My name is Misty Marsh. In late 2007, shortly after my twin boys were born and while my (wonderful) husband was in law school, I decided we needed to be better prepared to care for our new family. I began researching, gaining skills and building a food storage and other e-prep supplies. In late 2010 I began recording what I was learning and helping others become better prepared here on this blog.
Who Am I?
I am a MOM! 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 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, stress overload and finding time (and a quiet place) to really study the scriptures every day. I hate shopping for clothes and I’m awful at decorating (I still have mostly bare walls after being in my home for over 2 years). In fact, I may someday be open to hiring a personal decorator and / or clothes shopper.
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)
Let Me Simplify E-Prep For You!
I want to simplify the process of becoming “prepared” for you so that it becomes do-able. Please let me!
I have a knack for organizing! I get giddy when I can take something HUGE and overwhelming and break it down into simple steps that make it do-able. It is FUN.
I also have a passion for emergency preparedness. I believe strongly, like you do, that being prepared is my responsibility. I should care for myself and my family.
The first time the weight of this responsibility really fell on my shoulders was when my husband started law school. We had both quit our jobs and emptied our bank account in order for him to do so. I was pregnant with twin boys and due in a month. I was overwhelmed with an incredible need and yearning to provide for them. It was powerful.
If you feel that same way, then join me on this journey! I’m still learning, but I love to share as I do. Society benefits when more people are self-reliant.
I have combined my passion for organizing with my belief in self-reliance and preparedness to create this website. You will find printables, checklists, quick and simple projects, step by steps (like this one for a 72 hour kit), and even full courses all with the purpose of simplifying preparedness for YOU.
A Bit More About Me:
I don’t prepare because I’m living in fear of some certain big disaster, though I’m sure my life will include some tough physical challenges (power outages, job loss, lack of clean water, financial difficulties).
I prepare because I want to be ready for my daily life. My life consists of making dinner every day, creating meaningful traditions in our home, teaching my children, and loving my husband.
Sure, my life may include a job loss (it did 5 years ago) or a possible natural disaster (I’ve been in the eye of a large hurricane), but those things don’t happen every day.
My life happens every day and I want to be prepared to make the most of it. If preparing for the big disasters makes it difficult to enjoy my everyday life, then it isn’t worth it.
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I’m excited to have you with me!