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Do it Yourself Instant Oatmeal Packets

My kids love oatmeal. They don't, however, like plain oatmeal from the red and white canister. They will sometimes eat my crockpot steel cut oats, but that is rare. If I do splurge, and it is a splurge, they want to eat 2 or 3 packets at a time because those little pouches aren't enough to fill them up. So I made my own instant oatmeal packets complete with brown sugar! Cost breakdown: A 150…
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Christian Living

True

I haven't done a 5 Minute Friday in forever. I started following along again after Allume. No. I didn't go, but those are 'my people' I need to be with them. So today I am going to write. Five minutes. No back tracking. No fixing. Just write. True meaning True love Real love that stands the test of time. The True love that survives the seemingly unsurvivable. When he loves her wholly and completely even…
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Christian Living

A New Kind of S’more

This last summer we went camping for 5 days. Or was it 6? I can't remember, but it was more than 2 or 3. I had seen this idea on Pinterest so of course I HAD to try it. Fill your cone with the yumminess. Wrap with foil and place in the fire. Finished product should be all melted together and gooey. I would say it was somewhat of a success with the exception of…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Skills to Have}

This is a list of some skills that might come in handy in a long term emergency scenario: Plant Identification Foraging is important. There are plants that are edible and plants that aren't. Knowing the difference could be life or death. Did you know you can make Dandelion Jelly? That is one 'plant' that is plentiful here every spring. Did you also know that Cattail's are the feline. Processing Food Either hunting or butchering your…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Communications}

What are ways you plan to communicate in an emergency? If cell phones are down there may be texting abilities. You can't rely on that. Communication plans fall under family plan, but you need to have a source. Have an out of state friend or relative as a contact rally point.   2 Way Radios or Walkie Talkies. These are good for mostly short range. We have a set that is good up to 12…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Bug Out or Bug In?}

This is a question you have to answer as the emergency arises. In the case of a forest fire we would most likely bug out. At the last minute, I am sure, because we'd try to save our house. Having a wildland firefighter for a son would help that scenario. Grid down situation bug in. This is where our preps are. We'd want to protect our house from vandals, etc. Earthquake? Is your house safe…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {First Aide}

This is above and beyond band-aids and Tums. Most of this you probably already have on hand. It would be a good idea to put it all in one location. While those things are great, we have prepped items, that 18 months ago, I would have said you A few things I recommend for basic care: . I was able to buy a this online at with our FSA insurance card. I was also able to…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Got Shelter?}

Best case scenario you want to shelter in place. Meaning you don't leave home. The only thing I could see us leaving for is a forest fire or if the house is unsafe due to an earthquake. That said we would do what we could to stay on our property. Sheltering in Place is an effective way to protect yourself and your family in many emergencies involving contaminated air. source Contaminated air could be from…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Hygiene and Sanitation}

*this post contains affiliate links* Hygiene and Sanitation are so important! If you are without power for a few days then your toilets may flush, but have nowhere for the waste to go. This is when diseases and such start happening. There is also the possibility of a pandemic. Flu or the like. You want to be prepared NOW rather than after the fact when everybody is out looking for the same supplies you are.…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {All About Water}

Water ranks up there in the Top 3 of important preps. Behind shelter and food. 3 minutes without air - 3 hours without shelter 3 days without water - 3 weeks without food. The recommendation is one gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation. A family of four needs 270 gallons of water, according to Utah State University, for a three-month supply (90 gallons of water PER PERSON = three-month supply) You need to store…
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