It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? (Review/Giveaway)

It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? (Review/Giveaway)

Its a Disaster Giveaway

Once again I’m happy to join with PREPARE Magazine in another series of Book Reviews and Giveaways. It is my hope that these will help you gain insight into what to get for you Preparedness Library (or perhaps you’ll be the Winner!).

I’ve had the privilege to work with author Janet Liebsch in the past and it has been a real joy. She is a wealth of information and also very passionate about what she does!

Here’s what the Reviewers at PREPARE Magazine have to say about this book:

The Book: It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? has been used in First Responder Training across the country! How much better could your family be prepared than to have on hand the very same book that so many First Responders use?

The book doesn’t read like a novel nor is it difficult to ‘get through.’ In fact, it lends itself to reading in short segments of time based upon your need, area of potential disaster or interest. Even if you are in the midst of a crisis, the way this book is set up – it’s so easy to find what you need in just seconds that it is a far better field guide than most other emergency manuals we’ve reviewed.

From Family Emergencies to Business Preparedness or Natural Disasters to Man-Made Mayhem, the book: It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? really does cover the widest base of events we’ve ever seen in one single book.

Not only does it cover the events – it gives you the wherewithal to handle living through them right while they are happening. The step-by-step bullet points are easy to spot and follow thus they help you stay on track in the midst of chaos! It covers so many possible events in order to help you feel ready with almost endless contingency plans.

The authors also offer this as a Community Preparedness involvement incentive that can become fundraisers for a school, church group or community planners. This outreach is unique in that the desire is to get these books in the hands of more grass-roots movements rather than hit a ‘best seller list’. This shows the true heart of the authors – to help communities and people prepare for life’s emergencies. We applaud and stand with them in this effort!

As the author’s state on their website, the book: It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? truly “helps families and businesses ‘be aware, be prepared, and have a plan’ for most types of emergencies and disasters (including Terrorism). The 266-page paperback provides quick-reference instructional bullets in 2-color format. It is not written to alarm people, rather it suggests tips on what to think about and do before, during and after specific types of scenarios, as well as how to administer basic first aid.”

If you have not had the opportunity to get your hands on this valuable resource guide, we highly recommend that you do. We hope you’ll enter this Giveaway for your opportunity to win it and add it to your bug out bag, emergency bin or back pack!

 

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Are You Prepared?  (National Preparedness Month)

Are You Prepared? (National Preparedness Month)

National Preparedness Month Giveaway

Are you Prepared?

We use National Preparedness Month to try to help everyone get a step ahead of the game, but we use the whole year to continue our efforts in sharing our education to help you learn and think out of the box.

If you don’t feel very prepared, the best place to start is getting yourself prepared for a 3 to 7 day power outage.  Make a list of the things that you would need to get you by for that time frame and then start to expand.  Consider food, water, shelter if necessary, lighting, medications, alternative power, heat, etc.

When it comes to preparing for the unexpected, this should really be a family affair!  Discuss these things with your family and having good communications with your family and a well thought out plan is extremely important.  Here is information from Ready.gov on family communications.

Something else to always considered are those with special needs, the elderly and your pets.  My son has a special diet and that is something we always think about and prepare for.  Do you have a special diet that you need to contend with?  If so, have you given thought to how you would handle this in an unexpected situation?  You may find my post helpful titled Why Natural Health, Exercise and Whole Foods Play A Role In Survival.  For those of you with pets, Ready.gov has some information that may be helpful in caring for your animals.

Preparedness is for everyone and this video is very helpful with the captioning and sign language.

Our site focuses on preparedness as more of a lifestyle versus something you temporarily prepare for, therefore, I encourage you to signup for our weekly newsletter where we share our knowledge, encouragement and inspiration on a regular basis.  We feel very led to help others and also feel that now more than ever it is important for everyone to clearly be prepared!

Be sure to enter the Family Preparedness Giveaway for $100 Amazon Gift Card below and in the comments below share with us what areas of preparedness that you are still in need of help?
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The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb (Review/Giveaway)

The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb (Review/Giveaway)

Disaster Preparedness GiveawayMy Friend’s over at PREPARE Magazine are running a series of Book Reviews and Giveaways that are sure to help you add to your Preparedness Library.  There will be a giveaway EVERY OTHER week upcoming so continue to stop back and see what the next book that will be available to you!

