A Day of Remembrance for Sandy Hook Elementary

  If you would like to donate to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Support Fund that will provide support services to the families and community that has been affected, please click the United Way link below and you will be directed to the donations page. This fund was created by United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for yet another day to better myself and prepare for the future. Wishing you and yours a Wonderful Thanksgiving ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Tuwid8_O8dk   … [Read more...]

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In the world of Self-Reliance we can plan and prepare for many things, but some things simply must be endured and some storms just need to be weathered.  I think that is one of the reasons we have each other.  The reasons that God sent us here to live in families and to have friends.  Those are the ones who will support us when the burden seems too much to bear. There was a time in my life when … [Read more...]

Should I get rid of my 2 year old bottled fruit?

Have you ever bottled fruit, veggies, or meat?  Do you have bottles sitting on your shelves that you processed more than 24 months ago?  Don't know?  Go check, I'll wait. If you have any bottled foods from 2010 or before then you are in trouble...At least that's what a local news station said in a recently run story. According to the Utah State Extension Service , “As a general rule, … [Read more...]

What an Exciting Day at IGetReady.com!

As you all know, my blog is just a baby blog, it's been around for about 4 months. It has less than 30 posts, and a handful of visitors each day.  Honestly I'm tickled when the number is more than '0'  each day as I look at the visitor stats. I'm a newbie when it comes to the blogging world. A few weeks ago, a gal named Misty, from one of the blogs I read, and I had been corresponding about … [Read more...]

Strength Through the Storm

Sometimes when I talk to people who are new to preparedness or reluctant to start, I find, and many admit, that they are so afraid of the future and what it could bring, that they don't even want to be here to experience it. In other words, they'd rather be dead. Every time I hear that it takes me aback just a bit.  I wonder why these people feel they don't have the strength or fight in them to … [Read more...]

On my mind

With all the wildfires burning out of control in my area, I've been keeping a close eye on the news this last week.  If you've ready my Why Blog? page, you'll understand what I mean when I say that the preparedness plate is spinning toward the top pretty rapidly at this point. Often we hear about these disasters on the news or from a far-away friend on Facebook and think for a minute, "Oh how … [Read more...]