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Month: March 2012

Personal Information Sheets for Kids

Personal Information Sheets for Kids

The more I learn about preparedness, the more I learn I am not! Welcome to my weekend project: making a personal information sheet (or a life sheet) for each of my children. I do not have anything like this in a file or in the car if needed. The experts also recommend that you put a personal information sheet in each of your kids’ bug-out bags. We do not have those either, but I would like to get this part…

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Monthly Update for March

Monthly Update for March

March! I love March! This month always seems like the turning point for the me in the year. I want to do things because winter is almost over, spring is coming, and the weather is getting warmer. In Iowa, the weather was so mild this winter that winter did not seem like such a hardship! We started off the month with my oldest turning 17! Where did time go? How did she get so grown-up? She is becoming a wonderful…

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Prepping: It’s About Responsibility

Prepping: It’s About Responsibility

Great article! Personal responsibility is a concept not often heard in our society anymore. Society as a whole finds blaming others to be far easier than stepping up and saying they are personally at fault. When you take personal responsibility for your actions and the care of your family, you will be able to prepare for any situation. Prepping: It’s About Responsibility

What We Need Today

What We Need Today

What we need today is…We need a lot of things. In reading and listening to the news over the last few weeks about the upcoming presidential elections and the nomination of the Republican candidate, one thing sticks in my mind. We need a presidential candidate and leader who believes in American standing up for themselves.We don’t need a candidate who is for war, but will go to war if necessary. We don’t need a candidate who is going to create…

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Trying to Simply Life (And Not Being Very Successful)

Trying to Simply Life (And Not Being Very Successful)

The title says it all. I have been trying to simply life and I have not been very successful at it. I know I have areas I need to work on, but actually doing it has proven to be a bit difficult. Not because I don’t want to, but because I am trying to depart from things that have been a part of me for a long time. First of all, no matter how cliche it sounds, having a clean,…

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Dehydrating Bananas (or How to Make Delicious Banana Chips)

Dehydrating Bananas (or How to Make Delicious Banana Chips)

My kids love dried banana chips. Fresh bananas do not get eaten up very fast here, but banana chips do not last very long. And they are so easy to make yourself. Much, much cheaper than buying them at the store.First get out your trusty dehydrator. Blow off the dust if you need to. (This is an old one that my mom did not want anymore. This dehydrator would be an excellent one to use!)  Next get your bananas ready….

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