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EMP – Faraday Cage

December 10, 2011 9:30 am | No Comments

This is a fantastic approach.  Simple construction and easy to obtain the parts.

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Story at a Glance – Flouridation

December 3, 2011 8:29 am | No Comments

  • In the past 13 months, 31 communities in Canada (10), New Zealand (2) and the U.S. (19) have voted to stop fluoridating their water supplies. The total number of people freed from forced fluoridaiton in this period is over 2.5 million. Meanwhile, councilors are pushing for the discontinuation of fluoridation in New York City.
  • Fluoride is a toxic drug. Fluoridating water is reckless, as you cannot control the dose ingested, or who receives it, and there’s no medical supervision. Water fluoridation clearly violates the individual’s right to informed consent to medicine
  • The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) urges communities to pressure local water departments to place a warning on the water bill, stating that parents should not use fluoridated water to mix baby formula. Other action items are also specified
  • There are now 25 studies showing that fluoride is associated with IQ reduction, even at fluoride levels as low as 0.3 to 3 parts per million, which overlaps the range in many American communities (0.7 to 1.2 ppm). FAN argues that it is reckless to expose a baby to up to 300 times more fluoride than present in mothers’ milk (0.004 ppm).

August 23, 2011 1:16 pm | No Comments

Our General Store…Fruit and TP…Are the Faces of Self Reliance Changing?

This past week I had an interesting discussion with a twenty two year old woman. She is the mom of a very adorable little boy and has a great husband. She is a college graduate and a stay at home mom. A few months ago she and her honey were having a well deserved night out and headed for a movie. All of the sudden she had the overwhelming feeling their family needed to begin working much harder and much faster on becoming self reliant and prepared for any challenge or disaster that may come their way. She related that the feeling was so strong she wanted to turn the car around, go home, and get started then! Over the next few weeks she discovered others of her peers had also been having these prompting and warnings to get prepared, NOW.

I was recently honored to help with the wedding and reception of a couple I adore. The bride is twenty two and the groom twenty three. They are headed off to college in a few months and are working very hard to leave prepared with food storage, an emergency kit for themselves and their car and items such as canners and Dutch ovens. I have spent several days helping her learn to can. Last Friday we began sewing lessons. Again, they are feeling an urgency.

Have you been seeing this trend as well? With the disappearance of Home Economics and Shop classes and the 50 something generation failing to teach skills to their children we have a generation who is not capable of understanding how to become self reliant. Are they beginning to understand the huge disadvantage this is to them? Are they beginning to realize the government is not capable of taking care of everyone? Are they beginning to understand they do not want the government making decisions about how to raise, feed, clothe and educate their children? It is my hope that you are sharing all you are learning with those who are 20 something in your lives. I have been impressed that they are showing far more maturity and concern then many of their parent’s generation.

So, if you are 20 or 30 something and have that feeling of urgency please let us help. Anyone and everyone can prepare no matter their education level, age, location, or income. Self reliance is about consistent effort, not about money or having a ton of wheat in the garage. It is amazing the peace you feel as you prepare.

This is week 34 of our General Store review. When we finish this year we will move on to another method of preparing so be sure to stay current with the additions to your store and if you are behind or just beginning you can find the Fifty Two Week Plan in the March 2009 Totally Ready Newsletter.

It’s time to add five cans of fruit per family member to your store. If you are canning your own one pint equals one can. If you are freezing one pound equals two cans. ake advantage of all the fruit available right now before it’s gone.

I told you last week I had 22 visitors in my home for a week and I discovered some of my storage needs to be re-thougtht. I have gotten more aluminum foil and more disinfectant cleaners since the gang left. As I went about cleaning this week I discovered all those extra rolls of TP in the bathroom cupboards had been used. I still have more stored on my General Store shelves but it was a wake up call that if all my family came here during a disaster my TP would only last a few weeks, not months. So, to you I say, this week store more TP. It doesn’t expire and will be great to trade if the time comes that you need something you failed to stock or if you need a service you don’t have the skills to provide for yourself.

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50% Off at Gardeners Choice

June 18, 2011 11:15 am | No Comments

This is the largest sale on overstock items at in their entire history.

Fruits and vegetables , live plants and more…

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New LDS Preparedness Video

March 31, 2011 8:15 am | No Comments

From Your Sister in Japan to You

March 18, 2011 7:48 am | 1 Comment

R.S. Secretary from an LDS member in Japan about Prepardness

Hi Everyone,
We’re doing “fine” here. Considering what is going on around us. When the first big quake hit, around 2:45 in the afternoon on Friday, I ran to Gray’s room and grabbed him out of his crib. We’ve had plenty of earthquakes in the 2.5 years we’ve been here, but this one was huge. Gabe started crying and calling for me –I got him too and we huddled on the stairs away from windows and light fixtures. The two big boys were walking home from school and came in while the house was still shaking. They thought it was exciting. I yelled at them to “GET BACK OUTSIDE!” because I’d just been told if you’re outside, you’re supposed to stay outside! I sat on the stairs praying: “Please protect my kids, please protect my kids, please protect my kids…” It seemed to last forever (around 5 minutes I’ve heard) and then the aftershocks just kept coming and coming. They’re still coming.

