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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!

Water Storage! 100 Essentials

Since we moved into the new house here in Oregon, we're just are not as prepared as we need to be. Water, is something that we have to have so we can up with this solution.

Check out your local grocery store for 5 gal water containers. They might even have a fill station like the one that I used. Even if your on a budget, like we are and purchase something every month to add to your preparedness, you can do this. 

I purchased four water containers and the water for less then $32. Realizing that you need one gallon of water per day per person (Don't forget your Pets). If the water is coming from a city source, it will already be chlorinated and you won't need to add anything to it to keep it for a year. If your not sure, then add a few drops of bleach.

 

5 Gallon Water Bottles for $6.95 ea. You need a Gallon of water per person per day...

5 Gallon Water Bottles for $6.95 ea. You need a Gallon of water per person per day...

Water filling station at the grocery store! .30cents per gallon

Water filling station at the grocery store! .30cents per gallon

20 Gallons Ready to use! Less then $32

20 Gallons Ready to use! Less then $32

You can start with this but realize that, you need enough for your family and pets for at least 2 weeks to start. Adding more will only give you more backup or share with your neighbors. 

Preparedness doesn't have to be expensive but everyone should be prepared!

Let me know your thoughts and your suggestions! Keep adding to your 100 Essentials! https://www.amp-3.net/resources/

Well, It's Been Awhile!!!

Sorry, that I haven't posted on the Blog in awhile but we have had a lot going on lately. We traveled to Salt Lake City, UT for Preppercon, last week, sold our beloved Camp 216 and will be placing an order for a new one in July. Like I said a lot going on!

Well, today I had my 3rd infusion of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer with one more to go in June. Follow that with 6 weeks of Radiation Therapy and I will be done. Here is my photo from this morning! Notice the hair!!

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Feeling pretty good so far and keeping busy with Amp-3, planting vegetables in our garden, hanging flower baskets and feeding hummingbirds. This is what you do when you have to be pretty close to home.

David has been down at the ranch, mowing and weed whacking. Check this video out! 

Granted this video is a bit old, that is because David needs to shoot some new ones when he's down at the ranch this week! I will get on him about this.

Are you signed up for our mailing list? Why not?? We keep you up to date about happenings with Amp-3, Sales we might be having and classes that David will be teaching! Sign up here! 

 

Well, that's all for this week! Let me know what you think by adding a comment! Amp-3 is here to help you with your preparedness needs. Thank you for following along!

Wanted you to know!

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Wanted to let all of our Amp-3 family and friends know, that Beth was diagnosed with Stage 1 B Breast Cancer in Feb of this year. Following surgery on March 9th, Beth was going to have radiation for 4-6 weeks following that but a test result changed that last week

Tomorrow, Monday April 16th, Beth will be starting 4 treatments of Chemotherapy spaced 3 weeks apart and then 6 weeks of radiation. Beth is feeling really good, God is so amazing and the support has been overwhelming!

David, Kelsey and Matthew along with Beth's family and really close friends have known about this since Jan. and she is really am doing fine. David will be going with Beth to all of her Chemo treatments and the support from him has been thoughtful and caring.

Amp-3 will be up and running during this time of treatment but orders may get delayed depending on how Beth is feeling.

Thank you for all of your support and your love!

Sincerely,

Beth and David

Amp-3, LLC

www.amp-3.net

amp3@reagan.com

What's Your Plan?

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What would your plan be if this were to happen where you live? http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/01/13/ballistic-missile-false-alarm-terrorizes-hawaiians/

Do you have your 100 Essentials ready to go? Do you have a plan on dealing with Radiation? Here is what we have. iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets) available through Amazon. 

We also have three 1950 Radiation Detectors similar to these. Just found two about a year ago at an Antique Store for $40 ea. 

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This is a different world that we are living in and anything can happen at anytime, it's a matter of how you handle the situation.

Be safe and be prepared!

Join Gleam! Get your Chance to Win!!

Interested in a chance to win our Outfitter??? 

Join Glean today! https://gleam.io

Follow the action items, for your chance to win our most Comprehensive First Aid Kit. Hope that you enjoy this process as we will be using Gleam from time to time to get your feedback.

