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Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Yellowstone Conundrum

The Yellowstone Conundrum (Is this the end?) was a free book when this post was written. A fiction book for you to read. This is about something that scares the crap out of me. I really think that it could happen. :(


 The Yellowstone Caldera, the most dangerous hot-spot on the surface of the earth, erupts with a series of 11.2 earthquakes and spews volcanic ash high into the atmosphere. Six hundred miles away a 9.45 quake under Puget Sound causes massive destruction to Seattle as a tsunami strikes and destroys most of the waterfront.

The Fort Peck Dam in Montana on the Missouri River fails as does the Jackson Dam on the Snake River. The power grid in the Western United States quickly disintegrates, with utility companies fending for themselves. Power outages reach the East Coast.

The Beginning of the End is a page-turning novel with readers following eight characters as they scramble out of harm's way on Day One of the Yellowstone Conundrum; everyday people put into extraordinary situations, with the President of the United States and his cabinet scrambling in the background to find how to escape from lose-lose scenarios.

The Columbia Generating Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation suffers great damage and begins a meltdown. Bridges in Portland collapse. Infrastructure in the NW is severely damaged and thousands are killed; Salt Lake City, Boise, Denver and every city, town and village in the Pacific Northwest are affected.

The massive Death Cloud from the Yellowstone explosion sends volcanic ash into the jet stream, which then begins to carry the heavy ash south across Wyoming, over Denver until it catches up with a low pressure system advancing across Texas.

Follow army vet Ray Spaulding as he survives the crash of a WSDOT ferry in the tsunami, then manages to save, then lead a handful of everyday people who rally together to save the Seattle Public Library from destruction by gangs.

University of Washington professor Denny Cain and student Karen Bagley vow to get out of Seattle, only to find themselves in a firefight as the local Seattle gangs attempt to claim the night.

Skier Penny Armstrong fights her inner demons by skiing north toward Billings in an attempt to avoid the Death Cloud.

Long-distance trucker Cameron Hedges is forced to step out of character as he first rescues Betsy Jamison, then convinces an entire town to move out of harm's way.

Robert and Nancy O'Brien, both up-and-coming managers within the Department of the Interior are separated by their jobs, then by the earthquake and explosion.

The President of the United States must deal with his own Kobayoshi Maru, with a series of impossible lose-lose scenarios as the power grid in the United States collapses.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pinterest Homeschool Board

Pinterest

I started this board awhile ago and it is full of tons of great things to do , freebies, advice , and more. 

Tips for Survival Food Gardens

Food storage is a good way to go to be prepared for the future, but so is a garden for having fresh produce. Here are some tips on how to start a survival garden that will make you more self sufficient.
  1. See what grows well in your area- If you don’t know where to start or what to grow, a good first step might be to see what is possible for you to grow. For example, it might be a good thing to know that if you live in Alaska, you probably won’t be successful at growing pineapple. Looking into what grows well in your climate helps you narrow your search and make decisions about what seeds to buy.
  2. Analyze the space you have- Another thing that will be helpful with starting a survival garden is knowing how much you can plant. If you live on the 4th floor of an apartment building, your options for planting are a lot more limited than someone living on a farm property. Because some plants take up more space than others, you can use this as another deciding factor for what you will plant.
  3. Strive for a well-rounded grow- If you decide to use your entire space to plant nothing but peas, and an emergency occurs, you won’t be able to live off of your garden alone because peas don’t have every nutrient you need. Try to include a variety of different plant foods. Think of what produce would go well with your food storage items so that you can have complete meals. Doing this will make it so you have lots of different vitamins and minerals that your body needs to live.
  4. Keep in mind the seasons- Because different plants have optimum growth in different seasons, it might be helpful to plant by categories of season. If you have all the plants that need to be harvested in September in one area, you are less likely to forget about one and waste all the food. This can also help with when you re-plant next year. You will remember that one section of the yard needs to be planted in the spring, one in the summer, and one section needs more shade or water than another.
  5. Get creative- If you live in a small space, don’t despair! There are lots of ways to grow a survival garden without having an actual yard. Use your deck to store pots with tomatoes or wood pallets to grow smaller plants in.
Just remember, every step toward being completely prepared is important. Don’t get overwhelmed, and just keep improving. Click here to visit a social media page with more emergency preparedness ideas.
Author Bio- Dirk Puckett works in the emergency preparedness industry and also enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family. Click the link for another gardening and food storage resource.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Heating Homes with Solar Air Collectors (DIY) - Exposing The Truth

Heating Homes with Solar Air Collectors (DIY) - Exposing The Truth

I am going to show this to hubby when he gets home!! Great way to save some money. 

