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Podcast

Normalcy Bias

Glen Tate, author of the 299 Days seriesoften talked of people having normalcy bias. Kind of head in the sand, not really looking outside of their normal, day to day lives. The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects Wiki I did a super quick Podcast about this topic. How I, myself,…
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Prepping

Why you Need Essential Oils in your Preparedness Kit

#1 Shelf Life When stored in a cool dark place essential oils will last a very long time there is no expiration date on them if correctly You don't need to refrigerate them and you don't need to bury them in a box in the backyard, but if you store them unopened they will last indefinitely. #2 Self-Sufficiency When you have essential oils in your plan you will be able to take care of yourself…
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Prepping

What’s in your Bug Out Bag?

This list is highly dependent on your location. In North Idaho we have real seasons. Snow in winter. Hot summers. The contents of this bag needs to be rotated accordingly. You also don't want this bag to be 80 pounds. If you have to actually hike out 80 pounds will feel super heavy rather quickly. Some of these items could be in your Everyday Carry (EDC), but I can't make that decision for you. Remember,…
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Homesteading

5 Everyday Uses for Colloidal Silver

What is Colloidal Silver? I first heard of it last spring when my doe gave birth to triplets. Apparently it is great to have on the homestead for emergencies and first aid. Colloidal silver is a homeopathic remedy, that consists of drinking water infused with particles of silver ion via a battery-charge. Colloidal Silver is an antibacterial often used as a disinfectant. It was used in wound dressings during the Civil War. You can buy…
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Prepping

Medical Preparedness

Medical Preparedness~Preparedness is more than Beans, Bullets, and Band-aides. This is the third post in the series. You can also read about Physical Preparedness and Spiritual Preparedness. The title says prepping is more than beans, bullets, and band-aides, then I go an write about medical preparedness. This post isn't about the little first aid kit from Walgreen's. Not to say those aren't bad, but you will need much more than that little kit can offer. When…
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Prepping

Physical Preparedness

Last week I wrote about Spiritual Preparedness. Today I want to talk about Physical Preparedness. You are going to need to be strong and healthy when that emergency comes. To take care of your family. To protect yourself from civil unrest. My job is to make sure our family will be ready for whatever may happen. Blizzard, forest fire, job loss or God forbid The Principal get hurt at work. Can you carry a 50…
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Christian Living

Spiritual Preparedness

This isn't a post on preparing spiritually on getting to heaven. This is a post about being ready, spiritually, if the you have an emergency. My emergency may not be the same as yours. It could be a job loss or car accident. It could be a natural disaster or economic collapse, too. Regardless of the emergency will you be ready, spiritually? Will you be able to handle the stress of life changing event. A…
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Homesteading

How to Render Pig Fat

How to render pig fat you ask? You didn't? Let me share anyway because you never know when you will need to. Wilbur and Mabel lived a good life complete with back scratches, sprays with the hose on hot days, and lots of goat milk as treats. Well, all good things must come to an end and that end was the butcher making a house call. Not going to lie, it was pretty cool, and…
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Reviews

Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern {Review}

Here is a come-as-you-are review. Yes, Monkey Cupcake is making an appearance. After we recorded this I showed the lantern to The Principal and he loved it! Wants to buy one for each BOB (bug out bag) So, obviously I have a female point of view. Not a bad point of view, just not the same as a male thought process. You can grab your own if The Principal hasn't bought them all: Click Here…
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Prepping

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget

September is National Preparedness Month according to FEMA. So what better time to write about Prepping on a Budget. Who should prep? Everybody should prepare. The more prepared you are the less you have to wait for FEMA or the Red Cross to show up. What should you prep? When we started prepping, a a little over 2 years ago, I had no idea where to start. Did I want food first? Or items like…
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