Friday, September 30, 2016

September Preparedness Month (30) Wrap Up

 On the last day of Preparedness Month, I'd like to thank everyone for visiting my humble blog. You might have noticed that I changed my closing mantra to do one small step every day. Prepping doesn't have to be a huge undertaking, but rather small simple tasks that are done when you think of them. If the power goes out for a minute, and you think it would be nice to have a flashlight, then buy one the next time you are out. You don't need a bunker to be prepared as I've hoped to demonstrate this month. Just comment sense tasks...

The Bible teaches us to store food and to prepare for hard times. Even if you don't believe in God, there is a wealth of wisdom in the Bible. Aesop's Fable, a child's tales, even teach

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Proverbs 21:20 NIV

The parable of the the virgins   : The Bible again teaches us to prepare for the darkness, and the prepared are rewarded.
Matthew 25

The Grasshopper and the Ant Parable
[Link Here]

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8 NIV (emphasis mine)

"Make hay while the sun is shines"
Make hay while the sun shines" is an old saying that's considered a proverb. A proverb is an old, usually short saying that communicates good advice or something true. If you make hay while the sun shines, it means that you take advantage of the chance to do something while conditions are good. (Google)

I'll be posting less, as I prepare to sit for my National MRI registry exam. Stay safe, God bless, and take care of you and your loved ones. I'll still be reading my blogs and commenting... 

The comment section is open for your comments, criticism, and prepping knowledge.

 Keep Right On Prepping - K

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Preparedness Month (29)

As the end nears, today's post will be mainly  miscellaneous tidbits.

Sweetheart wanted me to add that gelatin, collagen, and protein powders make excellent protein sources that aren't your standard peanut butter.

Don't forget the dominant food crops of the world, so grow, store, and experiment with new menu items.

Monsoon Matriarch, of Frugal Prep,   is a strong proponent of the Emergency Essentials orange drink mix for rounding out a more balanced diet. Link here.

In the event of a long term event, vitamins would be a good item to stockpile.

Let's not forget some of the super foods that are easily stored. Pioneer Preppy, at Small Hold,  loves his lentils which are very easy to cook and a powerhouse of nutrition. Rice, get several varieties, which is most of the world's staple food.

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September Preparedness Month (28)

I'm sure that a few of my readers were wondering when we would get to firearms. Well, today is the day. I recommend new shooters to talk to a friend that has pistols, and ask to go shooting with them. Most gun owners are more than happy to show new shooters the proper way to handle firearms, how to handle a pistol, and proper training. Some Arkansas ranges offer a wide selection of pistols for rental, and this is an excellent way to get a feel for a pistol.

A big box store or local armory is also a good way to get good information about guns. Make sure that the staff is friendly, doesn't talk down to you, knowledgeable,and willing to take the time with you. Go spend your money elsewhere if they act like a jackass (Don's Armory in Arkansas).

Be sure to include in your budget at the very least 200 rounds to shoot in the very near future, and another 50-100 rounds to start your ammo stockpile. Harry Flashman has a great post on long term ammo storage at this LINK. It's worth your time.

Personally, I like Ruger for the value and service. Your mileage may vary. Buy what works for you, and is comfortable in your hand when shooting it.

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Preparedness Month (27)

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, or so the adage goes. During my backpacking years, wet wipes played an important role in feeling clean, and providing a general sense of well being in the back country. For under $2.00 you can purchase enough wet wipes to keep a person feeling fairly clean for about a week. This also includes using it as TP.

Today's small expenditure is to purchase a package of wet wipes for power outages, go home kit, or other uses.
I can not stress enough the general sense of well being with a cleaner body, brushed teeth, and a cup of coffee in the morning.

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K