Modern Homeschooling: From amazing travel and adventure to early entrance to university, has homeschooling finally evolved enough for you to take it seriously?

Modern Homeschooling: From amazing travel and adventure to early entrance to university, has homeschooling finally evolved enough for you to take it seriously? was a free kindle book when I wrote this post.

 It’s time to take another look at homeschooling. Homeschooling today allows for children to not only reach levels that their traditionally schooled counterparts are reaching, but to exceed them, all while enjoying more family time and a lifestyle enriched with opportunities that previous generations could only dream about. The new face of homeschooling offers travel, sports, and the ability to take your passions to the next level. If you think homeschooling means pouring over books at the kitchen table you are in for a surprise! From traditional curriculum to online schooling to early university to unschooling, homeschooling has something for everyone. Would you like to travel the world? Interested in allowing your children the opportunity to truly explore their potential in a non-school related activity? Do your children have exceptional needs that you can better accommodate at home? Do you think they would thrive if they could be accelerated and maybe even move onto higher learning at a younger age? Are you interested in more quality family time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will benefit from reading this book.

When we found ourselves in a situation where homeschooling seemed to be the best option for our kids, we discovered that there was so much information out there and so many opinions and experiences that it was very overwhelming and nearly impossible to process it all. That is why I have decided to write this series of ebooks – my hope is to provide a comprehensive but succinct account of what is out there, and how to get started. I have begun by looking at the pros and cons of homeschooling, then a dedicated chapter on socialization – the single largest concern for parents considering homeschooling and definitely what non-homeschoolers will tell you is wrong with homeschooling! This book finishes off with a broad description of each of the types of homeschooling. My hope is that by the end of this book you will have a better understanding of what homeschooling really looks like, and what it can (and can’t) do for your family.

I don't think that homeschooling is for everyone, but if you would like more family time, if you have a desire to travel or to take on some kind of non-school activity that requires an intense commitment, or if there is something preventing your child from being in a traditional school setting, the benefits of homeschooling can truly be immeasurable. Homeschooling has grown exponentially in the past decade and as it continues to grow in popularity and scope, many new and exciting opportunities are opening up for homeschoolers. From the already abundant curricula available to the amazing ways that technology is changing homeschooling to the changing face of socialization, the modern homeschooler is a truly new breed of educator.

Today's homeschooled child is not limited by his or her homeschool education - on the contrary, many homeschooled children are propelled by it. Propelled into an accelerated academic career, into a competitive level of sport or advanced relationship with the arts. Technology is giving today's homeschooler an advantage that has been unparalleled in the past. Homeschooling today allows for children to not only reach levels that their traditionally schooled counterparts are reaching, but to exceed them, all while enjoying more family time and a lifestyle enriched with opportunities that previous generations could only dream about.

My personal experience with homeschooling was a complete surprise to me. I thought homeschooling was a dreary existence fraught with an incomplete social experience and a groundhog day type of never changing lifestyle. My eyes have been opened to homeschooling as an exciting adventure filled with opportunity and a way to truly give my children the best that life has to offer.

