February Goals

Eliminate Debt

It’s not your imagination It really is getting harder to make ends meet. While the average income has gone up 28% over the last 13 yrs, the cost of living has increased almost 31%. But it’s even worse than that: during that same period, the cost of medical care care has gone up 57% and…

Read a Book

Books are handy things. They open new worlds to us, teaching us things we don’t know and opening our minds to new ideas. So set a goal to start this year off with a new book. And not just any old book. Find a book that will give you new ideas on how to improve…

Talk to Your Neighbors About Preparedness

This is important! You need to talk to your neighbors about preparedness. Don’t wait. You can not do emergency preparedness by yourself. You might, maybe be able to get through a small, very localized crisis without relying on neighbors or without neighbors needing your help. But if you experience any kind of major disaster in…

Quarantine Part One: Be Prepared

Should you worry about a pandemic? A few years ago there was a lot of buzz in the news about Swine Flu (H1N1) epidemics and quarantines. Before that the concern was Bird Flu and before that it was SARS. There’s no way to know with certainty how much of a threat any of these diseases…

Begin Building a Three-month Supply

This month begin building a three-month supply of foods your family routinely eats.  This is not the kind of long-term food storage that preppers have stored in their basement. The kind of long-term food supply is food that will store for decades–things like wheat, beans, rice, powdered milk and freeze-dried foods. No, this three-month supply…

Quarantine Part Two: Isolation

Be sure to read Part 1: Preparing for a Quarantine When a quarantine is in place A quarantine will be much less stressful if you have prepared ahead of time, making sure that you have supplies on hand and are knowledgeable about caring for the sick. Here are some things that will help you get…