Happy New Year!

Wow! 2018 is already here, where did 2017 go? So many important events happened in the past year so let’s reflect on just a few....

America elected a new President, Donald J. Trump! Some of you may be angry about this but personally, he will take our Country back in the direction that our Founders set forth for our Nation. Hopefully, everyone has more $$ in their pockets in 2018 and less in the Governments.

The Natural Disasters that hit our country and Puerto Rico were so devastating, the many are still trying to put their lives back together. A good friend of ours Todd Albi (Silverfire Stoves) was in Puerto Rico and here are a few images from his trip. https://www.silverfire.us/home

Isabella: Takes care of her infirm father, 5' of ocean water ran through home destroying all.  Water boiling in wok.

Isabella: Takes care of her infirm father, 5' of ocean water ran through home destroying all.

Water boiling in wok.

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She's proudly lighting her new stove!  This is her kitchen, her former gas stove ruined in flood and Hurricane surge.  Over 100 days with no power.

She's proudly lighting her new stove!  This is her kitchen, her former gas stove ruined in flood and Hurricane surge.  Over 100 days with no power.

Looking forward to cooking and surrounded with free fuel in yard from storm.  Why buy fuel?

Looking forward to cooking and surrounded with free fuel in yard from storm.  Why buy fuel?

Cement power pole in 1/2 from 175 mph wind, commercial roofs gone.

Cement power pole in 1/2 from 175 mph wind, commercial roofs gone.

Our Government needs to help these people and we are but we have to do more. They are estimating that it will be 8 months before power is fully restored. What would your plan be?? How do you get through something like this? We all must think about that and get provisions in place to help our family and our neighbors. No one can do this alone....

Over the past year 2017, I blogged about my 100 Essentials  https://www.amp-3.net/resources/  

I hope that you followed along. Amp-3 's biggest mission is education for all of you out there. Getting prepared for whatever might come our way is our goal and our duty. We love what we do and the people that we get to meet make this very satisfying and rewarding. If you missed any of the past Blog posts, please scroll down and there they are!

Some of you may be struggling right now or maybe loss of love one over the past year. Please remember that your never alone. Reach out and ask for help to a friend, relative, or pastor. They are there for you and always will be. 

The year 0f 2017 will be in our memory banks for a very long time with good memories, sad memories and some bad memories but together we can make it through anything.

Hopefully, all of you have had gains in your Retirement Accounts and 401K's with the surge in the Stock Market over the past year as well. This only means you need to be diversified in your investments. 

This brings up the need to have Gold, Silver and extra $$ on hand in case of emergency. I suggest that you have a minimum of $100 per person in small bills $1, $5 and $10. The more you have the better your situation if something were to happen to our power grid. Power Outages can be for a few minutes or months like in Puerto Rico. You justnever know...

For the Ranch, this past summer we purchased a Woodsman 505 wood boiler on Craigslist. Installing one of these will save us a lot of $$$.

 

David, Steve (My Brother) and I, went to pick this up and needed a little help. Watch this video!

Super excited to have this installed to heat the new home and barn. The projects never seem to end when your developing a Ranch. David would love to have one of the Skid Steers but at $72,000 it's not even on the list of my 100 Essentials...

I know that I have mentioned it before but one to the BEST investments that we have ever made was our Camp. Mike and Weston Wheeler, the builders of our Camp are working on opening a NEW Facility in Mt. Pleasant, UT and will be building Camps once again. 

Interested in a Range Camp like Camp #216? Call (435) 262-0601 and ask for Mike Wheeler

 

This Camp it totally off GRID and it's perfect for the Ranch but it's our Travel Trailer as well. This past year we went to Yosemite National Park and stayed in our Camp outside the park in Oakhurst. We loved driving though the Gold Country once again and antiquing along the way. Very Hard to find a place to park Red and the Camp though on this Winding & Narrow Road. Would have loved to stop at a few more shops but just not possible. 

Fall brings may leaves to the Ranch so clean up is pretty consistent. Nothing is better then the smell of burning wood and leaves, which we have an abundance of. There really is something peaceful about standing over a fire, watching it burn and adding more to the pile as it burns down. 