They evacuated the hospital and Doug was able to come home around 4. [I can’t tell you what a relief it was to have my whole entire family safe and together. And how upsetting it was/is to think of people all over Japan who have family unaccounted for. It’s really hard for me whenever one of the husbands has to leave.]

Since then, the power has been out and we haven’t had any heat or access to phones (to the states) or Internet (except Doug getting one e-mail out from the hospital.) Friday evening we moved our friends in with us (Tami and Wes and three kids) since they just shipped all of their stuff to the states in preparation for their move in two weeks. It’s been nice to have them around because everyone is on edge and extremely stressed. (And Tami is very cool under pressure! She’s amazing. Me, not so much turns out.)

Yesterday (Saturday) they opened the commissary (No lights, cash only) and we grabbed some extra food, water and diapers. Since we have the standard Mormon “food storage” I wasn’t too worried about running out of food or water, but I didn’t have any spare diapers so was happy to buy three big boxes yesterday for Gray-Gray. (And yes, I bought two big cans of hot chocolate. Priorities, people!)

We went to church for a shortened meeting to take the sacrament and get the news today. All members of the branch have been accounted for and we’ve heard that all the missionaries in Japan are accounted for also. (Big relief.)

The power is now back on off-base which is how I have Internet access right now. We’re at Tami’s house. Hopefully it stays on.

I must say it was pretty frustrating to try to get into my email to contact my Mom (who’s not answering the phone) and not be able to log in. I decided to try to leave a message for her via my blog which is when I discovered I’d been hacked. I was extremely frustrated and not even remotely thrilled about that! Dear B and C, please PLEASE don’t ever hack my blog again. For any reason!!! Also, sometimes you’re not funny. This was one of those times.

Anyway, evidently Misawa is going to become the base for rescue operations in nearby prefectures. We were asked at church to see what extra coats, blankets, food and water we can round up to donate to the Japanese people nearby. I feel heart sick thinking of those who’ve lost homes and loved ones. Although you probably know much more than me, I hear the devastation is extremely great. We were lucky to be so safe on base and grateful our off-base friends and neighbors were okay.

The earthquakes (aftershocks) haven’t stopped and I spent all night last night having nightmares about running from collapsing and buckling buildings. The kids are on edge and tantrums are at an all time high. They keep busy playing during the day, but when it gets dark and we have to ration flashlights and candles it gets extra hard to keep the peace.

A few things I’ve been wanting to tell people and note for the future:

*Get an old school, corded phone. If the power goes out, your cordless wont work. We were lucky to have a corded phone upstairs which helped Doug coordinate with the Branch President to get accountability of church members. (The phones have worked on-base off and on, but we were never able to get a call through to the states.)

*Speaking of accountability, in an emergency, if you’re going to leave your house–leave a note on the door saying where you are going so when guys from church or work coming looking, they’ll know where you are.

*When the power went out, people off base couldn’t get their cars out of their garage. Turns out there is a special crank to use but most of our friends didn’t have it or know what it was. Luckily Tami had parked outside and was able to get her kids to our house Friday.

*We’ve been cooking with our camping equipment. Note to self: Buy a 20 pack of small propane tanks. We’ve also used our outdoor BBQ (in the cold) and I’m wishing I had a spare tank of Propane for that. (We still don’t have power and don’t know when it will come back on On Base. Estimates have said 24 hours (we’re way past that) to 1 week, to indefinite.)

*Do you have an extra refill of your prescriptions in your 72 hour kit? It’s terrifying to imagine running out of the things you take every day. Also, the thought of my kids getting sick and not having enough Children’s Advil and/or Tylenol made me pretty nervous until I verified we had some of each.

*For ONCE I was glad to be doing Dave Ramsey yesterday when we had plenty of cash on hand to shop at the commissary. But we also have a cash and yen emergency fund hidden in the house for back-up which was very comforting.

*While I’m making notes to myself: Buy a hand crank wheat grinder and blender! (We have a freezer full of frozen fruit to make smoothies but no way to blend anything.)

