Christmas

Christmas Time is Here!

I am writing this Blog to help out the Preparedness Community to be prepared for whatever might come your way. You are part of this community and I hope that you and your family are using this Christmas to add to your Preparedness. Will you challenge yourself and others to use the 100 Essentials with your Christmas shopping needs. If you add a few items from this list you will that much further ahead when the new yer starts.

I suggest that you print off the list, cross out everything that you already have and start with what you might be needing. Remember some of these items are very affordable and some are more expensive. Since we started working on Mountain View Ranch in 2014, we have used our Honda Generator everyday that were there almost 24/7. What a great investment! I have seen them on Sale over the Christmas Season for up to $200 off! Look on Craigslist for a used one. You won’t be sorry to have this in case of emergency. You will also need oil and gas on hand as well.

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What a great Christmas gift this would be for your family. As many of you know, I love Vintage Oil Lamps. This time of year, I have them in our home for ambiance but if the power goes out, I am ready with one almost always lit. I love the warm glow of old oil lamps.

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I am looking forward to have the kids home this week with lots of Baking, Christmas Movies, Driving around to see Christmas Lights and so much more. I have my Christmas Shipping almost done and David is going to love the Christmas Surprise under the tree this year. Yes, it will be used at the Ranch!

Share with me your Christmas plans and what your going to add to your Preparedness!

From our Family to Yours! Keep Christmas with you all the year through!

From our Family to Yours! Keep Christmas with you all the year through!

December Is Here!

This time of the year seems to go by so fast! With shopping, decorating, cooking, family, friends and parties!. Where does the time go? Well, here are a few tips to keep all of this is perspective. 

Head out early in the morning to get your shopping done, easier parking, less crowds and the deals will still be there. This year, I shopped at the mall on Cyber Monday. The Mall was empty and I really enjoyed the process of picking out jus the right gift for my family and friends. This week should be about the same, it you can get to the stores early.

Shopping online has never been easier but be careful! Only use a Credit Card when shopping online as Debit Cards are not a secure. Order early so that you ensure you will receive your orders in a timely manner. 

If you have packages to ship out of town, I usually shop for them first and get them in the mail weigh away. This morning, I actually shipped all of my out of town packages. Feels great to have them off my list... Remember the later you ship your packages, the more it costs to get them for Christmas.

Can't think of gifts this year, give the gift from my 100 Essentials List and start your family and friends on Preparedness. Just a thought!

The Christmas season is all about spending time with family and friends. This year, I will be baking some Christmas Cookies and I will share some of my favorites. Here are two from last Christmas! Yum...

 

Christmas is such a special time of the year if you can plan ahead, take each day as it comes and enjoy the process. We getting excited to have time to spend with our family, friends and we hope that you do too!

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Wow! This Year Is Going By So Fast...

With Thanksgiving,  all ready come and gone, Christmas is on its way and I am on to items # 90 to 94. 

#90 is really easy, Chewing Gum, Mint and Hard Candy! Choose your favorites and stock up on them. Personally, I love Lemon Hard Candy, so I have that on hand all the time. I also love Jolly Ranchers!! What about Salt Water Taffy? Whatever your favorite, stock up so you always have it on hand. 

Item #91 Powered Eggs! We love OvaEasy Eggs. Just delicious however you want to use them. We have stocked up on these for the past 5 years and my kids love them. Easy to use and affordable enough to keep on hand. 

Have you ever heard of sun-dried tomatoes? We decided to take a hint from Mother Nature and copy her at her best. We've discovered a way to use the same principles that go into making sun-dried fruits and apply it to one of Mother Nature's most amazing foods...egg!

OvaEasy crystal freeze-drying process is special because it works at low-temperature and doesn't damage the flavor or functionality of the eggs. We start with wholesome fresh eggs and gently evaporate the water, leaving only little crystals of pure egg. That's why we call them Egg Crystals! When you go to cook our Egg Crystals later, they taste just like fresh eggs! Order yours today (Click On the Photo)

 

Item #92 Pasta, Pasta Sauce & Pizza Sauce are staples for any home. So add these items to your preparedness and make sure that you rotate you stock. Use the oldest date first. 

#93 Dried Fruit, Dried Beans and Dried Vegetables are essentials to have on hand for rounding out your pantry. Having a variety of foods will keep your family well fed and healthy. 

Once again, I will bring up the Harvest Right Food Freeze Drier. This is a huge expense but in the long run, you will be able to have the foods items that your family loves when and if times get tough. Click on image to order yours!

Well, with Christmas just around the corner, I hope that I have given you a list of 100 Essentials to add to your preparedness! May the Blessings of Christmas be with you always. Remember the reason for the season is Jesus Christ the King of Kings....