Emergency Preparedness Tips Archives | Six Dollar Family

Learning how to be prepared for any emergency is important to me and I'm sure it is for you too. Knowing a few emergency preparedness tips can quite literally save your life, your finances and more. That's why these emergency preparedness tips; brought to you by Stacy Ott, author of Six Dollar Family; are written with a family prepper in mind. You'll learn everything from how to store emergency water for cleaning to why you should store blankets for an emergency. No matter which of our emergency preparedness tips you use, they're all sure to help you through even the toughest of times!

Emergency Preparedness Tips

Because Six Dollar Family focuses on saving you and teaching you how to save money, our preparedness tips are all written with your budget in mind. Preparing on a budget isn't hard to do once you have the correct starting place. These preparedness tips are the perfect starting place for any prepper!

99 Emergency Preparedness Items To Store for When “Stuff” Hits the Fan

Being prepared for an emergency is, in my opinion, one of the most important things that a family can do. Yes, having a personal budget that works for you is needed. Yes, building wealth is important, but the plain truth is that if an emergency happens and you're unprepared, with … [Read more...]

Safe Home Canning – Is it Safe to Can Rice?

Not too long ago, I found myself in a discussion with a good friend of mine about home canned foods. Where I tend to stick to the regulations for the most part, she was a wild canner who canned anything and everything solely for the purpose of canning it. For the most part, I let … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents

Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

20 Delightful Dehydrator Recipes

Do you dehydrate foods? I do and LOVE it! It makes keeping certain foods fresh and shelf stable so easy! I seriously love using mine so much that I look for things to dehydrate! No joke, my dehydrator has a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. Some people have their mixer there. … [Read more...]

How to Cook Over an Open Fire

Yes, I know that for some people reading this, knowing how to cook over an open fire might sound crazy. Remember though,  it was done for centuries before modern day stoves were invented and thousands of campers do it each year.  While you may never need this particular skill, … [Read more...]