Friday, August 31, 2012

Indexing the world & Fluoride listed as insecticide.

  • Google gets patent for software that can intelligently identify any object on the planet.  They will be able to scan any video or image and pick out objects
  • Search engine will be able to index all the un-tagged data on the internet
  • Civil liberties group warns of privacy concerns as Google gets smarter and smarter

  • This has some very scary implications... in the wrong hands it could be very bad.


    I've known about this for a while, but I thought that it was a good story to let people know about.

    Chinese fluoride suppliers openly list sodium fluoride as insecticide ... and this is in our drinking water people!  Scary thought.  It's really hard to get rid of it too from what I hear.

    Off-Grid Self-Watering Container Gardening System: Made Easy

    Seems pretty simple... though when he gets to the instructions on how to expand the system, you might want to take notes.  :-)

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Voter ID law & Rotating your food stores...

    I know the two topics don't necessarily go together, but I'm trying to condense postings so I don't have 5 or so postings in one day.... LOL!  :-)

    Ok, maybe someone can explain this to me, but I don't get how asking to see your ID in order to vote (do we really want non citizens voting?) is a racist thing.

    Also... on a completely different note.....

    A handy video about how to rotate your food stores and keep your little snackers happy.  :-)

    Container Gardening Season 3 - Week 17: Peppers, Peppers Everywhere!

    Wish my plants did this well... darned drought all but killed them.  But it does look like they're trying to come back, so that's good.  :-)

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Summer Clearance! Save up to 45%!

    Check this out!  Some great savings!

     Have you been checking the Shelf Reliance clearance pages for amazing deals on everything from soups and drinks to emergency kits and tools? If not, you’re missing out on fantastic prices on THRIVE and emergency products that are being discontinued. Clearance items are only available while supplies last!

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Tracking devices for our kids?

    I was digging around on-line and I've got to admit, it made me raise an eyebrow...

    Next thing you know, they'll be microchipping our babies before they're left the hospital when they're born.  Scary thought huh?

    Sunday, August 26, 2012

    Medical Kit- A Nurse Gets You Ready! Part 1

    Definitely a useful youtube channel to check out, but you might want to have a notebook handy to take some notes.  I think you can probably get a lot of this from either Walmart or your local dollar store.  I'd recommend staying away from any insect repellant with Deet in it though.  Avon has a pretty great alternative and it even comes (or it used to anyway) in towelette form too.   :-) 

    Fence Jumpers

    This is why I worry for my friends and family in the US/Mexico border area.  If people are desperate enough to do this, what makes you think you're safe in your own home?  When things get even more desperate, people are going to be crawling over your walls and fences looking for any food or weapons you might have.  Might just be a good idea to start working on a plan to protect yourself and your family before it gets to that point and somehow I don't think we'll have to wait to long for that to happen.

    INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: School Supplies for Survival

    I found this over at one of my favorite blogs...yep, you guessed it...  And since the kids are heading back to school or heading to school for the first time, I thought it was a pretty good time to share it with all of you.  :-)

    It’s that time again.  Kids and parents are hitting school supply stores and filling their carts with unblemished binders, unchewed pencils, and reams of notebook paper.  Prices on school supplies will never be lower.  Now is the time for you to think about which supplies might come in handy in your preparedness efforts.  Keep an eye out for store and manufacturers coupons for even greater savings.  These supplies, in particular, always come in handy.
    • Binders are a great way to organize recipes using your food storage items, aSurvivalMom Binder, a Grab-n-Go Binder, school records, and much, much more.
    • Sharpies and similar markers are extremely useful in 72 Hour Kits and stashed in the glove compartment of your car.  If you ever need to make a quick “GET HELP!” sign, you’re ready.
    • Spiral notebooks — select different colors for each topic in your preparedness research, i.e. Home Security Ideas, Practical Skills I Need to Learn, Emergency Evacuation Routes, etc.  An added plus is that, unlike 3-ring binders, the pages in a spiral can never just fall out.
    • Composition books can be purchased for a buck or so and come  in handy when taking notes, making lists, and keeping inventories.
    • Notebook dividers are essential in any binder and can be purchased for just a few cents right now.
    • Zippered, 3-ring pencil cases for holding small supplies in your binders.
    • Inexpensive, lightweight backpacks.  Perfect for individual 72 Hour Kits and to keep in your vehicle in case you ever need to abandon it and need to carry supplies with you.
    • Colored pencils, inexpensive coloring books, anything to keep kids entertained in a long car drive or evacuation.  Keep these stored in your Vehicle 72 Hour Kit.  I don’t recommend crayons because they make a melted mess in a hurry on hot days.
    • Small pair of scissors.  Keep a pair in your Vehicle Kit, a pair with your sewing or knitting supplies, a set in your desk, and anywhere else you find yourself thinking, “Now where did I put those scissors?”
    After you’ve stocked up on  your kids’ supplies, wander the aisles one more time, looking through the eyes of a SurvivalMom.  The prices are right, so stock up!

