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This is a great thing for the kiddos. Easy and it smells good.

Mix together an equal amount of cinnamon and applesauce. Start with just 1 cup each and keep adding cinnamon until you have a good, stiff dough. You can then roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick and then use Christmas cookie cutters to make cute and aromatic Christmas ornaments. Don't forget to put a small hole in them for the hanger.

Let them dry for several days on a cookie sheet or a wire cooling rack.

Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:10 pm
Just got a package of some supplies for getting prepped for cold and flu season. Or any other type of virus, etc.

Today , we got some goggles and a box of 20 respirator face mask.

I also had gotten some gloves the other day. Some of those Nitrile gloves and then some thicker gauntlet style to put on over them. A pretty good start on the flu & cold survival kit. I also have stocked up on a bunch of different medicines , cough drops, tylenol, pepto, and any thing else that I could think of. Each week I have been buying and focusing on one thing medical wise. Now have a pretty good stockpile. Should last the whole cold season.

Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:56 pm
Surviving Ebola - Prepping For Lockdown: How to Prepare and Survive in the Event of an Ebola Epidemic. was a free kindle book when this post was written.

If an Ebola epidemic broke out near your home, would you and your family be prepared?

It seems as though just a few months ago, Ebola was a small threat to just a few countries half way around the world. The mere thought of Ebola coming to the western world seemed highly unlikely. Fast forward to current times and everyone’s worst fears have surfaced – Ebola is here, and we need to be prepared.

While an Ebola epidemic is unlikely to happen in the western world, it shouldn't be written off as a non-threat. In the event that this deadly virus does reach the borders of your neighborhood, you’ll have very little time – if any at all – to prepare for lock down.

In this “Surviving Ebola” guide, you’ll learn…

  • The deadly reality surrounding Ebola

  • How to protect you and your family against an Ebola infection

  • How to beat the virus if you’ve been infected

  • What supplies you’ll need to survive an Ebola epidemic

  • When to go into Ebola “lockdown mode”

  • How to prepare your home for an Ebola epidemic

  • How to create an Ebola isolation room within your home

  • ...and other information to help you prepare for an Ebola epidemic

Within this guide, “Surviving Ebola: Prepping for Lockdown”, you’ll be armed with a complete guide to preparing and surviving an Ebola epidemic in the event an outbreak occurs. Learn from the experts on what to expect and how to plan and prepare for one of the deadliest viruses known to man.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:39 pm
Distillation is an extremely effective way to purify water. It is a process of boiling the water and then catching the water vapor as it condenses. It is very effective at removing all types of pathogens. Bacteria, Protozoa, and viruses. It also can do an excellent job at removing chemical contaminants.

The number one disadvantage of using distillation to purify water is that it takes a long time. It could take up to 6 hours to get one gallon of water. Which would use a lot of fuel. Maybe not a good idea during a disaster , when you might not have any electricity. There is always going to be plenty of wood to make an open fire to boil water.

Here is one way to do it without electricity:

  1. Open fire, propane or gas stove.
  2. Stainless Steel Boiler
  3. Reflux column
  4. Cold Water for the condenser
For distilling water, you do not need packing.
Here is the distillation process:
  1. First fill the boiler with water. This can be the dirtiest of waters, rain or even county water.
  2. Attach the column/tower to the boiler with whatever size clamp or connector to make sure you have a complete seal.
  3. Hook water hoses to the condenser.
  4. Place the distiller on top of the fire.
  5. Bring the water to a boiling point.
  6. As the steam enters up the tower/column it will go through the condenser and is converted into distilled drinkable water that comes out of this into a bowl or glass jug.

Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:47 pm

Protect your whole family by making them all their own flu face mask.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:41 pm

Healthy Homemade Crock Pot Ketchup/BBQ Sauce (NO PROCESSED WHITE SUGAR)

This recipe is absolutely delicious and tastes even better than processed Ketchup.
I emptied a bottle of ketchup, used a funnel to fill a bottle with my ketchup, then used the balance in the crock pot to make healthy BBQ sauce.


1 (28 oz) can organic tomato puree (I try to by Eden brand for canned - it is BPA free)
2 small cans organic tomato paste
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (use good quality such as Braggs)
3 tablespoons raw, organic honey
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste


Place all ingredients into medium sized crock pot. Stir well. Cover and turn on high for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and puree with an immersion blender, or use a food processor to blend until smooth. Cook in crock pot for another ½ hour or so, until thick in consistency.
Cool and transfer to storage container, leaving about 1 - 1 ½ cups in the crock pot.

