How May I Be Of Service?

Hello all! I love this website and all my readers!  I love what I get to do here.  It is fun for me. But one thing I've never really done is reach out to my audience and actually ask what you want to hear more about.  I'm always just kinda guessing! Well, today, I'm asking!  I'd love to know a bit more about you and what your needs are.  If I'm going to spend time creating articles, e-books, e-courses, printables, worksheets etc, I want to make sure I'm actually meeting the needs Continue Reading …

Meaningful Back to School Traditions

Back to school dinner

I am in shock.  This summer went by so fast!  I am NOT ready to send my kiddos back to school.  I have loved our Summer System, not having a specific hour when we have to be up and having them home all day every day.  I really enjoy being around my kids (well, until about 4:00 every day and then I need a break...haha) But, "back to school" is coming whether I like it or not (just go to Walmart or Target and you will see what I mean!) and I need to prepare for it.  The more prepared I am, Continue Reading …

Six Steps to create a recipe based food storage plan

food storage plan based on recipes

Most food storage calculators work based on calories, which is simple and easy…until you actually need to use your food storage.  Then, it can be tough to piece together well rounded meals that your family will actually eat. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is week #18.  If you’d like to, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no Continue Reading …

Is Freeze Dried Food Really That Expensive?

Is freeze dried food storage expensive

When I first looked into freeze dried food, I was met by some serious sticker shock.  I initially thought I could would never be able to afford it. Last week, we talked about different methods for storing produce and meat long term.  Freeze dried food very clearly came out to be the most expensive. But is it really as expensive as it seems at first?   Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  Continue Reading …

$150 Thrive Life Credit Giveaway: E-Prep 101 Course Aug 1st – Aug 31st

thrive life giveaway

I'm giving away top quality freeze dried food again this month! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is the giveaway for August 2015 (we have one giveaway every month).  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you choose to purchase something.  I only link Continue Reading …

Which Type Of Food Storage Is Best?

Frozen beef

Hopefully I convinced you last week, especially if you are just starting out with food storage, that you should avoid items you don't (yet) know how to use and get started by stocking up on items that are the basis for your family's favorite recipes.   I'm guessing that your family regularly eats things like meat, fresh vegetables or fruit and cheese etc.  Those things can be difficult to store long term.  But you do have options! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the Continue Reading …

9 Reasons Your Food Storage Should Be Based on Foods You Eat NOW

9 reason food storage eat regularly

So you've decided to store extra food in your home in case of emergency, job loss, economic issues or whatever.  You've realized that food insurance is just as important as car or health insurance (and will likely be used far more often).  The next question is what sort of food should you store?  Today, I would like to very strongly advocate that you store the foods that are a part of your normal diet.  I know there are a LOT of opinions out there on this topic so I hope you will hear me Continue Reading …

3 Month Veggie Supply Giveaway: E-Prep 101 Course July 1st – July 31st

food storage giveaway

Food is an essential part of any good emergency plan.  One thing that is often lacking when it comes to the food people have stored in their homes for emergencies is veggies! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is the giveaway for July 2015 (we have one giveaway every month).  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at Continue Reading …

Seven 72 Hour Kit Categories: A Better Way to Build Your Kit

A better way to build a 72 hour kit

Once you know what emergency bag / kit(s) you need for your family (if you haven't done that yet, read this post: Which emergency bag do you really need?), the next step is to decide what to put into each bag.  This is easier said than done and it is best to put some real thought into this process.  You want the bag(s) you put together to be truly useful when / if you need to use them.  A lot of websites will simply provide you with a checklist of items you should have in your bag.  I'd like Continue Reading …

Which Emergency Kit / Bag(s) do you REALLY need?

72 hour kit options

When I first started working on emergency preparedness, I was amazed by all the different kits and emergency bags that were suggested on various blogs and websites.  The only one I'd ever heard of back in 2007 was a 72 hour kit. But man alive did I find recommendations for a whole lot more than that!  I was reading about survival bags, bobs, office kits, get home kits, INCH bags, EDCs, go bags, car kits and more! To put it simply, I was overwhelmed.  I didn't know where to start.  I Continue Reading …