|I redid my big binders into smaller easier to handle binders.|
“As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect.”
http://storethisnotthat.com/revolutionary-way-to-look-at-72-hour-kits/ if you don’t read anything else in the blog post, read this!! I really loved hearing this lady’s version of emergency kits. Makes tons of sense. She talks some in the first clip but scroll to the second, she is detailed. So this is your homework to watch.
Then this goes hand in hand…
http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/2016/11/need-keep-gas-tank-full/ - a good plan as especially for winter accidents which can block traffic for hours.
http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/2016/11/13-tips-need-get-family-ready-for-winter/ - it is coming closer ever closer, wish we could hang onto fall.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog?view=entry&id=18549 - a good reminder, what has been good can always change. We should prepare in good times for the hard times. It is easy to fall into complacency and say another time, now I want the ease of things but watch out. Things could go bad in an instant. Would you be ready or caught off guard?
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=living+on+a+dime&qpvt=living+on+a+dime&view=detail&mid=CE7A7BFD94C1E9075C8DCE7A7BFD94C1E9075C8D&FORM=VRDGAR - stick with them they get off to a rough start but are very helpful.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=linda%27s+pantry&qpvt=linda%27s+pantry&view=detail&mid=EFE952D92FBAF16EAD8BEFE952D92FBAF16EAD8B&FORM=VRDGAR - talks about canning.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog?view=entry&id=18542 this is a neat blog to follow as she does a gift a day, gives you incentive to get your skills sharpened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aim3X7dTqUM - very useful when your candles get low.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKT1eHGNXAo&t=17s - great homemade caramel corn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzBRaW4nZE - making your own baking mix.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFyNSbFoc4I - here they talk about a blizzard. Learn from others I say. Also listen how they were brought bad food, the family was sick and needed cooked food and someone cleaned their old food. That wasn’t good, not a helpful thing.
http://www.livingonadime.com/pumpkin-cake-muffins/ - you could make these for easy making.
http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/55-crafty-handmade-gift-ideas-pictures - get some cute ideas here.
It is not too early to get your gift making started. Please don’t go into debt. It will be better for your family and best for children to see another way because debt isn’t the answer.
If you have been following you saw kneady homesteader do her binder redo so I thought I would take her example and redo my big binders into smaller easier to handle binders that were given me for free. See heading picture as to what I did.
I hope that you are finding that being frugal is not an awful thing to be shamed by but that learning to be frugal is very freeing.
Keep working on your skills and your storage. Work on things mentioned in this blog post to help your family.