Friday, April 27, 2012

Shelf Reliance University. :-)

I found this and thought it might prove useful for some of you. :-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Big savings for big families!

Thanks to Becky Powell for the update from convention!  :-)

No Coupon Required! $5449.99

With clearly marked serving sizes, color coded food groups, and easy-to-make recipes included on every can, THRIVE foods make everyday menu planning easy. Our pre-assembled one year food storage package was developed to supply five people for up to one year. It also includes two Harvest 72" #10 Food Rotation Systems, which will allow you to combine the great taste of THRIVE with the convenience of easy food organization and rotation. We also give you the option to choose between regular and #10 Harvest systems so your needs are met (see features section below).

This package will also accommodate ten people for up to six months and two people for up to two years.  Total Calories: 2,803,995 (approximately 1,536 calories per person, per day)
Package includes 2 Harvest 72" #10 Food Rotation Systems and #10-sized cans in the following quantities:


30 Quick Oats
20 Spaghetti
17 Cornmeal
23 Instant White Rice
55 Hard White Winter Wheat
20 White Flour
62 Whole Wheat Flour 
14 Potato Beads
2 Split Green Peas
8 Carrot Dices
14 Potato Chunks
12 Tomato Powder
4 Sweet Corn - Freeze Dried
7 Chopped Onions - Freeze Dried 
5 Mushroom Pieces - Freeze Dried


5 Banana Chips
5 Peach Slices
5 Apple Slices  
5 Strawberries - Freeze Dried
5 Raspberries - Freeze Dried


5 Cheese Blend
60 Instant Milk
4 Chocolate Drink Mix
5 Butter Powder


8 Pinto Beans
7 Small Red Beans
7 Small White Navy Beans
7 Lentils
8 Lima Beans


6 Chicken Bouillon
2 Iodized Salt
5 Baking Soda
4 Baking Powder
36 White Sugar  

* The featured picture contains less food than this package includes. 2 Harvest #10's will hold 224 cans. This package comes with 482 cans. If you would like to purchase additional Harvest #10's, please call our office at 877-743-5373 for special pricing.
Package Includes 482 #10 Cans

Read more at Becky's awesome blog!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shelf Reliance: Convention 2012 Highlight Video

Looks like it was really fun!  Even saw my friend Becky in this video!  :-)

Managing Your Q (For Shelf Reliance Customers)

Seems pretty self-explanatory.  :-)  Though I personally think they should do away with the rule about not changing your Q for the first 3 months.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Placing a customer order.

In case my friends, family and potential customers want to see how it's done.   :-)

Set Up Your Thrive Customer Q's - Team Shelf Reliance

This is how I go about setting up a customer Q... in case anyone wanted to know how it's done.  :-)

Shelf Reliance Food Storage Testimonial: Kelsey Nixon Thoughts

I really like this video!  Kelsey really makes it simple and seems like an ordinary person, just like the rest of us.  I like that.  :-)  I like people who are genuine.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Flu Cure: How We Cured The Flu in 24 Hours

Pretty cool stuff!  Info from LDS Prepper.

Please contact Randy Patchett with any questions.
Cell: 281-216-9365

Flu Bomb Recipe:
4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
2 Drops Oregano Essential Oil
2 Drops On Guard Essential Oil Blend
Place oils in a capsule. Swallow one morning, noon and night until the flu is gone.

2012 Houston Preparedness

We sooooooo need to have one of these here in Iowa!!  :-)  I wonder who I need to talk to in order to get one of these going.

The Shelf Reliance Opportunity

My good friend Becky's sister, Rachel is in this one!  So cool!  :-)  I can definitely see a family resemblance.  Seems like both are pretty nice and friendly and very smart too.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Container Gardening! :-)

Gardening in Containers

Source: Provident Living Website

Many people who live in apartment buildings or houses with little or no yard space may think they cannot follow the prophet’s counsel to plant a garden. But you can grow quite a bit of food in pots and hanging planters inside your home or on a balcony. This activity will help you get started gardening in containers. Even if your family has plenty of outdoor garden space, you might want to try growing some of your vegetables indoors.


You can plant in almost any kind of container. Try using plastic jugs, garbage cans, milk cartons, cans, plastic bags, baskets, a wagon bed, kitchen canisters, or clay pots. The bottom of the container should have several small drain holes and be lined with 2 to 3 inches of small gravel before you put in the topsoil. Hang containers from windows, put them on windowsills or in window wells; line your sidewalk or driveway with them, or hang them from your ceiling.


The following link will take you directly to a chart on the Provident Living site that contains a handy chart about some common garden vegetables and how you can plant them in containers on your deck or patio, i case you don't have access to much garden space. :-) Just copy & paste it right into your browser's address bar.

