Category Archives: Prepping

Frustration at the Gun Range

My husband’s employer was gracious enough to host a company picnic at Ceraland Park, Cummins’ recreational area.  We were excited about the food and the fellowship, the pool, the paddle boats, and the camping, but most of all, I was … Continue reading

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The Positive Prepper: Keeping Your Head in the Game

As times get tougher, as more of our liberties are eroded, folks are having a hard time staying positive.  While I don’t advocate an unrealistic, “sunshine and daisies” sort of optimism, as preppers, we can’t just gloss over the importance … Continue reading

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Product Review: Victorinox Classic Swiss Army Pocket Knife

At the end of last year, I went looking for a small, durable, pocket knife and multitool.  I wanted something with decent features that I knew would last, so in February, I settled on a compact Swiss Army knife from … Continue reading

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Some Random Thoughts About Bartering

Despite what some of the conspiracy theorists and foil-hat-wearing folks would advise, I don’t fear a public discussion about the concept of bartering.  I’m not worried that mysterious black cars with unknown government agents will come to detain me indefinitely.  … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from “Rainy Days” with the Flu

Almost two weeks ago, my daughter came home from school and went straight to bed.  I knew what was coming — illness, missed school, cranky kids — and sure enough, I was right.  By friday morning, my older son was … Continue reading

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Friendly Reminder: Inventory Your Preps

Spring is nearly here, and I’m not thinking, “Time to start the spring cleaning.” I’m thinking, “Now’s a great time to inventory my family’s preps.” The need for such a chore couldn’t have been driven home more clearly than it … Continue reading

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Meeting Christ as Henryville/Marysville Recovery Begins

Severe storms plagued Indiana last Friday.  My family was lucky; our area suffered no damage.  But in southern Indiana, lives were changed forever.  According to the news, Marysville is “gone”; Henryville was also devastated.  How, then, you might wonder, does … Continue reading

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Home Essentials: NOAA Alert Weather Radio w/SAME Technology

When considering communications gear, there are few things more cherished in my home than our Midland weather radio.  More times than I can count, it has alerted us to dangerous weather conditions when we’d likely be otherwise unaware.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Restating the Obvious: Children Are Sponges

I happened to be in my office when the big kids came home from school yesterday.  My 6-year-old son came into the office and asked, “Can we play outside?” Assuring him that he could play outside after his chores were … Continue reading

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Americans’ Savings vs. Their Credit Card Debt

The results of a recent survey conducted by BankRate.com really got me thinking.  Folks continue to rely on credit cards instead of cash in hand, and it’s a trend that worries and saddens me. According to the survey, only 31% … Continue reading

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