The Importance of Purifying Water

A lot of us spend lots of time and money making sure our food storage is ready and available in case of an emergency, but how about our accessability to clean, drinkable water? If a disaster occurred tomorrow and you were without power to your house, how would you supply yourself with clean water? Never assume that in an emergency situation, clean water will be easy to find because it usually is not. Without electricity you will not have any water pressure because the municipal pumps will not be functioning so it is crucial that you learn to be self reliant. The fact of the matter is that water is more important than even food when it comes to survival. The human body can only survive for 3 days without water. So what are the easiest and most popular ways to treat unsanitary water, so that you don’t have to store hundreds of gallons of clean water In your home?
The first and most common way is to simply boil the water. Unsterilized water contains many forms of bacteria and parasites which, if ingested, can potentially lead to serious illnesses or death. For this reason it is necessary to first make sure that you kill all of the harmful pathogens in the water before drinking. Simply bring the water to a boil (212°F / 100°C) and let it boil for a full minute. The time it takes to bring the water to boiling and then cooling down afterwards is more than enough time to insure that all the harmful bacteria is destroyed.
The second most popular way to clean unsanitary water is to add a small amount of bleach to the water. The chlorine in the bleach will disinfect the water and make it safe to drink. To start, take the water and make sure it is clear of dirt and sediment by straining it through a filter or cloth. Then take regular liquid bleach, containing NO soaps or dyes, and add 8 drops (1/8th US teaspoon) per one gallon of water. Mix it thoroughly and then let it sit for 30 minutes. After that, smell the water. If the water has a faint smell of chlorine, it is OK to drink. If it does not have a chlorine smell, start the process over.
As we all know, emergency preparedness is a constant journey. Take it one step at a time when you get overwhelmed, and never give up. Click on this link for a social media site with more ideas for being prepared.
Author Bio- Dirk Puckett is an author and emergency preparedness educator who resides in Springville, Utah. For more water purification tips, click the link.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Food Drying: How to Safely Dry and Store Food (Food Preservation)

Food Drying: How to Safely Dry and Store Food (Food Preservation) was a free Kindle book when this post was written.

This book contains all the information you need to learn to safely dry and store food.



Food dehydration is a food preservation technique that can be used by farmers, gardeners, hunters and fisherman to extend the harvest and to put away food for long-term storage. Dried food is great for health food enthusiasts, vegetarians, people on a raw food diet and anyone else looking to add tasty and healthy foods to their diet.

All three of the safe home drying methods are included in this book. Electric dehydration, solar dehydration and oven dehydration are all covered in detail.

This handy guide explains how to dry the following foods:
  • Fruit.
  • Fruit leathers.
  • Vegetables.
  • Meat.
  • Fish.
  • Herbs and spices.

40 fruits and vegetables are covered, including the following:
  • Artichokes.
  • Asparagus.
  • Beets.
  • Broccoli.
  • Cabbage.
  • Carrots.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Celery.
  • Peppers.
  • Corn.
  • Green beans.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Onions.
  • Peas.
  • Potatoes.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Apples.
  • Apricots.
  • Bananas.
  • Berries.
  • Cherries.
  • Citrus fruit.
  • Figs.
  • Grapes.
  • Kiwi.
  • Melons.
  • Papaya.
  • Peaches and nectarines.
  • and more . . .

In addition to individual fruits, fruit leathers are also covered in detail, including the following 10 easy and all-natural fruit leather recipes:
  • Applesauce.
  • Apple ginger.
  • Banana berry.
  • Coconut banana pineapple.
  • Grape.
  • Green apple.
  • Peach raspberry.
  • Strawberry.
  • Strawberry banana.
  • Tropical sunrise.

Buy Food Drying: How to Safely Dry and Store Foods and learn how to dehydrate food today.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Have You Made Your Evacuation List?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were in an emergency and you had 5 minutes to evacuate? Because of recent fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, people have found themselves in that exact situation. If you are prepared for such a situation, you will have what you need, and won’t lose precious items in the disaster. Here are some tips to consider when making your evacuation list.
  1. Parts of the House- One way to start the process is to think about all the different areas in your house, and the items you will need from that area. Organizing your list this way will also help you save time if you actually end up in an emergency. Instead of running all over the house, you can start upstairs and work your way down. Remember to include every room. For example, here is a list for an upstairs level.
Upstairs
Closet- Coat, External hard drive, safe
Bedroom- 72 hour kits, keys, wallet, phone, phone charger, glasses
  1. Amount of time- Your evacuation list will be different if you have an hour than if you have 5 minutes. So write a list for 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 1 hour. If you end up in that situation, you can start off gathering the 5 minute list and work your way up getting all the things on the lists up to the amount of time that you need to leave.
  2. Prioritize- When you are making your 5 minute list, you will have to prioritize strictly based off of survival. Start thinking of the things that you need to survive and work your way down from there. For example, in the 5 minute list you might have your 72 hour kit, in the 15 minute list you might have your glasses or contacts, in the 30 minute list you might include a cooler with snacks or a tent, and in the hour list you might grab your family pictures, clothes, or an air mattress.
  3. Consider your options- Think about what you will do or where you will go once you have evacuated. Consider your resources. For example, you might have a relative in a neighboring state, a cabin that is removed from the situation, or a shelter nearby where they house people during emergencies.
  4. Practice and Post- Once you have put together your list of essentials and know the plan, it is important to let your family know what it is. Practice with your family only having 5 minutes to evacuate so that you know that your list is doable. It is also helpful to have your lists posted around the house so that you everyone knows what is needed if you suddenly need to evacuate.
If you get stumped, think about the things your family uses on a daily basis, or what is the most important to you. You can also look up examples for lists online. Click here to find out more about supplies for emergency situations.
Author Bio- Dirk Puckett is an emergency preparedness expert from Sheridan, Wyoming who loves spreading the word about how important it is to be prepared for anything. To learn more about evacuation tips, click the link.