    Well said Lisa!  :-)  Couldn't have said it better, so I didn't even try to.  LOL!  :-)

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Skill of the month: Learn to knit or crochet!

    I'm taking a page from the blog of Lisa Bedford over at and starting a skill of the month thing. I'm starting with learning to knit or crochet. I figure that since I live in a location where it can get well below freezing in the winter months, it might be useful to learn to crochet or knit. I picked crochet because even though my mom crochets and nobody wants to "turn into their moms"... Lol! ... I heard crocheting was easier. So far, it seems to be going pretty well. What do you think?

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    West Nile Hype & Psychiatric Wards

    West Nile: they're lying to you again

    Friday, August 24, 2012 by: Jon Rappoport

    (NaturalNews) The government PR machine has swung into high gear promoting West Nile disease. It's a "national outbreak." 1138 cases in 38 states. 41 deaths. Planes are spraying toxic aerial pesticides.

    Never mind that the US Centers for Disease Control claims 36,000 people die every year from ordinary seasonal flu -- and there are no announcements of an "epidemic" or an "outbreak."

    Never mind that the World Health Organization (WHO) claims between 250,000 and 500,000 people die every year from ordinary seasonal flu -- and this isn't called an "epidemic" or an "outbreak."

    If you added up the death count from all the hyped and predicted epidemics of the last decade, including West Nile, SARS, bird flu, weaponized smallpox, and Swine Flu, the total would come to about one year of deaths in the US from ordinary flu.

    But who cares about facts? What's important is how much fear can be generated. That's the statistic that counts, when you're talking about the CDC or WHO.

    Learn more:

    Also ... on

    No matter what your opinions are on the whole conspiracy theory, I still say that now is the time to do your research and make sure that you and your loved ones are as prepared as possible.  Given all of the crazy junk going on today, can you really afford not to at least try to prepare?


    The very beginning of this video is kind of silly, but when he gets to making the actual stove, it's pretty cool.  You might want to take notes.  :-)

    Shelf Reliance THRIVE Live: Dutch Oven Cookin'

    All new THRIVE LIVE!  8/23/12

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Military Vet Detained For Psych Evaluation Over Anti-Government Facebook Posts

    Pina LoGiudice, ND, LAc, on The Dr. Oz Show - New Superfood for Longevity

    I have got to try this berry!  :-)  Totally thinking this naturopatic doctor thing might be a great idea.... no offense to my current doctor...LOL!

    Brewing loose leaf herbal teas

    I posted this video a while back, but I thought it might be nice to repost and see what people think.  :-)  I wonder if this lady would know of an herbal tea that would help with headaches.

    Domestic drones?

    Nature's sweetener - The health benefits of honey.

    Story found at:  Natural

    by:  Ben Hirshberg

    (NaturalNews) Evidence shows that humans have been collecting and using honey for thousands of years. Humans have used honey in multiple ways, consuming it as an edible food and also using honey as a topical cream.

    The first sign of humans gathering honey is a six thousand-year-old cave painting in Valencia, Spain, depicting a man climbing up a ladder to collect the sticky substance. Since then, honey has had an interesting history.