Official AHA Hands-Only CPR Demo Video

Always good to know this kind of thing.  :-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thanks to Becky Meyers Powell for this awesome information! :-)


12 new ENTREES all in family-size pouches purchased in 5-packs
5-10 year shelf life!! All natural, low-fat, superior nutrition, freeze dried Available April 17th, 2012!

These pouches feed 4 people at 1 cup/person. Thrive Express will replace our current entrees in #10 cans. If you'd love to try any of our current entrees, purchase them now while supplies last! Thrive Express Entrees will initially be available to Q Club members only.

5-pack Entree - Q Club prices

Baked Potato Cheese Soup $31.99

Broccoli Cheese Soup $31.99

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup $31.99

Creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder *** $31.99

Southwest-Style Chicken and Rice $36.99

Hearty Chili with Beans $36.99

Pasta Carbonara $31.99

Wild Rice Pilaf $22.99

Creamy Beef and Noodles (Stroganoff) $36.99

Creamy Garden Vegetable Pasta $31.99

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes $27.99

Chili Lime Chicken Rice $31.99

Personally I can't decide which to try first! :-)

Variety Pack of 12 of any one kind $84.99 BEST DEAL EVER! :-)

New from the Shelf Reliance/Thrive 2012 convention!

Here's a few new things from the April 2012 convention from Lisa Warnick:

New Products at April 2012 Convention:

Egg Whites-For those that use Egg Whites in baking, or only eat egg whites for breakfast. 

Scrambled Egg Powder-Great for Omelets, scrambled eggs etc

Whole Eggs-Removed the Caking Agent in these. Use these for baking! 

New Instant Milk-Dialed in to Perfection! Yummy! Tried it out this weekend. This will replace the old Instant Milk. 

New 10 Grain Pancake Mix-This will replace the 6 grain pancake mix. Again dialed in to perfection! Yummy good. 

Thrive Express: 12 New Entrees, developed by Chef Todd. Only come in Pouches for great tasting, easy and nutritious meals. 10 year shelf life. Come in Box with a Tear-away front for easy access in cupboards. Available in 5 packs(all the same) and 12 pack variety pack. Look for prices and ID numbers for these. Each Pouch has 4 servings. And about $1.85 per serving. Add water and in 10 to 15 minutes you have a meal. McDonalds drive thru for a family of 4 ...... minimum $20.00/high calories and saturated fats. See the savings and difference in nutrition? 

Entrees: Creamy Beef & Noodles, Pasta Carbonara, Southwestern-Style Check & Rice, Garden Fresh Vegetable Pasta

Soups: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup, Baked Potato Cheese Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder Hearty Chili with Beans. 

Sides: Chili Lime Chicken Rice, Loaded Scalloped Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf

The THRIVE Smart Start Pack! These are ONLY available thru the Q. You cannot buy these seprately. It is 3 months of our great tasting FD foods, basics, Meats, Drinks Desserts and Thrive Express Pouches. Plus they will get a fabulous cookbook with over 26 recipes from Chef Todd.
Here is an Example of the Month 1 for the Smart Start Pack: 

17 Pantry Cans: Cornmeal,White Flour (3), White Sugar, Instant Milk(2), Baking Powder, Pineapple Chunks(FD), Fudge Brownies Mix, Iodized Salt, Shortening Powder, Shredded Colby Cheese(FD), Chopped Onions, Strawberries(FD), Banana Slices(FD), Simply Peach drink mix

4 Thrive Express Pouches: Creamy Beef and Noodles, Pasta Carbonara, Hearty Chili and Beans, Baked Potato Cheese Soup

5 Recipes: Cornbread (made twice) Cheese Bread, Strawberry Puree, Carmel Sauce, Strawberry Banana Smoothie. 

My understanding is that ALL 26 recipes come compiled in a bound recipe book in Box 1.
Have a Thriving Day! 

Lisa Warnick

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shelf Reliance: THRIVE Barley & Tomato Risotto

April Q-Pon:


2 cups THRIVE Pearled Barley, par boiled
3/4 cup THRIVE Chopped Onions
2 cups broth made from THRIVE chicken bouillon
1/4 cup THRIVE Green Chili peppers (FD)
1½ cups THRIVE™ Tomato Dices (FD)
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh basil, chives, and parsley, chopped fine (equal parts)
2 tbsp. heavy cream
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
3 oz. butter
½ tbsp. seasoned salt
 Salt and pepper to taste


1. Precook 1 ¼ cups of the barley with some additional onions and chicken bouillon for about 30 minutes, or until just tender.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter, then add the onions and garlic and allow to sweat for a minute. Add the remaining barley, green chilies, and bouillon to the pot and bring to a simmer. When most of the liquid has cooked down (about 10 minutes), gently fold in the tomatoes, then the herbs and cheese. Turn off heat & fold in cream & butter. Season to taste. Note: Goes great with fish, poultry & game! :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Make a Recycled Milk Jug Gardening Container

Pretty simple, but still great info in case you're like me & have little to no space to really garden.  :-)

Back To Eden Garden: 5 Month Update

Makes me wish we had a backyard to do all of this in.  :-)

Preparing for WROL, Looters, Gangs or Riots

Some very good points made in this video.  Thanks so much to LDS Prepper for putting these awesome videos out to try and get the rest of us as prepared as possible.  :-)

Off-Grid Self-Watering Container Gardening System: 100% Hands-Free Water...

