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For some reason I could see myself doing this. Not sure how good it would be for little ones, but if I was single I would so do this.
The information that follows is based upon my own experiences living on the road, dating back to just after World War II. If you can imagine yourself in any of the following categories, this book is for you!
Save on Your Rent Payment
In hard times, one of the best ways to cut expenses quickly and for as long as you need relief, is to stop paying rent. True, even an old truck or cargo trailer will cost something, but often these pay for themselves in less than a year. A bonus is that when you sell it, you may get the major part of your money back.
The cost of lodging, even on a three-week vacation, can easily run up to $2,000 or more. However, if you’ve got a light-weight fiberglass or converted cargo trailer—set up for cooking—even a two or three month holiday may be affordable.
Tens of thousands of Americans and Canadians live full time in a motorhome. There are prices for all budgets, from just over $2,000 to well over $1,000,000!
Travel up the Alaska Highway—a trip you will never forget!
The quickest way to assure yourself of total privacy is to travel in a van, trailer, truck or motorhome. This is called Travel on the QT.
No one knows WHAT it will be.
It could be a natural disaster or a medical pandemic. Financial system collapse or bioterrorism. Governmental shutdowns or societal breakdowns. The media is full of possible threats, and they seem to be coming at us from all sides these days.
No one knows WHEN it will be.
It might be today, or tomorrow. Next week or next month. Next year ... or maybe never.
But do you want to take a chance on "maybe never"?
It pays to be prepared. "Prepare for the worst, pray for the best," as the saying goes. And if there ever was a time to prepare for the worst, NOW is that time.
Survival prepping is about preparing for the worst. It's about making sure you and your family are safe, no matter what the world throws at you.
This guide on "Hunkering Down" focuses on a scenario that would force you to stay in your home - a natural disaster which prevents evacuation. During a natural disaster, you might need to survive for a few days or a few weeks in your home before you can leave or before help arrives - if it ever does arrive!
But don't let the "natural disaster" part of the title fool you. You might hunker down for any number of reasons. No matter what happens that requires you to "bug in" (the opposite of "bug out" or evacuating), this guide can get you started in the right direction.
This book contains easy-to-read, direct, to-the-point chapters on the essentials of hunkering down. How to make sure your home is secure. Food storage and preparation. Water storage and purification. Hygiene. First Aid. Communications.
It is written to help you as a new prepper get started. It's for us "regular folk" who want to make sure we are prepared. If you are ready to take those first few steps on the prepper path, this book will help you ensure your family survives, and maybe even thrives, should a disaster strike.
Are you are uncertain about what you need to hunker down? Does even the thought of hunkering down scare you? This book can help.
Together, we can put you on the right path to removing that fear and uncertainty. In a short time, we can get you and your family ready to hunker down no matter what disaster or catastrophe happens.
2 1/2 cups of milk
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup of whole wheat flour
Mix all of the ingredients up well. Makes sure they are really mixed together. You can use your blender here if would like.
Let this stand for a few minutes to thicken it up.
Cook up on a hot griddle and serve them hot with maple syrup.
I am using a lot of ink and paper on this site!! Love it and my Little Man is having a ton of fun.
We all know it can happen, will happen. Be prepared and have a laugh at the same time. This basic manual will make sure you are ready to face the zombie hordes and walk you through where to meet, find weapons and food, and set up camp. It may even give you hope as you huddle in the bathroom stall at the mall.
Seriously though, don't go to the mall!
Learn the glow stick technique to distract zombies or how a paper bag might save your life or at least keep you from seeing the bitey end that's coming. Are dentist offices safe? Can the game of baseball stop the zombies from attacking? Is petroleum jelly something you should have in your zombie kit? Find out now.
*Add to the knowledge you've gained from Max Brooks, A. R. Wise, Bryan James, Laurence Sutton, Karim Theos, and many more while you laugh at your own lack of preparation*
The United States Civil War began in 1861 and ended in 1865. While it was a difficult time for our country, they had many important yet simple bits of knowledge that deserve to be resurrected. Back when they couldn’t run to the corner market for cough syrup, they knew how to make their own. Taking nothing away from our 21st century luxuries, sometimes it just feels good to do something the old fashioned way! Included in this edition is a Study Guide at the back of the book.
5 Things Every 72 Hour Kit Should ContainYou can put together your own 72-hour emergency kit. You can also find some great 3-day kits online. No matter which route you choose, be sure that your kit contains the following five things:
Water – Experts suggest storing one gallon of water,
per person, per day for drinking, washing and hygienic purposes.