The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness by Author Jim Cobb is the quintessential preparedness primer. It is suitable reading for both the novice and seasoned prepper. Almost every topic is covered in this book yet it still it goes into great detail without distracting from the primary focus of laying a strong foundation. Disaster Readiness is a broad topic but author, Jim Cobb knows his topic well and has done a fantastic job of breaking things down into clearly distinct chapters and sections to help the reader grasp the scope of being well prepared.

The chapters offer a wide range, yet build from “Why to prepare” to more specific details such as “Where to go” in a disaster.  The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness will take you on a sequential journey without hype or conspiracy. Unlike day to day life, this book is tightly segmented in its approach so that you are able to locate a particular area on which you need to focus and review to it regularly.

Jim enlightens the reader on areas usually untouched such as how Disaster Readiness affects relationships (Children, Pets and Elderly). This is a book that we highly recommend regardless how long you have been on the preparedness journey.

This is not Jim’s first book, he is a very well established author and you can find many of his books reviewed here on our website, but he is also an authority figure in the educational video series Make Ready To Survive.  You can also find his articles along with mine in the Surviver’s Edge Magazine.  Jim is an extreme wealth of knowledge and a definite resource for quality information, be sure to visit him on his website as well at SurvivalWeekly.com.

To get a good feel for Jim and what he is all about, you can listen to my interview with him on Mountain Woman Radio.

Our hope is that the winner of this book will be both encouraged and share what he/she learns to help others.  This is a foundational addition to your emergency preparedness library!

I just wanted to be sure to remind you to visit PREPARE Magazine and sign up for their FREE online magazine where you will find my articles contributed on a regular basis.  I really am drawn to the message that they share and not only do they have the FREE online magazine available to you, but they have a subscription-based print magazine where you will also find my materials being shared AND they have a membership area on the website where they offer some really in-depth webinars and additional information for those really interested in diving into preparedness.  So be sure to visit PREPARE Magazine quickly and sign up!

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30 Days of Preparedness Giveaway

30 Days of Preparedness Giveaway

30 Days of Preparedness GiveawayWelcome to the 30 Days of Preparedness Giveaway!

National Preparedness Month helps encourage folks just like you to get prepared.  I’d like to encourage you to continue on this journey of preparedness ALL year long!  Allow my friend’s and associates to provide you with a jump start on preparing, by offering you great items in our giveaway to help get you started!  Be sure to enter this giveaway, it will provide you with a chance to receive my new up and coming book titled How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle.

September is National Preparedness Month and the Prepared Bloggers are bringing you an amazing giveaway sponsored by Valley Food Storage and various preparedness authors. These authors are authorities on topics from gardening and chickens to natural medicine and water storage, all to help you become prepared for what life brings your way. Enter for a chance to win one of 3 great prize bundles:

Each bundle winner will receive:

  • 1- Year Round Gardening Udemy course by Rick Stone valued at $30.00. “Learn everything you need to know to extend your growing season to 365 days a year no matter where you live. Not only will you learn how to have peas in June and tomatoes in August, but you will also learn how to grow tasty veggies in your garden all year long. Including the dead of winter! All using simple, inexpensive structures like mini hoop houses and cold frames”, from the Udemy website.
  • 1- How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle by Tammy Trayer eBook valued at $9.99. To date, this eBook is unpublished; if you win, you will be one of the first to receive it!
  • 1- The Trayer Wilderness Cookbook – Homesteading The Traditional Way by Tammy Trayer eBook valued at $5.99. “The cookbook is 72 pages of the Trayer family’s favorite recipes, tips and tricks in the kitchen as well as the use of essential oils in the kitchen. The cookbook included information on gluten-free and dairy-free cooking and Sun Oven cooking along with so much more”, from Trayer Wilderness website.
  • 1-  The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris eBook valued at $4.99. “With clear photos showing you step by step, you’ll have more confidence in raising chickens, knowing how to store your eggs, how to cut a whole bird and even how to can your chicken for long term, off grid storage. Learn what some of the different breeds of chickens are, and what we thought of them in terms of laying ability, friendliness and whether or not they could be used as dinner themselves (dual purpose or not)”, from The Homesteading Hippy’s website.

