Something as simple as a sick child can throw your daily schedule into a frenzy. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to provide a sick or stressed friend with a home-cooked meal on a moment’s notice – and without neglecting your responsibilities to your own family.
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Emergencies bring stress. There really is no way around that. But there are things one can do to reduce that stress and maintain morale.
In case of a survival situation, where you could no longer rely on a trip to the grocery store for food, it’s a good idea to prepare for a survival garden. If you and your family were facing a scenario where you had to grow food to maintain a well-rounded diet, your ability to plant, tend and harvest from a survival garden preparation would be a key factor.
I’m worried about something. (Pause to praise God this is all I have to worry about.) I’m worried that the next generation won’t have any photographs. I saw that . . . the incredulous look on your face. I know what you are thinking – we are inundated with photographs. That’s all we do. That’s […]
The 2014 Snow in Atlanta was sort of a surprise. As near as I can tell, the various weather services upgraded the alert in the wee hours of the morning, so people probably were not aware of the upgrade. However, all weather sites that I have seen have up to a 10-day forecast. You can […]
Food is a vital tool for human survival. And, because of this, food preservation technologies are used to prolong the life of foods. Preserving food properly is key to self-sufficient living, especially in the wake of a man-made, natural, or financial crisis. There are various methods of preservation techniques. In this article, we’ll examine the […]
Such tragedy in the news this week. Bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Accidental explosions at a fertilizer plant in Texas. And you can probably think of others in recent history. These types of emergencies can hardly be anticipated in the same way as a bad storm or natural disaster. But can […]
The storm is past. The wildfire is out. But your home is gone. Now what? As always, plan ahead! Homeowner’s insurance is not very expensive, and it is common to roll the monthly premium into your mortgage payment (along with taxes – it’s called ‘escrow.’) Homeowner’s insurance can be as little as $100/month, rolled into […]
I live in the woods. I have twenty acres of woods. I have a LOT of trees! It is not uncommon for me to hear people say, “Well, you have plenty of wood in case the power is out!” That certainly appears to be the case, but the novice needs to know one very important […]
What if, for some hypothetical reason – natural disaster, national disaster, local unrest – you find yourself without access to emergency medical care? Consider what the most likely emergency situations would be for your family. Does a family member have diabetes? High blood pressure? Weak joints? Severe depression? Gastric disorders? Pregnancy? What if someone breaks […]
I’ve been writing a series on Getting Prepared for Any Power Outage, and I remembered Lehman’s. What a great resource for purchasing tools and equipment for ‘off the grid’ living. But it is also so expensive and impractical that I will only have the perfect off-grid home in Fantasyland! Let’s dream… KITCHEN COOK STOVE Isn’t […]