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Protect Your Home From Intruders

November 24, 2012 – 7:05 am
The Door Sentinel

Think you are safe just because you lock your doors and windows at night? Watch how an intruder can be standing in your home in a matter of seconds. You might be surprised!

THRIVE Food Storage: Build Your Emergency Pantry on a Budget!

September 25, 2012 – 9:19 am

Want to put a good amount of emergency food storage away for a rainy day, but you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about where to even begin? Relax! I’ve got you covered. Let me tell you about THRIVE food storage…

The Best Hand Pump For An Existing (Deep) Well

August 27, 2012 – 7:33 pm
hand pump

Not all hand pumps are created equally. Some are only for shallow wells. Some cannot be used alongside a submersible pump. And some have a lot more options than others. I’ve done my homework, and have decided upon my favorite hand pump for emergency back-up…

How To Really Make Money Online From Home

August 21, 2012 – 9:11 pm

YES, you really can profit from this home based business! Not only can you earn a check every month, you can earn free food as well!! Here’s the scoop…

Droughts, Food Shortages & Price Hikes. What You Need To Know.

August 14, 2012 – 7:23 am
Droughts, Food Shortages & Price Hikes. What You Need To Know.

Get ready to see higher prices in corn, meat, dairy, eggs, and more in 2013.

Food Storage Mistake: Why You Should Not Stack Buckets On Buckets

July 30, 2012 – 10:49 am

This could have been an extremely expensive mistake…

Wanna Earn Free and Half-Off Shelf Reliance and THRIVE Products? Host A Blog Party!

July 13, 2012 – 6:21 am

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!! Through the month of July only, hosts are eligible for additional benefits in half-off items of up to $250 off! If you have a blog, all you have to do is let me guest post about THRIVE freeze dried foods. You supply the readers, I’ll provide the “party”, and you EARN FREE and HALF-OFF products. Here’s the scoop…

Shelf Reliance THRIVE Freeze Dried Foods Review & Discounts For You!

July 12, 2012 – 7:25 pm
thrive products

I was so curious to see what my kids especially would think of eating freeze dried foods. I decided that video taping their reactions would give the most honest review possible. I also took lots of close ups so you can see exactly what freeze dried foods look like dried and rehydrated.

What We Can Learn From The East Coast Power Outages

July 10, 2012 – 7:07 pm

After taking some time to read over various news articles, I’ve compiled a list of lessons that can be learned from other people’s lack of preparedness. Here are my thoughts.

Food Storage, Bulk Spices, And My Must Haves

April 19, 2012 – 4:59 am
food storage bulk spices

A well stocked spice rack is crucial to a happy food storage pantry. Here are my absolute must-haves, and a list of all the condiments and other things I can make with these handy herbs and seasonings!

How To Make A Candle From Leftover Fat Drippings

February 10, 2012 – 6:43 am
fat drippings candle

Create an emergency candle using the leftover grease from your frying pan! Here are my observations…

How To Make Ice Without Electricity From Water and Fertilizer

February 7, 2012 – 8:02 pm

In an emergency situation, where the power is out and you are desperate to keep something (meds) or somebody cool, knowing how to create ice without a freezer could save a life!

Wheat From The Mill: Is It Feed or Seed Grain? Make Sure You Get The Right Kind!

March 29, 2011 – 5:43 pm
Wheat From The Mill: Is It Feed or Seed Grain? Make Sure You Get The Right Kind!

If you are buying your wheat from a local mill, make sure you are getting the right type of grain. The wrong choice could prove to be deadly.

Emergency Preparedness Part 5: Guns & Ammo

March 22, 2011 – 4:56 am

Here are two life-saving reasons I think you should have a gun in your home.

Prepping With Babies In Mind

March 10, 2011 – 6:14 pm

What every parent needs to think about to be prepared for an emergency with a baby in tow.

Let Me Live In Peace

February 24, 2011 – 8:04 pm

I’m tired of worrying that the government will come in and take my home, or my land, or my children. I should not have to live in fear.