Healthy Homemade BBQ Sauce


Remaining ketchup in crock pot (1 - 1 ½ cups)
1 can organic tomato paste
1 cup organic apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons organic molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons, dry yellow mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne papper
Ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chili powder


Place all ingredients in crock pot, stir well. Cover and cook on high for about 1 hour. Stir well, adjust taste as needed. Cook for another ½ to 1 hour with lid off until sauce thickens.
Pour into storage container. The best BBQ Sauce you have ever had and it is all healthy!

Posted: October 20, 2014, 7:00 am
Braised rabbit New Brunswick stew, one of the most well known and most celebrated dinner items, is easy to prepare and full of flavor. Slow cooking the tender meat from a rabbit is probably the best way to bring about the natural flavors and aromas of this dish, and combined with very carefully selected, complimentary ingredients, this dish is one of the healthiest and most delicious entree.


1 sm Rabbit; (1 to 2 lb.)
1/2 ts Basil;chopped
1/2 ts Chervil; chopped
1/2 ts Lemon thyme; chopped
Salt and pepper; to taste
2 tb Butter; clarified
1 Red onion; pared, halved
 1 Carrot; chopped
 1 Celery rib;chopped
 2 Red potatoes; cut in quarter
1 qt chicken stock
4 oz Lima beans

Preparing the braised rabbit New Brunswick stew:
Remove the hind legs and thigh bones from the rabbit. This makes rabbit meat pieces the perfect size for simmering and to fit into the slow cooker. Combine herbs by sprinkling generously over rabbit meat and season folds with salt and pepper.
Trim off belly and front legs, place pieces around buttered onions, carrots and other vegetable ingredients. Rabbit loin, potatoes, stock and lima beans sit on top of other ingredients, to ensure slow cooking process cooks smaller pieces uniformly on top of larger ones, with precise timing. Set it on medium heat for 6-9 hours, or until ingredients form thick, gravy-like consistency. Slow cooker will simmer ingredients together, and rabbit meat's rich flavors and intense aromas will infuse with the rest of vegetable ingredients and spices to result in a perfect combination. Slow cooking rabbit meat also maximizes texture and tenderness for the best possible flavor.
To serve braised rabbit New Brunswick stew:
Remove any leftover bones from rabbit loin, reserving warm meat at the bottom of each bowl. Arrange celery, carrots and thigh pieces on platter, arranging potatoes and other ingredients left in the cooker between rows of meat.
Pour warm stock over all ingredients; serve steaming hot with fresh corn bread.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 8:53 pm - - DIY Flower Pot Heater | Emergency Heater | Homemade Heater

Now, just to find clay flower pots, which I cannot find anywhere in my small town. Even last Spring all the local stores had were the plastic ones that look like the clay! 
Posted: October 15, 2014, 8:24 pm
What are the symptoms of Ebola? - WDRB 41 Louisville News

What are the symptoms of Ebola? How can you tell the difference
between Ebola and the flu? Click on the link above for more information.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 4:30 pm
 It is getting to be that time of the year again. Wondering what we will buy for our family and friends. Here is a list that might help you if you have any survivalist, homesteaders, etc on your list of if you are one and want to help your family and friends become more prepared.

Kindle You can get some great preparedness books for it and survivalist fiction.You can get a Suntactics sCharger-5 High Performance Solar Charger, Quickly Charges iPhone, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Android Phones, Samsung, Nokia, eReaders, BlueTooth Speakers, and Many Other USB Devices Directly From Sunlight. Extremely Durable and Reliable. to be able to charge it in an off the grid experience.

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

3-Day Lite Emergency KitI am getting one of these for my son to keep in the trunk of his car. I got him a Jump-N-Carry JNC300XL 900 Peak Amp Ultraportable 12V Jump Starter with Light for his birthday and he has already used it a few times to help friends.

Mr. Heater F215100 MH4B Little Buddy 3800-BTU Indoor-Safe Propane Heater

Complete Pillar Candle Making Kit: Learn how fast, easy & fun it is to make your own pillar candles. Perfect for beginners!This is a great idea for a teen or just for someone that you know would love to be able to make their own candles.

Mountain House Best Sellers KitThis is a great idea for getting someone you know started into food storage.

Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal PackGreat idea also to get someone started in food storage.

