A GO bag is an essential item in preparedness, and a great place to start your preparedness journey. If you need to evacuate your home quickly, this bag can be an essential part of getting out safely and with the basic items you will need to be away from home for a short period of time. The GO bag is not intended to give you all the comforts of home, just some basics to make you more comfortable or safer if you need to be away. We evacuated our home several years ago during the Black Forest Fire. At that time, I felt fairly prepared to do what I needed to do to get out. We had hours to prepare, so I was even able to grab more non-essential items, like family photographs and other memorabilia. We can talk about being prepared with those later, but for now will focus on getting out FAST.
If you are looking for a fun and creative way to have a little fun with your whole family this Friday night, a fiesta is the way to go. Mexican food is glorious because you can usually find something for everyone in your family and you can spice it up (or down!) any way that you want to.
I have dug through some of my favorite sites to bring you the top 10 recipes for our Friday Fiesta Nights. Don’t get stuck at plain old tacos, when you can make it even more fun by adding these dishes. As a bonus, I have also found my two favorite cocktail recipes, for the grownups to enjoy after the sun goes down. Heat up your Friday night with a Fiesta. Your whole family will love it! Continue reading “Family Dinner Roundup: Fiesta Friday” »
It’s a cold, windy day here in Colorado. As I sit here in my warm home, with the fire going, my mind is turning to all the events throughout the world where warmth, protection, and even food are not a guarantee. I’m a bit of a stocker, a trait learned from my mother in part and from her mother before her as well. We tend to stock up, plan ahead, and have what we would need in the case that we could not access stores or other luxuries. Friends joke that I am a prepper…but that’s not entirely true. We plan for things, yes, but not so much for the “end of the world” scenarios that preppers are known for.
Planning for preparedness isn’t hard. In fact, you probably have many of the tools in your home right now. But, in the case of a natural disaster, regional event, or even an illness…it will pay off. Here are the first steps to begin being prepared. Continue reading “Beginner Preparedness: Where to Start” »