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Food Storage and Ex-Mormonism

by heather
Awhile ago someone asked me how I feel about food storage now that I'm an ex-Mormon. The short answer: food storage is a good idea, even if you are an ex-Mormon. The long answer: My views on food storage have changed a little, but I still think it is a good idea. I don't think that there will be a sudden massive end of the world, and if there is I don't think having food storage is going to save anyone. I never understood the mindset of collecting food storage for when 'the saints move back Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: December in Review

by heather
Oops! Took the kids to the pediatrician this morning and had this set to publish automatically before I finished it. For those of you just tuning in, every week of 2011 I tried to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc.) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you are interested in following deals as I find them I post them on my public facebook profile.Doing:Installed a coat hook rack in my entry way. *Hopefully* this will make finding coats Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: November in Review

by heather
October was a crap shoot: newborn with pretty bad reflux, 4 surgeries, a root canal, Halloween, ring-around-the-rosie with the insurance company over my baby's medication and a few more curve balls that life had for me, meant that I didn't accomplish any of my preparedness goals. But I did better in November.Doing:Bought a second shoe rack (this one for my closet), so the area by the backdoor could feasibly be a little more organizedAttended a meeting where mom's shared ideas about how they manage Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: September in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them, I post them on my public facebook profile. For those of you who have been reading for awhile you know that I have an adorable new baby with reflux. The upshot is that I am no where near as productive as usual, so there was a lack of getting things in order this past month. Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: August in Review

by heather
I didn't quite make my typical preparedness goals, but I feel entirely justified because it was over 100 degrees here every single day of the past month and I had a baby. I'm amazed I got anything done .Doing:Had the air conditioning fixed, which should dramatically reduce our next power bill Made 4 digital photo books (I think this falls under getting things organized) Experimented numerous times with my sun oven Harvested onions and peppers from my garden, then planted seeds for our winter garden Emergency Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: July in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them. I post them on my public facebook profile as I find them if you are interested.Doing: Had the yard done. It looks soooo much better. It makes me happy.Bought a sun oven. Actually my husband bought this for my birthday. For all of the sun that we get here in St George, Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Storing Water

by heather
As I have mentioned before I live in a dry hot climate. At no time has this been more real to me than now being 34 pregnant and finding myself drinking 3-4 liters of water a day. (If I don't drink that much I find my throat parched and I wake up in the night because of terrible Charlie horses.) So I find myself thinking, do I have enough water stored for an emergency? (The answer is probably not.) WATER—Water is more essential than food in sustaining life.  Store a minimum of seven gallons Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: June in Review

by heather
I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend.  I would have to say that it was a pretty good one for us. I think it was the first time that we've done home fireworks that both kids were old enough to appreciate them. :) And here's what we have been up to this month... Doing: Decided to give up on the battle with the weeds. I called a landscaper who came and told me that whoever had done our yard in the first place was an idiot (which I unfortunately agree with) and we needed to rip most Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: May in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them. I post them on my public facebook profile as I find them if you are interested.Doing:Pulled and sprayed weeds like a crazy woman, paid the neighbor boys to pull more weeds and finally bought some industrial strength weed killerSet up an appointment to visit the cannery next Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: April in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them. I post them on my public facebook profile as I find them if you are interested.Doing:TaxesBought a push lawn mower, not only is it powered by exercise instead of gas (which saves us money with rising gas prices), it doesn't send a fine spray of cut grass into the air, which Read more [...]

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