

Day 3 – Earthquake Prep – Gas Shut Off

Natural Gas shut off

Today is a quick one.  It will either be a trip to the garage or a trip to the local hardware store. When earth moves, things in the earth that don't normally move on regular days...tend to move.  Outside under our flower beds and lawns lie the things that make our houses run.  Water lines, power lines (these might be overhead too) and Natural Gas or sometimes propane lines.  Where I live … [Read more...]

Day 2 – Earthquake prep – Shoes

Shoes under the bed

If your house is anything like mine...the socks disappear in the wash and the shoes seem to multiply.  Not quite sure why that is exactly but it does turn out to be helpful for today's Earthquake prep challenge. Today we are going to corral one of those extra pairs of shoes and confine them to a particular spot.  Under the bed. Very often glass will break during an earthquake.  It's not the … [Read more...]

Day 1 – Earthquake prep – Water

Earthquake prep water

On the agenda for today:  Water Water is not the most exciting topic to write about...but because water is such a vital thing to have around I chose to put it right at the top of the list.  In an earthquake we should plan on not having our usual lives for a time.  Utilities could be disrupted and water might not be flowing how we are used to it flowing. Water is a such a simple thing to … [Read more...]