Back to school and Emergency contacts

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...]

The Practical Prepper and Ricocheting

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...]

Don’t let kids learn dangers the hard way

Last night just after midnight We got a robo-call, like a reverse 911 call, from our local Police department informing us of a missing 7-year-old boy. The recorded voice asked us to check our property and out-buildings and if there were orchards nearby, to check those as well. From the address area given we new that it was near some very full, fast-running canals and immediately my heart sank … [Read more...]

How to Survive in Extreme Cold and Live to Tell about it.

Two adults and 4 small children are alive today because once they found themselves in a survival situation, they did everything right. This past week, Two adults, two of their own children and a niece and nephew were out for a day of playing in the snow. What they didn't know was that they'd be spending the night in sub-zero temps, down to 20 below, two nights actually. They are alive today … [Read more...]

I did say Hiccups

Hic......Hic......Hic....don't you just hate the hiccups. Those little unexpected, out-of-the-blue, spasms in your diaphram that catch you off guard? Well I mentioned that in the process of my blog redesign that there might be a hiccup ( or hicough if you prefer) or two during the change over. Found one. The email subscribe box is a dead-end and takes you nowhere. I'm so sorry about that and … [Read more...]

Preparedness for First Responders

What if I have to do it alone? If you've read my about page you might remember that I am the wife of a first responder, in my case a  law enforcement officer. When something in the community, city, state or region goes wrong, my guy (ie; hero, care-taker, fixer-of-all-things-broken, knight-in-shining-armor) is most likely called out or already gone working on fixing whatever happened. He's … [Read more...]

How to be Prepared on a Disney vacation

Do you know how to be prepared, even on a Disney vacation? Is it even possible?  I think so. We recently returned from a family vacation to Southern California.  It had been almost 10 years since our family had been on a 'real' vacation. (Subjectively defined)  Sure we'd been camping and to family reunions and stuff like that but I'm talking about hotels, tickets, theme parks and that kind of … [Read more...]

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