Monday, August 3, 2009

Take a listen, and Are you up for a challenge?

Had family activities going on when the actual broadcast took place, but wanted to point out that some members of the American Preppers Network were on the Family Preparedness Guide Program Saturday with James Talmage Stevens. Fortunately, if you go to the link, you can listen to the program there, as I have done. They did a really good job--and got the first international call as well, apparently, from Canada. (Gotta love Ontario!) And a call from Kymber over at Canadian Preppers Network. Very impressive, and I highly recommend taking a listen.

Over at Preparedness Pro, there is a challenge to live on what you have (no shopping!) for a two-week period in the month of August. I am strongly considering doing it, not starting on the 1st, obviously. Yeah, not proud of it, but one of my first thoughts was how inconvenient it would be in some aspects. However, better to have inconvenience now, than a survival crisis later--and I would rather find out now what I'm missing. Unfortunately, emergencies aren't known for being convenient, and in this case, you aren't prohibited from using electricity, etc., so it will be a lot easier than some emergencies would ever be...

So much good information out there, and so many good ideas (hope we're up for a challenge :)--thanks everyone!

7 comments:

American Prepper said...

There's going to be another show in 2 weeks. It will be all female preppers. Feel free to call in and be a part of the show.

Sondra said...

I am in... 2 weeks ... no problem. I know I can do at least that. It's a great feeling being prepared.

I'll have to listen to the program. I love good information to help me get better prepared.

Kymber said...

oh yikes - now that you have posted about the challenge i feel compelled to do it also....better now than in a real emergency eh? if you do decide to do the challenge - make sure to let us know how you fared in an upcoming post - i will do the same!

and thanks for the mention and the link back to the CPN...i really appreciate it!

Marie said...

American Prepper--That's good to know--I look forward to hearing it, and may call in. Thanks for the info!

Sondra--I think our biggest concern is probably the milk thing. We have some dried milk, but I need to go look at some of the sites that explain how to make it taste better. It's certainly a way to make sure I have enough supplies...

The program was really good--just glad it's available after the original broadcast. Thanks for your comment!

Kymber--I can just imagine how many posts I would be able to get out of a challenge like that--of course the fewer the better, because that would mean I was really well-prepared...
Everyone did a wonderful job on the program--it was exciting for me because I feel like I know so many people on the network, though we've never met in person. Hope a lot of people heard it and start getting more prepared--thanks for your comment!

Sondra said...

I always have a LEAST a 2 weeks supply of milk in my fridge. It's easy when there is only 2 of us in our home. Plus I always keep a quart of dried milk made up in my fridge for cooking. That way I am re-cycling the dried milk. I also have tons of chocolate syrup to add to the milk if that is all we have to drink is dried.

When I was growing up, my parents did 1/2 milk 1/2 dried milk. That's the way it was. I always thought it was cream on the top and you always had to shake it before using it. It wasn't until I was much older that I found out it was dried milk - LOL! Sooo that is another option to make milk stretch in an emergency.

preparednesspro said...

Way to go, Sondra! If you leave a comment on the Preparedness Pro blog about your experiences (http://bit.ly/2JOgs) you are entered to win great preparedness prizes! Definitely Kymber - better to have a test run NOW than during an emergency so you can see where you're vulnerable. Marie, here's some recommendations I have for powdered milk, hope it helps! http://tinyurl.com/cbpm7o

Marie said...

Sondra--Thanks for the suggestion--I think that we'll be able to work it out somehow with the milk. And I need to quit ignoring those thoughts that I should mix up some powdered milk for cooking/baking. I'm realizing that I don't even know the refrigerator life on powdered milk... Glad that you're taking the challenge--and your comments are always appreciated!

Preparedness Pro--I will check out those recommendations, and thanks for your comment!