    Honey has made appearances in Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity, with John the Baptist surviving on only honey and locusts in the Old Testament. When Julius Caesar ruled Rome, honey was used interchangeably with gold as a currency substitute. Honey was quite popular with ancient Egyptians as well, as it was even used in their mummification processes.

    Most modern humans stick to consuming honey, although those who are informed apply honey to their skin as well. Honey is most commonly thought of as an alternative sweetener however, used instead of sugar.

    Better than sugar?

    Honey is a complex substance that is made up of over 100 different compounds. Table sugar is a very different story; literally just made up of sucrose. Sugar has no nutritional value to speak of, devoid of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. Honey, on the other hand, contains vitamins and minerals as well as significant levels of free radical fighting flavonoids and antioxidants.

    These health properties of honey translate well under scientific examination. Vitamin E blood levels stay higher, blood levels don't spike as high, and triglyceride levels are improved when honey is eaten instead of an artificial sweetener.

    Other alleged health benefits of honey include increased calcium absorption and increased hemoglobin count. Honey has also been used to ease arthritis and help with constipation. One clinical trial found that honey improved indigestion, ulcers, and intestinal inflammation. Many allergy sufferers use honey with success, and one study even found a 60 percent reduction in birch pollen allergy symptoms with honey ingestion. A 2007 study by the Penn State College of Medicine gave clout to honey's reputation as a cough medicine. The study showed honey outperforming an over the counter cough suppressant in severity, frequency, and bothersome nature of coughs.

    Honey ointment

    Honey contains an enzyme which produces hydrogen peroxide, making it useful for cuts and other wounds. Hydrogen peroxide disinfects lacerations and prevents bacteria from growing in the inflicted areas, making honey an excellent topical cut cream. Honey has even shown the potential to combat the notorious staph infection MRSA. Those same antibacterial characteristics give honey the ability to fight acne when applied to skin.

    Research supports honey's topical use as well. One study found that honey healed superficial burns more quickly and effectively than the standard medical treatment. Another study found that honey was more effective than the standard medical treatment at healing cesarean sections and abdominal hysterectomies. Honey allowed patients to be free of infection sooner as well as heal their scars faster.

    However, not all honey is created equally. As with many foods, getting your honey local and organic will be superior from a nutritional standpoint. Additionally, most honeys have a higher antioxidant content as they get darker, so finding a dark variety of honey such as buckwheat should be prioritized too.

    Deadly Teflon chemical - Decades of cover-ups

    I found this on  

     by: Craig Stellpflug

    (NaturalNews) It's in your cookware, your clothing, furniture, carpets, popcorn bags and even in your food! It's perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it remains indefinitely in the environment and even gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a toxicant and known carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more than 98% of the US population. Exposure to this chemical has been associated with increased cholesterol, uric acid levels, preeclampsia, heart disease, liver damage, thyroid trouble, neurological disorders, chronic kidney disease and kidney cancer.

    High levels of exposure to the Teflon (a DuPont registered trademark) chemical PFOA causes the risk of testicular cancer to skyrocket by 170 percent.

    DuPont's plant on the Ohio River has used PFOA since the 1950s to make chemicals used in the production of nonstick products, oil-resistant paper packaging like hamburger wrappers, and stain-resistant textiles. PFOA is pretty much in anything wrinkle-free, heat-proof, stain-resistant, and more.

    Children downstream from a DuPont chemical plant on the Ohio River carry PFOA in their blood prompting one of the first studies of its effects on kids. Out of more than 10,000 kids ages 1 to 17, those with the highest levels were more likely to have thyroid disease. Of course, these results only support previous findings from studies with adults.

    Thyroid hormones play critical roles in metabolism, growth and brain development. These hormones are especially important during fetal development and early childhood with small changes in thyroid hormone levels during these developmental periods affecting IQ and motor skill development in children.