Friday, September 20, 2013

72-Hour Bag

72-Hour Bag was a free Kindle book when this post was written.

When an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared if you have to leave your home? All to often when these events occur there is little warning and even less time to prepare or pack. This book will help you to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive when the stuff hits the fan and you need to get out of an area fast to a safer location. This book details the basics of putting together a comprehensive kit giving you everything you need to survive for 72 hours of independent survival. This book covers everything from the basics of water, food, shelter, tools, and personal protection. A disaster could strike at any time anywhere. Are you prepared to face the aftermath? Protect yourself and your loved ones by being prepared for anything. Build your 72-Hour Bag today.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Prepper's Pantry: A Survival Food Guide

Prepper's Pantry: A Survival Food Guide was a free book when this post was written.

 Prepper's Pantry: A Survival Food Guide is an excellent resource and foundational guide that covers many topics of food preparation. Especially helpful for the seeker and the new-to-prepping, there are also many great ideas for even the seasoned prepper.

The reasons why you prep really don’t matter. What matters is how long you’re prepping for, and the means you go about doing it. This guide will show you how to determine your food needs, no matter how long you will be prepping for, and will discuss various methods of obtaining and storing food stockpiles.

Do you worry what would happen to your family in an emergency?

With the Prepper's Pantry, you'll learn the following:
- Discover how much is enough when prepping for survival - more or less than you think?
- Learn which foods store well, which you should avoid and why you shouldn't follow someone else's disaster preparedness plan.
- Consider commercial versus home prepared food storage techniques and devise your own best strategy.
- Get to grips with the what, where when and how of food storage basics and self sufficiency.
- Understand food and water safety and how to cook with stored foods.


You'll learn all of this, and so much more, with Prepper's Pantry: A Survival Food Guide!

Camping Essentials: Camping Basics, Importance of Camping, Camping Gear That is Needed And How To Set Up Camp

Camping Essentials: Camping Basics, Importance of Camping, Camping Gear That is Needed And How To Set Up Camp was a free kindle book when this post was written.

Camping Essentials


Are you looking for something to do with your family this summer? Maybe you've been planning to take a trip but the economy makes it difficult. Or maybe you've been debating about going somewhere but you don't know what to do. Well one of your options is camping and it's something that everyone in your family can enjoy. Whether you spend only a little money and stay in a tent or you spend a lot and buy an RV, you'll be able to go out and have a lot of fun.
This is also something that you can do all the time and not just once in a while. Because it's so cheap and there are so many different places to go you'll be able to explore the entire country without having to spend a lot of money. Instead of going to a resort or a hotel this year go camping and spend more time with your family.
A preview of the book:

  • Camping Essentials: The Basics

  • Chapter I: The Importance of Camping

  • Chapter II: The Benefits of Camping

  • Chapter III: What Gear is Needed

  • Chapter IV: Where to Camp

  • Chapter V: How to Set Up Camp

  • Chapter VI: Breaking Camp

  • Chapter VII: Coming Home

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Disaster Preparedness - Earthquakes


