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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My stockpile room!

I totally forgot to take a photo when it was empty. I already have my freezer in there and I have a small shelf in there. My husband is getting me a really tall one later in the week from helping someone move. I knew my utility room was small , but even without the washer and dryer in it , it is VERY SMALL!! I was hoping I could also make this room into a safe room, but there is no way. It could be a safe room for weather related things, like if there is a tornado, but for any length of time It would not work at all!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Safe Room

A safe room is a room in your house that would be the safest place in your home where you can go to quickly and take shelter. It is great to have one in case of a tornado, bomb attack, hurricane, or any other disaster.
Choose a place in your basement, garage, or a room in your house that has no windows and where you can seal off the door way with plastic and duct tape if you need to.
When you are preparing your safe room think of everything. Think about food, water, warmth, communication, sanitation, ventilation, medical supplies, and even ways to keep everyone entertained.
Have you safe room equipped with enough stuff to sustain you and your family for up to 2 weeks. Make sure that you have a lot of canned food that can be eaten right out of the can cold. You most likely will not be able to cook in your safe room.
Have a radio on hand with plenty of batteries or have a hand crank powered radio. I have a few of them and they are life savers. Plus I do not have to worry about batteries and use the money that I might use on batteries on other items that I want to stockpile, like food!! But, you have to have a good radio in your safe room. It might be your only way to know what is going on in the outside world , if you are in your safe room for any length of time.
Your safe room would also be a great place to store your items that you have been stockpiling. This way of there is an emergency you can go into your safe room and be able to stay safe. (Don't forget weapons, too!)

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Monday, March 16, 2009

A Stockpile Room -- Finally!!

I have a utility room that is much too small right now with my washer and dryer in it, but this weekend our washer and dryer will be gone so I will now have a room to be just for my stockpile!! I cannot wait. My husband is going to have to make us some shelves or I will buy some cheap ones and it will be just for me to stock full of food and any other item that we want to stockpile. I will take photos as soon as it is empty and then as I fill it. I will miss my washer and dryer , but since we are in a small house, I will love having the space for a bigger stockpile.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Build A Greenhouse

I have been wanting one of these for a long time. I always thought that I would need a lot of money or space to have one though. So I was looking around online to see some ideas and I came across this video that shows how to make one for less than $25.00 and it is small enough to fit in my small yard, but big enough to be able to hold what I want to grow.


Build an Easy 5 x 5 Home Greenhouse for under $25 - More DIY How To Projects



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Monday, March 9, 2009

Become A Work At Home Mom

There are a ton of free ways to start making money at home and online. You can get some great ideas for making money on this blog , Working at Home Mom Blog. There are thousands of ideas for starting a home based business on this blog.

This is a great way to become more self-sufficient.


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Sunday, March 1, 2009

My New Store


i finally got done with my new Prepared For Survival Store!! It took me a while to add the items and I still have some more to add. It has books , tools, solar powered items, and more. Anything that someone preparing for survival would need.

If there is something that you think that my store should have please comment on it.

Thank you for checking it out.


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