Preparedness

09 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Yes, You Can Afford It Photo c/o chathamjournal.com Let’s face it.  Watching your bags of groceries get smaller and smaller while the price goes up and up will overwhelm anyone--especially if you have food storage on the brain plus providing food for your family.  I don’t care how wealthy you are, paying more money for less groceries is upsetting, right?  Two nights ago I taught a class specifically to aid individuals in obtaining MORE groceries and other items for less.  To emphasize the...
08 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
We've composed an update for you relative to the effects of Swine Flu in Argentina.  It's worth paying attention to...which is why I'm posting it for you all. President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with Health Minister Dr. Juan Manzur, right. Photo c/o Enrique Marcarian/Reuters July 8, 2009 from All Headline News More than 60 confirmed deaths in Argentina from swine flu Government officials decided to shut down banks Friday (July 3) in an effort to contain the virus Travel has...
07 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
You read it right.  Chocolate chocolate molten chocolate cake.  As requested, here is the recipe that we'll be serving tonight at the "Enough and to Spare" coupon class.  For best results, serve with vanilla ice cream while still warm. Chocolate Cake photo dinnerwithjulie.com 1 pkg. of plain devils food cake mix 1 pkg. of milk chocolate or chocolate instant pudding mix (3.9 ounces) 2 cups of sour cream 4 large eggs or 4 large egg equivalents ¾ cup of vegetable oil 2 teaspoons of vanilla...
07 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
I pay a whopping $15.18 a month for FIVE Sunday newspapers.  I do this primarily for the coupons which afford me to feed our family well and feed our food storage abundantly.  I easily multiply my investment by 10 times each month just considering the grocery savings.  But the multiple other purposes I use the newspapers for after compound those rewards and even makes me eager to take spare newspapers off of another persons’ hands. Newspapers for an Emergency Use #1: You’ve no doubt heard of...
02 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Ultimately, emergency preparedness is about independence—the ability to rely on yourself to provide for you and your family’s needs.  That’s really what being prepared boils down to.  It’s not about absolving fear in your life.  It’s about celebrating your independence, your abilities, and your responsibilities.  It’s about proactively ensuring your future health and happiness.  In my opinion, your continual acts of preparation manifest your commitment to independence. Ultimately, that’s what...
01 Jul 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Honey photo c/o Getty My drug of choice?  Well, I could say chocolate, or a Dr. Pepper, or even a sweet kiss from my hubby (those make my knees buckle).  But there’s nothing like a small spoonful of honey to put me in a happy, delicious mood.  Seriously.  Perhaps it’s because each time I steal a taste, I’m not just tasting the substance of honey, but its overwhelming value everyday, and in an emergency.  Honey not only tastes good, but it has numerous medicinal and comfort uses as well.  You...
30 Jun 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Gasonline Generator photo c/o germes-online.com Obviously, given my line of work, I’m frequently told by people that they are prepared because they have a generator.  Well, I see a whole lot of downsides of owning and relying on one, so I thought I’d share my two cents as to why I don’t plan on ever owning a generator. Generators are relatively expensive.  If I had to opt between a generator and a firearm, I would definitely select the firearm.  There’s a whole heck of a lot of wheat or water...
29 Jun 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Fuel photo c/o pgdb.co.nz One of the ten areas of emergency preparedness is fuel.  Fuel brings us the much needed light that we will require not only to see, but also to feel good.  It includes any fuel we’ll need for cooking, and the fuel we’ll need for keeping warm. Before you elect to get a years supply of fuel for these purposes, consider the most basic rules of thumb. 1)     Think safety first 2)     Conserve energy—including yours 3)     Conserve body heat 4)     Confine the heat...
27 Jun 2009 by filed in Preparedness
I don't usually post on Saturdays, but an important issue came up this morning.  In the name of financial preparedness, I'm sharing it with you as I believe it's vital to those who are trying to make the best financial decisions to be better prepared. Chase Bank has just informed hundreds of thousands of card holders who were beguiled with a "low, low interest rate for the life of the balance of your credit card" deal that their minimum payment is going up. As you know, a bill was recently...
26 Jun 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Photo c/o AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano Why are we hearing the silence of Swine Flu news so loudly?  Why did the fact that the deaths doubled in Utah due to Swine flu not make all of the front page news?  Why is the word quarantine used so sparingly in what little news there is available?  WHO classifies the Swine flu at “Pandemic” status and yet our border officials don’t ask a single health related question still. I’ll tell you why.  But I warn you, it may actually be a bit disturbing.  At...

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