    DuPont fined for Teflon cover-up

    In June 2005 there was a $5 billion class-action lawsuit filed against Dupont for failing to alert the public about over 20 years of known health problems associated with PFOAs. The Environmental Protection Agency later announced it would slap the $25 billion Teflon maker with a mere $16.5 million for two decades' worth of covering up studies that showed it was polluting drinking water and harming newborn babies with an indestructible chemical. The fine was the largest administrative fine the EPA had ever levied under a flimsy toxic chemical law and the fine was less than half of one percent of DuPont's profits from Teflon at the time and a mere fraction of the $313 million the agency could have imposed.

    The Environmental Working Group (, said the penalty highlighted the federal government's weak hand in dealing with industrial polluters. "What's the appropriate fine for a $25 billion company that for decades hid vital health information about a toxic chemical that now contaminates every man, woman and child in the United States?" Group president and co-founder Ken Cook said. "We're pretty sure it's not $16 million, even if that is a record amount under a federal law that everyone acknowledges is extremely weak."

    Of course DuPont acknowledges no liability for failure to report its 1981 discovery that a compound used to make Teflon had contaminated the placenta and bloodstream of a West Virginia worker's unborn child. Other complaints allege that DuPont withheld information for years about unexpected contamination in the blood of workers, and pollution releases that eventually contaminated water supplies serving thousands in West Virginia and Ohio. DuPont's official position is that they believe there are no human health effects associated with their Teflon product.

    Cash is king

    DuPont is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Between 2008 and 2010, it reported over $2 billion in profits, paid no federal income taxes, increased its executive compensations by a whopping 188% and spent almost $14 million on lobbying for more corporate friendly laws. DuPont is the nation's only manufacturer of PFOA. So why is it so difficult to stop this madness? Because Americans still buy their products and cash is king.

    Learn more:

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Get ready, because here it comes!

    Somehow the phrase "holy crap" doesn't begin to cover it.....

    How many of Iran's allies do you think this will royally tick off? How long before they come after us for being allied with Israel?  I'm not saying we shouldn't stand by Israel, but if we don't want Iran attacking Israel, then why is it ok for Israel to attack them?  Maybe I'm missing the point, but it seems to me this might be one more reason to try and get as prepared as possible now.  

    Shelf Reliance: Fuel Reserve 32 | 90 Pack

    I really do like this.  It seems so nice and simple.  I also like that if you get it wet, no big deal.  Like he says, it'd be great for kits.


    Another option for your family's food storage.  I think the prices look amazing!  :-)

    Doomsday Preppers - Living Off the Land

    Got to catch this show one of these days!  Some great ideas.

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    What happens in Ogden.....

    What happens in Ogden, Utah might not stay in Ogden for much longer.  Check out this story....

    And if it can happen in Odgen, Utah of all places... how long before the blimps & drones start buzzing around your neighborhood?  

    Then there's this scary story......

    Opponents of Egypt's Muslim president executed 'naked on trees'

    Is anyone else sensing a pattern here?  I know I talk about getting prepared all the time because for one, I believe that all the signs are pointing in one direction and let's face it, it's not a good direction.  And yes, I do have to do a full disclosure thing by saying that I am an independent consultant for Shelf Reliance who sells food storage and emergency preparedness supplies, but it goes way beyond that.  I'll be totally honest people.... Obviously I'd be thrilled if you got your food and preparedness items through , but things are heating way past a boil now so if you don't get the preparedness items from me, than so be it, just get prepared while you still can.  And it's not just political situations that we've got to be worried about.  Natural disasters happen all the time.  How often do we hear or see someone saying that they wish they'd been prepared when disaster strikes them in some form?

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    Federal government hoarding meat stocks in response to drought

    Oh my gosh!  I so need to check more often!  Check this out!

    I've said it before & I'll say it again... you don't have to get your food stores and emergency preps from me, but get them and get them now.  And listen to people like Kurt Wilson from Survival Enterprises and Lisa Bedford from The Survival Mom.  These are very smart people and they know what they're saying.

    Natural brands betray consumers over GMO labeling.

