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How To Prepare For A Second Lockdown At Home

How To Prepare For A Second Lockdown At Home

In the last week, the media has been reporting the certainty of another lockdown occurring in the next 3-4 months. While we may want to call foul and stomp our feet, this is certainly not the time to be unprepared for the possibility. While news reports have been calling for at least 4-6 weeks of lockdown with a possibility of it lasting longer, we can start (if you haven’t already) preparing for this possibility. We don’t know how locked down…

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How I Plan To Offer Hospitality and Build Community Before The World Goes To Hell

How I Plan To Offer Hospitality and Build Community Before The World Goes To Hell

If the quarantine has taught me anything in this last year, it has taught me flexibility. I know I have been saying that over the last few posts, but flexibility has been key this year. I would like to think I was flexible before the pandemic, but I have had to reassess that.  One of the things that happened this year was that one of my kids moved back from Sioux Falls and now lives with me. Their situation changed…

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10 Thoughts From A Seasoned Prepper About What Is Coming and What You Can Do

10 Thoughts From A Seasoned Prepper About What Is Coming and What You Can Do

This has been an interesting last six months, hasn’t it?  While I have been deemed an essential worker and am living in a state that did not shut down, this pandemic has affected me a little bit. It has affected my kids a lot although some more than others. We went from a household of two as of March 15th to a household of seven as of April 30th.  Schools shut down. Colleges shut down. Jobs were impacted for many…

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100 Things You Should Have in Your Home and Your Preps

100 Things You Should Have in Your Home and Your Preps

You want to be more prepared. Tougher times are coming. I get it. I really do because I was there too. I had four kids under 13 at home who were depending on me to keep them fed, clothed, and with a roof over their heads. I was struggling on one full-time income with sporadic child support and any other way to make money that I legally could make. I was on SNAP for awhile just to keep my kids…

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How To Quarantine and Self-Isolate With Kids At Home

How To Quarantine and Self-Isolate With Kids At Home

Generally, most people are not prepared to be home for extended periods. We are mostly on-the-go people who have jobs outside the home and have our kids in school. We have our days planned for that and don’t always consider that school or work could be shut down for extended periods.When something does happen that you have to be home for long periods, you may wonder exactly how you are going to handle that. You have to balance your needs…

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10 Ways To Cope With Isolation, Quarantines, and Extended Power Outages

10 Ways To Cope With Isolation, Quarantines, and Extended Power Outages

In this day and age, we are used to being able to go anywhere and be entertained. Even as adults, we struggle to deal with our downtime. We fantasize about being home for a whole week with nowhere to go and nothing to do but don’t know what to do when it happens.When you are told that you cannot go anywhere for a week or longer, the first thing you may want to do is panic. (Unless you are a…

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