Global Sun Oven® - World's Best Solar Oven

RoadPro RPSL-350 12V 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker


Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower

Kaito Electronics, Inc. Portable Dynamo & Solar-Powered Radio and Cell Phone Charger

Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger

Glo Brite L201 Galaxy Clear Glass Kerosene/Oil Lamp

FoodSaver V2222 Vacuum Food Sealer PLUS Starter Kit

Nesco/American Harvest FD-80 Square-Shaped Dehydrator

Motorola MR355R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)

Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit

Whistle Creek Survival Kit in a Sardine Can

There are some great survivalist type movies that you can get someone for a present also. The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season, The Colony: Seasons 1 & 2
, and The Road are just a couple that are my favorites.

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a DisasterUltimate Family Preparedness Pak
120 Serving Breakfast Only @ $198 (120 Servings breakfast assortment. No entrees) - Order Now!
Posted: October 15, 2014, 2:51 pm
Had To stop him as he was going out the door!
My Little Man has a new favorite hoodie that he refuses to take off. He says it is so soft that he doesn't want to take it off. He wasn't feeling good last night and slept with it. It is a Hoodsbee hoodie that turns into a new friend for your child. It folds up easily into a stuffed animal. It easily folds up , even the child can do it. I love it. Keeps him warm and is something that he can have when not using as a hoodie. It is very well made and cute. Everytime we go out we get comments about it and everyone loves it. This would make an awesome gift for the upcoming holidays. Any child would love one of the characters that they have in their online store. This would make any child happy. Plus it is an unique gift.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 2:41 pm
Are you looking for a low-cost way to redecorate? I think I might have found a way. A discount store over by us has white wall paint in 5 gallon buckets for $10.00. Which is frugal right there. But. what if you don't want white? Use Kool Aid to make your own awesome and unique colors! Just take as much of the white paint that you need and add the packet of the color of kool-aid that you want to use. Add as much as you need. Use more than one packet for a much stronger color. This is a fun way for kids to re-do their rooms or to paint furniture. Easy and Frugal.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 9:21 pm
Ebola Pandemic Survival Guide: The Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Prepare and Survive was a free book for the kindle when this post was written. A much needed book.

Ebola Pandemic Survival Guide delivers you the bare-bones tips, tactics, and strategies you need to protect yourself from a sudden pandemic.

Understand this is not a long-winded encyclopedia. If you’re looking for a 300-page vacation read, go elsewhere. This is hard-hitting, to-the-point, foundational information you need to protect yourself.

We assembled this guide to deliver you the most up-to-date information available for your safety, condensed into a 10-minute read. Here’s a sample of what you’ll discover:

•Ebola is almost impossible to differentiate between a regular flu at first...except for one key symptom: Memorize this and you’ll practically have X-ray vision, and be able to tell who around you merely has the sniffles...or something, much, much worse...

•The Number 1 myth about how Ebola victims look when they first begin showing symptoms (if you think you’re staying safe because you’re keeping an eye out from this, then you could end up surrounded by infected people without even knowing it)

•How Ebola victims don’t actually die from the bleeding, and what kills them instead

•The top 4 vulnerable points on your body for an Ebola attack and infection

•4 herbs with unique anti-viral properties: These could make the difference between a robust immune system and becoming Ebola’s next helpless victim

•4 vitamins you might want to stock up on, before they’re mobbed off shelves and supplies disappear

•And much, much more…

Time is running out – scroll up and click the button to begin reading. If you have Kindle, you can access this guide for free, so you have nothing to lose. Because of what’s at stake, you must arm yourself with the information which could save your life right now.

Just a few minutes from now, you could be wandering around the internet, worrying how to protect yourself from Ebola…or you could be discovering exactly what you need to know, ensuring your safety, security, and peace of mind.

The choice is yours. Get the Ebola Pandemic Survival Guide right now. 
Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:09 pm
The Modern Prepper: Survival Tips and Techniques To Survive In Today's World was a free book for your kindle when this post was written.