    Thanks to the Health Ranger: Mike Adams at for this article.

    This is all detailed in a release just issued by the Cornucopia Institute:

    Agribusinesses Owning Natural / Organic Brands Betray Customers: Fund Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California

    Proposition 37, a citizen's initiative on the ballot on November 6 in California, would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages. It has become a battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations.

    Learn more:

    Natural News is calling for a boycott of the brands named in this article effective immediately. 

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    9 Sure fire ways to stay on track with your prepping

    I went digging around on ... like I do a lot... LOL! ... and found this great article....

    Thanks once again to Lisa Bedford!  Don't know what I'd do without her!  :-)  Got to buy her book someday!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    The top 6 deadly myths about survivalism.

    Found this great post on and thought it was definitely worth sharing!  :-)  Dispels a lot of myths people have about Survivalism...I've got to admit, I hadn't quite thought about all of this either.  

    Dirty Electricity!

    I had no idea this even existed till I heard about it on Coast to Coast AM, but they had a very respected source (several initials after his name & he's been studying this for longer than I've been alive) on talking about it and I've got to admit, it definitely got me to thinking.

    Check this out:

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    A very scary idea...

    I found this article while digging around online and while it is a scary thought, I can't say that I'd be all that surprised...  I mean did anyone happen to catch the tv show, Jericho?  Scary stuff people!  I'm not saying that it's time to break out the tin foil hats or anything... I'm just saying that if you haven't started paying attention by now, well, I just hope it's not too late.

    Awesome compilation broadcast from Survival Enterprises' Kurt Wilson!

    Kurt Wilson has another great broadcast going today ..... You really should catch it! :-)

    Listen here:

    6 Habits of Highly Effective Preppers

    Another great post From Lisa Bedford at!

    6 Habits of Highly Effective Preppers

    In 1989, Stephen Covey published his timeless book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and launched not only a 7 Habits empire but changed countless lives.
    I was reviewing his list of habits and was struck by how many of them directly apply to preparedness and survival, from everyday emergencies to worst case scenarios. Here are 6 of Covey's habits and how they can make you more effective.

    1. Be Proactive
    I wish we had all the time in the world to prepare, but even small emergencies catch most people unaware and even fewer people are ready for the truly big crises that life has to offer.
    It's not enough to just know about impending catastrophes, such as a worldwide depression or the possibility of an EMP, and neither is it enough to spend hours researching survival topics. If you and your family are to survive and thrive well beyond any crisis, it requires being proactive right now, today. 
    2.  Begin with the end in mind.
    What do you want your family and home to look like following a major catastrophe? Do you want to have plenty of food, water, medicines, and supplies to last at least six months? A year? Do you want to have cash, gold, and silver cached in case of a banking collapse? Do you want to be strong, healthy, and fit, able to do plenty of physical labor and take care of the family? Do you want your home to be the one in the neighborhood surrounded by sandbags and protected from floodwaters?
    Develop an actual picture in your mind of what your own optimal survival scenario will look like, and then set goals in order to achieve it. Being unfocused on something this important is taking a gamble at a time whenevery day counts.
    3.  Put first things first.
    The basics of survival are water, food, shelter, and warmth. Wherever you live right now is where you must begin. That off-the-grid survival retreat may or may not become a reality, but don't put off becoming as prepared as you possibly can be right were you are today. Get the basics fully covered first.
    4. Think win-win.
    Too often survival minded people circle the wagons and include only their immediate family and, maybe, their very closest friends. But history has shown repeatedly that it's groups of people who do best when it comes to survival. Neighborhoods and towns who band together following a tornado, for example, recover more quickly than someone trying to do everything on his or her own.
    Look for ways to connect with others in your survival plans. No, you shouldn't tell anyone everything, but sharing ideas, strategies and being supportive of others will increase the chances of your own survival, and that's smart. If the people surrounding you also have plans and supplies for survival, it's a win-win for everyone.
    5. Seek first to understand, and then be understood.
    Not everyone has the same level of concern for survival as you. Some relatives and friends may even seem hostile when you mention food storage and the collapse of civilization. Normalcy bias is such a nicer place to live than Awareness! 
    There are many reasons why people are oblivious to impending dangers from health issues to hurricanes. Rather than try to force someone to change their mind, spend time listening and asking questions. You may discover that the reason they don't want to hear about preparedness is because they are frozen with fear and your lectures force them even further into a fear-filled corner. 
    6.  Sharpen the saw.
    It takes far more effort to cut down a tree with a dull saw than a sharp one. You'll be able to set clearer goals, stay focused, and accomplish more when you take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
    Always remember that you are a pivotal factor in the survival of your loved ones. When you don't take care of yourself, they become more vulnerable. Find time to decompress, as my husband says. Read a book just for entertainment, pray, get into a regular exercise routine, do some of the things you know you should do, but don't!