Before Winter turns to Spring, Summer to Fall, and the holidays once again come speeding around the corner, let’s all take a moment to consider the months ahead. Time has a way of marching ever onward and it’s up to all of us to get the most from those precious moments, whether you’re working a hundred head of cattle or simply need to pick up pellets for your wood stove. We believe it’s not what we say, but what we do that matters most. 

This has been a busy year for us and were already gearing up for 2018. In the year ahead, I will be adding several guest bloggers to my weekly blog. Are you interested in adding information to my Blog? Do you have something your passionate about to help my readers with their preparedness? Then I hope to hear from you! Send me a message on my Blog and I will get in touch with you. This isn't about one person but a network of people who want to reach as many as possible and get prepared. 

That’s why you’ll find us here, enjoying the ride and working hard to make 2018 a year to remember. Let me know what you think and if your wanting your name added as a contributor. 

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and May 2018 be the best year yet! Looking forward to hearing from you!!

100 Essentials #87 and #88

Well, were almost done with our list of 100 Essentials. Item #87 Stay Alert Gum

Gum 5 times faster than coffee

Each piece of military caffeine gum contains 100 mg of caffeine, which is about the amount found in a six-ounce cup of coffee.

“Because it’s chewed, it delivers caffeine to the body four to five times faster than a liquid or pill because it’s absorbed through tissues in the mouth — not the gut, like in traditional formulations,” Dr. Kamimori, a behavioral Army researcher, said.

A sleep researcher, he learned of the idea of delivering caffeine through gum in 1998. Congress funded the first study on the gum a year later.

When the study validated how fast the caffeine was absorbed in the body, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command began developing and testing military caffeine gum for use in sustained or continuous military operations when Soldiers typically don’t get enough sleep. To order (Click Image)

Item #88 Hats, Bandanas, Neckerchiefs ( Your Probably already have these) If not, any great Farm and Ranch Store will have these. We prefer Coastal Farm and Ranch but what ever you find will be great to have on hand.

#89 Goats, Rabbits, Quail Chickens (Cages, Food, Water Containers) I was just at Coastal earlier today and they had several different Rabbits. My father would slaughter one every Saturday and that's what we had for dinner. Easy to skin and better then Chicken in my opinion. 

Now Goats, Check out the link below and choose the best one for you. I have a friend who raises and sells Boer Goats and is doing really well breeding and selling. Great way to earn a little extra cash for your Farm or Ranch.

Now, I have several friends that are raising Quail for meat and eggs to produce more. Here is a great article about Raising Quail. (Click On the Photo)

There is so much information on raising chickens but here are a few of my favorite rescourses. (Click on the photo for the Link) 

You will soon understand the value of growing your own food! Enjoy the process, eat well and your family will love you for it.

 

 

100 Essentials #81 to #86

This week kind of ties into last week, so here we go with with item #81  GardenGloves, WorkGloves & Warm Gloves. Garden and Work Gloves for Spring, Summer and Fall and Warmer Gloves for Winter. Stay warm and free of blisters is always my goal and my need for gloves. Most of you already have these in your homes but if not we love the local farm and ranch stores. Can we say Coastal Farm and Ranch!

Item #82 Lantern Hangers. These items just make seeing at night a whole lot easier. Also great to play cards by in the evening with some hot chocolate!

Moving onto # 83 Screen Patch Kits, Glue, Screws, Nuts and Bolts are the next item on our list. Buy in bulk and save when you can. We recently went to a garage sale, at a home where the man had lived for 80 years.

He had everything in while plastic jugs. We purchased a lot of these items there. Look for Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Barn Sales and Hardware Store Sales. Don't wait until you need these items. If your always looking your will find what you need.

Watch this video and learn how to repair a Screen Door or Window.

Item #84 Screwdrivers, Hammer, Wrenches, and General House Tools. Once again, I love Made in America when it comes to tools. The older the better, so i look at Antique Stores, Estate Sales, Garage Sales, ect. Lately, I have been collecting old Ford Tools, I love anything Ford so the hunt is on...

