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Interesting Facts About Our Food Supply

May 15, 2012

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What's for dinner?

Many preppers are well aware of the precarious nature of the supply chain that supports our food industry. Recently I found some interesting, if not sad and scary, facts about where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. As of 2005, four companies controlled the processing of over 80% of the […]

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Stop the Nagging Now

April 25, 2012

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Take care of the nagging things now

This morning, I have an appointment with my doctor. I’m not sick; I’m going for a routine physical to make sure that I’m in good shape. I’ve been blessed with good health most of my life. During the visit, however, I’m going to talk with my doctor about a tender area around my left knee. […]

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The Just-In-Time Inventory Bomb

April 19, 2012

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An empty shopping cart

In the late 1980’s, a new trend in manufacturing began to emerge. Conceived in Japan, the Just-In-Time production strategy began making inroads in to American factories in the early 1990’s. Today, it’s extended beyond its manufacturing origins and can be found in retail environments around the world. So, what does Just-In-Time really mean? Just-In-Time Inventory […]

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Why Do You Prep?

April 11, 2012

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disasters

You’ve seen the look. You know the one you get when you attempt to share with a family member or to a close personal friend the reasons you prep. They want to be polite; they don’t want to seem harsh or judgmental. They are your friends, after all. But they don’t share your beliefs about […]

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A Time of Testing

March 7, 2012

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goats

We sold off most of our goats a while back because they were wreaking havoc on everything and were just way too much hassle.  We held back two because they needed their hooves trimmed and we wanted to get the best price we could for them. We meant to carry them off to the next […]

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More Alternatives to “Throw-Away” Items

February 28, 2012

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making good use of resources after teotwawki

A while back, I did a posting on some food storage items you may want to look into as alternatives to things like plastic ziptop bags and wraps.  Also, we’ve covered cloth diapers and “baby wipes” here.  This time, I want to look at a few more handy household items that are usually disposable, but […]

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Avoiding Fear

January 24, 2012

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teaching children without scaring them

Last week, I wrote a post about what you may want to tell your children about the reasons you have decided to prepare.  I only touched briefly on the topic of fear, so I wanted to give that some more attention here. There are a lot of unsettling things in the news these days.  Some […]

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Winter Driving: Be Prepared for the Unexpected

January 23, 2012

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winter snow

As I peck away at the keyboard while writing this post, a harsh wind howls just outside my office window. The snow is blowing laterally, seemingly defying gravity, if only for an instant. It’s cold outside and I’m very happy to be in a warm, dry home right now. It Could Happen to You I […]

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Cloth Diapers, part 1

January 4, 2012

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The benefits of clothe diapers

We are pleased to announce that we are expecting another blessing around Father’s Day!  So, in honor of the upcoming event, I thought this might be a good time to give a run-down of the various choices available these days in cloth diapers. The “Old-Fashioned Kind” If you were cloth diapered as a baby, most […]

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You Might Be a Prepper If…

January 2, 2012

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You might be a prepper if...

Happy 2012! We hope that you had a good Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year. As you may have noticed, we took some time off between the two holidays but we’re back at it now that the new year is upon us. We thought it might be a fun way to kick off […]

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