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Month: May 2017

We forget to live life

We forget to live life

Today is my kids’ last day of school. They will be out at 11:30 am today and will have the whole summer to do what they want without the restrictions of school (for the most part). Yes, they will have daily and weekly chores to do. They will also have camps to go to, swimming to do, life guarding to do, 4-H fair to be apart of, and so much more.Life is always a little crazy during the summer too,…

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10 Prepping Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer!

10 Prepping Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer!

Summer is coming! The kids will be out of school very soon and need ideas to keep them out of trouble and off your nerves. Teaching kids prepping should be at the top of your list of things for them to do. We put a lot of emphasis on adults knowing how to prep, but we should also teach the next generation how to prep. Remember: our goal in raising kids is to be self-sufficient when they leave home. So…

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Have You Trained Your Kids To Work? What Will They Do When A SHTF Happens?

Have You Trained Your Kids To Work? What Will They Do When A SHTF Happens?

Kids are natural helpers. Especially when they are younger and they want to “help” with everything. Many parents take advantage of that help and let the kids help them. That is the start of training your kids to be good helpers and workers around the house and the yard.Doing chores and being expected to help inside and outside the house helps develop skills. Kids become contributing members of the household which helps lighten the load for the parents. Kids who…

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Ten Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Prepping and Homesteading Moms In Your Life!

Ten Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Prepping and Homesteading Moms In Your Life!

Mother’s Day is coming up soon! I know some of you may have had your gift picked out weeks ago, but some of us have not! Some of you may not exchange gifts and that is totally cool and wise too!I was surfing Amazon today wondering what they recommend for Mother’s Day. Usually, I get a pretty good laugh at some of their suggestions. However, I like some of what I am seeing this year. I thought I would make…

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Are You Ready For The Next Influenza Epidemic? How Will You Survive The Next Pandemic?

Are You Ready For The Next Influenza Epidemic? How Will You Survive The Next Pandemic?

In doing some research about influenza, I came across the great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919. This happened during World War I and affected everyone on both sides of the ocean as well as across the world. It affected soldiers as well as citizens. It is estimated that 50 million people died during this epidemic. That is compared to the 16 million people who died during World War I.One thing that was absent from this epidemic was antibiotics. They simply did…

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Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In May

Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In May

When May comes around every year, I get excited. I like warmer weather. Nicer weather motivates me to get more done. I can usually start planting my garden in May because the ground has warmed up enough to not kill the plants or seeds. I can clean up the yard, give the house a good cleaning, open the windows for a good airing out, and generally be excited to get projects done.While this list does not have a lot to…

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