"Kellene, how do I know which manual grain mill to buy? I'm so confused?!"
There are THREE key considerations to choosing a grain mill that you'll be operating manually. I'll provide you with these three highlights and let you choose for yourself from there, but I'll also share with you what I've chosen as a result.
Posted: November 11, 2014, 5:24 am
In part 1 of this series about strengthening the bonds of your family and friends and your community through fun activities, I shared one game with you along with laying out a case for being mindful of such preparations. Today I’m going to share two other activities with you that I’m SURE you’re going to love.
This first game/activity didn’t actually come from my mom, rather I...
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:28 am
Today’s article isn’t about the all-natural cure for battling the Ebola virus. Nor is it about the 12 essential food items you can make from powdered milk. It’s quite a bit off the beaten path of the traditional “prepper journey”. However, it is still very much about being self-sufficient and it is about securing an asset that you MUST have if you’re to be truly prepared for troubled times...
Posted: October 19, 2014, 1:09 am
Is raising quail a realistic livestock project for you?
So, you want to live more self-sufficiently but your city ordinances won’t allow chickens or big gardens? You live in an apartment which limits your “self-sufficiency square footage,” or is limited to your balcony. These conditions are deal killers. They just need a little more knowledge thrown at them in order...
Posted: October 10, 2014, 1:36 am
Preparedness is not about being a hermit, or a Rambo-like survivalist. And there might not be much time left for you to get one of your most critical assets in place--Your Community.
There’s a component of preparedness that I fear most preppers omit, either because they don’t understand the value or they refuse to understand the value. And that’s the COMMUNITY....
Posted: September 27, 2014, 1:28 am
Awesome Projects for Preppers--by Guest Contributor Matt Stevens
While there are a lot of people whose prepping starts and stops with stockpiling supplies, there are many others who make it a lifestyle. These people ultimately end up much better prepared, because they look beyond just having food and water and make or buy things to take care of any eventuality. With the high cost of buying...
Posted: September 20, 2014, 4:30 pm
Meatball Soup Recipe -- By Kellene Bishop
One thing I love about my good friend Shawna is that she has a lot of good recipes that are easy, delicious and can easily be adapted to be made from your preparedness food pantry. She has shared quite a few with me over the years that I love, so keep an eye out for some more her recipes in the near future.
Posted: September 9, 2014, 1:39 am
One of the fundamentals for being prepared for all that life throws at us is having what we really need, when we really need it--and having a back-up. I accomplish a lifestyle of Panic Free Preparedness by living by the Rule of Three.
The Rule of 3, is the ultimate expression of one “preparing for the worst”. As I learned it, the Rule of 3 comes from a military training message...
Posted: September 4, 2014, 7:15 am
Another St. Louis Police shooting of a black man just 5 miles away from the Ferguson, MO shooting that's the cause of so much unrest this week. (WARNING: You can watch it on mute and see what happens just fine, but if you watch it with sound there is plenty of vulgar language.)
Lest any of us get on the Irate and Hate Bandwagon, I'm going to give you my...
Posted: August 23, 2014, 9:51 pm
What You Need to Know About Lice-- By Guest Contributor Jackie K.
What I know now, compared to what I knew in January of 2010, are worlds apart. If you’ve never had the pleasure of being exposed to lice, count your blessing. I never experienced them as a child, nor did I know anyone who had. I do remember, in elementary school, these ladies coming into our...
Posted: August 1, 2014, 7:06 am