The holidays are upon us, old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, and the cupboard was……….BARE? Yikes, not only would that be a tragedy during the holidays but a catastrophe during times of disaster. So what are you gonna do? The questions of food storage and value face us daily but never more prominently than during a disaster when there isn’t any to be found. The little piggy went to the market and it was bare don’t let your pantry meet the same fate. Tune in as the Survival Woman from Backdoorsurvival.com shares with Lynna “The Other Side…A Preppers Path” how preppers can derive the most value out of their food storage and budget. The girls will cover all the bases such as bulk foods vs. freeze-dried, shelf life, cost, storage, convenience, and taste. Don’t be like old Mother Hubbard or the little piggy, tune in and learn how you can prepare your pantry and at a value.
Join Deb today on “Common Sense Prepping” as she gets specific on food storage. Many new Preppers ask what exactly they need to have in a full months’ food supply. This week, Deb will let you know what to buy and how to get a good start on your storage in a hurry. Deb will share her idea of one month food storage for around $200.00, which in turn can be built into a three month supply easily. You know, there are some things which can come upon us all of a sudden and we are at a loss on what to do or where to turn unless we are prepared. Being prepared helps us to be less stressed when the time comes. Better to be prepared and never need it than to need it and not be prepared. People from all walks of life are feeling something going on, and even though they can’t seem to be able to point their finger on exactly what that something might be, Preppers will be the people most likely to survive.
We are hardly preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, yet we can hear the jingle bells, the soft tones of holiday music and the blatant advertising reminding us of how many days there are until Christmas!
In recent days, national retailers have reported that they are scrambling to get our attention as consumers because even they can see the writing on the wall. These retailers are vying for our dollars because they know this holiday season can either make or break them. They know that it is most likely the latter. The economy is at an all-time low, unemployment is at an all-time high. Some people believe that as a nation we are facing bleak and uncertain future.
All of this does not stop the fact that the holidays are coming and will be here soon. This week on the Homestead Honey Hour Noreen will be your host and the topic will be Handmade Holiday! Now, more than ever, is a time to reach inside ourselves. Put our talents to work and give from the heart.
They say it’s the thought that counts and I believe that to be true. Giving something that you make with your own hands, whether it is a tray of someone’s favorite fudge, a pair of hand knitted socks, scarf or a handmade journal, is the best gift of all. When I craft a gift I am thinking about the recipient and putting that energy into that gift. How could someone not like something you have made especially for them?
Also on this episode of “The Homestead Honey Hour” want to talk about changing the way we shop for the holidays. For some people the act of shopping for the perfect holiday gift is almost as important as the act of the giving. I would never take that away from someone. Myself included, but we need to get away from the big box stores and get into the local, mom and pop stores and small businesses that make this country great. We need to take the dollars out of the corporations and put it back into the hands of the hard working Americans who have so much to offer this holiday season.
Let’s come together and talk about ideas that we can use to make this a Handmade Holiday that our families and friends won’t soon forget.
This Tuesday on The Crooked Path to Preparedness we are going to discuss Prepping on the Cheap. Not too many people have so much money they can just run out and buy everything they need to be prepared for tomorrow’s disaster. Most people are normal, everyday, overall wearing, average income earning people that have to make it on a budget and try to prepare for the future at the same time. In fact I don’t even know a single person that has a bunker like they show on TV. So we are going to talk about how “low budget” people , like Sissy Bob, have to prepare for what’s coming. It’s not just about buying in bulk it’s a little of a lot of things and a lot of little things.
Make sure and join in on the conversation because we would love to hear about what you do to “Prep on the cheap”. I’m going to be throwing some of my ideas at ya and I hope you will all call in and throw some of your ideas at me. Make sure and check out the latest Hillbillypreppergals video to find the shoutout of the week. The person that calls in with it before I do the shout out will win their choice of a goat turd sling shot or a book. www.youtube.com/user/HillbillyPrepperGals
In these dire times we all can use some help. If you are a prepper, like many of us it’s scrimp and save to prepare. I recently received this email from a dear friend and found worth posting and sharing with all of you. I believe that most preppers are in the 50 plus year old category and even if you are not here is some great information for you and I encourage everyone to pass along to those that can use it.
Senior Discounts (50 years and above) – Please pass it along!
Senior Discounts Keep this list – – – and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy’s recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me those seniors over age 55 gets 10% off everything on the menu, every day.
Being of ‘that’ age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too. This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them startat the young age of 50.
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family, too.
There Is No Such Thing As I Can’t! Sissy Bob, the host of “The Crooked Path to Preparedness” has a very encouraging and inspirational guest, Helen from HomesteadInARental.
Helen and her husband, Tim, have a very inspirational story they have agreed to share with us. they are currently doing their best to homestead and prep with what they have and where they are. They will amaze you with what they do with what they have. Sissy Bob learned about HomesteadInARental when they messaged her one day to ask a question. She checked out their channel and was amazed at what they were doing. Later that same month Sissy bob came across a submission to one of her favorite magazines and realized it was HomesteadInARental. She was floored by their story and encouraged at what they did when faced with adversity. Tim and Helen can teach many of us many lessons. Their youtube channels is www.youtube.com/user/homesteadinarental
The premier of our newest program “Off Grid Preppers” on American Preppers Radio Tuesday at 6:00pm Central is sure to be a hit with the quality of information and the experience these two new hosts bring to the table. On our launch show of Off Grid Preppers, Big John Lipscomb will describe moving from the city to rural Montana and share with the audience the fun and the hardships of living the sovereign lifestyle. Barbara will share off-grid living in North Idaho and how she prepped for 23 family members on a punishing budget. Together, Big John & Barbara will discuss a take-no-prisoners approach to successful, budget-friendly prepping. Listen to this show in player below!
Outside the box! Successful Preppers always think outside the box! Join the Other Side of a Preppers Path this show accomplished beekeeper, teacher and author Christy Hemenway shares Bee Keeping outside the box! You’d love bees and honey but isn’t commercial bee keeping expensive and tough to learn? No worries let Christy help you out of the box and into a profitable venture. Get the buzz on working with bees rather than against them. Learn how simplistic, sustainable and cost effective bee keeping can be. Got questions call in! Honey the wonder elixir, YAY BEES! Listen to this show in player below.
Save, Savings and More Savings! Get the scoop on how to save money, get more and enhance your prepping lifestyle! Lynette Frye of Prepping on a Budget joins The Other Side of a Preppers Path to talk savings through great ideas like coupons. Lynette has been couponing for sometime now and has information on how to backed by experience. She is an active blogger and radio personality appearing on her own shows as well as several shows in the prepper community. Don’t wait any longer, learn how to boost your buying power NOW. Listen on ways that you may save in player below.