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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.

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.

Emergency Preparedness Part Two: Personal Library Essentials

November 15, 2010 – 8:38 pm

“They say “Knowledge is power”, but in a survival situation it could mean more than that, it could mean life or death. The right kind of books can help you get through the hardest of times. Here are some titles you might consider putting on your Christmas list this year.”

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.

Emergency First Aid Preparedness

June 16, 2010 – 8:35 pm

What if you had an emergency medical situation on your hands, and could not get to a hospital. Would you be prepared to handle it? Would you be able to give your children the care they need? Maybe it’s time to consider building your own emergency first aid kit.

The Water Stove

June 9, 2010 – 7:04 pm
water stove

With this bad boy, heating our home and our water will cost next to nothing… if we can only figure out how to install it!!