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5 Simple Ways To Save Money Daily

5 Simple Ways To Save Money Daily

With inflation creeping up daily over the last year, saving money has been the name of the game. Most people are starting to see the rising prices in almost every area of spending. Grocery prices are rising, gas prices are higher, and daily expenses are impacted. What can you do to stem the flow of spending so your finances stay intact? You can focus on your daily spending. Most of us probably think our spending game is on point, but…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (April 2022)

April seemed a busy month even though I felt like we were home more and not running to appointments, school events, etc. I’m not sure if I did a whole lot of prepping because I was focused on some other things like making money and keeping living things alive. We got baby chicks on April 5th. I got my batch of 16 from Murray McMurray’s in Webster City. I have all layers again, and they have been fun so far….

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7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

If someone asked me about the core foods I store for my food storage, oats would be in the top ten. I like to store them in various forms to have more versatility, but that is certainly not a necessity for everyone. I want to keep my options open in my food storage which means I have food ready to eat quickly while also having from-scratch ingredients. Right now, in my food storage, I have oats stored as:– Steel-cut oats–…

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How To Deal With Prepper Overwhelm

How To Deal With Prepper Overwhelm

Prepping is a great way to deal with fear and anxiety. You prepare to keep the future looking rosy. You can be ready to go when emergencies happen. You can be ready to ride out financial situations. Prepping has many benefits that can be a game-changer for anyone’s life. However, you can get overwhelmed with prepping very quickly. You can immediately be swamped with information overload. You can experience much doubt because someone in the prepper community will always tell…

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Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home: The Last Prepping Frontier

Home is your place. Your place of calm. Your place of refuge. Your place of sanity in an insane world. Home is the one place you can control. You can control what is going in, going on, and going out. You can do as little or as much as your want to at home. You control your inputs and outputs. You decide what will happen, when it will happen, and why.  Many people understand this, but it is the last…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (February 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (February 2022)

Has the world ended yet? No.  Are some foolish decisions being made by those in power? Yes. As of right now, war is a definite possibility. Supply disruptions, embargos, and more will be a definite problem.  That alone is causing me to rethink my prepping strategies a bit. I start thinking I need to do all the things and get all my ducks in a row. However, just when I think I am doing that, something else comes along. I…

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