25 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
I lived in Maine for several years. My mother and I both loved lighthouses with Mom taking her fondness for them to great lengths, collecting just about anything and everything that represented her love of lighthouses.   (In fact, my husband chose to spend our wedding night up in northern Ohio at Lakeside and enjoyed just sitting and watching the beautiful sunsets by the lighthouse that's up there.) When Mom passed away I inherited her boxes and boxes of lighthouse knick-knacks, furniture, and...
23 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
This is a Drill! This is Only a Drill This is a PRACTICE scenario--not a PANIC scenario. It's also a practice in recycling JUNK into something that can be as worthwhile as to save lives. What more could you ask for, right?   As you may know if you’re spend time with us on our Facebook page, there are has been a LOT of “chatter” coming at me via various information resources. But there’s been a problem in that no one has been willing to go on the record or definitively confirm any of this....
18 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
I never tried anchovies before until a co-worked convinced me to try making this dish for myself. When I saw the list of sparse ingredients I couldn’t believe that a memorable dish could result from so little effort and ingredients. I was wrong though—really wrong. I’ve NEVER made this for company and not have them rant and rave about my “authentic Italian cooking.” *snicker—if they only knew* Oh, and by the way, I never give them the recipe because they will automatically assume that it will...
18 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Preparedness
  --And the winner is.... Robert Slaughter! Congrats, Robert!!! While I only provide 2 or 3 articles weekly on here faithfully, I am much more active on our Facebook page in providing timely articles, info, answering questions, etc. since the news and information is more likely to be relevant on a time-sensitive basis. If it’s relevant to the Ten Principles of Preparedness, chances are that I post it there. We keep growing and growing on Facebook (www.facebook.com/preparednesspro) in our...
16 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Yes, there is a relatively panic-free way to approach having a sufficient supply of food for everyone I intend to feed. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that the best way to eat an elephant is over easy, right?  Just kidding. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time; so I’m going to share with you a few of my methods of attacking a chore that might otherwise seem a bit overwhelming to the point of paralysis.  I believe you’ll find these suggestions helpful regardless of where you...
11 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Preparedness
  So this year I’ve discovered a couple of new “gadgets” that I’m in love with and thought I’d share them with you--cause that's what girls do, and I am, after all, ALL girl. *grin*   First of all there's this cool Ascella LED light bulb that actually charges while it’s in the light socket of your lamps (E26 and E27).  But when “the lights go out” this little diddy will keep on glowing for 3 hours when it’s fully charged.  Making it even more cool is the fact that you can turn it off or on,...
05 Oct 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
I get a lot of e-mails about what to do with excess eggplant.  I love to make my Eggplant Ratatouille, Moussaka,  as well as Eggplant Parmesan, but I’ve got an even better solution for you. One of the best things I ever tasted was when I was in Philadelphia, PA. I was living there for about 3 months doing advanced marketing for Anthony Robbins and his convention that was coming into town. At that point in my life I was eating mostly vegetarian. I couldn’t believe all of the amazing choices...
29 Sep 2012 by
Filed in Financial Preparedness
  Hi folks. I’ve been tracking down some tips that I’ve received over the past couple of weeks. The results of my research have been disconcerting--to say the least—even for someone as prepared as myself. So I thought that the results were significant enough that I should share my findings with all of you. Bottom line, brace for impact at the gas pump and the grocery store registers in October. You’re about to see key grocery prices DOUBLE.   First of all, please stop holding your breath—yeah...
Lard
28 Sep 2012 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Some of you are no doubt throwing away a very valuable asset when you trim the fat from your meat. Before being subjected to the misleading marketing ploys of the USDA and their subsidized parties, lard was considered good for you. The fact of the matter is, it STILL is good for you—better in fact than canola oil and even butter. (See  "Why Do We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes or "Ignore the Awkward" by Uffe Ravnskov) When I’m cooking a pork that has excess fat I trim some of the fat and set it...
24 Sep 2012 by
Filed in Spiritual Preparedness
Over the years I’ve received e-mails from readers expressing their feeling of being overwhelmed. By the end of the e-mails a familiar question is brought up—“Why Bother?”   I admit, I’ve had days, even weeks in which I am overwhelmed by everything that I still need to do. When that happens I just take a mental break or I’ll go to the thrift store and find something fabulous that assists me in my preparedness efforts Whether it’s a “time out” or retail therapy, we all need to take the time to...

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