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If you want to simplify emergency preparedness, you're in the right place.

My Name Is Misty

I'm so glad you want to know a bit about me.  You should, if you are going to trust me to be your emergency preparedness tutor!

First, I am a Mom.  A real one, obviously: I can't even control my kids tongues in family pictures.  In fact, I’m the lucky mother of four beautiful, rambunctious children.  There is never a dull moment in our home and always a reason to laugh.  I am also wife to that handsome man over there.

I am a Mormon (a nickname for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and a firm believer in my Savior Jesus Christ.

I love cheese, hot baths, hiking and the spirit good music brings to my home.  I have a knack for organizing, and sometimes get a bit carried away with it to my husband’s dismay.

I struggle with anxiety, and wish I could nail down the habit of really studying the scriptures every day.  I hate shopping for clothes and I’m awful at decorating.  In fact, I may someday be open to hiring a personal decorator and / or clothes shopper. (Once I make my millions blogging)

I am not a “hard-core prepper.”   I don’t have a bunker anywhere.   I’m not a homesteader and I don’t make everything from scratch (just some things).  I can’t even sew! (though I should probably learn to do so).

But I do know a thing or two about emergency preparedness: I've been researching and working on it regularly since 2007.  And then there is that organizing talent.  I use it, combined with my e-prep experience to simplify emergency preparedness for you.

I'm great at "how to's" and "step by steps" and worksheets and checklists.  I love having my readers leave a post feeling like they have action items they can go accomplish right then.  I love the peace of mind that small consistent accomplishments bring and I want that for you!

A Few Things You'll Find Here at Your Own Home Store:

  • E-Course

    Here at Your Own Home Store, I provide a step by step e-course with weekly reading assignments and goals.  Don’t worry, they are short and simple and walk you through the process of becoming better prepared one step at a time.  Sign Up HERE.

  • E-Book

    Building a 72 hour kit “go-bag” can be time consuming and financially overwhelming.  In this book, I walk you through it one step at a time over 26 weeks.  (You can always double up and get it done faster if you are an overachiever).  Learn more HERE.

  • Store

    I’ve spent years researching and testing and trying various different emergency preparedness products.  My “store” is full of products I love, trust and would recommend to family at the lowest prices I can offer / find.  Shop HERE.

  • 10 Min Projects

    If you struggle to find time for emergency preparedness, these projects are for you!  They can all be completed in 10 minutes or less.  (Okay, a few might take you 15 minutes!).  Find them HERE.

  • Printables

    Find all sorts of worksheets, checklists, reminder cards and more.  I LOVE being organized and that translates into time saved for you!  Find all posts with printables HERE.

  • Recipes

    I base the food I store on recipes, not calories because I want to be able to use it to make complete meals and rotate through it.  I have converted a bunch of recipes to 100% food storage and you can find them HERE.

  • Blog

    I typically post twice a week.  My goal with each post is to give you a “quick win.”  After reading a post of mine, I want you to walk away with knowledge you may not have had before and something you can DO to become better prepared.  Find the blog (and search through old posts) HERE

  • My Most Popular Post

    This is the post that helped my website take off when it went viral on Pinterest.  It still gets more traffic than any other post today.  Check it out!  How to Create An Important Documents Folder.

How I Got Started:

As a mom, I get what it feels like to want to be prepared, but not know where to start.  It is overwhelming!

In late 2007, I was pregnant with twin boys when my husband and I both left good jobs and moved to California for him to start law school.  He couldn't work (not allowed that 1st year) and I didn't want to (so I could stay home with my boys).  

I didn't have a clue about how to really provide for our family and be self-reliant.  I was scared that I wouldn't be able to take care of those adorable little boys in a tough situation. 

So, I started studying up on emergency preparedness. I found a lot of info, and much of it was overwhelming.  I was scared, overloaded with information and unsure where to start.  But I started chipping away at it bit by bit. 

And guess what?   I've learned that emergency preparedness doesn't have to be overwhelming or stressful if you take it just one step at a time.  That is the goal of this website: to provide simple step by step goals and systems anyone can succeed at.

I use my passion for e-prep, organization skills and years of experience to ave you time and money with e-prep. You won’t break the bank and you won’t overload your life with stress.  You will be better prepared to provide for you own and have more peace of mind!

Are You Serious About Becoming Better Prepared?

Then Join My E-Course!

In my opinion, this free course is the absolute BEST thing I have to offer you.  If you simply follow my blog, you will still have to wade and search through all the info there, costing you valuable time.  But this course takes you from zero to prepared one step at a time in an order that makes sense.

  • I will do all the research and experimenting so you don't have to.
  • I will send you short weekly reading assignments along with simple goals you can accomplish.
  • I will provide worksheets and other printables that will save you time.
  • I will call companies and ask for exclusive discounts on their products that I can pass onto you.

Emergency preparedness doesn't have to be overwhelming, expensive or hard.  In fact, if you do it right, it will make your life easier and less stressful.  You just need a simple program to walk you through it one step at a time.

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I sincerely want to reach as many people as I can.  I know there are many out there who want to be better prepared, but are just like I was in 2007:  Scared, overloaded and unsure where to start.  I want to help them!


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