One bundle winner will receive all of the above items PLUS:

  • 1- The Survival Group Handbook by Charley Hogwood paperback valued at $17.99. From Amazon, “s the first and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of survival with others. It is designed to walk you through all the steps required to safely and securely find, and work with other people just like you who realize that going it alone in a dark world is not an option.”
  • 1- Prepper’s Natural Medicine by Cat Ellis paperback valued at $15.95. From Amazon, “When disaster strikes, it will take more than food and water to keep your family alive. Prepper’s Natural Medicine empowers you with all the information needed to safely create your own medicines when a major disaster has rendered doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies unavailable. Using healing plants widely available and easily grown thorough out the US, expert prepper Cat Ellis explains how to craft renewable medicines from herbs, lichen, fungi, and other natural ingredients.”
  • 1- Start Prepping! by Tim Young paperback valued at $14.95. From Amazon, “Start Prepping! is the ultimate guide to personal emergency preparedness. It will help your family comfortably survive manmade and natural disasters and stay safe from everyday violence. You can’t hide from the risks we face, but you can prepare for them. Read Start Prepping! now and give yourself some peace of mind–because the day after disaster strikes, it’ll be too late.”

For a bundle total valued at $100!

The next bundle winner will receive:

  • 1- Fresh Eggs Daily, Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally by Lisa Steele paperback valued at $20.00. From Timber Creek Farm website, “Beautiful gift book for you or a friend, packed with information on raising chickens from chicks to laying and beyond. This is a book every chicken owner should have in their library! Useful tips and recipes included.”
  • 1- The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther paperback valued at $14.95. From Amazon “You can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death. The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow.”
  • 1- Chickens From Scratch by Janet Garmen paperback valued at $12.00. From Timber Creek Farm website, “In Chickens from Scratch you will learn how and where to purchase your chicks, how to house, feed and care for them and ultimately enjoy the delicious fresh eggs the chickens will provide for your family.”

PLUS the four eBooks and Udemy course mentioned above for a grand bundle total valued at over $95!

One grand prize winner will receive:

1- 72 hour kit provided by Valley Food Storage valued at $123.25. This 1 person kit includes everything you need for a grab and go bag or just a daily readiness kit. Whether a natural disaster hits or you just get lost on that mountain road, this 72 hr kit is perfect for the active adult. With a rugged backpack that can double as a hiking pack, you’ll always be able to take your preparedness with you. The 72 hour kit includes:

  • 1 x Backpack (colors vary)
  • 10 x Servings of Food
  • 1 x Gerber Blades Multi Tool
  • 2 x Emergency Light Sticks
  • 1 x Cooking Pot
  • 1 x Berkey Bottle Filter – Purifies up to 110 Gallons.
  • Survival Equipment
  • 1 x SOL Emergency Blanket, (56″x84″)
  • 1 x Fire Lite Fire Starter
  • 4 x Tinder Quick Firestarter
  • 1 x Slim Rescue Howler Whistle
  • 1 x Button Compass
  • 1 x Duct tape, (2″x26″)
  • 1 x SOL Survival Instructions
  • Medical Supplies
  • 2 x Antiseptic Towelette
  • 1 x Ibuprofen (200mg) 2/pkg.
  • 1 x Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.5g
  • 1 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
  • 2 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric (1″x3″)
  • 1 x Safety Pins

Valley Food Storage offers a wide variety of high quality, great tasting, 25 year long shelf life foods, 72 hour emergency kits, water purification and water storage products. The long shelf life foods have no fillers, no unhealthy preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, no MSG and are nonGMO. This is what you would consider the “real food” of food storage, the ingredients are individually sourced for their quality. Gluten free, and dairy free menu options are available, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and to top it off, they’re a made in the USA company! Check them out here: Valley Food Storage

Also included in the grand prize is:

For a total grand prize package valued at over $200!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify. Giveaway runs from September 10th thru 30th. Winners will be chosen randomly, notified by email and given 24 hours to respond before another name is drawn. This giveaway is sponsored by Valley Food Storage and various preparedness authors and organized by Prepared Bloggers Network. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsors and not the participating bloggers. Prize values are estimates only. Void where prohibited by law. 

Please visit our 30 Days of Preparedness round robin!

Be sure to visit our sites and learn as much as you can about being prepared. We’ll be using the hashtag #30DaysOfPrep for these and many other ideas throughout the month of September, so join in the conversation and make 2015 the year you become prepared.