However, it may be wise to purchase a water purifier or water filter
as well. That way, if you run out of clean water, you can make your
own. Plus, if you have to evacuate quickly, you may not be able to
tote too many gallons of water.
Food – Choose the foods you put in your food storage
wisely. Make sure to store foods with long shelf lives. Canned foods
last for years. You can also eat them out of the can without
cooking. However, they can be a bit heavy to carry around. Both
dehydrated food and freeze dried food have long shelf lives, and are
very lightweight. Yet, dehydrated foods require some cooking, while
with freeze dried foods, all you have to do is add water.
First Aid Kit – Make sure your first aid kit
contains all of the basic supplies for emergencies. Also, check to
be sure that the instruction manual is also included. If all else
fails, go and buy yourself a new first aid kit.
Important Documents – Put important docs like birth
certificates, copies of IDs, passports and lists of important
addresses and phone numbers in a folder. Keep the folder in your 72
hour kit. Also, be sure to stash some cash in your kit as well.
Banking services will probably be down for quite a while.
Clothing & Warmth – Keep in mind that your home
will probably be cold because of utility services being down. And,
if you have to evacuate, you never know where you may end up. Be
prepared to stay warm at night. Pack warm clothing, heavy shoes,
rain gear and work gloves. Also, be sure to include a heavy blanket
or a thick sleeping bag.
This article was created by Dirk Puckett an emergency preparedness expert. Get your 72 hour kit from www.dailybread.com today.
Get TWO backyard chicken books for one low price.
The Backyard Chickens Handbook is a greater starter book for those looking to raise a new flock of chickens. It's also a good book for seasoned vets to have on hand as a reminder of the best practices for hatching, raising and feeding backyard chickens.
The Backyard Chickens Breed Guide takes the guesswork out of choosing backyard chicken breeds.
This helpful guide gives you the information you need in order to make an informed decision regarding the chickens you want to add to your backyard flock.
The topics covered include all of the items that are important to backyard breeders, including the following:
- Noise level.
- The amount of eggs you can reasonably expect your chickens to lay.
- The average cost per chick.
- Potential health concerns.
- Special considerations that must be made.
Take the guesswork out of owning backyard chickens.
There are more than 150 different breeds of chicken. This book narrows your choices down to 22 of the most popular and best breeds for backyard flocks.
If you're planning on owning backyard chickens, you're going to want these books!
1) Utilize All Space
Learn to use your freezer. Make extra portions of your favorite foods. Bag them and freeze them.
Cook days ahead of time. Prepare meals in advance so that you can be prepared for the week. Just store them in your freezer until you're ready to heat and serve them.
4) Be Organized
Remember Diet Restrictions
Some people like the idea of producing their own food. They want to grow a garden or raise animals, or otherwise provide for themselves. Others are 'preppers' and have been buying and storing food in case of disaster, hardship, or other turmoil. It's a great plan, but knowing how to produce your own food is real security. Hand in hand with that is knowing what you'll need to produce, preserve, and store that food.
This books is about the numbers. It's not a how-to book, it's about what you need for the “how to”. We'll look at figuring out how much space you need for gardens or animals, how many jars you'll need if you plan to get into canning, and what other options there are for preserving and storing food.
I'll talk about animals and their needs, and suggest ways to feed and shelter them that won't break your bank account. I'll point you the right direction to find out what you need to know about foraging, hunting, and fishing, plus share some tips from my own experiences.
This book is geared toward those with limited funds, but will also be helpful to more prosperous readers who are considering growing or otherwise providing for most or all of their own food. The 'how-to' may vary but the numbers are the same, whether you're rich or poor.
WOW!! Huge assortment of recipes that are great for camping or off-the-grid. Love this.
tons of great recipes here for beans and rice , the staples of any food storage!! Great way to liven the food up so it doesn't get boring.
Texas Two-Step Chicken Picante
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 1/2 cups of thick and chunky salsa
3 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon dijon style mustard
Put the chicken in a shallow baking dish. Mix the salsa, sugar, and mustard. Pour it over the chicken.
Bake this at 400 degrees until the chicken is done. Server over hot rice.
Easy Fiesta Rice
1 can of chicken broth
1/2 cup of thick and chunky Salsa
2 cups of uncooked minute rice
In a saucepan mix the broth and salsa , bring it to a boil. Stir in the rice! Cover and remove from the heat. Let this stand for about 5 minutes and then uncover and fluff it up with a fork.
- cooking spray
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 2 diced potatoes
- your choice of vegetables, including green beans, carrots, onions, green pepper – or anything you like!
