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National Preparedness Month: Getting Ready for the Future By Covering the Basics

National Preparedness Month: Getting Ready for the Future By Covering the Basics

National Preparedness Month is upon us. I love that a month is devoted to helping people prepare for natural disasters and more. As a prepper, I really want other people to be prepared so I do not have to worry about them. I want to encourage everyone to have a plan and supplies in place to be ready for whatever life throws at them. Being prepared means covering the basics of what you need to be ready. The basics of…

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Scarcity Mindset and Hoarding: Two Trauma Responses That Can Derail Your Prepping

Scarcity Mindset and Hoarding: Two Trauma Responses That Can Derail Your Prepping

Do you know someone who has many things in their house that they don’t need but may need ‘someday’. They purchase items they will never eat or use, but they would rather have them than be without them. They believe having rooms stuffed with things would help them get through the next Great Depression. These actions come from having a scarcity mindset. Having a scarcity mindset develops from being obsessed with a lack of time, items, or money in your…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (May/June 2022)

Hello? Is this thing on? Anyone there? Okay, maybe it’s not that bad. I have essentially been MIA for the last two months on this blog and almost everywhere else on social media. I could say that life is too busy, but the truth is that I have too much to do most days and don’t have a lot of time to sit down to write. Now that the garden is mostly in and will be holding steady for a…

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How To Prepare For Rolling Blackouts and Power Outages

How To Prepare For Rolling Blackouts and Power Outages

Power Outages happen from time to time due to weather events or issues with the electrical grid. We have all experienced them once in a while. Rolling blackouts have been a relatively new event in the last twenty years. Residents of California have experienced them consistently for at least two years of the writing of this article. Electrical companies intentionally do rolling blackouts to reduce the load of the grid. Summer is a particularly tough time for the grid, and…

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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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