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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
    http://www.naturalfamilyhome.com/naturalfoods.html#Home
  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 - http://www.gov.ns.ca/emo/AbsPage.aspx?ID=1090&siteid=1&lang=1 Saving foods when my power is off - http://www.gov.ns.ca/emo/AbsPage.aspx?ID=1090&siteid=1&lang=1
  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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