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    How I make and preserve CATSUP.

    Oh man... condiments never looked so yummy!  :-)

    Emergency Supplies

    The emergency supplies side of Shelf Reliance doesn't get near the same amount of press that the yummy food does, but I think it's just as important when trying to get prepared...

    Also found some great tips from my fellow preparedness minded Mom, Lisa Bedford....

    Check out her awesome blog.....

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Homeland Security official claims in suit Secretary Napolitano favored women pals -

    Now why doesn't this surprise me?

    Almost makes me wonder ... we can't afford more of this, but is it maybe even to much for a new president to deal with?

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Entree & Drink Clearance Items from Shelf Reliance!

    Below is a list of items that Shelf Reliance is discounting.  Check it out!  I generally do the pantry cans for as much as I can because they're cheaper than the #10 cans and more satisfying than the pouches.  :-)

    We will be discontinuing a couple of our old entrées starting August 2nd. They will be available at regular price until August 2nd, when they will be put on clearance and will be non-commissionable. At that point these items will only be available on the THRIVE clearance page, not on regular product pages. They will be up to 35% off retail prices and are available only while supplies last.
    If you or your customers have these entrées in your Qs, we would encourage you to either make sure that the shipment is sent out before August 2nd or to replace the old items with the corresponding THRIVE Express items. Packages that include these entrées will remain as they are for the time being.
    We also have some remaining inventory from our discontinued line of old drinks. These will be available on the clearance page beginning August 2nd as well.
    Below is a table of the clearance items, with their clearance prices in bold:
    Clearance item:
    Baked Potato Cheese Soup
    Home Party
    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    Home Party
    Drink: Fruit Punch (Old)
    Drink: Orange (Old)
    Drink: Peach (Old)

    Chocolate chip magic!

    Another great post by Lisa Bedford at The Survival Mom & as usual, she's got some great points.  :-)

    The magic of comfort food ... and how it relates to your food storage!  :-)

    Container Gardening Season 3 - Week 14: Pepper Flowers Bloom

    My cucumbers didn't quite do that good and I only got a couple of tomatoes and strawberries before the drought nearly killed everything.  I'm hoping for a better harvest next year though.  :-)

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012


    Some great information!  And he's got another good point too... get a book or do a search on wild edible plants in you area. Because eventually you will run out of your food store no matter how good you have things stocked up.  You're going to need to know what plant life is good to eat around you.  And most of this stuff is dollar store stuff, so the "I can't afford to build my storage" excuse really doesn't fly.  Like a teacher I had during my freshman year of high school said, "Excuses are like butt holes, everyone has one and they all stink!"  I loved that teacher... he was awesome!  :-)

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Woman convicted for child's chalk drawings at Belle Isle

    Oh come on people!  This is just dumb!  It's freaking sidewalk chalk, it washes off!  next thing you know they'll be banning sidewalk chalk sales.  How stupid can we get... apparently somewhere near brain dead.

    Woman convicted for child's chalk drawings at Belle Isle: Susan Mortensen must complete 50 hours of community service for the destruction of property ticket she received from Richmond Police at Belle Isle.

