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21 Pieces of Advice for My Adult Kids

21 Pieces of Advice for My Adult Kids

Dear Kiddos, I know you all know that I am a fountain of advice and knowledge. Otherwise, you wouldn’t call home and ask me things. However, I thought about all the things I have experienced and the mistakes I have made in life. I have done things the right way and definitely the wrong way. I have made people happy and really hurt people who didn’t deserve it, including you four at times. Sometimes, I have had to be the…

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50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

The holidays can be a fun time to give and receive presents. Many people like to fill stockings for their loved ones. That can be challenging, especially if you are filling stockings for adults. I like to fill stockings with food like candy or something interesting that I found at the store. I also like to fill them with practical items as well as something a little kitschy. My adult kids still look forward to this every Christmas, and it…

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Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

I have written a lot of articles over the years about saving money, frugality, and generally living as a tightwad. I have even touched on the history of the Great Depression and the subsequent World War II. I studied those two areas in particular because I knew history was doomed to repeat itself.  Are we facing another Great Depression? There are definite signs that we might be headed toward a stock market crash or higher inflation. There are also indicators…

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30 Pantry Staples I Must Have In My Food Storage

30 Pantry Staples I Must Have In My Food Storage

Food storage can be daunting and takes time to figure out what you need to have in your stockpile. While I believe you should have the basics, your food storage should be personalized. Often we see lists on the internet telling us to stock up on this or that. I know because I have written several of them. I stand behind those lists because I firmly believe you should have well-rounded food storage for daily use and long-term use. I…

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How To Can Chicken (and Save Money!)

How To Can Chicken (and Save Money!)

Once upon a time when groceries were much cheaper, canned meats were an inexpensive way of adding proteins to your food storage. Nowadays, not so much. Canning your own chicken can save you money. You can take advantage of good meat sales and have another option besides freezing or smoking the meat for preservation. Having canned meat is a great source of shelf-stable protein which comes in handy when the budget is tight or meat prices go sky high. Canned…

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10 Best Foods to Keep in Your Emergency Bags

10 Best Foods to Keep in Your Emergency Bags

One of the basic tenets of emergency preparedness is to have water and food or a way to procure water and food. I am of the opinion that you should have both with you at all times. Water is easy to keep with you. You can either carry a water bottle (or several), keep a mini water filter device in your bag, and be able to drink or fill your bottle where there is safe drinking water. Food can be…

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