7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 6: PRIORITIZE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 6: PRIORITIZE

7 Day Challenge
Sunday September 24 Well aren't you glad THAT'S over with? It really is amazing how much you can learn when you "practice" preparedness. Now is a good time to reflect with your family, answer some questions, and prioritize what your plan of attack will be to go forward and improve on your preparedness plans. To help you with prioritizing we have some checklists for you. Print 2 copies of these lists off. COPY 1: BRAINSTORM- The first time through list ANYTHING you can think of from the last few days that your family needed to learn, to do, and to buy. Don't worry about the order. COPY 2: PRIORITY LIST- After you have listed all the things you needed to learn, to do, and to buy, re-write them on the…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 5: PRACTICE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 5: PRACTICE

7 Day Challenge
Saturday, September 23 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. War. We are under attack and we are attacking. It's scary out there! All the uncertainty has caused an economic meltdown. The country is in turmoil, utilities are disrupted (electricity is down but plumbing is still working for now), gasoline is no longer available. With stores being emptied out for weeks we…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 4: PRACTICE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 4: PRACTICE

7 Day Challenge
Friday September 22 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. No one likes talking about it, but it happens. The main bread winner in the family has suffered a serious accident. They have been in a coma in the hospital for weeks and it doesn't look good. You're not sure where money will come from if they can't get back to work,…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 3: PRACTICE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 3: PRACTICE

7 Day Challenge
Thursday, September 21 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For the next 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation.   There have been a series of TORNADOS all over your town. Maybe tornados don’t typically happen where you live but things are crazy these days with the weather ... so just imagine. Some of the tornados have taken out your power and water facilities. Thus you have no water or…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 1-2: PREPARE

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Tuesday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 20 Alright folks! YOU HAVE 2 DAYS TO PREPARE For the next two days you have time to get your preps in order. If you want a true test of whether or not you would be ready for an emergency of some kind, ignore this portion of the challenge and start on day 3. We have found however, the best motivator for "GETTING THINGS DONE" is knowing that something is probably coming. So here we go! Here are some things we have for you to do over the next 2 days. These are things you may have been putting off so we're giving you 2 days to "prepare". Feel free to buy some of these things or locate them if you have them already.…
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2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

2017 7 DAY CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

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The Seven Day Challenge is our way of celebrating National Emergency Preparedness Month in September. Over the years we have done things a little differently each time. However the main concept has always been the same. The challenge is made up of practicing and analyzing your preparedness skills and storage for 7 days. Concepts covered in the PREPAREDNESS CYCLE are covered and we always have a great time! JOIN US THIS YEAR Make sure you're signed up for our checklists email list so we can notify you of the daily challenges: We will email you during the week to tell you what you will be doing that day, updating the blog daily, and discussing on our facebook group. Facebook Group for the 2017 Challenge Having friends join you will make…
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Back to Basics Living Summit

Back to Basics Living Summit

Events
Every September we love to celebrate National Preparedness Month here on the blog. We do things like our annual 7 Day Challenge (more details on that coming up later this week), offer sales and specials (our book and WonderMills are currently on sale), and try to get everyone involved in working together to learn and practice to be more prepared. This year we are extra excited to be part of an amazing online event called the Back to Basics Living Summit which is also being held this month. Be prepared for some wonderful interviews, video content, slideshow tutorials and more! This is a gathering of some of the top influencers in the back to basics movement, covering topics from gardening, preserving, backyard livestock, urban homesteading, and more! If you want…
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From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop
We've spent the last few months sharing our From Storage to Stovetop Series and wanted to compile an index for you so you can easily get to each post without searching all over the blog for them. These are some of our very favorite products which are integral parts of our food storage but we also have converted to using them in our everyday cooking. We hope this helps you to open up those cans and get them out of YOUR storage and onto YOUR stovetop too! Featured Food Storage Items GREEN CHILI PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED BELL PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED CHICKEN WHEAT TOMATO POWDER BLACK BEANS INSTANT REFRIED BEANS FREEZE DRIED KALE AND SPINACH 12 BEAN SOUP FREEZE-DRIED APPLES
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From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you Freeze-Dried Fuji and Granny Smith apples. YUM! We absolutely love eating these as healthy snacks but they are also great for other things too. In the video below Jodi shares a few of the ways she uses freeze-dried apples and talks about the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried. She loves having a variety of fruits on hand to make yummy desserts, snacks, and breakfast goodies without always having to go to the store. Favorite Recipe Using Freeze-Dried Apples Who doesn't love a good peach or apple crisp as fall is approaching? But sometimes you don't feel like chopping up a bunch of fruit, or you forget to get to the farmer's market and buy the fresh…
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Preparedness “Back to School” Specials

Preparedness “Back to School” Specials

Food Storage Sales
Fall is fast approaching and we've been busy with back to school shopping, doing all of the last fun things, and just reveling in the easier schedules and sleeping in. We know that once kids go back to school it's the time that a lot of people start looking at their preparedness plans again because we actually have time to think about these things again and make them a part of our routines. We've put together a list of back to school specials to help you get back into the swing of things this year and to get ready for National Preparedness Month which is always a lot of fun around here. Stay tuned by signign up for our BabyStep Checklists for more information on exciting things we are planning…
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