What Did I Do To Prepare This Week?

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By Bev,

What did I do to prepare this week? I put a couple of more dollar bills into my BOB, and wrote and wrote and wrote! The mounting heating bills and grammyprepper inspired me to write what so far is a 3 part series and may become 4 on SHIFT options. I really don’t like SHTF,  in my mind it is a Shift from everyday okay to… okay, we gotta cut back for any of a wealth of reasons. May be coming up next week or the week after, but I know that on a fixed income with this winter’s heating bills, I need to cut back and I need to think about the options, so I thought I would share.

And I have to say that I must be rubbing off on Bob. He has been watching me put my dollar bills in the BOB and change in a jar. Well after saving him lots of bucks changing him over to rolling his own cigarettes, he has been saving his change in a coffee can and dollar bills and $5s in a plastic bag – he has several hundred dollars saved in less than 6 weeks! That is extraordinary for Bob, who spends every dime he gets!

.And this week I discovered the Smokers Outlet Online and talked him into ordering his tobacco online to take his savings from a wonderful $1.25 a pack to 80 cents a pack for cigarettes! Haven’t gotten the tobacco yet, but anxious to see how that works out.

And for me, I’ve been working on writing a grant for $2,500 to create an artistic fossil exhibit that can be displayed at local nature centers, schools, parks and visitor centers throughout southeaster Minnesota. Deadline is the end of the week, so we will see how that goes. If you’ve ever written a grant you know it is a lot of nit picky work. But this would be a labor of love anyways. Wish me luck!.

Since January 1st I have lost 4 lbs. by walking 1 to 2.5 miles a day on the treadmill, eating soup, and halving everything – 1/2 of a hamburger, 1/2 of a tuna fish sandwich, etc. Not bad; not good. I am old…

So, how are you liking the natural remedies series? Oral health coming up. And hey guys and gals, I try before I write. So you will get my feedback, for whatever it is worth, on my experience doing it. I’ve been totally sold on baking soda for years. What I don’t want to do is tell you to do this or do that. How ridiculous! I am sharing with you what I have researched and my own experiences. May work for you, may not. But YOU are the judge! Research it yourself, try it, and see what you think. And share your personal experiences!

With that in mind, I saw on the nightly NBC News that some women are rejecting shampooing their hair because of all the chemicals in shampoos. Instead they are washing their hair with baking soda and rinsing with cider vinegar – how timely! I’ve never washed my hair with baking soda, so heck I decided to try it. WORKS just fine! I just took a handful of baking soda, after wetting my hair, and worked it in then rinsed with a 1:1 of apple cider vinegar and water in an empty shampoo bottle and my hair is just fine with no unnatural chemicals used. From a preparedness point of view I believe that baking soda can save you a lot of money and improve your health. Save money; more to use on preparedness.

This week we have fire starters, gardens galore, more natural remedies, videos on a rocket stove/cob oven, a solar cooker for less than $10 (And yes it works, I’ve done it – just not when it is -25 degrees, I’m not sure how well it would work even +50 degrees but at 60 degrees on a spring day it did fine.), and another great survival soup recipe!

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Okay Patriots, how did you prepare this week?


Shared by Wyzyrd. Go 23 minutes in for a very cool in ground oven and then the

same concept with bricks in a regular barbecue! Thanks Wyzyrd!

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

In God We Trust




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