Category: Emergency Preparedness

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How to Make Your Emergency Water Storage Portable

This post contains ads. Every summer I revisit my emergency preparedness efforts to see what I can improve.  Right now I am working on my emergency water storage.   I have some water stored, but I have always worried about it’s lack of mobility.  Hopefully, if I ever need it I can use what I have staying here at home, but what if we have to bug out in a hurry?  Well, I came up with a really simple plan to make some of my emergency water storage mobile!  After all, you’re mobile.  Your drinking water should be, too!    ...

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How to Make an Emergency Plan for Your Family

This post contains affiliate links to emergency prep supplies I love that you might find helpful.   I have been reminded again how important it is to have an emergency plan as I have watched the news coverage and seen the images on social media of Hurricane Harvey.  Now and then I post about emergency preparedness and this seems like a good time for us all to reevaluate our own preparedness.  Before I go on, I want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the storm and the flooding that followed.  I am a...

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What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

Hello, my friends!  Today I want to share with you one of the things I have that I hope I never need to use.  Our bug out bag.  Not everyone has a bug-out bag, I know, but I definitely feel like they should!  If there is some sort of emergent situation going on where you can’t go get the things that you need at the store, hopefully you can survive off of what you have at home, right?  Sure.   BUT…what if something happens that you have to vacate your home RIGHT NOW?  Wildfire, maybe?  Earthquake made your home unstable?...

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How to Build Food Storage By Shopping Case Lot Sales

Let’s  talk about how to build food storage through shopping case lot sales.   While some of my food storage comes from food preservation, most of what we don’t grow ourselves comes from case lot sales.  I want to share this tip with you because I know that it will help you! Getting started on your food storage can be overwhelming.  You might be thinking that building your food storage takes money and maybe you don’t have any extra. It can be challenging to build your food storage if you don’t have much cash to spare. Believe me I have been...

8 Things To Know When The Power Goes Out

Last Sunday morning at 5 am, my husband was rustling around in our room.  I was hot so I asked him to turn on the air conditioner.  He did, but it didn’t.  No power. My first thought was, “Crap.  Did I forget to pay the power bill?”  I consulted my phone and determined that the power bill had, indeed, been paid.  I called the power company and was told the power should be back on by 8 am.  It was hot, but I was able to go back to sleep. I woke up again around 8.  Still no power.  I...

3 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Can I geek out on you for a minute?  Lately I have really been doing a lot of thinking about the best ways to be prepared for a real emergency.  I am talking a bug-out-of-your-house-head-out-into-the-wilderness kind of emergency.  I live in Utah, almost on top of  a fault line, so we sit around waiting for “the big one”.  Every 100 years or so, Utah has a massive earthquake and we are overdue for it.  In my preparing for what I hope will never happen, I have done tons of reading about what different people put in their bug out bags. ...

How to Build a DIY Budget-Friendly Rocket Stove

Before I delve into the topic of how to make a DIY budget-friendly rocket stove and talk about your different emergency heating/fuel options, I want to remind you about fire safety.  These stoves are for emergencies and need to be watched carefully by adults so that they don’t start a house fire.  Remember to use your rocket stove in a safe place, away from things that would ignite, and have proper ventilation.  It is wise to have a charged fire extenguisher around any time that you are working with fire.  That said, if you have no heat or need to cook...

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Surviving the Zombie Apocolypse…or Whatever

I have always tried to “be prepared”.  Even back in college, I was the one who took ALL of my textbooks to school in my backpack  on the first day of school “just in case” I needed them.  My roommates harassed me about that for a while.  I am early for almost everything (if I am late you know I really don’t want to be there…lol).  As a mom, I try to be prepared for contingencies (annoys my teenagers sometimes), but when it comes to emergency preparedness I always feel like I am a little lacking.  That has been on my mind...