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  1. Dave Ramsey
    Besides the normal canned food in my panty, I am no where ready for any type of disaster. Many government and non profit sites (redcross, fema, ready.gov) state that we should be prepared for a emergency with a kit (that you can make on your own). I was just curious as to what some of you all...
  2. Home Environment
    I was excited to try this after reading this thread http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/home-environment/135944-i-have-say-wow.html but it's just been a disaster for me. I ran the 'cleaning' cycle first as suggested on the package, no problem. Put in a load of dishes... and they all came out...
  3. General Chat
    We have had a mojor disaster today. Somehow at least one wire and possible more have been completely severed knocking out all our power to all the rooms in our basement. The only thing working downstairs right now is the outlet for our fish tank and the outlets for the washer and dryer. I called...
  4. Blog
    I have gotten so far behind on my chores this week. I got rid of 4 of my cats due to having too many, that was sad. We found out that are great neighbors are moving back to New York its hard to get good neighbors. I had a major flair with my fibormyalgia and arthritis then we had a major storm...
  5. General Chat
    on 1/28/09 and 1/30/09 http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=11049 also on 2/5/09 for ky: http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=11088 maybe everyone will get more help now.
  6. News you can use
    10 bad habits that lead to debt disaster If you're up to your eyeballs in debt, reviewing your money missteps can help prevent you from repeating them and show you the way out.
  7. General Chat
    I've never been to the site linked here, but this article appeared on one of my Google alerts this morning. I found it startling: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/65041 The author describes a huge list of crisis and disasters the US and the World face. Then he goes on to say: "So...
  8. Freebies
    http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=24600 The DVD is designated # "FEMA 500" for ordering purposes and is now available at the FEMA Distribution Center by calling 1-800-480-2520. Orders are being limited to one DVD per caller for the time being. In the coming months, the DVD will be...
  9. News you can use
    Insuring your home against disaster If last fall's devastating California wildfires weren't enough of a wake-up call, consider this: Nearly 60% of homes nationwide don't carry enough insurance coverage to be fully rebuilt. On average those homes are underinsured by 21%. To give yourself a...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I made pumpkin muffins last week and they were great so I made so again last night but this time added chocolate chips. They were not as great for some reason. So while not a disaster, which I have had plenty of, it got me thinking: What do you do when the food is not so great, throw it away...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/ManageDebt/8SignsYoureHeadedForFinancialDisaster.aspx I found this interesting.
  12. Freebies
    http://www.fema.gov/kids/freebks.htm Free Books To Order From FEMA You can order a storybook and a coloring book free from FEMA. "The Adventures of Julia and Robbie: The Disaster Twins" is a book best for third and fourth graders. Both are great stories about disasters. There is also a great...
  13. Frugal Living
    HELP! I am in this badddd mood where I feel like I am never going to achieve or be able to afford anything. I am working two jobs now, and my 'other half' is working one, almost full time. both of us are still at a minimum wage of $7.90 I seriously feel like to have a nice car, or too be able...
  14. Preparedness and Survival
    As some of you know, the Puget Sound Region (Seattle, et al) suffered a devastating windstorm last Thursday night. The highest wind gusts recorded ranged from 66 mph up to 88 mph (over on the coast). Two inches of rain fell in one hour. Many trees came down. Four people died during the storm...
  15. General Chat
    What do you have on hand? Iam trying to put some stuff together, I went to the fema site to have a look... and Iam totally unprepared!
  16. Just Tips
    Just heard this on the news—if you are anticipating a natural disaster, storm, flood, etc. and need a dry place to store important papers put them in the dishwasher and lock the door b/c it has a water tight seal.
  17. Laundry
    We had the same clothes line poles in the back yard for at least 17 years. The other day dh was checking them to see how secure they were and one had rusted out and fell over! Yesterday he went to Menards and bought a new one. He's putting them in a different location in the yard. He got...
  18. Preparedness and Survival
    http://www.frugalfolks.com/emergenc.html#A
  19. Preparedness and Survival
    I recently read an article on preparedness where it was cited that women during the depression era were much better equipped to handle hard times as they had gardening skills, knew how to raise livestock, knew how to sew, cook from scratch etc. Many were also used to hard times even before the...
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