But I don’t have time or money.

"I'm too busy, I don't have enough time." "I don't have any extra money after the bills are paid." These are the two excuses that I hear the most when it comes to why people don't start preparing their families.  Pardon me for being a bit harsh by saying that they are excuses, I could have said 'reasons' but then you might think that they are valid. Stay with me here for a second.... If you … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101- Box 9 – The Kitchen box

The Kitchen Box Container Suggestions: Rubbermaid tote, wooden box (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The possibilities for this box are wide open.  It can be as simple and cheap as a couple of plastic bins (remember that these … [Read more...]

Water Storage on the cheap

If you are just beginning to prepare your family for the *weirdness that is sure to hit at some point, Water Storage can be a free or very inexpensive place to start. * weirdness = anything that could interrupt your usual water source (contamination, water main break, earthquake, tornado, flooding, etc) When you or your children are thirsty nothing else matters at that moment....it's a bit like … [Read more...]

Hospital comfort kit for kids

  Going to the Hospital is never a fun thing.  Ok, I suppose it's fun if you are going to visit a new baby brother or sister but most often we end up there because something is wrong.  As parents, we've spent our share of time at hospitals like Shriners for Children for various reasons.  You probably have too, and if not, you know someone, a friend or family member who has. In between … [Read more...]

Hospital Emergency Kit

Why does it seem like it's always after hours or on a weekend when the kids or hubby 'decide' to get sick or injured? What is that about anyway? At least that is how it seems to happen at my house. Our last adventure happened at 11:30 pm. Our oldest child (19) was as a friend's home for the night (40 minutes away) and we get a call from the friends dad. In the background, we can hear our child … [Read more...]

How does your garden grow?

YEAH, Spring is upon us...I can feel it in the air, shirt sleeve weather is right around the corner. You know what that means right? Time to get the garden started.  I've had such fun pinning to my 'GO outside' Pinterest board. This board holds all things outdoors.  Right now the big focus is my garden.  I've planted gardens on and off for several years now.  My methods seem to swing depending … [Read more...]

The Great Utah ShakeOut, are you ready for it?

Do you remember your very first Fire Drill?  You were probably in Kindergarten  and we had to line up next to the door with our fellow 6 year olds.  We  waited for the teacher to count everyone and headed out the door to the grassy field,  then she herded us around like you would herd cats counted us again and we waited to be told we could go back in the building? Well … [Read more...]

Camp kitchen, Chuck box, Field kitchen, what do YOU call it?

Remember that time you went camping and spend all your meal-prep time digging in plastic bins or boxes to find the cooking stuff you needed?  What a pain in the back (side) that is.  I going to show you a better way. This 'Better way' has been around for a long time and it's all about an organized container. This container has many different names: Camp Kitchen Chuck box Field … [Read more...]

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