Food Storage

The Prepared Pantry: A 3 Month Food Supply | PreparednessMama

How to Wax Cheese for Long Term Storage | Perky Prepping Gramma

Dispelling the Canned Food Expiration Date Myth | Self Sufficient Man

6 Canning Myths You Must Know | Melissa K. Norris

How to Dehydrate Cherries | Mom With a PREP

How to Dehydrate Milk for Long Term Storage | Perky Prepping Gramma

Self-Reliance

Survival Tips from the Great Depression | Self Sufficient Man

The 5 best crops for Self Sufficient Gardeners | Our Stoney Acres

Butchering a chicken | The Homesteading Hippy

Self-Sufficiency Simplified | Blue Jean Mama

3 Small Livestock Preparedness Tips | Timber Creek Farm

Essential Oils for Preparedness | Mama Kautz

Farm First Aid Preparedness | Timber Creek Farm

72-Hour Kits or Bug Out Bags

How to Build a 72-hour Go Bag | Blue Yonder Urban Farm

Build Your Dollar Store B.O.B. for your Car in minutes! |    Simply Living Simply

10 Essential Oils You Need in Your B.O.B. and at Home | Blue Jean Mama

10 Must-Have Herbs for Your B.O.B | Simply Living Simply

How to Make a 72 Hour Emergency Kit | Mom with a PREP

Preparedness

5 Things New Moms Can Do to Prepare for Disasters | PreparednessMama

Trauma Essentials for the Prepper | The Prepared Ninja

Emergency Preparation for Those Who Are Disabled or Elderly | A Matter of Preparedness

10 Most Important Items a Female Prepper Should Have | Living Life in Rural Iowa

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter | Frugal Mama and the Sprout

How to Prepare For a Power Outage | Blue Yonder Urban Farm

Why Natural Health, Exercise and Whole Foods Play a Role in Survival | Trayer Wilderness

Getting Started With Water Storage | The Backyard Pioneer

10 Totally Free Prepping Things to Do | Living Life in Rural Iowa

21 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Heard Before I Started Prepping | Urban Survival Site

Is Homesteading Like Prepping? | The Homesteading Hippy

What You Should Consider When Fire Is A Threat | Trayer Wilderness

11 Ways to Cook Off-Grid | Melissa K. Norris

 

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WonderMix Mixer and Meat Grinder Attachment Giveaway

WonderMix Mixer and Meat Grinder Attachment Giveaway

wondermix-giveawayI LOVE WonderMill products.  Some of you may have seen my article in the New Pioneer Magazine on Milling Your Own Flour with the manual flour mill, the WonderMill Jr. Deluxe.  They make quality tools for your kitchen and we highly recommend their products.  WonderMill is also located here in Idaho.  🙂

We will only promote products on our website that we feel are worthy of your time and hard earned money.  WonderMill carries both manual and electric products to which are top quality and something we use in our kitchen weekly.

Note:  If you are off-grid or looking to go off-grid in the future this is still a product for you, but it will require use on sunny days or while your generator is recharging your batteries.

It is hard to find top quality products today in our throw away culture.

We thoroughly enjoy when we are able to offer you the opportunity to receive a quality product for YOUR homestead.

Meet the WonderMix Mixer

With a 900 watt motor and direct drive high torque transmission, this machine can mix and knead up to 8 loaves of whole wheat bread at once in its 22 cup (5.5 qt) BPA free mixing bowl! That’s impressive!

Here you can take a look at it in action!

More WonderMix Features:

3 Speeds + Pulse
Heavy Duty Tru-Mix Dough Hook
Convenient bowl handle
Cord Storage Compartment
No Walking Base
Overload Protection
Quiet Operation
Dishwasher Safe Bowl
Safety Bowl Locking System
Double Beating Whisks
Designed, Engineered & Licensed in Germany

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify. Giveaway runs from March 18th-24th. Winner will be chosen randomly, notified by email and given 24 hours to respond before another name is drawn.

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Little House On The Prairie® Gift Pack Giveaway

Little House On The Prairie® Gift Pack Giveaway

2015-03-03 - Little House on the Prairie - Prize Package Giveaway - Pinnable ImageWhat little girl in the 70’s didn’t grow up with that sparkle in their eye when someone mentioned Little House On The Prairie®?  I have to imagine there were many men that were drawn to the prairie too?  We enjoyed watching the TV show together as a family and I LOVED reading the books!

How many of you same folks wish that there was good quality tv shows available for our children today?  I am jumping up and down and raising both my hands!!  🙂

Little House On The Prairie® and The Walton’s were shows that took you back in time to a place that was simpler!

Little House On The Prairie® TV show just launched a new website.  Their website is wonderful and has some great information from history, to recipes, crafts and so much more.  It was a real treat to see my good friend Angi Schneider of SchneiderPeeps.com mentioned with her homemade dominoes.

You can not only find Little House On The Prairie® on their website, but also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

To celebrate the launch they are giving away 4 seasons of the show on DVD, The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the copy of the brand new book, Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Biography, along with a tote bag.

Once you have entered the giveaway below, you can visit the Little House On The Prairie® website for a chance to win a second prize package.

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