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Month: August 2017

The 10 Cold, Hard, Ugly Truths About Prepping

The 10 Cold, Hard, Ugly Truths About Prepping

Many people have a dim view of prepping. They think preppers are crazy. They think prepping is easy. A lot of people think they just need a little extra food, an emergency kit, and a case of bottled water and they will be fine.  Then disaster is about to strike. All of a sudden, they are panicking. They wipe out the grocery shelves and empty gas stations when they find out the power may be out for a week. They…

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Preserving The Bounty: How To Freeze Sweet Corn

Preserving The Bounty: How To Freeze Sweet Corn

One of my favorite ways to deal with my garden bounty is to can it. I love canning! However, when I am putting up sweet corn, I like to freeze it. Freezing sweet corn is so easy. Let me walk you through it!How To Freeze Sweet Corn: 1.Pick and husk your sweet corn. Make sure you have as much of the silks cleaned up as possible.I tend towards picking and freezing mine in smaller batches because of my time constraints….

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Have An Overwhelming Urge To Prep? Here Are 25 Things To Do Now!

Have An Overwhelming Urge To Prep? Here Are 25 Things To Do Now!

Some people are now finding an overwhelming urge to prep and/or prep harder. Whether it is world events or personal crisis driving that urge to prep, they just feel this need to prep or to get their preps in order.This is not a bad thing! While some preppers will caution you against panic prepping, getting yourself and your family prepared for the next crisis is a good thing. In fact, you should take advantage of this urge to prep!Some preppers,…

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Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In August

Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In August

There is so much you can do in August! Summer is still here, the weather is mostly nice and hot, and the days are still long. People’s gardens are producing like crazy and the farmers’ markets are overloaded with the garden goodness. Kids are getting ready to go back to school if they haven’t gone back already.We still have plenty to do though with prepping. Prepping shouldn’t ever stop. I am half way through Survivors: A Novel of the Coming…

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“If You Haven’t Got Your Health, You Haven’t Got Anything”

“If You Haven’t Got Your Health, You Haven’t Got Anything”

Yes, that is a direct quote from “The Princess Bride”. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. I could quote most of that movie easily, but it has been that quote that has been on mind lately.We really do take our health for granted. We live in this bubble for a long time and believe that we are invincible until one day we aren’t. It seems like, all of a sudden, we can’t walk as much as…

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Clean Out Your Freezers With Me In August!

Clean Out Your Freezers With Me In August!

I declare August as National Clean Out Your Freezer(s) Month.Why? The reasons are endless… School is starting soon for us and may have already started for you. Summer bounty is flowing in from the garden. There may still be meals in the freezer from last year’s freezer cooking binge. There may be meat from 2014 in the bottom of the freezer. There may be frozen vegetables and fruits from 2012. You may have a storage shortage in the freezer. You…

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