Chillin’ in Our DIY Buried Freezer Root Cellar

Buried freezer root cellar

We are excited to announce that a re-purposed chest freezer makes a fantastic root cellar! It requires a few inexpensive parts, along with a bit of sweat equity, and the results are amazing. We have used our little root cellar for a few years now and are quite pleased with this inexpensive solution for storing …

Hunger Insurance – Don’t Get Caught Without It!

Kids marking foods storage buckets

A year supply of basic foods stashed away in your own home is a wise investment. You purchase health insurance, life insurance and car insurance. Perhaps it is time to invest in hunger insurance. Food stored in your home can protect you from hunger during personal economic challenges, short term price increases, food shortages, as …

Washday, Twist a Knob and Push a Button – Kathleen Kay

Woman washing clothes on board

Our friend, Kathy Kay, relives the days before electricity when washing clothes was an all day chore. I greatly appreciate the age old wisdom. “Have you ever sung the jingle: This is the way we wash the clothes, wash the clothes, wash the clothes. This is the way we wash the clothes so early Monday …

Tips for Storing Water in a 55-Gallon Plastic Barrel

Calcium hypochlorite in 55 gallon barrel of water

Water is a critical priority as you prepare for emergencies. You can only survive three days without water. One 55-gallon barrel will supply 2 people with 2 gallons of water per day for a little more than 2 weeks. That’s a lot of water in a small space. Here are some tips to storing the water …

3 Critical Steps to Raising Disaster Resilient Kids

Father and son splitting firewood

Kids face a variety of “mini disasters” every day as they walk out the door to face the world. Without warning, they may be confronted by dangerous people and situations. Our job, as adults, is to create resilience in them so that no matter what life throws their way, they will have the ability to face …

Deadly Natural Disasters of 2017 – Are You Ready to Evacuate?

California Wildfire

The rate and intensity of natural disasters in the year 2017 reveals a consistent escalation of nature’s fury at an alarming rate. This sampling is only a portion of the challenging events from the year. Remember that each of the statistics represent real people and real suffering. The dead leave mourning loved ones behind. The …