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Month: December 2015

Top 10 Items You Need For Your Food Storage

Top 10 Items You Need For Your Food Storage

When I started my food storage stockpile ten or so years ago, I made a list of the top ten food items I used almost every day in the kitchen. I was already making most of our food from scratch so I knew what I would need to stock up on. I would carry this list to the store when I was getting groceries. If I saw a good deal or could afford a little extra, I would stock up on…

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Have I Always Been A Prepper Homesteader?

Have I Always Been A Prepper Homesteader?

Have I always been a prepper homesteader?No.I have been a prepper homesteader for at least the last ten years and maybe longer. I have been wanting to be a homesteader for a lot longer than that. I would read and re-read the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid (and as an adult). I have always loved reading about early Iowa settlers and what they had to do to survive and thrive. I find their stories absolutely fascinating. As…

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What This Prepper Buys: The $1 Dollar General Challenge

What This Prepper Buys: The $1 Dollar General Challenge

A few months ago, I wrote a post on What This Prepper Buys: A Trip To The Store With Me. I wanted to give you all an idea on what I purchase for my preps and my everyday life. Since I use my preps in my daily life, I buy a lot of things knowing I can and will use them in both. Since then, I have had some requests to do more of these posts and maybe explain why I…

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Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 2 Update & Month 3 Beginning

Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 2 Update & Month 3 Beginning

Month 2 Update:November started out with really great intentions. I was set up for the month with one grocery trip and two trips to other stores. I was hosting Thanksgiving and thought I knew how many people were coming. Then two days before Thanksgiving hit. We made a trip to the store when I figured I did not have enough food (I was wrong, of course). We had more people coming along with bad weather and I started to panic a…

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Want an Easier Life? Commit to Becoming Debt Free Now!

Want an Easier Life? Commit to Becoming Debt Free Now!

Life is what you make of it. I want a life away from worry and stress. I want a life that I can control within reason. I can’t do that when I am stressing out and worrying.The single biggest thing that makes me worry and stress out? Debt.Debt can rule your life. It can make you a slave to your money instead making your money work for you. It can cause your to lose sleep, become anxious, and generally be…

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December 2015 Goals Update

December 2015 Goals Update

I just realized that I didn’t post an update for November which is indicative of how busy that time was! What have we been doing? Hauling lots and lots of things to the thrift store. Paige has been really cracking down on her room. Dane has been working on his room. I have just been going and going on the rest of the house! These goals have changed and evolved over the year. They will really change in the next…

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