See?  Told you I'd start updating again soon.... more great videos coming soon from all over youtube.  :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Will be back to operational status soon!

I apologize to anyone who follows this blog for not posting for the past few days. As my close friends & family are aware, I was recently admitted to a local hospital for what turned out to be an old root canal that had ended up failing rather spectacularly. It had gotten so infected over the course of the night this past Easter Sunday that by the following night, it had forced nearly my entire face & neck to swell up to at least 3 times their original size. So I was admitted to the hospital after a few hours in the ER (thanks so much to my Dad for staying with me through the whole process) and was only just released Wednesday afternoon after the doctor had determined that the swelling had indeed gone down to an acceptable level so that my dentist could safely remove the tooth. The next step is to get the swelling & remaining infection to drain & heal so we can then think of tooth replacement options. I just hope that I don't have to do a partial denture. I'm not even 34 yet & somehow that thought makes me feel way older than I'm ready for. Lol! :-). Anyway, thanks so much to my amazing parents, my totally amazing & supportive husband, my totally therapeutic son & the surprisingly large network of friends & extended family that stepped in to lend the necessary support. I love you all do much & am so very thankful! :-). I promise to get this blog back to full operating status ASAP.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A very cool DIY water filtration system from The Survival Mom.

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template (retails on Amazon for $6.99)

photo from AFR 64-4, Figure 19-15, page 189

A variety of events can contaminate ordinary, working sources of water. For example, rainstorms, or even worse, hurricanes, can pollute tap-water that is normally clean. In other cases, a pond or puddle may be used as a water source. With a little improvisation these problems can be remedied, allowing for better-tasting, better-smelling water. NOTE: This type of filter will NOT purify water, but is meant to be used in conjunction with a purification method (boiling, iodine, bleach, etc ….)

The figure above illustrates a three-stage water filter built out of a tripod and porous cloth. This simple device is highly effective in cleansing drinking water. I have seen a version of this constructed out of a plastic milk jug that washed up on the beach (a large, plastic soda bottle would work as well.) In this case, the bottom of jug was removed with a knife and a piece of cloth was placed over the jug’s mouth. The inner layers of the filter were the same as in the image: charcoal, sand, and grass.

Projects such as this water filter can also make for great fun on family outings and camping trips. Again, ensure that the water is PURIFIED before drinking it, and experiment with filters such as this one to improve the look and taste.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kid's Solar Oven

A pretty low tech way to cook in a solar oven, but it still seems pretty cool, or should I say hot.   :-)

Rainwater Collection System Part 1: Intro

The first in what I believe to be a series of about 5 from LDS Prepper.  Some pretty good information.  :-)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Houston Preppers Having A Great Time At LDS Cannery

Sounds pretty awesome!  I've got to find the cannery near me.  maybe my 4 year old can be the sticker guy.  LOL!  :-)

Self-Watering Container Gardening System: Make & Take Project

I wondered if the LDS Prepper had an instructional video about  exactly how to make one of those self watering container gardens.  Good idea, especially if you don't have a lot of space.  :-)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thrive Food Storage: Vegetable Seeds

I am seriously considering adding this to my personal Q shipment for May.  Might if I can do most of it in containers on my deck.  :-)

Gardening: Birds, Bees & Blueberries

Pretty useful info!  :-)  This guy is definitely full of great ideas.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Basic survivalist gear and knowledge (Part 2)

Her's Part 2 to the Basic Survivalist Gear video by

 sharpie443.  Pretty useful information.  Just in case.  :-)  

Basic survivalist gear and knowledge (Part 1)

Just a basic bit of starter knowledge because it can definitely be overwhelming when you first start out trying to get prepared.  :-)

Shelf Reliance Thrive Food Storage Party Presentation - Tiffany part 4

How the home parties work..... In case you wanted to know.  :-)

April Q-Pon!

Here's a great Q-Pon for you! Might help you make that yummy looking risotto from Chef Todd. :-)

Shelf Reliance: THRIVE Barley & Tomato Risotto

Looks yummy!  :-)