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Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 25 Feb 2018:

We had a pretty full week – accomplished quite a bit and even did it frugally. I’m so sad that Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker might not have a post up this week, per her Facebook post about computer troubles, but I’m excited to share what we were able to do so I’ll keep on keepin’ on until she’s up and running again. Hopefully that is VERY soon! Here’s how our week went – feel…

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December 2017 Goals

How did November go for you? Did you accomplish some of what you hoped to? You can see my November list here, with updates. Now, on to December! I’ve decided to shorten my list this month, so I’ve only put a couple of items in each category. It can be a bit discouraging to have a long list of things and only get a portion of them done; I’d much rather look back on each…

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October 2017 Goals

Pantry & Preparedness: Purchase two cases of bottled water for our emergency supplies (DONE 18 Oct 2017) Scan vital documents to a USB drive for evacuation bag Walk 1x weekly with evacuation bag & with dog wearing her panniers (thanks to this little lesson learned!) Handcrafts: Finish knitting donation hat (Frogged this project & gave away the yarn. It is just way too hard on my hands.) Re-start my Tesla shawl (Cast on [again!] 11…

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Food Storage

“Keeping a pantry.” “Provident living.” “Building a stockpile.” “Food storage.” “Putting by.” No matter what you call it, there are folks out there who are into having a supply on hand and those who just aren’t sold on the concept. These days we see magazines all over the newsstand marketing MREs (meals ready-to-eat) and buckets of freeze dried food to “preppers” and survivalists of every stripe. We can look back at shows like “Doomsday Preppers”…

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Prepare Anywhere: Morale Boosters

As you may recall, I am currently working on a nonfiction book entitled Prepare Anywhere. The anticipated release is September of this year, with the hope that it will be available during National Preparedness Month here in the USA. This project came about because of my passion for helping people get more prepared no matter what their season of life or their ZIP code. While I enjoy reading fiction where folks have rural compounds and…

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