Friday, October 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
William Federer recently spoke on his book What every American needs to know about the Qur'an and as a Christian American it answered many outstanding questions I had on is Islam a valid religion? Should Muslims be afforded the same religious freedoms as others? If Islam was just a religion then maybe however that's the sticky part. Islam IS NOT just a religion. The totality of Islam is three pronged and while it does in fact include a religion, it also is a POLITICAL and MILITARY regime. This is different from all other religions practicing in America.
I'm not a historian, nor do I have a degree in religious theory so I would like to refer you to the following video. Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule to review - it's fast paced and informative, I found this this both enlightening and scary.
What every American needs to know about the Qur'an. <~Link
Video is hosted on C-Span and is presented by author William Federer
Free pdf copy of
William Federer's Book: CLICK HERE
Saturday, March 8, 2014
You know we all really enjoy our five gallon buckets for storage. Come on, we use them for absolutely everything ~ in our gardens as self watering containers, to carry stuff, store bulk items, endless uses for a good five gallon bucket right? Right. So I feel like I'm stepping out on my buckets - I have a new favorite storage container.
The 18 gallon Rubbermaid Rough Neck Storage Tub. I bought a couple to store ... strategic preps and found they really are neat. I liked them so much I ended up with 24 of them! They stack better than other totes, and frankly make good sense because you can't see through them. Now it's real easy to pack them too heavy, so I'm not suggesting anyone put can goods in them but for anything that is bulky and light weight or won't fit in a bucket try these totes. Cardboard is a food source for bugs - so please get rid of your brown cardboard boxes.
Don't advertise to the whole world what you have (or don't have) in supply. A good label system would be to number the totes and keep a list in your planner or prepping notebook. Put these totes anywhere because they can take it! They work well inside or under extreme conditions. from hot, to cold ~ Attics, basements, garages or sheds...nice neat stacks keep things looking good, away from prying eyes, and organized!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Children, and their well being during and after a major event is important. we have and have prepped for my wonderful children. we have actual board games, decks and decks of cards, sidewalk chalk, crayons coloring paper etc.. you name it we stocked it. Including their favorite foods. Why? Because when the whole world goes sideways the thing a child needs most is stability. blocks, cars, crayons, games, stuff my kids play with now including board games and books, will be here after an event. My kids idea of survival items are crayons, UNO, fruit cocktail, Spaghetti O's with Meatballs and mac n cheese. We watch television and movies, we have cable and internet but that isn't the whole world to our children. Whatever soothes your kids, you should have stockpiled.
Recently I was asked why I don't have detailed info on giving birth in a sideways world. Truth be told, its because I won't be having more children and I'm not a medical person. I know first aid and cpr my fabulous husband is a certified Wilderness First Responder but I don't personally feel qualified to teach someone how to deliver a baby in a post collapse/sideways world. There are some wonderful sources out there to help. One of our medical books on hand is the: Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook has detailed instructions for everything conceivable (pardon the pun)
Children however I know all about. Key things you should be doing if you don't have children yet but anticipate having some is prepare to clothe, feed, and homeschool them. You need to get basics together to teach reading, writing, math and such.
Consider having on hand:
children's music on CDs
headphones, (how many sets have you killed over the years? multiple that by # of people in your preps and store)
chalk and chalk board
pencils (lots of them)
crayons, pens, water color paints ($ tree)
McGuffeys Eclectic Readers Series (found on Amazon)
Core Knowledge Series (found on Amazon)
Set of REAL encyclopedias (pre1980 look at yard sales)
dictionary ($ tree)
student dictionary ($ tree)
books - real books (not digital)
I have no affiliation with Dollar Tree - but I have to say I have gotten a TON of great kid preps there. workbooks, paints, chalk, all kinds of good stuff... to tuck away. Also - my local one carries a nice King James Bible so we get some every now and then to add to the stock pile. Why? Because in a sideways world everyone will need hope. Those that don't know God, may want to get to know him. I'd like to help them.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A group named The Prepper Project is hosting a free online Survival Summit. With 29 confirmed speakers this looks to be an awesome event. Each day 5~6 speakers will be have in-depth interviews (presentations) posted. YOU have 24 hours to watch them, the next day another set of speakers will be posted, with the set before removed and so on.... it seems to be a week packed of great info and you can go for free, in your jammies and bunny slippers from your comfy chair in your off grid bunker. To register click HERE
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Proverbs 16:18 King James Version (KJV) 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
In my humble opinion it's important for us to teach and learn, but when folks get self righteous, and over confident it is my humble opinion you're asking for trouble. It's all too easy to become over confident in THINGS, the groovy gear know what I mean? I get asked what I think about terms like survivalist, prepper etc... putting labels on yourself (or others) is a very slippery slope because at the end of the day we are more than a label We are flesh, blood, and spirit. We have responsibilities to our families, especially our children. It doesn't matter if there is a storm, one of us gets sick or laid off or whatever, our children will still look to us to feed them, love them, and provide for them. Children will expect us to keep them dry, warm and safe.... The next time someone asks you what you are, stop and consider your response carefully. Is the label you seek really that important? I'm many things including a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, mentor. I'm a woman God put on this Earth and I'm doing the best I can with the skills and abilities I have. I also am, a prepper's wife.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
We all go through cycles in our prepping. Once you've been a prepper long enough, you will experience it. At first you may feel guilty for wanting to back off from prepping in order to catch your breath, however it is actually wise to step back and assess where you are with your preps and take a deep breath. Take an inventory. What new skills have you learned? What do your durable preps look like? How many days/weeks/months of food storage do you have? is it lopsided (lots of a single item?) Just slow down - take a deep breath, relish what you've learned and stored and take a moment for a really deep EXHALE. Breathe in deep and exhale again. Look at how far along you are everything you've learned, how much more prepared you are now than you were before you started.
Wanna know a secret? Even I have had a 'bout of Prepper Fatigue. (BTW So has my husband and I consider him the super duper prepper.) It's normal. Sometimes we just need to be reminded to live and enjoy today. Be here, now. Yes something is on the horizon, but when whatever it is happens, we're in it together and we have a leg up on the sheeple...
If you feel like you've hit the wall emotionally, remember to live and laugh and have some fun. Some of us are wound a little too tight on getting it all together and waiting for the other shoe to drop. Here's the real secret, it's okay to be happy and enjoy today. You can be a happy prepper because in reality prepping isn't something we do, it's a way of living.
Take a deep breath, EXHALE
Enjoy a beautiful day
Go for a walk
Smile at your kids
oh yeah and rotate your food storage!