Archive for ' Preparedness'

Review and Giveaway: “Forsaking Home” by A. American Posted:July 10, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Review and Giveaway: “Forsaking Home” by A. American

Don’t miss your chance to win a complete set of the exciting “Survivalist” series by A. American! (Contest details follow the review.) When I had first agreed to review FORSAKING HOME, I didn’t realize I was [...]

The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!) Posted:July 08, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

WARNING: This article dispels commonly held beliefs about the uses of coffee filters for preparedness uses. One principle of survival is to use what you have available to accomplish your goals. One way to do this [...]

Are books on your emergency checklist? Posted:July 06, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Are books on your emergency checklist?

“So many books, so little time.” I love books. One of my favorite places growing up, besides the library, was my grandmother’s basement. Her walls were lined with bookshelves and there were so many books. Books [...]

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors Posted:July 04, 2014 By:Kris

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors

Not a lot of produce but reluctant to waste? No problem! Southern Living presents a 2013 cookbook with something for everyone! Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned canner, or a microwave-only cook, you’ll find inspiration in [...]

Our Chicken’s Killer Guard Dog Posted:July 04, 2014 By:Unexpected Farm Girl

Our Chicken’s Killer Guard Dog

Living in a Northern climate, our winters are brutal and cold. Temperatures can drop as low as -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) for weeks at a time. So during the winter months our chickens are [...]

Five Essential Oils to Keep in Your Purse Posted:June 30, 2014 By:Leah K. Oxendine

Five Essential Oils to Keep in Your Purse

Essential oils are like magic in a bottle. Many are far more powerful than we realize, and get way less credit than they deserve. They can be utilized in a wide variety of situations. Sometimes the [...]

The Life of a Teenage Prepper: Goals Posted:June 28, 2014 By:Brenda

The Life of a Teenage Prepper: Goals

It has occurred to me that I am probably the least prepared member of my family, and I need to do something about that! I’ve realized that I need to set some prepper goals. Both of my [...]

Combat The Naysayers Posted:June 26, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Combat The Naysayers

Combat the Naysayers I was at Walmart unloading half the pharmacy onto the conveyer belt, and didn’t realize how odd everything looked until the cashier marveled, “Wow, everyone in your house must be sick!” I shrugged [...]

Homemade Wine & Why You Should Make Your Own Posted:June 25, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Homemade Wine & Why You Should Make Your Own

It’s Cheaper! If you are a wine drinker, I have learned that  it’s much gentler on your wallet to  make your own homemade wine. For the cost of about 50 cents to about $1.50 a bottle you can fill [...]

25 Ways To Use Your Library’s Free Resources For Better Preparedness Posted:June 24, 2014 By:Ann Marie

25 Ways To Use Your Library’s Free Resources For Better Preparedness

Why spend money on information and services that your tax dollars are already paying for? Your public library has a multitude of benefits for its patrons, and you’d be smart to take advantage of the library’s [...]