In the event of an earthquake, there is no better way to avoid injury and death than preparing the home and knowing what damage earthquakes cause and how they do it. Every year, thousands of people die as a direct result of earthquakes--but not necessarily because of the movement of the ground beneath them. In fact, these sorts of deaths are quite rare.
It is more common to die because of a lack of preparation: people don't know where the safest place to be is during an earthquake, the community isn't prepared, the buildings aren't safe, or there isn't any good food or water to support communities after the earthquake takes out electricity and makes it unsafe to go outside looking for food.
Knowing all the facts about earthquakes and all the recommendations by experts will not only help save lives; it can protect homes and businesses, result in fewer injuries, and lessen the number of people the government and emergency rescuers will have to save.
First, people should understand that earthquakes come with little and often no warning. Seismic activity is difficult to detect until it is actually on the surface, causing damage. People will often get no warning at all, except for the standard declaration to be prepared for an earthquake, particularly if people live near a fault line, or in an area with a lot of seismic activity.
States like California, Alaska, and Hawaii are of course notorious for their earthquakes. But lesser known states like Nevada, Washington, and even Utah and Oregon are in the list of the top ten states for seismic activity. Basically, those who live in the western U.S. are more likely to be affected by seismic activity than those further east. (Though there are a few exceptions--check USGS.gov to see the seismic activity of each state.)
And since an earthquake can and will strike anywhere and at any time (there's no such thing as an earthquake season), people need to prepared themselves as soon as possible.
As previously stated, the first thing people should do is prepare themselves and their homes. First, check for hazards around the home. These can include light fixtures not braced to the ceiling and walls, cracks in the foundation or ceiling, large, heavy, or breakable objects on high, uncovered shelves, or pictures and mirrors near furniture, among others.
Be sure to fix these things before an earthquake actually occurs, or there could be serious damage and even injury done.
Next, identify safe places around the home and develop a plan for everyone in the household. The safest place to be is indoors, under steady furniture (like a table or desk) or against an inside wall, and away from glass. People who are outdoors when an earthquake occurs should do their best to get away from buildings and into an open area.
Once there, they should stay there until they have been told by officials that it is safe to move. The whole household should understand what to do once they have found their safe places in which to wait out the earthquake. Just like in a fire, where the life-saving mantra is "Stop, Drop, and Roll," for an earthquake, it's: "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."
Families being separated during an earthquake is a very real possibility, with parents at work, and children out and about at school and friends' houses. That's why everyone in the household should be aware of a meeting place in the neighborhood where everyone will reunite after the earthquake.
It's also a good idea to establish an out-of-state contact for the family to communicate with, since people nearby may not have any communication devices that work. Finally, just as schools practice earthquake drills to prepare their students for the disaster, families should have these every six months or so, just to keep everyone's memory fresh.
Once a plan has been set, next it is important to have a kit of emergency supplies. This is crucial in any emergency, but in an earthquake, where roads and communications could be destroyed for as long as several weeks, it is vital that people are self-sustaining.
It may not even be safe to go outside because of power lines, gas mains, and other dangerous services
Each emergency kit should have a first aid kit [http://www.thereadystore.com/emergency-first-aid], complete with medications (both prescription and over-the-counter items for pain and cleaning wounds), bandages, and other essentials.
These essentials include things like scissors, thermometers, splinting materials, and many others. A standard first aid kit should have all of these things, so people won't have to worry about where to find and store all of it.
Authorities also recommend that people have a survival kit for their home and automobile. These kits would include things like tools and supplies, sleeping materials, alternative shelter, and light and communication.
The automobile kit includes these things, plus important auto supplies like jumper cables, ropes for towing, and a map and compass, among others. Basically, it is important to plan for any possibility since earthquakes are unpredictable and sometimes causes damage that no one could have foreseen.
In the case of becoming trapped, it is also crucial to have some food stored as well as some water. If the earthquake is large enough, FEMA and other emergency organizations will not be able to free all the survivors in a few days.
People may have to become more self-reliant if they want to survive an earthquake. Experts recommend having at least two weeks' work of nonperishable food and water stored if they want to be prepared for any possible emergency.
Once someone is prepared for an earthquake, the actual event is much less terrifying than it could be. When indoors, people should remember to Drop, Cover, and Hold on to any secure, sturdy object. Stay away from glass, windows, elevators, and light fixtures.
Do not attempt to go outdoors until well after the shaking has stopped, since most earthquake-related deaths are a result of falling debris from buildings. When outdoors, get away from buildings as soon as possible, as well as any power lines, street lights, or other monuments that could cause damage. Stay in the open and do not try to enter a building until authorities say that it is secure.
If someone is in a car when the earthquake occurs, they should pull over as soon as safety permits and stay there. Exiting the vehicle will only result in greater injury. Don't stop under or near buildings, overpasses, or things like trees or power lines. And finally, if someone does become trapped under debris, they should stay calm. Blow a whistle if possible, but do not light a match to get rescuers' attention.
That can result in a fire if there are any dangerous spilled chemicals; and if there is that much debris, chances are good that there will be. The person trapped should cover their mouth and nose with a piece of cloth to limit the amount of dust they breathe in, and they should tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can find them.
After the shaking stops, first check oneself and those nearby for any injuries. If someone is seriously injured, don't move them unless they are in danger of being injured further. Do give first aid whenever possible. Next, check the house or other buildings for damage. Put out fires and turn off the gas if anything smells strange or if there is a hissing sound.
Finally, everyone should expect aftershocks (every time there is one, be sure to repeat the same drill: Drop, Cover, and Hold On) and be constantly listening to the radio or some other form of emergency broadcasting so they can know when the earthquake is officially over and when it is safe to go indoors again.
Ben J Tanner

