Category: Preparing on a Budget

Essentials for a DIY Bug Out Bag

The top reasons why people don’t prepare are because they think it is too difficult, too expensive, and too time-consuming.  But, it doesn’t have to be.  In fact, putting together a basic family preparedness plan with a bug out bag for each family member can generally be done in an evening. In an effort to … Continued

Buy Now or Save?

When getting ready to buy supplies to prepare for an emergency, people often ask whether it is better to buy a little at a time or all at once. The answer is… it really depends on you. The two major factors are your financial situation and your personality. Each method has its advantages and its … Continued

15 Ways to Add Room to Your Budget

Many families find the financial costs of emergency preparedness do not fit into their budget. If all of your funds are already accounted for, it would be hard to create a little wiggle room for emergency supplies. However, if you’ve done your research, you’ll know that planning for an emergency should be on the list … Continued

5 Budgeting Tips for Emergency Preparedness

This past week on Glenn Beck’s website, there was an insightful post about the basics of home defense readiness. In introducing the topic, the author made a stirring point: “When designing any emergency response plan, it is important to first identify the most realistic threat you are likely to face… Mounting a defense against the … Continued

10 Tips for Starting Your Garden

Do you remember when you planted your very first bean seed in a paper cup way back in elementary school? You watched it sprout and grow into a gangly plant and you were so proud to show Mom. Imagine the pride you’ll feel growing your own garden. Not only will you feel a tremendous sense … Continued