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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Earthquake in New York City?

This is what I am reading as of last night. Wish I hadn't started reading so late. I had to get to bed and actually go to sleep. This is a pretty good book. Keeping me hooked and anyone who has followed my blog for nany length of time knows that I love disaster books. In this book there has been an earthquake in New York City and this is the aftermath, Aftershock, by Chuck Scarborough. Trying to survive after a massive earthquake with mass destruction. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great Day

Just having a great day! The weather is ok. Perfect temperature, but it is kind of gloomy out. Windy. My Little man got up real early and did a bunch of "home"school work. I have gotten a ton of things done around the house and now getting ready to work on some stuff online.

Working on some of the goals that I set for this year. Already have one of them done and working on #2.

Doing some more prepping. Oldest son moving out gave me a whole room to redo and turn into a stockpile room. So far all that I have done with it though is getting everything sorted and into rubber made totes. Not sure if want to keep it like that are invest into shelving. Right now, might just be best to keep it like it is. Try not spending any money!!

Just as long as we are all still prepping and being frugal in the new year, we will be doing great.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Food Storage Recipe ~ Cheese & Bean Quesadillas

Ever since my oldest son has moved out , it has just been my Little man and me. Been having to just cook for us 2 is easy and we love the same foods. This is one that we have had 2 times in the last week.


1 can of pinto beans, rinse and drain them

1/2 cup of salsa

1 teaspoon of chili powder

4 , 10 inch, flour tortillas

Shredded monterey - jack cheese

Sour cream

Put the beans into a bowl and mash them up with a potato masher if you have one.  You can also use a fork.

Stir in the salsa and the chili powder.

Cook over medium heat until hot.

Spray some oil onto a pan and heat a tortilla on it until it is lightly browned. Trun it over and spread some of the bean mixture onto the tortilla and some of the cheese.

Top with another one of the tortillas and carefully turn over , brown that tortilla a bit.

Put on your plate and cut into 4ths.

Serve with sour cream.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Food Storage Recipe ~ Taco Burgers

Great sandwich to make! Kids love this.


1 , 12 ounce, package of corn chips

1 1/2 pound of ground beef

1 package of taco seasoning

1 package of cream cheese , cut into 12 strips about 1/4 inch thick

Crush enough of the corn chips to measure 1/2 cup.

Mix the crushed chips, ground beef, and the seasoning mix.

Make 6 patties.

Put under the broiler in the oven and broil the patties about 5 minutes on each side.

Criss cross the chees strips onto each patty and broil until the cheese is slightly golden.

Serve with the remaining chips.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

This is just a test

My computer died a while ago and I have been having trouble using my tablet for writing on my blog and then being able to use my son's computer. It seemed like any time I would have liked to have used it , he was on it! So I did some research and found out that my tablet, a Samsung Tab 3, does very good with a bluetooth keyboard. I found a bluetooth keyboard on ebay for 16.00 and got it. What a difference this is making. I just got it paired to my tablet and I am already loving it. It makes it like a actual computer. Which it basically was , but with my old eyes I had trouble using the keyboard that popped up on the tablet. Now I am typing away!!

 LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Gun Guide: Safety Tips for First Time Buyers

The Gun Guide: Safety Tips for First Time Buyers

Buying a gun is one of your rights as an American, and if you’re getting into the market now, you probably already know that. While not everyone wants to buy a gun, your right to own one shouldn’t be taken away.

The fact is that you do need to be smart about owning a gun though. While it might be your right to own a gun, it is definitely your responsibility to make sure that it doesn’t harm someone or end up in the wrong hands.

Keep reading to learn more about gun safety in your home and out in the world. As a first time gun owner, you may not know everything there is to know about firearm safety, but a little information and vigilance on your part can get you there.

Get Training

Before you buy a gun, a very smart thing to do is to go through a gun safety course. While some areas recommend this to people buying guns, it is rare that is required. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth doing.

If you’ve never owned a gun before, getting some information from professionals who understand firearm safety can make gun ownership much safer. Knowing property safety procedures can also help you get the most enjoyment out of your gun if you’re buying for target practice, hunting or even home safety.

Lock Your Gun

At home, your gun should be locked away from your ammunition. Proper gun safes and storage for ammunition is essential.

Buy safes with combination locks that are only accessible to you.

Carry Properly

If you have a permit to carry your gun in your state, you may have the ability to move around the city with it. Obviously that doesn’t mean that you can walk around with your gun in your hand or on the passenger seat of your car.

Individuals that choose to carry a weapon should take great pride in their safety and ability to handle a gun in the open. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in a hip holster or shoulder holster that is made specifically for your gun.

Having the proper fit will ensure that there are no accidents when you’re carrying your weapon. It’s your responsibility to make sure your gun is safe, even when that gun is in your possession out in public.

3 Boating Safety Tips

3 Boating Safety Tips

Boating is an enjoyable activity that can be shared with family and friends. If you are the skipper of the boat, though, you will be responsible not only for the enjoyment of your guests, but their safety, too. It is important that onboard your vessel you have the necessary boat safety equipment. You should ensure that none of it is expired, it is completely filled and still operating as intended.

Most boating trips go out on the water and return with no problems, but just in case, here are three safety tips.

Pre-Departure Checklist

A pre-departure checklist helps ensure that your equipment is up to par. You will want to double-check that you have enough life vests on the boat, your distress signals are in good shape and the fire extinguishers are not expired. This is the time to also ensure your vessel if full of fuel and the oil levels are good. Even though you may not use them if you venture out during the daylight hours, you will still want to make sure all lights are operating.


Even on days when the weather is cooperating, it is still recommended that you re-check the anticipated weather conditions. Things can be different out at sea, so you should be aware of any weather patters that may form during your voyage. Clouds can suddenly darken and the wind can become a little more aggressive without a lot of warning. If you start to see these and other harsher weather signs while you are out on the water, it is better to turn around and head back toward land.

Use Good Judgment

Ultimately, boating should be fun. Amidst that fun, it is a great idea to exercise good judgment at all times. As the skipper, you should follow sea safety rules like driving at reasonable speeds, not consuming alcohol and being respectful of others who may be sharing the waters with you. Setting up a float plan before you head out is a good idea in case of an emergency, and designating an assistant skipper may ease some of your responsibilities.

Heading out on the water can provide a sense of freedom, relaxation and fun. With being the skipper of a boat comes a lot of responsibility. To have an enjoyable time, ensure you have completed a pre-departure checklist, checked the weather conditions and exercise good judgment.

Food Storage Recipe - Corn Flake Biscuits

Yummy biscuits!


1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine

1 cup crushed corn flake cereal

2 cups biscuit baking mix

1/2 cup cold water

Spread half of the butter in your baking pan.

Sprinkle half of the crushed cereal in the bottom of the pan.

Mix the water and baking mix until it forms the dough.

Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto that cereal.

Drizzle with the remaining butter.

Press the remaining cereal into the biscuits.

Place in the 425 degree, preheated, oven.

Bake about 10 to 15 minutes.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Baked Beans Ole'

Quick dish to make.


1/2 pound of ground beef

1 small chopped onion

Minced garlic clove

2 (16 oz) cans of pork n beans

1 cup picante sauce

In a skillet cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until done and drain.

Stir in  the remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then simmer for about 10 minutes.

Stir occasionally.


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