Understanding how to prepare for and survive a disaster scenario can mean the difference between life and death for you and your family. Unfortunately, many families only have one member who is well versed in survival techniques. In most cases, this role is filled by the male of the household. Such a trend can be dangerous as dependency grows on one particular family member in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. This can be avoided by spreading the knowledge of prepping to those within your family so that they too can be empowered to survive. Canning and food preservation as well as urban survival play a crucial role in the basic techniques of survival prepping. Understanding these concepts and educating others is a necessary step in ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you. This book gives you a prepper's edge in times of uncertainty to help you teach every member of your family how to prepare and survive disaster. 
Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:01 pm
Today started out as such an awesome day, perfect weather, etc. Planned on spending most of day at park. Well, son went out to go to Church and found that his back tire on his car was flat! So, he had to drive our car. He has been gone all day! We have been sitting here all this long long day. This has been just one day, what do we do for entertainment after SHTF? At least today , I have had tv and games, etc. Phone to call and bother people I know. Trying to keep mind off the fact that The Walking Dead season 5 starts tonight and I can't watch it. After SHTF we will most likely have no power, so stock up on puzzles, books, and board games. Maybe stock up on toys and such for the kiddos. You could start some crafts. I am starting to save t-shirts so that I can strip them up to make a braided rug. I want a big one! That will take most of the winter and no power to make , except my own! My older son writes and my youngest one loves to paint. So that is a good thing to have on hand. Maybe learn a musical instrument. My daughter was just given a guitar. That will be fun for her to learn. There are a lot of things that can be done after SHTF to keep you entertained. And to keep your mind off of the bad things going on.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 11:23 pm
We had a really windy storm go thru last week and it knocked my umbrella style  clothesline over! I wasn't able to get it back up. So I brought it in and just laid it in the kitchen to wait until hubby got home. But, my mind is always thinking and I got to thinking I could put it up in the back bedroom that I had just cleaned out. I put a chair in there and tied this to it and set it up in the middle of the room. I Put a couple of heavy boxes on the chair to hold it there. It set there for a few days and yesterday I did a load of towels , took them in there and hung them up, and turned on  a small fan. Just went in there and they are DRY!! It worked great!! Another good thing is the heat vent is right under this so this winter when the heat is on it will dry even quicker. I love it. Last winter our power bill was really high because of having to use the dryer every time I did laundry. Now I can save some money.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:15 pm
Ebola: 50 Critical Facts about Ebola That You Need to Know was a free kindle book. I know I that I wrote yesterday that I was taking a break from this blog, but when I seen this free Kindle book, I had to share it. Especially with what all is going on in the news.

 “Ebola: 50 Critical Facts about Ebola that you Need to Know”
The 2014 Ebola virus outbreak has been the largest in history. Formerly, the virus was known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever; although these days, it is more frequently called as Ebola Virus Disease or EVD. The Ebola Virus disease is caused by any of the five strains of the genus Ebola virus. Each of these can affect humans, although only three strains can lead to disease or death. The present outbreak is brought about by the Zaire Ebola virus strain, which is considered as the most harmful due to its 90 percent mortality rate.
News about the Ebola Virus Disease spread very rapidly and was accompanied by rumors and disinformation. All of these have stuck fear and caused panic among many people. Currently, there is no vaccine for Ebola virus. The most competent physicians can only do as much as providing intensive patient care such as administration of intravenous fluids and keeping optimal oxygen levels, blood pressure and temperature. Scientific and medical experts are still attempting to discover and invent a vaccine against the deadly virus.
There are some scientists who have developed vaccines that are promising, although these are not yet tested and can provide no guaranties. Furthermore, a lot of questions about the deadly disease still remain unanswered. However, there are some crucial facts about the deadly virus that all the people must be aware of including the disease’s history, symptoms, treatment as well as ways to safeguard oneself.
This book entitled: “Ebola: 50 Critical Facts about Ebola that you Need to Know” provides 50 of the most crucial facts about the deadly virus that every person must know. In times like this, staying informed is only the most effective means of defense to safeguard ourselves and our family from such a dreaded disease. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the Ebola virus and Ebola Virus disease.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 1:56 pm
It has been a busy time. I hate to say it, but I am needing to take a break from this blog for just a couple of weeks. I need to focus on some prepping and am having trouble with my computers. Our desktop finally gave up, it was 5 years old. And now this laptop that I bought used is starting to act up and freeze etc. We are also needing to get some preps ready and done for winter.

I have a ton of information in the Archives:








WOW I have had this blog for a long time. That is another reason I am wanting to take a break, my hubby made a comment to my older son and me on Saturday. "If the SHTF you guys would be screwed and wouldn't know what to do with yourselves without the internet!" He might be right. I do get online a lot. Mostly doing research and every single bit of my family  lives out of state so I use Facebook to talk to them. I don't have a cell phone or anything like that so I am on the computer  a lot. Taking a break and focusing on homeschooling and winter preps will help.

Hope that you all will be ok and focus on your preps. Whatever type of preps you are prepping for get them done. Focus on your family and your preps. Get you heads out of the TV and computer.

Love to all of you!
Posted: October 8, 2014, 12:26 pm
The Cloth Diaper Bible - You Can Cloth Diaper!: A Helpful Overview Of Cloth Diapers was a free kindle book when this post was written.

The amount of conflicting and poorly-organized information on cloth diapers online can be overwhelming and confusing.

