Friday, October 24, 2014

Another short break

I need to apologize again for my disappearance and also wanted to let you know it will be a few more days before I can posts up again.  Due to our computer situation, I still have limited access to the computer, so I can only get on for short periods of time.  I will be back to regular postings as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

5000 Seed Giveaway

Seed Giveaway

On Thursday, I told you about a giveaway from My Seed Cellar for The Emergency Survival Seed Bank.  This kit contains about 5000 non-GMO heirloom seeds from 30 different varieties of fruits and vegetables and instructions for planting, harvesting, and reusing the seed stock.  This would be a great addition to any emergency kit, but don't wait for an emergency, start growing your own fruits and veggies now (well when seasonally appropriate) and save their seeds to use the following year.
Good luck!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Emergency Preparedness

(Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you.  None-the-less, these items were chosen because I truly love them and not every link is an affiliate link.)

September was  Emergency Preparedness month, and although I am late by a few days, here are the Emergency Preparedness items I love.
LuminAID solar light

This first item is straight off my wish list.  The LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light folds up and attaches easily to a backpack for easy charging during the day.  It is lightweight, too which is always a plus when you need to carry things in an emergency.

4 in 1 utility shutoff

In addition to being lightweight, it is helpful if emergency items are multifunctional.  This On Duty 4-n-1 Tool is a utility shut-off tool (gas and water), and can also be used to dig through debris and pry open doors during an emergency.

Life strawI am not the only one that loves the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, it is a Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner.  It can be used directly from puddles and streams to make the water immediately safe for consumption without the use of chemicals.  It is also available in a family size model, LifeStraw Family 1.0 Water Purifier.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness

It is important to know what to do during an emergency, so a good book is necessary to help you prepare.  The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family covers a variety of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, financial collapse, pandemics, and more, allowing you to be prepared for a variety of emergencies should they occur.

Portable fishing kit

In an emergency, it is important to have a way to eat, but storing and carrying a lot of food can get cumbersome and eventually it will run out.  It is important to have a way to access food during those times and this fishing kit by Josh at First Line Survival (1stLineSurvival)is perfect, as it is small, lightweight and can easily go with you.
temporary phone number tattoos

Sometimes, the emergency we face can be on a more personal level, like a lost child.  I love the idea of using these temporary tattoos when going to fairs and other places where a child can easily wander out-of-sight.  They would also work as a learning tool to teach a child your phone number.  These are made by Ashley at TealAsh.

Paracord first aid kit
Everyone should have at least a few first aid items on hand for emergencies and paracord is another multiuse item that is good to have in in emergencies.  At TeamOTGSurvival, they have tied up over 4 feet of paracord, stuffed it with first aid supplies, and attached it to a keychain, giving you a bunch of emergency supplies in one small package.  This is something I would carry on my daily keychain.

Heritage SeedsFood is so important to have on hand, but food will eventually run out and fresh produce just does not store for long.  Having a good variety of seeds on hand can truly mean the difference between life and death in a long-term situation.  At Myseedcellar, you can get this set of non-GMO heirloom vegetable seeds.  It contains 30 varieties of vegetables including peppers, corn, tomato, beans, peas, okra, lettuce, zucchini, eggplant, beefsteak, broccoli.  Each set has about 5,000 seeds that are easy to grow and can be planted time after time (well, you can plant the seeds from the next plant.)  They have also graciously offered  a giveaway for a similar set, but I will share that tomorrow ;)