How to Recognize and Overcome The Normalcy Bias in These Last Days

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“The economy goes up and down but things always get better.”

“People say something will happen, but nothing ever does.”

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Preparing Your Kids for Disasters and Events of These Last Days

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This is a Christian based post about how we can prepare our kids for the events leading up to the 2nd coming of our Savior. Teaching, practicing, and preparing for disasters or times of emergencies WITH your kids can help to:

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Store Your Glass Jars / Canned Food Safely and Affordably

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Bottling food is the best! It’s a great way to preserve food from your garden, jam the berries in season, or even store up meats for stews. Who doesn’t love homemade salsa right out of the jar? It can last for years and you can save your favorite foods and know exactly what is in them.

Yet here’s a dilemma:

How do you safely store all your bottled food to be safe from the effects of an earthquake?

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Home Canning Cheese in a Water Bath Canner

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So I’ve tried waxing cheese, but I’ve also heard of canning cheese. One thing I love about the idea of canning cheese is that I don’t have to check as often and rotate it like my waxed cheese.

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Items to Stock Up On for Barter After Disaster or Economic Collapse

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My personal philosophy is: DIVERSITY is key when it comes to preparing.  For me, this means having several different kinds of food storage (freeze dried, dehydrated, home bottled, store canned, etc), Self-protection, Medical preps and First Aid, and so forth.

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Waxing Cheese at Home – Real Cheese Food Storage!

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My family loves cheese! We use it in so much food we make and just to snack on.  The thought of only having powdered cheese in our long term food storage just sounds so…. Blah! So when I learned that you can wax cheese and it can last for years, I was totally on board!

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Canning Bacon: How to Bottle Bacon at Home

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It’s the “ultimate” food storage: BACON!!

What a treat to have in your food storage pantry, don’t you think? What a way to dress up all those beans you’ve stored than to have bacon! I wanted to try canning bacon for months and I was pouring through the different blogs and articles on how to do it.

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Quick and Mobile Rolling First Aid Kit for your Home

First_Aid_Kits-BFor years I had the same home-made First Aid Kit in a big long tackle box (pictured bottom right). I felt pretty good about it, but as time has gone on, I knew I needed to update it.  Upon looking around, I decided to also build another kit and organize it better.  When I saw this rolling cart, I knew I had to do a kit that could be mobile and hold more things.

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Creative Ways to Keep Valuables Hidden in Your Home

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Many home burglars have revealed that they typically have a pattern when entering a home, and it begins with going straight to the master bedroom and master bath. This is where they swipe jewelry and money that is left lying around. Any narcotic prescription drugs or pills are grabbed from the bathroom cabinets for easy money. The average home thief will be in and out of a home in less than 10 minutes.

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