- Salt and pepper
How To Grow A Spectacular Container Garden Anywhere
Grow Vegetables And Fresh Food With Your Container Gardens
The options are almost endless if you'd like to learn container gardening to grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables for you and your family. You can grow tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, spinach, collards, head and leaf lettuces, bok choy, herbs including rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro, scallions, green onion and much more!
Clean water is the most important item to have in any survival situation. You have to have clean water! You will not last if you do not have water and Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is the easiest thing that I have found to use. The 0.1 Micron Absolute filter uses a pore size so small that it gets out the microscopic contaminants. No more bacteria, protozoa, or cysts. This means that you can get clean drinkable water from lakes, rivers, streams, and in any disaster situation. Also would be very handy if you travel abroad where it it sometimes hard to get good drinking water. All you do is fill it with water and then squeeze it though the filter. You can drink it right from the filter's pop-up cap while it is connected to the pouch. Making this a great tool for hikers as well as anyone wanting a water filter for their bug-out bag.
The number one reason that I love this filter from Sawyer is the fact that you use a back washing system to clean the filter making this filter Guaranteed for life! If you use this water filter the right way and clean it the way it says than it will last you. No more buying new filters and no more worries about getting clean water. I want one of these for each person in the family and for our bug-out bags. With the set up of this filter being so easy that my Little man can even do it, it is worth the investment. You can also screw the filter onto any drinking bottle, like a 2 liter bottle. Good way to reuse an item for something that is needed.
To really get clean water for your family you have to have an easy and reliable way to filter the water. Something that is easy enough for the whole family to use. Something that doesn't need a lot of different attachments also. This Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is the one to get. No more replacing filters and no more worries.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System for free from Sawyer as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations
A great way to get clean water without power. Purify water with the power of the sun in this DIY Portable device.
Apple Sauce Cake
1/4 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of hot water
1 cup of applesauce
1 1/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts
Cream the shortening and sugar together until they are mixed well. Add the remaining items to it will. Bake in your solar oven in a 8 inch square pan. Cooks about 45 minutes in a hot oven. about 325 degrees. The cake is done with it cooks away from the edges. Keep an eye on it as it is cooking so that it doesn't over cook.
Emergency preparedness for an earthquake involves discussing with your family about steps to take when an earthquake occurs. When people are filled with panic and fear during an earthquake, they tend to act in an improper way. Planning to deal with an earthquake before it occurs can enable your family to act in the best possible way when the earthquake strikes.
Top 10 Emergency Preparedness For an Earthquake:
Here are the top 10 emergency preparedness tips for an earthquake:
- Know the safe spots in your home: Safe spots are those places where there is a minimal chance of an object and debris falling from above. Some examples of safe spots are hallways, archways, room corners, spots under heavy tables, desks etc.
- Practice Safety Drills With Your Family: Safety drills are the actions one has to take during an earthquake. Some of the safety drills you can practice with your family are - getting under heavy table or desk; covering one's face with arms; staying clear of places where objects can fall; standing or crouching in safe spots, corners, and strongly supported doorways.
- Evacuation Plans: An evacuation plan enables your family to escape during the first signs of emergency. You can discuss and come up with a sketch of an evacuation plan for your house. You can also include a second evacuation plan.
- Repair: Leaky gas connections, improper electrical wiring and defective utility services can be hazardous during emergency. So, make sure you repair such problems in your home by seeking professional help.
- Anchor the appliances, fixtures: Anchor the appliances such as refrigerator, gas equipment, furnace, water heater etc. firmly to the wall. Overhead lightning fixtures should also be anchored. This will minimize the falling of objects during an earthquake.
- Put Heavy Objects in Lower shelves: Heavy objects, breakables such as china, glass etc. should be placed in lower shelves. This will prevent them from falling and causing injuries during an earthquake.
- Make a list of important information: Write down important such as important telephone numbers, vehicle numbers, medications list, bank account numbers etc. and put them in a secure place.
- Make a priority List: Make a priority list which details the actions to be done when an earthquake strikes. Your list can include important things to carry such as food, utilities etc., turning off utilities, locking doors, using fire extinguisher etc.
- Store Important Documents: Store important documents such as insurance policies, education certificates, birth certificates, wills etc. in a fire-proof safe.
- Ensure your home has stable foundation: Make sure your home has a strong foundation. Also take up any repairs if necessary.
Emergency preparedness for an earthquake minimizes injury, damage to your home and increases your safety. So, make sure you prepare yourself beforehand to escape the disastrous affects of an earthquake.
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