Live Earthquakes Map

Live Earthquakes Map

There have been a few in Yellowstone the past month - another reason to get prepared. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Socialization is a Bunch of Malarkey — See Jamie blog

Socialization is a Bunch of Malarkey — See Jamie blog

I have to admit that, as a homeschooling family, I  have been worried about socialization. But, I have been seeing a lot of articles lately about it and  am not so worried now.

so·cial·ize (v.)
  1. To place under government or group ownership or control.
  2. To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable.
  3. To convert or adapt to the needs of society.
WOW! Those are scary meanings. I do not want my child to conform and be another robot. So, it has been all right that he doesn't get what government considers to be socializing.  He does great when we are out and he has no problem being around other people. He can talk to anyone and does. Very funny kid and has a ton of energy. If he was in regular government school that would be broken out of him. I am so glad that I have not bought into all of the socializing mumbo jumbo. He will be a much better person for being able to think for his self and not be like everyone else.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Slacking!

I know that I have been slacking in my writing on this blog. I have been so busy with homeschooling and all of my time and energy is going into that. I want to start sharing some frugal tips that I do for homeschooling soon. Hope to get some writing done in the next couple of weeks. Hubby is in the process of changing jobs, so he will be home most night the next 2 weeks. There is so much that needs done in the next 2 weeks while he can help me.

How To Make A Diversion Safe and Properly Hide Your Valuables

How To Make A Diversion Safe and Properly Hide Your Valuables was a free book for the Kindle when I wrote this. Great addition to your survival library.

A concise report, not only telling you what you should do and what you shouldn't do. It shows you how to make several types of diversion safes including soda cans and food can goods, What a great way to recycle your trash. It will also describe the correct way to use a decoy safe;other ways to hide valuables, and make your own secret compartments. This instructional manual will show you how to outsmart the would be thief and protect yourself from friends and relatives who invariably will snoop around your home.

If you want to bury some valuables in your back yard this will show you the proper way. In a nut-shell this book will virtually make your valuables invisible to the people around you.

This manual is filled with pictorials that will guide you along with instructions on how to make a diversion safe.

You will learn:
1. What not to do with your valuables
2. How to hide and protect your valuables
3. How to make a simple can safe
4. Other ways to make diversion can safes
5. How to use a decoy safe properly
6. Other ways to hide valuables
7. How to make simple secret compartments
8. How to bury items outside properly
9. Great tips to make your efforts successful

This information is invaluable to your valuables!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

How to make a cheap solar usb charger

How to make a cheap solar usb charger

I had to share this - I have got to get a soldering iron somehow. I want to make one of these! It looks so easy and you can get those solar powered garden lights at dollar tree, so this would also be low-cost!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Bug Out Book Package

The Bug Out Book Package: Bug Out: What to Do When It's Time to Get Out of Dodge and The Bug Out Bag: What You Need to Stay Alive was a free book for the Kindle when I wrote this post.

Two great books on bugging out, one low price


When and if a survival situation presents itself, how prepared will you be? If you aren't taking steps to prepare for survival now, you won't be ready when disaster strikes. This bug out book package gives you the knowledge you need to survive an emergency situation in which you have to leave your home.

When the time to get out of dodge comes, will you be prepared?


