When you put together 72 Hour Kits for your family, don’t forget the youngest members! Even if your baby isn’t born yet, it is still a good idea to have a kit for them as well. These can easily be made by gathering the following items and placing them into an extra diaper bag. Keep this kit with the 72 Hour Kits for the rest of your family and each person will be ready for an emergency. If you would like to embed this infographic to your site, there is a code right underneath the graphic! Continue reading
I am extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of running into Patrice Lewis’ blog, Rural Revolution. If you haven’t read this blog yet, you should definitely go and check it out. Patrice is an amazing and entertaining writer. But before you get sucked into her blog, check out this amazing guest post! She has put together 10 wonderful tips for cutting your food bill! And by eating in a wallet-friendly manner, more of your money can go into savings, or even emergency supplies. Any money saved can greatly contribute to your preparedness efforts, if you use it in the right way. As a young married person, some of these tips really stood out to me, and I realized that I should be implementing ALL of them into my daily life! Thank you so much Patrice, for a wonderful guest post! Continue reading
Hey everyone! It has been a really crazy week! My dog, Juno, decided to have her puppies a bit earlier than expected. They arrived on Tuesday afternoon (Moody Blues, anyone?) but I wasn’t expecting them until about Friday. At the time that Juno went into labor, I was in the middle of grooming a dog for a friend, at my house. She had been showing subtle signs of being close to delivery (temperature drop, starting to show signs of nesting), but she wasn’t displaying any obvious signs of being in labor. I was expecting some major panting, pacing, whining, etc. But nope. None of that happened at all. She was literally asleep one second, and then awake and trying to push out a puppy the next! Continue reading
With summer on it’s way, I am already starting to dream about going on a little trip. Holden and I don’t have any real plans yet, but we are hoping to go to a family reunion in June. This family reunion won’t be anywhere spectacular (just little old Blanding, UT-Yes, it is as boring as it sounds!), but just getting out of the house and being with family is a good refresh for me. There may be a trip to Lake Powell involved with the reunion trip as well, which is awesome. Continue reading
How do you feel when you’re fully prepared for something? Are you really nervous? Are you dreading the moment of performance? Are your hands sweaty or cold? Not if you are a normal person. Usually people who prepare feel confident and even excited to do
whatever it is that they need to do.
If you are a father or guardian of children, you can only imagine how badly your hands would be sweating, and how bad you would be shaking if disaster struck, and you weren’t prepared to provide for your children. Just about any parent…well lets say any good parent…would do just about anything to make sure their children have everything that they need.
Little steps on the way to an adequate food storage supply are necessary if you’re ever going to have the amount that you want. Don’t think you necessarily need to buy an entire year’s worth of food supply all at once, but starting out with a week, then a month, then two months is the way to go.
Does anyone remember this hurricane?
I was actually in there. It could be considered a pretty weak hurricane, but still, some people were devastated. There were many instances in which giant trees fell over on homes, and walls and fences were broken everywhere. I don’t know if anyone was killed but I think a few were injured.
It wasn’t all that crazy, just a level two hurricane that died off to a tropical storm before it hit where I was, but even that can leave a family in serious trouble financially. Some extra food saved up for times such as this would help, so that their expenses could be put towards rebuilding their home. You never know. Anyways, hope this may have helped somebody out there want to prepare a little more. When you’re prepared, you don’t have to worry.