02 Dec 2014 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
So tonight I was literally locked IN my hotel room. I couldn't get out for anything!!  The steel door handle wouldn't turn far enough for me to unlock the door.  After attempting to open the door for several minutes and ruining a good pair of shoes in a desperate attempt to kick the handle downward, I decided to call the front desk.  To be honest, I was worried that I wasn't able to open the door because of my wussy muscles, or at least a poor grip. So when I called the front desk and the...
hand operated adapters for grain mills
10 Nov 2014 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Question: "Kellene, how do I know which manual grain mill to buy? I'm so confused?!"   Answer: There are THREE key considerations to choosing a grain mill that you'll be operating manually.  I'll provide you with these three highlights and let you choose for yourself from there, but I'll also share with you what I've chosen as a result.   Three Considerations for Choosing a Hand-Operated Grain Mill   1) Energy Expenditure: You want one that will require the least amount of physical energy per...
fun games for the family, friends, and community
21 Oct 2014 by
Filed in Preparedness
In part 1 of this series about strengthening the bonds of your family and friends and your community through fun activities, I shared one game with you along with laying out a case for being mindful of such preparations. Today I’m going to share two other activities with you that I’m SURE you’re going to love.   This first game/activity didn’t actually come from my mom, rather I learned it in the Philippines when I served there on a welfare mission and I confess, I LOVED playing it.  I them...
Halloween Game
18 Oct 2014 by
Filed in Mental Preparedness
Today’s article isn’t about the all-natural cure for battling the Ebola virus. Nor is it about the 12 essential food items you can make from powdered milk. It’s quite a bit off the beaten path of the traditional “prepper journey”. However, it is still very much about being self-sufficient and it is about securing an asset that you MUST have if you’re to be truly prepared for troubled times ahead. It’s purchased with very little funds in the traditional sense and yet once you’ve acquired it, it...
09 Oct 2014 by
Filed in Food Preparedness
Is raising quail a realistic livestock project for you?   So, you want to live more self-sufficiently but your city ordinances won’t allow chickens or big gardens?  You live in an apartment which limits your “self-sufficiency square footage,”  or is limited to your balcony.  These conditions are deal killers. They just need a little more knowledge thrown at them in order to overcome them. Let’s go to work then today as I share with you a way to raise some of your own self-sufficiency in the...
26 Sep 2014 by
Filed in Preparedness
Preparedness is not about being a hermit, or a Rambo-like survivalist.  And there might not be much time left for you to get one of your most critical assets in place--Your Community.   There’s a component of preparedness that I fear most preppers omit, either because they don’t understand the value or they refuse to understand the value.  And that’s the COMMUNITY.   While the headlines have been full of plenty of reasons to remain somewhat private about the extent of one’s preparedness...
20 Sep 2014 by
Filed in Preparedness
Awesome Projects for Preppers--by Guest Contributor Matt Stevens While there are a lot of people whose prepping starts and stops with stockpiling supplies, there are many others who make it a lifestyle. These people ultimately end up much better prepared, because they look beyond just having food and water and make or buy things to take care of any eventuality. With the high cost of buying prepping equipment and supplies, more and more have taken to making their own.   In pretty much all of...
Meatball Soup
08 Sep 2014 by
Filed in Recipes
Meatball Soup Recipe --    One thing I love about my good friend Shawna is that she has a lot of good recipes that are easy, delicious and can easily be adapted to be made from your preparedness food pantry.  She has shared quite a few with me over the years that I love, so keep an eye out for some more her recipes in the near future.   With Fall quickly approaching (officially September 23rd) I thought I would share one her easy soup recipes with you, which I actually enjoy year-round because...
04 Sep 2014 by
Filed in Preparedness
One of the fundamentals for being prepared for all that life throws at us is having what we really need, when we really need it--and having a back-up.  I accomplish a lifestyle of Panic Free Preparedness by living by the Rule of Three.   The Rule of 3, is the ultimate expression of one “preparing for the worst”. As I learned it, the Rule of 3 comes from a military training message: “3 is 2, 2 is 1, and 1 is none”, and boy howdy can I attest to that being the truth! What does it mean “1 is none...
23 Aug 2014 by
Filed in Physical Preparedness
Another St. Louis Police shooting of a black man just 5 miles away from the Ferguson, MO shooting that's the cause of so much unrest this week. (WARNING: You can watch it on mute and see what happens just fine, but if you watch it with sound there is plenty of vulgar language.) Lest any of us get on the Irate and Hate Bandwagon, I'm going to give you my two cents on this 2nd shooting by police in Missouri. There are six things I'm considering here.   1: The person did NOT respond to orders...


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