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  1. Question and Answer
    Obviously this questions comes up for us whenever hurricances and tsunamis are on the horizon, but I think it is a question best addressed and planned for during non-emergency time. Trust me, when it happens, your brain does not go on automatic and know what to do. What is the most important...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Been listening to a lot of reports lately about how even people who keep a CC and never maintain a balance are getting hit with fees just to keep the privilege of having the card. So that got me to wondering - how many people here on FV keep a Credit Card for emergencies? And - if you do keep...
  3. Frugal Living
    I've been doing just the basics shopping for 3 months, and it does make a big difference in spending. BUT, it dawned on me that there is now nothing in the house for emergency meals in case of a power outage. The people in Kentucky with no power for a week really made me wonder what we'd do...
  4. Just Tips
    Hello there, I was organizing my freezer and decided to share with you some of my tips about freezing meals. Once a month I spend a few hours by preparing and freezing meals. I make my own meat sauce, garlic butter. When bread is on sale I buy slice in half, spread garlic butter sprinkle...
  5. Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    it has been my experience that people get upset when i speak of this, but in post hurricane houston, it is becoming an issue. in my emergency planning i have included efforts for sanitation. obviously people can dig a hole and do the outhouse thing. yuck. this is what i do for sanitation...
  6. Preparedness and Survival
    So.... I don't live out in the country... although I want to. I don't have a homestead per se, although I want to. I still must deal with the 'preparedness' and 'emergency' situation. I have surfed some sites that are a little 'out there' and it's great, because I take what I need and leave...
  7. Frugal Living
    I always try to have at least $10 just in case. Usually for when we run out of something like milk or a fresh veggie I'd like to use for a meal.
  8. Stockpiling
    ... or is it part of your regular pantry? I just wonder, because I have some things set aside that I really don't use on a regular basis, such as powdered milk. Just wondering! Thanks, all you geniuses! Kindest regards, Mary
  9. Preparedness and Survival
  10. Preparedness and Survival
    Maybe it's because winter is fast approaching with an attitude that I don't like or maybe it's because I'm approaching another birthday and realize how precious life is, but I have been thinking of a few things that I need to keep on hand for emergencies and thought I'd share with you. These...
  11. Preparedness and Survival
    Food safety after a power outage - Saving foods when my power is off -
  12. Vacations and Travel
    Prepare for Emergencies Beautiful scenery and exciting destinations make driving throught the Finger Lakes region (or anywhere) a pleasure. Still, it is a good idea to be prepared for any bumps you may encounter. The American Red Cross recommends travelling with the following emergency car...
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