    To me, this all just seems like a smoke screen.  Something to distract us from looking at the really important things.  Sad thing is, this kind of tactic works all the time because people care more about Dancing with the Stars and such to actually care about what's really important to be aware of.

    Makes you wonder....

    Look what I found at Drudge report....

    Then there's this story.....

    Makes you really wonder....

    With all of this going on... how long before rule of law is totally abandoned?  Will you and your family be prepared?  And by prepared I don't just mean food (though that's huge), will you be able to defend your home and family?  It's all going downhill at breakneck speeds.... and somehow I don't think anyone is going to be applying the brakes anytime soon.

    Mission Control reacts wildly to Curiosity landing | Technology - KCCI Home

    Mission Control reacts wildly to Curiosity landing | Technology - KCCI Home

    Never seen anybody this excited.  LOL!  :-)

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    How to Start a Fire

    A pretty basic skill that I learned way back in my Girls' camp days, but with a newer and probably easier twist to it. Actually, I bet you'd be surprised how many people can't do this.

    New webinar from Lisa Bedford! Yay! :-)

    Yay! A new webinar from Lisa Bedford at!  :-)

    Here we go again......

    Well, there's been another mass shooting.  This time in a Sikh (Seek) temple in Wisconsin.

    You'd better make sure that you have your own means of protecting your family in place because I have a feeling that pretty soon, due to the actions of a few people (probably on some kind of drug, I'm guessing it'll be the legal kind more often than not), it will become increasingly hard to make your home secure.  And that's the main reason I believe in being as prepared as possible ahead of time.  Buy a few extra cans of veggies (or better yet, learn to can food yourself...maybe from your own garden) every time you can.  Form a support network of family and like minded friends.  Society is already starting to break down and you need to be as prepared as you can be before it's too late.

    As if all that wasn't a scary enough idea....

    There's a new "cybersecurity"act coming down the pike and while they say it's to make us more does make a person wonder exactly what little tidbits of your information is being shared and with whom.  Scary times people, scary indeed and I have a feeling it's only going to get worse. 

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Whats in my Pack? Spec Ops SOB

    Really great info!  You might have to watch it a few times to get all of it written down, but I'm thinking it's worth it.  :-)  I bet you can get a lot of this either at the dollar store or a military surplus store.

    DIY Solar Panel System: I've Gone 100% Solar Power

    Pretty cool!  :-)  Doubt I could really do that, but it's still cool.

    Uh Oh doesn't quite cover it!

    Saw this link and thought I'd share it... Somehow "uh oh" or even, "Oh crap" doesn't even begin to cover this...

    Yes, it's technically only short range, but that surprisingly doesn't make me feel any better.

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Top Ten Items I Need to Homeschool

    Just found this site and I think I'll be referring back to it pretty often.  :-)  I love how goofy and animated Penny is too.  Makes me laugh and maybe stress out a little less.  :-)

    A scary sign of things to come?

    I found this article and I have to admit, it sent a few chills down my spine.  Sure glad I don't live in Detroit, but honestly... how long until this kind of thing reaches our own backyards?   Seems like a very good reason to try and get as prepared as possible.  If you get your supplies from me that's great, but it's getting to the point where it doesn't matter where you get your food & supplies, just get them and do it now before it's too late.

    How and When to Prune Cilantro

    I actually didn't do cilantro this year, but it's still good information.  :-)

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    It's only getting worse...

    Things here in the midwest are only getting worse it seems.  So if you can afford to grab a few extra cans of food or maybe some camping/emergency suppliers, now is the time to get as prepared as possible (and no, I'm not just saying that to sell and Shelf Reliance).

    Check out this article I found on Reuters about just how bad things have gotten here in Iowa...

      Please check out my Shelf Reliance Consultant site (link above), but also sites like:

    Survival Entereprises - Kurt Wilson - TONS of great info and products to help you!

    The Survival Mom - Lisa Bedford's awesome blog!

    And there's also...

    The Texas Trainer - Becky Meyers Powell  I've gotten a ton of information from Becky and I am so grateful for her, Kurt and Lisa.  :-)