Emergency Preparedness – How to Store Emergency Water for Cleaning (Without Having to Dip into Your Drinking Water)

If you're into doing any sort of emergency preparedness, you are likely well aware of how important clean, potable (aka drinkable) water is to include in your preps. Water is life and without it, you will not survive an emergency situation where your ability to get good, clean … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Deals – Week of Oct 22, 2016

If you're into emergency preparedness, you know how hard it can be to find deals on emergency preparedness supplies. They're so very important to have, but sometimes? They're horribly expensive. Because of that cost and the fact that I want you to save as much money as possible … [Read more...]

How to Homestead – 9 Reasons To Become a Homesteading Family

My entire life I have dreamed of more. Not more as in "more stuff" or "more money," but more to life. I don't know about you, but I get seriously worn out by amount of technology, political correctness and other "requirements" that we are "required" to do on a daily basis. I've … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation – How to Build a Stockpile

Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their "stockpile".  They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible.  A lot of work goes … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one? It usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]

Orange Peel Fire Starters – Easy DIY Camping Project!

I love social media but at the same time? I hate it too. As a business owner, it seems that I simply can't get away from it. That's all fine and dandy most of the time, but there are moments where I want to just put the phone down and walk away. Enter camping. Our family loves to … [Read more...]

Building a 72 Hour Emergency Kit

When you're preparing for an emergency, one of the first things you'll likely do is reach for your emergency kit. You do have one, don't you? Emergency Preparedness is something that not even family does, but every family should do. Why? Because the first 72 hours of any … [Read more...]

What is Greywater (and Why Should You Use It?)

Have you ever heard the term greywater? A lot of people haven't, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Greywater is costing you hundreds each year. How? Greywater is household waste water. In other words, it is the clean water that you send down the drain while you're … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Store Extra Blankets

How many blankets do you have in your home? One for each bed? Two for each bed? If you're like most people that I've spoken with, the answer boils down to two small words. "A few" "A handful" "A couple" Can I ask why you have so few blankets in your home? Is it … [Read more...]

20 Things You Are Forgetting to Stockpile

When I first started doing a bit of emergency preparation, I made my first list of things that I wanted to keep in my stockpile. As I've expanded our preparing and homesteading supplies, I have come to understand that my first list was a bit off. Okay, it was actually a lot off. … [Read more...]