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To get prepared, get fear under control.

Author: Donna Miller There is a great difference that rearranging that subject line above would make.  It could read: “To get fear under control, get prepared.” However, that is not exactly how I feel the true prepared lifestyle actually works. The fact is that most of us have never chosen wisely reacting out of  fear. Chaos, emergencies, and emotional instability often force us into feeling that we  have to make decisions immediately and often on only partial information and even worse, on little if no faith. Fear can be a motivator, but it can also be a jailer or a […]

Comet Elenin: Fear, Facts, Questions and Answers

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The comet Elenin has been known and tracked since December 2010, yet the topic of it’s approach has been widely focused upon the last few months.  Speculation and rumor abounds with this comet that will so closely travel through our solar system. Many in the preparedness community are shaken, yet others are calm, even regardless of the ready or not factor. But unfortunately, as with many real natural disasters or even TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) believers in such things, the rumors of the impact that Elenin may have on our lives (or end of […]

What is preparation or prepping? A brief breakdown.

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What does it mean to ‘Be prepared’? Of course it used to be the Boy Scout Motto (maybe it still is, but I’m not a Boy Scout). Also, what is this new word “prepping”? Isn’t that what doctors do prior to surgery? Well, both of these questions lead to the need of explaining exactly what preparation or prepping actually is. It is a little easier to breakdown the things that preparation, prepping or living the preparedness lifestyle actually include rather than saying what it is or isn’t because it looks different for every family. Some things that it should NOT […]

Preparation Step 2 – Include your family members.

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When building up your food storage and preparation stock, it is often over looked how to include family members. We hope to address that here in Preparation Step #2. In an ideal world, your family members (be they extended members, siblings, a spouse or children) would whole heartedly see what you were doing and be not only supportive but jump right in with enthusiastic vigor to help.  After all, what is family for, right?  Well, obviously if we feel the need for preparing for hard times and having ample food on hand, we’re not living in an ‘ideal world’ now are […]