Around the ‘Net – How Do You Prepare?

There was a series of great posts this week that involved several bloggers answering the same question each day for a week. While they had some excellent questions, the one I found especially interesting was, “What’s the most important thing people can do to prepare themselves in today’s troubled economy?” Continue reading

How to Plan With Wise Food Storage

Wise Food is a convenient option for those just getting started in food storage. Their portable buckets make it easy to take your meals with you and the mylar pouches keep your food fresh for 25 years or more.

Of course, once you taste Wise Food, it isn’t likely to stay in your food storage for 25 years. You’ll find that you reach for it for everyday meals, so you’ll be rotating and adding to your stockpile regularly. Continue reading

4 Ways to Supplement Your Food Supply

Building a food supply is probably one of the most important things you can do to make sure your family is cared for during hard times. I always felt like, even if I couldn’t buy new video games or new outfits for every occasion, if I could feed them and feed them well, I was doing a good job.

Storing freeze dried food is important, but it is only part of a successful food storage program. I have mentioned making your own mixes, and that is a great addition, too. But what about other ways to keep your family fed? Continue reading

Interview With SurvivalCaveFood President J.R. Fisher

SurvivalCaveFood offers canned meats as well as a variety of freeze-dried meals. I’ve mentioned before how much I love canned meats for their convenience and the canned meats from SurvivalCaveFood are outstanding. When you purchase SurvivalCaveFood products, you are not just getting food to get you by. You are getting food that tastes good. This is food you could happily eat on a regular basis.

I recently had the opportunity to interview the president of SurvivalCaveFood, J.R. Fisher, about the motivation behind his products and what he recommends for those of us who are just getting started with food preps. Here is what he had to say: Continue reading

Prepping for Winter

As the cool air blows through my window, I am reminded that winter is just around the corner. On the one hand, I am excited to see the first snow and can’t wait to pull out my cozy winter coat. On the other hand, I am a bit worried. I don’t feel as prepared as I should be.

Most people probably think about getting their furnace checked and getting the car ready for winter weather. I’m sure you also know to have flash lights and extra batteries on hand, as well as candles and matches. But prepping for winter goes way beyond all of this.  Continue reading

Lifesaver Home Water Systems

Have you checked out the Lifesaver water filtration systems yet? If not, you should seriously consider adding Lifesaver products do your disaster supply list. Let me tell you why…

In the even of a disaster such as a flood or hurricane, normal water sources can be contaminated very quickly. You can literally be surrounded by water and unable to drink it for fear of getting sick – or worse. Continue reading

Building Community

What does community mean to you? Often, we don’t think about community until something serious happens.

A fundraiser for a family who lost their home in a fire. Neighbors scouring the woods in search of a lost child. Or maybe church members preparing meals for a member who has had serious health issues. All of these things can define community. Continue reading

Around the ‘Net: You Might Be a Terrorist If… You’re Prepared?

As you probably already know, September is National Preparedness Month. That is when various government agencies encourage us to become better prepared for disasters. Interestingly, by doing so you may also appear suspicious to other government agencies. Seems like you can’t win for losing…

You might remember back in May, the CDC urged us to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. Not so much because they expect zombies to take over the world, but as a publicity stunt to get people involved in preparedness. Continue reading

The Number of Preppers in America Is Growing

There was an interesting article on CharismaNews the other day titled Doomsday Ready? More Americans Becoming “Preppers”. It made some very interesting points.

It used to be common for preppers to be considered fanatics – either religious fanatics or just plain crazy. These days, however, people everywhere are seeing that the world is changing and they feel that getting ready for a possible emergency isn’t as silly as they might have previously thought.

Ants and Grasshoppers

Widespread power outages, drought, rising food prices and an economy that is shaky at best are all making people think long and hard about what they would do in a disaster situation. How will they take care of their families? Continue reading

Treating Headache Pain with Herbs

It took me a long time to write this post. I have had the worst headache all day and just couldn’t come up with a topic I felt motivated to write about. Then it hit me. What about pain?

I have been studying herbs for a lot of years and there are several that are effective against pain. However, there are many types of pain, so learning about herbs and the types of pain they work on is a step toward being able to take better care of yourself and loved ones. Continue reading