Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Visit her at SarahAnneCarter.com

DIY Spice Mixes

I felt intimidated at the thought of making my own DIY spice mixes at first. The little packets you can buy at the store made it so easy, and they made my dinners taste good. Then, there was the night I was making fajitas and realized I did not have a fajita seasoning packet in my pantry. I didn’t even have a taco seasoning packet (it must have been at the end of the month before my major trip to the …

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7 Reasons to Buy Old Cookbooks

I keep my eye out for old cookbooks when I go to thrift stores or garage sales. They are part of the books we keep on hand for reference material and for other reasons too. And by “old,” I mean cookbooks from the early 1980s or earlier. 7 Reasons to buy old cookbooks 1. Cooking without a microwave Microwaves didn’t become household items until the mid-1970s, according to the IEEE Global History Network. If the power ever goes out for any …

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How to Prepare for an Earthquake

You can prepare for an earthquake by taking just a few steps. Everyone in the family should know what to do when an earthquake strikes. Know where utility shut-off valves are located and how to turn them off. A packed emergency kit should be ready to go and be prepared for aftershocks. I have honestly never been more scared than when I was on the second floor of our house with two little children when I felt the entire house …

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The Prepper Family’s Summer Bucket List

Summer is upon us, and that usually means more time spent together as a family when the kids are out of school. Even homeschool moms take a few breaks in the summer. This time of year is a great time to hone your family’s survival skills. I’ve put together a summer bucket list for the prepper family. See how many things your family can check off this summer. Have fun with it and get your family involved! Food Identify and …

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Learn From My Many Gardening Mistakes

Learn from My Many Gardening Mistakes

  Gardening is one of the top prepper skills needed for survival. Learning how to grow your own food is not something you want to do after a disaster has happened. I can speak from experience when I say there is a lot to learn and you will make a lot of gardening mistakes. It’s far better to make these mistakes now when your world is pretty stable than when you’re just trying to survive day by day following a …

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The Unthinkable - Who Survives when Disaster Strikes and Why?

10 Survival Lessons from The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why

“Once a disaster begins, people who have some familiarity with their disaster personalities have an advantage.” Do you know your disaster personality? Survival lessons from The Unthinkable help teach everyday people about their disaster personality, among other survival lessons. We have seen with our own eyes or on the news the unthinkable scenarios of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, fires, and tsunamis. Is there a way to know how you personally would react in these situations? How can you train yourself to give …

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The Simple Way To Make Bug Out Bags on a Budget

So I started a few months ago by making a list of everything I would want to put in our bug-out bags … the list went on and on. I quickly realized a simple backpack would fit enough gear to prepare us for anything we could possibly face. Likely Scenarios My focus shifted to the most likely scenarios in our area. Upon evaluating our emergency scenario possibilities, I realized there are very few scenarios that have us leaving our home. …

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7 Survival Lessons from Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why

“Survival is the celebration of choosing life over death. We know we’re going to die. We all die. But survival is saying: perhaps not today. In that sense, survivors don’t defeat death, they come to terms with it.” Why do some people survive and others perish after experiencing the same set of circumstances? Why do some people walk out of a jungle after a plane crash and others sit and die? Author Laurence Gonzales digs deep into these questions and …

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How to Use a Bullet Journal For Your Prepping

I don’t know about you, but I love to keep track of things using apps, lists, anything that proves itself to be handy. It takes a little time to get organized with tools like this but ultimately, it’s very worthwhile and it can save time and money with prepping. For several years, I used an app to keep track of my food storage. I loved it. I could use the app to scan the food I was putting on my …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Tractor Supply Company

Is it possible that one store could have everything you might need in a last-ditch effort to get prepped? This article is the second in a series that tackles prepper/survival shopping at oddball stores you might overlook in a panic to get prepped, and Tractor Supply Company is certainly a top candidate for that last-chance apocalypse shopping spree. Located in 49 states, Tractor Supply Company stores are a great option to find a huge variety of supplies and gear for …

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