You'll find everything you need to know to get started making your child more comfortable, saving money, and going green, in the Cloth Diaper Bible. You can join the cloth diaper movement that is growing daily, and reap the rewards.


- a glossary of common terms and acronyms used on cloth diaper forums

- an explanation of the different styles and materials that are most popular in diapering today

- an explanation of washing routines, The Cloth Diaper Bible is a great purchase or gift for any new parent.

and more valuable information!
Posted: October 7, 2014, 2:16 pm
The Prepper's Grid Down Survival Guide: How To Prepare If The Lights Go Out & The Gas, Water Or Electricity Grid Collapses was a free Kindle book when this post was written.

The Prepper's Grid Down Survival Guide

A major collapse of the power grid is inevitable. There are numerous scenarios that could cause a failed power grid that could leave large sections of the country or world in the dark. If you don't what could cause a massive power grid failure, you need to read the book. It isn't just the lights that go out. Everything will grind to a halt and it will be survival of the fittest, or in this case—the most prepared. Do you know what you need to prepare for a massive power failure that will put life as you know it in jeopardy? Can you feed your family with what you have in your house right now? Do you know what to do to take care of sanitation needs, water requirements and your comfort in general?

Don't be embarrassed if you don't have the first clue about what you would do if you were plunged into a blackout. Many people don't, which is why you need this book. It will guide you through everything you need to know to stay alive in the event of a major power grid failure. You will learn some valuable tips that will help you prepare for the imminent failure of the power grid. There is no time like the present to start preparing your home and your family to live and ultimately thrive a disastrous event like a failed power grid. Stocking up today, could save your life tomorrow.

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...

  • Possible Causes Of A Grid Down & The Importance Of Being Prepared
  • How To Prepare And What To Do When The Grid Collapses In The Short TermHow To Prepare For Limited Access Running Water Including: How To Find It, Purification & Disinfection
  • How To Deal With Sanitation Issues Including: Toilets/Latrines, Hand Washing, Dishes, Bathing & Trash
  • About Cooking, Cooling, Lighting & Heating & How To Maintain A Healthy Environment Off The Grid
  • How to Prepare Now For A Situation Where There Is Little Or No Immediate Access To Food In A Grid Down
  • Much, Much More
Posted: October 7, 2014, 2:08 pm
How To Survive An Economic Collapse was a free kindle book when this post was written.


Living in the current economic climate is very scary. At any moment the economy can collapse. This book is an all inclusive guide which will give you step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for an economic collapse. This book is a must have for any Prepper. So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones!
Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:28 pm
Backpacking Essentials: A Quick Start Guide to Backpacking Light for Beginners was a free kindle book when this post was written.

A Light Backpack Means More Fun.

So…You have decided to go hiking.

No phones, no video games, just you and nature!

What then do you really need in your backpack to survive? Before you start cramming that pack, you’ll want to stop and think again...

Transforming yourself into a human pack mule isn’t the most enjoyable beginner backpacking experience. Backpacking light allows you to spend more time on the trail seeing more of the beauty of nature and less time trying to ignore the dull throb of your shoulders.

How then do you go about backpacking light?

Backpacking Essentials: A quick start guide to backpacking light for beginners quickly tells you the essentials to place in your pack without being weighed down!

Along with tips to shave off the weight you will receive helpful advice on:

  • Safety and first aid kits

  • Navigation tools

  • Selecting shoes and clothing for your hike

  • Fire and lighting equipment

  • Skin care and toiletries to bring

  • Food and water for the trail

  • Backpacking tips for hiking in Alaska, California, Montana & more…

  • Planning helps you avoid last-minute packing and once you get down the essentials, you’ll realize that backpacking was never easier.

    Download your kindle copy of Backpacking Essentials: A quick start guide to backpacking light for beginners and learn how to pack for a lighter and more enjoyable trip, today.
    Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:16 pm
    Can, Preserve, and Dry: A Beginners Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Dehydrating your Food was a free book for the kindle when this post was written.

     Looking for a great way to save money, eat healthier, and learn a time tested skill set? Learning how to can your own foods is a great way to accomplish all of that and more! This book will cover the equipment you’ll need to get started and the different methods of safe, effective canning. During any unstable economy, good preparation means being ready for an unexpected shortage in basic necessities. Learning these techniques will ensure that you're prepared for months, even years with an assortment of wide-ranging nutritional foods. However, preparedness isn’t the only reason for food preservation; there are several economical, nutritional, and enjoyable reasons to embrace this movement.
    Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:11 pm

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