What are you Doing to Protect Your Home and Preps?

What are you doing to protect your home?

Written by Lukas Nicholson Do you stay home all day? If you’re like many people you don’t. Eventually the inevitable cabin fever sets in and you feel the need to leave your cocoon. Even with all the home amenities that encourage people to stay home these days, eventually you exit the comforts of your residence […]

Kelly Kettle Giveaway


Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle? Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month – hopefully you do by now ;) We are trying to show the world what is available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. We are so thankful to Glen at KellyKettleUSA for sponsoring our giveaway today! If […]

Grow Cabbage in the Fall

Grow Cabbage in the Fall

Written by Mike the Gardener A perfect crop of choice for your fall garden is cabbage.  That is, if you like cabbage. There are a wide variety of culinary uses for cabbage, coleslaw being my favorite, that you are bound to find a great recipe. Cabbage is a great crop to consider planting this time of […]

The Big Berkey Giveaway!

Big Berkey Giveaway

Have you heard that the month of September is National Emergency Preparedness Month? I was really concerned when I read that the city of Toledo, Ohio was not able to use their culinary water for quite some time. They could not even boil it to make it safe because of the toxic nature of the […]

All American Sun Oven Giveaway!


It’s National Preparedness Month! As you may know by now, September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. It is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security. Americans are encouraged to take the necessary steps to prepare for any emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, churches, neighborhoods and communities. We […]

How to Filter and Purify Water for Survival


Note: This post is part of the Prepared Blogger‘s 30 Days of Preparedness series to celebrate National Preparedness Month. Day 26: How to Filter and Purify Water for Survival Water is essential to survival. If there is one survival skill you should learn, I would recommend how to filter and purify water so it’s safe enough to drink. […]

Back To School Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway


As most of you probably know it is Back To School time! What is better than an Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator with a timer? Our gardens or farmers’ market are in full swing ready to provide the produce so we can dehydrate most fruits and vegetables as desired. The kids will be heading back to […]

Spearfishing (aka Underwater Hunting): an Introduction to Seaside Survival


Written by Scott M. When you are enclosed or live near a body of water, the first thing most folks assume is that the only way you can obtain protein is with a fishing rod and some bait. This isn’t exactly true.  Spearfishing has been around since the dawn of time. Our ancestors probably used […]

WaterBrick Giveaway


Water has definitely been the talk around the preparedness community lately. Water is number one on my preparedness list! If you haven’t started storing any yet, here’s your chance to get going! A group of us teamed up together to share this giveaway sponsored by Food For Health. We are giving away an 8-Pack of WaterBricks […]

Entertaining Kids Without Electronics: 8 Games They Will Love


It’s easy to overdose kids with TV, video games, and catapulting Angry Birds around (everything my kids are currently doing right now :) - but I encourage you to try to disconnect from electronics to help teach your kids they can actually survive without them. Entertaining kids without electronics doesn’t have to be a lot of work, but it does […]

Purifying Water in Case of a Disaster (6 Different Methods)


Author Lee Flynn It’s important to be prepared to keep your family safe in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. One of the most critical aspects of emergency preparedness is the availability of emergency food and clean drinking water. If running water is not available, you will need to purify water from other sources so […]

16 Favorite Books & California Vacation Giveaway!!!


Not sure if anyone knows this (even my mom), but this year I’ve been contributing to the amazing blog OneSheTwoShe. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know an amazing group of talented women, but I’m sure you don’t care about that – but you might care about this… How many times, in your stressful life, have you […]