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The Self-sustaining Plan.

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What exactly does that look like? Honestly, if anyone tries to tell you how you HAVE to do it, be a tad bit skeptical. In my opinion there is no “one-size-fits-all” plan to being more self sustaining. Sure, some of the components are quit similar and many of the ‘list’ may be the same from family to family, but if you’re getting the treatment that you’re not ‘doing it right’ as you embark on this journey, don’t worry. Doing SOMETHING toward being self-sustaining is better than waiting to anything because someone told you the ‘right’ way to do it and […]

Encouraging preparedness…

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Just when we’re feeling overwhelmed with what it is we feel called to do (share preparedness living and encourage others) and we’re struggling with feeling like square pegs in the round holes of society – it’s just like our Father to send an encouraging word OUR way! The following note, from someone I hope to have the honor of meeting face to face one day, was such a breath of fresh air and has put more wind in our sails to press on in our sharing. I hope you are inspired by it as we are! “Donna, I am so […]

Preparation and Food Storage: Home-canning

Canned goods are not just in the commercially canned containers. Not too far in the distant past, most of the preserved foods had little to do with added preservatives, but with canning. The first canning process was developed as a French military discovery by Nicolas Appert. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte offered an award of 12,000 francs to anyone who could conceive of a practical method for food preservation for armies on the march; he is widely reported as saying “An army marches on its stomach”. After about 14 or 15 years of trial and error, Appert presented his invention and […]

Preparation Step 11: Food (part one) Grow it!

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Before the days of Piggly Wiggly (yes, they were the first self service grocery store), much of the population grew the majority of their own foods. Grapes were not imported from Chili and a tomato was not imported from Mexico. Food grew in back yards or at least in local farmer’s yards for the indiginous foods for the area. Now seeds moved and varieties grew (let’s not get into hybrids and GMO foods, let’s keep it ‘REAL’) so the selection widened, but still most people grew it themselves. This is why it is part ONE of a multi-parted preparaton step. […]

Heirloom Seeds and Emergency Preparedness

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We search regularly for the most reasonable and well stocked preparation suppliers and have found two that we would like to share with you who are our readers….   and movie net Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Sustainable Food; a solution to a crisis.

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Go ahead and do a web search for terms like: food peril, sustainable food, food shortage and the like. One would find a very long list of recent news alerts that forecast some troubling times ahead. Some people would say that we are to vote or allow our government to make the plans on how we receive food or prepare for a crisis. Many a debate is flying about for solutions to the shortage and high price of food. It seems the media has just recently realized what many people have seen coming for a few years. We cannot continue […]