Ep. 20- Replay of Episode 3

Welcome Fellow Preppers. I have apologies to make once again. Due to being sick, I was not able to record a new show for you this week.  Please enjoy a refresher on what you should store for long term food preps, how to store it, and how to make it last as long as possible.

I’ll have a new show for you this weekend as usual. In the mean time…

Happy Prepping!

Ep. 19- Talking with Bob Mayne about Budgeting for Preppers

Welcome Fellow Preppers!! Thank you for joining me for Episode 19 of Passionate About Prepping.

This week we have yet another special guest. Bob Mayne and I had a lovely conversation on the beginners basics for budgeting for preppers.

You can catch Bob on his two podcasts, Handgun World Podcast and Today’s Survival Show, as well. Bob and I are both proud members of the Self Defense Radio Network. You should head over there and give a listen to some of the other fantastic shows available!

Bob was also kind enough to provide the link to Tim Gable’s Blog. I’ll definitely be checking it out!

Also, for those that want to learn what Dave Ramsey’s principles are, here a link to the Total Money Makeover for sale on his website. (Again, I don’t get a penny for recommending it. I truly believe in his products.)

Happy Prepping!

Archery & Prepping

Caveman and ArcheryArchery has been around since man figured out that launching a stick with a string would make said stick go farther than just throwing it.

The invention of gun powder and mass produced firearms pushed archery to the wayside as the battle strategy of choice despite the fact that for eons it was the best way to defend yourself, family and land rights.

Just like any tool, it’s critical to use the right one for the job. The bow is extremely versatile and  can be easily carried (especially if you have a take-down recurve bow that can be broken down into pieces. More on that later.) and it will never run out of ammo. But does that mean that a bow and arrows should be part of your preps? The answer for me is a resounding yes, but I’m here to help you answer that question for yourself.  Continue reading “Archery & Prepping”

Ep. 18- A Conversation with Trevor Furlotte on Archery

Welcome Fellow Preppers!!! Thank you for joining me for Episode 18 of Passionate About Prepping!

This week, I have a special guest! Trevor Furlotte, best known as a host on Slam Fire Radio, the VP of Restigouche Gun Club, his work with the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR) and competing in International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) competitions. Trevor was kind enough to join me this week to talk about his other favorite hobby, Archery, and he’s here to answer some questions for beginners, pro’s and con’s of the types of bows available, and tips on how to get started.

As with any weapon, please get training on proper use and handling before you begin training. You can not only hurt someone, but also yourself, in numerous ways.

As is becoming the new normal, look for the follow up blog post for more information, tips, tricks and links in a few days!

Happy Prepping!!

Trevor Furlotte’s Bio on SlamFireRadio.com

Trevor has been surrounded by firearms his whole life. Growing up in a gun friendly home, he learned to shoot and hunt from his father at a very early age. His university years cause some down time in his firearms activities, but once settled after school, Trevor updated his PAL to included both non-restricted and restricted acquisitions.

Although he intended to start shooting IPSC back in 2004, he was side tracked by archery until January of 2011 when he bought his first handgun. Since that time, Trevor has become an active member of two local gun clubs and has been shooting IPSC matches all over NB since the summer of 2011.

Home Vacuum Sealers are a Money (and Life) Savers

I have it stored right on my main counter so it’s convenient to use. My jar sealer is usually always attached to it. It’s mine, you can’t have it!

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. I LOVE MY FOOD SAVER!!!

Someday in the future my machine will die (most likely from over use), but that day is not today, and frankly it makes me cry just thinking about it. *sniff*

Other than prolonging the shelf life of all the food I seal in bags and canning jars, there-by saving me money, I think my favorite use for a  vacuum sealer is it can be used for SO much more than food! I’ve compiled a list for you to consider sealing in jars or bags!

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Ep. 17- The Various Uses of a Home Vacuum Sealer

Welcome Fellow Preppers!! Thank you for joining us for Episode 17 of Passionate About Prepping!

Joey has returned this week to help me sing the praises of the FoodSaver® brand home vacuum sealer and all of it’s various uses.

Look for the follow up blog post later this week.

Happy Prepping!

Do I Have Enough Space for ALL of This??

Disorganized Closet
We all have a closet that looks similar to this……

No matter what size house, apartment, mobile home, or broom closet you live in, one of the first things many people say when beginning the journey of prepping, is “Where am I going to put all of this stuff?”

It’s a struggle we all have, even if we aren’t trying to become more prepared. We live in a disposable age. While it is a fabulous time, it does have it’s down side. It’s so easy to find and acquire the things that we want, when we want them, that we don’t often measure our “need” for the object of our desire. And this leads to a lot of excess in our homes. Specifically all the storage space we possess.  Continue reading “Do I Have Enough Space for ALL of This??”