Basic First Aid For Hypothermia and Heat Stroke

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Temperature extremes can be scary!  Our bodies don't handle them well on their own.  Hypothermia and Heat Stroke are scary, life threatening, serious conditions.  Where I live, we get cold winters (occasionally below zero) and hot summers (over 100).  There are places with more serious extremes, but we certainly aren't in coastal southern California (we use to be!) with a 45 degree - 85 degree yearly temperature range. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of Continue Reading …

Thrive Life BIG DEAL Sale

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Thrive Life is having a sale they are calling the BIG DEAL.  They have two large sales each year: one over Black Friday weekend and the other in the spring.  During these two sales, every single Thrive food item is on sale, some as low as 30%-50% off.  In addition, the more popular food rotation systems are also on sale.   It is Time to Stock Up! These are the types of sales that are worth saving up for (like I mentioned in this post: How to Find Money For Emergency Preparedness) Continue Reading …

E-Prep 101 Giveaway Pause

As many of you know, I'm currently re-writing the Prep-101 E-course.  Those of you who joined after February should still be getting emails, but those of you who joined after are on "pause" while I make all the content easier to access and a bit simpler.   As part of that pause, there will not be a giveaway this month (April 2015), but they will start up again on May 1st with a FOOD giveaway! See you soon! Continue Reading …

Shock and Severe Bleeding First Aid Basics

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With four young kids (including twin boys), I'm sure that I will face some sort of bleeding emergency.  I hope I don't go into shock as a result!  I want to be able to do what I can even if help is on its way.  But if there is a serious community wide disaster, that help may take a long time to reach us.  Even though it scares me, I want to be able to care for my own!  Studying up on the following first aid procedures for this post has been empowering! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 Continue Reading …

Create a Medication List: A 10 Min E-Prep Project

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If I were to ask you to name all the medicines you take and their dosages, could you do it? What if I were to ask you to name all the medicines your immediate family members take and their dosages, could you do that? Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is week #12.  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no Continue Reading …

CPR and Choking First Aid Basics

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Just as water is essential to life, so is first aid.  In fact, a serious first aid emergency without certain first aid skills, could be a recipe for disaster. Today we will be learning about CPR and Choking first aid.  I will cover the basics, link to more advanced CPR and choking material and then provide you with some free printable reminder cards. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is Continue Reading …

Prep 101 Month #3: First Aid Saves Lives

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Welcome! Welcome to Prep-101! This is Month #3: First Aid, the overview. You can find details on the entire course here. You can also follow me (and others) as we progress through this course by joining our facebook group HERE.   Prep-101 Month #3: First Aid Welcome to month #3 of Prep-101!  This month, we will focus on first aid. Just as water is essential to life, so is first aid.  In fact, a serious first aid emergency without certain first aid skills, could be a recipe for Continue Reading …

My First Aid Kit Guide: 6 ingenious items plus a first aid kit checklist

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I've got a first aid kit guide for you today.  First Aid kits come in all varying sizes.  Some are bare bones.  Others, like this nurse's first aid kit can cover any possible emergency imaginable.  Mine?  It is somewhere in between. In addition to all the well known, typical first aid items, there are six ingenious items I highly recommend to everyone creating a first aid kit.  And don't worry!  I'll also include a full first aid kit checklist at the end (you can even download and Continue Reading …

Giveaway! 326 Piece First Aid Kit (Prep-101 Month #3)

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* Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on the link. Thanks for supporting me and my family in this way! Welcome! Welcome to Prep-101! This is Month #3 (First Aid), the GIVEAWAY (the fun part!). You can find the rest of Month #3’s posts here and details on the entire course here. You can also follow me (and others) as we progress through this course by joining the Prep-101 Continue Reading …

Thrive Food March Specials

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* Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on the link. Thanks  for supporting me and my family in this way! In addition to being great food storage, THRIVE is healthy, tasty, and convenient for making meals with kids!   My kids really do love Continue Reading …