Little preparedness tip: If you don’t already keep bottled and bulk water on hand, you can start doing so by refilling gallon vinegar jugs with water when you use them up. I buy vinegar in bulk because I use it for cleaning and fabric softener. As each bottle is used up, I fill it back up with tap water and mark the lid “NP H2O” with a permanent marker. (NP stands for non-potable. I know one could filter it and a smidge of vinegar in your water wouldn’t be bad for you [might even be good for you?], but I just look at it as a flushing/rinse/cleaning water so I don’t waste time and water rinsing the jugs.)
Why is this so necessary? I’ve had water pipes freeze, our water go out because of a leak at the local water tower, and oh yeah, that whole Chernobyl thing back in my youth. Having water on hand for drinking, hygiene, and flushing is one of the fastest ways to get started on your preparedness journey.
Don’t use gallons of vinegar for cleaning? If you have any canning jars sitting around waiting to be refilled in the new canning season, fill them up with water. Don’t let them sit on the shelf empty! If you’ve got to store them, store them full. You can always use the water for watering plants as you get closer to canning time.
I really enjoy reading other people’s book lists and sharing my own. The following is the list of books I read in 2019. If you’d like to peruse my book list from 2016, you can read the four posts sharing those titles at the following links: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. You can read my 2017 book list by clicking into this page. You can read my 2018 book list by clicking into this post. Continue reading
I really enjoy reading other people’s book lists and sharing my own. The following is the list of books I read in 2018. If you’d like to peruse my book list from 2016, you can read the four posts sharing those titles at the following links: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. You can read my 2017 book list by clicking into this page. Continue reading
Hello, out there! 2019 really slammed into me. I hope this finds you all well, hearty, and hale. I’ll have updates for you soon – but it’s going to require some time to figure out what all is even worth sharing. LOL Suffice it to say there was a job in town that I’m no longer at, a military PCS move that didn’t end up happening, and a bunch of educational opportunities (with more still on the list).
Keep an eye out for updates here on the blog, though – they will be happening in the next few weeks. If you’d like to see things more frequently and be able to keep in touch, feel free to come visit me on Instagram at authormeloniek and prepareanywherebook.
I’m very excited to share my first contribution at The Survival Mom’s website – an article in her Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping Series! Check it out here: Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: O’Reilly Auto Parts. I hope it gets you thinking – and prepping. Enjoy!