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

July 12, 2012 – 7:25 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Emergency Preparedness Part 4: Feminine Hygiene- Prepping For Periods

February 13, 2011 – 2:23 pm

Men, just a warning, you are entering a major girls only zone…

Should Christians & Believers Be Preppers?

February 6, 2011 – 7:13 pm

Is getting prepared for harder times ahead a sign of a lack of faith that the Lord will provide?

Frozen Water Pipes: A Snapshot of Life Without Running Water

January 9, 2011 – 9:34 pm

It’s amazing how we take running water for granted. You don’t even realize how much you use it till it’s gone!

Winter Wonderland

December 26, 2010 – 6:56 pm
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Lovin’ this beautiful snow. Even if we have lost power for a while!

Emergency Preparedness Part 3: Living Without Electricity

December 18, 2010 – 12:52 pm

10 tips for surviving a prolonged power outage.

How To Convert An Electric Sewing Machine To Non-Electric With A Treadle (Foot Pedal) or Hand Crank

August 31, 2010 – 7:44 pm

I would so much rather my electric sewing machine be one that I could still use when the power goes out for good!!

Where To Find Wheat Berries For Long Term Food Storage

August 8, 2010 – 7:09 pm
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Now that you know what wheat berries are, and how to use them, it’s time to go out and buy some so that you can make your own fresh flour at home! Here’s where to go to find wheat in your area.