*Flashlights are a pain in my butt. All of our stupid Rayovac crappy-**** batteries that I had stored for an emergency, LEAKED! So the flashlights are all slowly dying, being over used by the children, and being misplaced. The best source of light the last two nights has been the pillar candles I’ve had in the cupboard for fancy table settings. They seem to burn pretty slow and shed a lot of light. I’ve gone through 3 and have 1 left. Wish I had a 20 pack of those in my 72 hour pack. It would be nice not to worry about running out. Small, light weight, energy efficient lanterns would be nice too.

*Also, my next house will have a wood burning fire place. This all would have been much easier if we could have been warm.

*Also, I’m buying all my kids a down comforter. We have one on our bed and we’ve been fine at night, but the kids need 20 blankets piled up to stay warm. (Actually, the two big boys each have a two layer fleece blanket which is pretty warm, but unfortunately, they’re not very big.)

(Poor little Gray had to spend yesterday in his snow suit to stay warm. The poor little guy must be sensing the stress because he’s been quite out of sorts. He’s always shivering (even when bundled) and very clingy. The kids are all confused and upset but mostly hanging in there. Like I said, it’s been nice to have friends to keep us company.)

Sorry, I’m rambling on and on but I’ve had all this stress for the last two days and my main way to process is by writing my thoughts down. So I’ve been going a little nuts feeling so disconnected.

A few more random thoughts:
*The last two days this thought kept running through my head “All are safely gathered in.”. I can’t express enough how glad I was/am to have my family around me. Please say a prayer for our many many friends with deployed spouses. This is a very stressful time here and it’s really sucky for them to be apart. Also, please pray for all the Japanese people who are missing or displaced. So sad.

*We were very blessed on base to have running (freezing cold) water. Off base, sewer lines broke and contaminated the water supply they weren’t even supposed to touch it.

*Today we sang “I Need Thee Every Hour” at church. Has a lot of meaning right now.

Okay, there are other people who need to use this computer. Everyone on base is coming off base to try to contact family.

Tami’s husband (Pilot) is at work trying to coordinate rescue efforts so I should go down and help her take care of the multitude of children and get everyone some lunch.

Please pray for us (us being everyone in Japan) and if you feel so inclined, find a way to send some warm blankets to people who’ve lost their homes. Don’t know when I’ll be back on-line again, but hopefully soon.

Thanks to everyone for your concern. I knew (figured) there were people praying for us back in the states and it helped to think about that.

“If this article doesn’t spark a new idea about how the earth could move on it’s axis in the last days to return to the original land mass formation, you’re not being very observant. There’s a lot going on outside our immediate ant colony that are exciting signs of the times.”


The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

“At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass,” said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters).

The temblor, which struck Friday afternoon near the east coast of Japan, killed hundreds of people, caused the formation of 30-foot walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfed entire towns, dragged houses onto highways, and tossed cars and boats like toys. Some waves reached six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan’s east coast.

The quake was the most powerful to hit the island nation in recorded history and the tsunami it unleashed traveled across the Pacific Ocean, triggering tsunami warnings and alerts for 50 countries and territories as far away as the western coasts of Canada, the U.S. and Chile. The quake triggered more than 160 aftershocks in the first 24 hours — 141 measuring 5.0-magnitude or more.

The quake occurred as the Earth’s crust ruptured along an area about 250 miles (400 kilometers) long by 100 miles (160 kilometers) wide, as tectonic plates slipped more than 18 meters, said Shengzao Chen, a USGS geophysicist.

Japan is located along the Pacific “ring of fire,” an area of high seismic and volcanic activity stretching from New Zealand in the South Pacific up through Japan, across to Alaska and down the west coasts of North and South America. The quake was “hundreds of times larger” than the 2010 quake that ravaged Haiti, said Jim Gaherty of the LaMont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

The Japanese quake was of similar strength to the 2004 earthquake in Indonesia that triggered a tsunami that killed over 200,000 people in more than a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean. “The tsunami that it sent out was roughly comparable in terms of size,” Gaherty said. “[The 2004 tsunami] happened to hit some regions that were not very prepared for tsunamis … we didn’t really have a very sophisticated tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean basin at the time so the damage was significantly worse.”

The Japanese quake comes just weeks after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on February 22, toppling historic buildings and killing more than 150 people. The timeframe of the two quakes have raised questions whether the two incidents are related, but experts say the distance between the two incidents makes that unlikely.

“I would think the connection is very slim,” said Prof. Stephan Grilli, ocean engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island.

Local Raw Honey Special

March 8, 2011 3:02 pm | No Comments

This is raw honey and has not been processed.
You can order exactly how much you want, and pay with PayPal on-line.  Pickup is in Clinton, Utah for locals and your group can arrange to pick them up together.
Here is the link for the honey.  It looks like you order 5 lbs for $13.75.  Taste test results were phenomenal.  Here is the link to sign up now. down; it’s at the bottom of the page.


“We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders,” Huber wrote. “This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.”   Read more…

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