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Now this next item is a must for everyone who prepares. #85 Cigarettes, Cigars, Lighter, Paper Book Matches (Getting Harder to Find). Now we don't smoke (anything) but we have these in our preps to use for bartering. Some folks just can't do with out and will gladly barter to get them. We have a few cartons on hand just in case. 

 

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#86 is another bartering item to have on hand. Wine and Liquor. Purchase the travel size and stock up. These will be great to have on hand and enjoy a couple if you choose. Love these stored in Mason Jars. Great idea!

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Hopefully, I have given you a few more ideas on items to add to your preps. Stay tuned as were winding down my list of 100 Essentials. Let me know what you think and items that you have so I can add them to mine. See you next week! 

Wow! What a week...

This past week has been nothing more than interesting and frustrating at the same time. We just moved into our new home in the Portland area and we were suppose to close on 8/18, then 8/25 and finally closed on 9/7. We have had no internet but still able to look at Amp-3 orders on my phone and computer by using my Verizon Hot Spot. Can't print and email was spotty.

We have had several orders online and a couple phoned in. Needless to say, were a bit backed up. All orders should be shipped by Friday, September 15th. Several of our items come from Texas and that has also added to the delay. When it rains, it pours but God never puts more on your plate then you can handle.

If you waiting for an order, look for the tracking information by the end of the week. Thank you for your orders and your patience!!! 

Another new product for Amp-3!!!

 

Praying for Texas and Louisiana!!! 100 Essentials #66 to #70

Hope that you feel your getting some valuable information by following along. This week were on to Item #66 to #70.

Item #66 Board Games, Horseshoes, Cornhole, Dice, Playing Cards are just a few of our favorites. Check out your local Goodwill, Antique Store or make your own. These will help you pass the time while having fun with your family. Recently we were in Denver at the Brewery and played Corn Hole for over 2 hrs. Had a Blast!!! We're definitely making a few sets of these to have down at the ranch. 

#67 on my list os 100 Essentials are items to control pests. D-Con Rat Poison, Roach Killer, Wasp Spray, Mouse Traps, Ant Traps and so on. While we have been down at the ranch a lot this summer working on our barn, the yellow jackets, wasps and hornet nest are a consistent on the rafters of the barn. Here is the best solution that I have found to date. These babies work great and you can refill them easily, You Gone!!!

Item #68 Paper Plates, Napkins, Paper Towels, Plastic Cups and Plastic Utensils are easy and affordable to stock up on at your local Costco or other big box store. Clorex Wipes are also needed items to buy when ever you sell them. Stock up and Save!!!

Onto Item #69 Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Soap are items need to keep you and your family clean. Do you know that the #1 issue for most folks will be hygiene and keeping clean. Wash your hands and keep the bacteria away as much as you can. This is going to be vital in staying alive. Look at Costco, The Dollar Store, Big Lots and so many of the big box stores will have what your looking for. Don't wait stock up today!

Item #70 Rain Boots, Waterproof Jackets, Waterproof Hats and Gloves. Items to keep you dry and  warm. Looking at the Devastation in Houston, TX I see so many folks walking around with out shoes and coats. This is a good way to cut your feet and get bacteria in those cuts. We are heartbroken about what is happening on the Texas Border and we are praying for the thousands of American's that have lost everything. 

We will be donating to Samaritans Purse, will you join us???

Click on this image if you wish to donate to help the victims of this historical disaster!

Click on this image if you wish to donate to help the victims of this historical disaster!

A few new items!

Thank you so much for following along with my Blog! It's been really fun for me to share my 100 Essentials and then some. Here are a few new items to add, thank you for the phone call Mark and your question. Mark is a patriot first and in a wheelchair second. He call with one very simple question, so I thought about it and think that Mark might not be the only one with this problem.

As you might imagine, Mark is on some medications that he needs to keep with him all of the time. From time to time, they drop out of his pocket and then runs over them with his wheelchair. Huge problem! So I suggested that he get a few old 35mm film cans that have the screw top lids to store him meds in. Here is what I found!

Here are some with different sizes! Look how pretty!! HaHaHa

So many uses for these small containers! I might be buying a few for us for future uses too! Thank you Mark for the phone call and hope that this helps with what you might be looking for!