Natural disasters. Manmade disasters. War. Enemy invasion. Terrorist attack. The list goes on and on. There are countless situations in which you may need to evacuate the area you're living in. Are you prepared?

Bug Out: What to Do When It's Time to Get Out of Dodge gives you the information you need to build a bug out bag, create an escape plan and be ready to get out of dodge at a moments notice. You need to know how to survive.

The second book in this package builds on the information provided by the first book. It gives you in-depth information on building an effective bug out bag that'll carry you through to your bug out location.

If you don't have a bug out bag ready, you're going to waste valuable time gathering resources when you should be on the road. Having a bug out bag ready will allow you to get on the road ahead of the sweaty masses and avoid the mass exodus of people and the associated traffic jams that could put your life at risk.

The Bug Out Bag: What You Need to Stay Alive lays out everything you need to have in your bug out bag to ensure survival. Even if you have a bag ready, you may be woefully unprepared for the worst the world has to offer.

Buy this Bug Out Book Package now and be a survivor instead of a victim!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Family Camping Guide: How to Survive a Camping Trip (and Have Fun Doing It) (Camping Guides)

The Family Camping Guide: How to Survive a Camping Trip (and Have Fun Doing It) (Camping Guides) was free when I wrote this post.

The Family Camping Guide is your guide to a successful and fun camping trip.


Camping can be a fun and interesting outing the whole family will enjoy, as long as you have the knowledge needed to survive (and thrive) while camping. Learn how to turn a camping trip into a vacation the whole family will love.

This book is perfect for the first-time camper or the inexperienced camper looking for ideas on how to stay safe while enjoying themselves.

This book is also perfect for the experienced camper looking to enhance their camping trips with fun games and tasty treats.

The following topics are covered in The Family Camping Guide:
  • How to start off with small trips and build on them as you gain experience.
  • Backyard camping: How to go camping without leaving the comforts of home too far behind.
  • How to successfully plan a camping trip.
  • Picking a destination and a good campsite.
  • Choosing a campsite in an undeveloped area.
  • How to make a list of essential supplies.
  • Essential camping gear: How to save money when buying the gear you need.
  • How to choose the right tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and ice chest.
  • First aid: What you need in your first aid kit.
  • Dress for success: The art of layering.
  • Family camping safety (includes beating the heat, avoiding campsite hazards and setting clear boundaries for the younger campers in your group).
  • The silent killer that's in almost every campsite.
  • How to have fun hiking, hitting the water and playing a number of sports and recreational games.
  • 7 card games the entire family will love.
  • Cooking while camping.
  • How to light a campfire.
  • Campfire fun.

In addition to helping you survive a camping trip while having fun doing it, this handy book comes with 17 tasty recipes covering everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert.

The following recipes are included:
  • Bacon, Egg, Sausage and Potato Omelet
  • Balsamic Barbecued Steak
  • BBQ Beef Ribs
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Beans and Franks
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Campfire Baked Potato (baked in the campfire!)
  • Clam Chowder
  • Dutch Oven Baked Beans
  • Dutch Oven Cinnamon Caramel Monkey Bread
  • Dutch Oven Chili Macaroni
  • Dutch Oven Fruit Pie
  • Eggs in a Nest
  • Fire-Roasted Cinnamon Apple
  • Five Alarm Dutch Oven Chili
  • Killer Kabobs
  • Quick and Easy Pancakes
  • Traditional Banana Boat

The Family Camping Guide will have you ready to go camping with the family in no time at all.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Food Preservation Book Package: Food Drying and Food Canning (2 Books)

Food Preservation Book Package: Food Drying and Food Canning (2 Books) was a free book for the Kindle when this post was written. 

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The first book is Food Canning: How To Safely Preserve Foods. It covers all of the safe canning methods in use today. Food canning is a great way to preserve the tasty foods you've grown in your garden so you can enjoy them year-round. It's also a good way to prepare for emergency, because canned foods don't have to be refrigerated.

The second book is Food Drying: Food Dehydration and Safe Storage. It covers food drying and dehydration, along with safe storage of your dried foods. Regardless of whether you're a food drying novice or a seasoned vet, there's something in this book for you. Buy it now and learn everything you need to know to get started drying foods.

Buy both books packaged together and save money!

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