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Month: March 2017

Monthly Update From The Homestead – March Edition (It’s Spring!)

Monthly Update From The Homestead – March Edition (It’s Spring!)

Why not write the March Update From The Homestead on the last day of the month? At least it is in March! That has been how fast this month has gone and I really haven’t had a lot to talk about. I put off the writing of this because almost nothing has happened in the month of March on the homestead. The weather has been snow, wet, rain, wet, a few days of sun, and more days of clouds. And that…

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What Is Motivating Me To Prep Now? A Story of Losing Interest and Getting My Prepping Mojo Back!

What Is Motivating Me To Prep Now? A Story of Losing Interest and Getting My Prepping Mojo Back!

I have a renewed interest in prepping. But, Erica, I thought you were a prepper! I was. I still am. But, for the last four months or so, I quit actively prepping. I did talk about it in one of my YouTube videos, but I was trying to figure out what exactly I needed to do. I didn’t know what exactly to stockpile anymore. I didn’t know which direction to take. I didn’t know how exactly to take care of…

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The Biggest Lie We Tell Ourselves (For Preppers and Non-Preppers)

The Biggest Lie We Tell Ourselves (For Preppers and Non-Preppers)

We all like to think we are straight shooters. We are pretty honest with ourselves and with others. However, being humans, we all have the ability to put our heads in the sand. We don’t want to see when something bad is going to happen. We don’t want to recognize the signs that trouble is on the way. We don’t always want to take precautions to prevent problems.Why is this? Because the biggest lie we tell ourselves:That will never happen…

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Why Is A Whistle Important To Carry With You Every Day?

Why Is A Whistle Important To Carry With You Every Day?

Many people have things they carry with them every day. Also known as everyday carry, we all have items that we carry on a key ring, in our pockets, on our belts, and/or in a holster. These are items we couldn’t live without or wouldn’t want to be without in case of an emergency or a situation.  One of things I carry on my key ring which I carry in my jean pocket is a whistle. This is absolutely one…

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Five Prepping Things To Accomplish in March

Five Prepping Things To Accomplish in March

March is a fun time of the year! You never know what kind of weather you will have, if Spring will actually come in March, and if Winter will ever end. Below, I have a few things you can do this month to keep the winter doldrums at bay and make the time go quicker!Five Prepping Things To Accomplish in March:1. Buy plastic and plywood for your windows in your house. We recently had a hailstorm near us that caused…

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Prepping and Decluttering

Prepping and Decluttering

I have a new video on YouTube today talking about prepping and decluttering. While the two things seem like they might be in conflict with each other, I talk about the process we are going through. Some things I will never get rid and I talk about those. Some things are not worth holding on to and are taking up valuable space. What you keep and what you get rid of is a personal decision, keeping too much can cause problems…

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