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Just Recorded! Prepare to Be Prepared!

Well, I have done it! Just recorded my first podcast but it will be awhile before I have it up on iTunes. The experts that I have been followingPat Flynnand Sunny Lenarduzzisuggest to have 10 Episodes available before putting them up in iTunes. The more I do, the faster I will get for sure. I really am loving this!

Preparedness is what we do and what we love to teach about. Now, do we have everything that we need in case of emergency? No, but we work at every month. We have almost everything on my list of 100 Essentials but with building Mountain View Ranch, we have some ways to go. This summer we hope to add electricity to the property! This will be huge for us to have shore power. We will continue with Off-Grid options? Yes! The problem with having only Off-Grid options, you limit the folks that could purchase the property if we or the kids every decide to sell. You can’t get a mortgage on a property without shore power or a home on the property. These will all be on our property.

David and I decided about 10 years ago that we wanted to have property and live pretty much self-reliant. With the kids out of the house and getting along with their own lives, this became more of a reality.

For about 4 years we looked in Colorado, Idaho and Montana for the perfect piece of property. Never did I think that we would stay in Oregon. Looking a Landwatch.com one day, I saw this amazing piece of property now known as Mountain View Ranch. David and our son Matthew came down to look at this piece of property while I was doing a show in Prather, CA. David only looked at the property from the road and never walked the property. He asked me, can you stop on the way back and check out this property? Of course!

Driving up to the property, I saw White Vinyl Fencing and fell in love but I had to walk the property to make sure. In calling the realtor, he stated that a couple was flying out from Arizona the next weekend and he was pretty sure they were going to put an offer in on the property. Well, I got out of the truck and on that beautiful sunny March day, I walked this property. It had a very old barn that was leaning over so bad that the owner had put up aircraft cable with pulleys to prop up one side of the barn. It was pretty scary but the rest of the property was absolutely beautiful. Two ponds that were full, several streams were flowing here and there, wildflowers and green grass. 

The Original Barn was falling over and not safe!

The Original Barn was falling over and not safe!

While, I was walking on this beautiful property, I heard God’s voice saying, “This is it! This is it, this is it!” You know that feeling that you being told by God what to do? Then you know that you had better act.

After talking to the realtor again, I let him know that we would be down on Thursday to walk the property and possibly put in an offer. Well, needless to say we did drive back down and put in our offer. Initially it was rejected by the owner so we waited. I knew that this was the property that we were supposed to have. After mulling it over for about 12 hours, we put in a full price offer and now have our 68-acre ranch know as Mountain View Ranch! 

New Barn Built By David and Steve when the contractor we hired baled!

New Barn Built By David and Steve when the contractor we hired baled!

David and my brother Steve (Oak as he’s also known)

David and my brother Steve (Oak as he’s also known)

Without Agnes (Our Scissor Lift) we would have never gotten our Barn done! Steve is also a Painting Contractor that helps as well.

Without Agnes (Our Scissor Lift) we would have never gotten our Barn done! Steve is also a Painting Contractor that helps as well.

Drone View of our Ranch!

Drone View of our Ranch!

Now, I feel like I have gone on and on about the ranch but it’s a huge part of our Preparedness. Where ever you live you need to be Prepared for whatever might come your way.

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Super Excited!

First, I have to have a HUGE Shout Out to Patricia! 

She wrote to me at the end of March to say:

“I've been a reader of your blog for around 4 months and I would like first of all to say that I really enjoy it. I’ve recently had some problems with my eyes which effects my reading ability. Thereby I've a favor to ask. Is it possible for you to add Podcast audio version of your articles? It would be very useful for people like me or others who like to listen to your content.”

Well, readers, I am going to start a Podcast in the next few weeks! Had to order a few items that I will need to get everything started but I should be all set in about 2 weeks. I will keep blogging as well because some folks prefer that as well. As soon as its ready to launch, you will be the first to know!

How many of you follow us on Instagram (amp3prep)? Really excited about this too, I will be posting on this platform on a regular basis so I hope that you will follow along. We also have a Facebook Page and Twittertoo! So many social media spots but it’s really fun! 

 

iFak with Red Molle Bag $105

iFak with Red Molle Bag $105

I have to order a few items for the podcast so it will be a couple of weeks before I am up and running but you will be the first to know. Invite your friends and following along. The podcast will be based on Practical Preparedness for the everyday person and finding items on a budget. Since 1992, we have been into preparing and collecting items that we have and use. This blog has given me a way to share knowledge and the podcast will allow me to have guests that really know about the industry as well as products they recommend. 

My husband, David is a ER Physician and one of two Physicians on the Hospital Disaster Community. He mentioned that they are planning a luncheon using Freeze Dried Food and I immediately thought of my favoriteChicken Tortilla Soup from Honeyville. I have made this before and it’s really a hearty and satisfying soup

I hope that in the weeks to come, you will send me some topics that you would like to see in my Podcast. Really excited about this new chapter in the life of Amp3 as well as working with amazing people on the road to better Preparedness. 

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