February is emergency preparedness month here at Old Fashioned Families, I will be sharing a post at least once a week about being prepared, and we will be talking about preparedness on the forums which you can visit here. Disasters come in all sizes and shapes and can happen anytime or anywhere. This is a topic that we should all pay attention to no matter where we live, but there is plenty of debate as to how much preparedness we should engage in. At one extreme there are those ... [ Read More ]
Keeping Prepping in Perspective -Do You prep and if So Why?
My husband and I have talked about prepping a lot lately and as happens my daughter has been drawn into the conversation a few times. We talk a lot about self-sufficiency too, which is just on the other side of prepping, but as with all 11 year old children my daughter worries. I worried about nuclear war at her age with the cold war, and now she hears all this talk about prepping and wonders if she will face a disaster in her life time. Here is What I Told Her I struggled to teach ... [ Read More ]
Preparing For Winter Storms in the Country
This post has been an idea on a sticky at my computer for some time now and may be a little late in coming but it is a topic that has been much on my mind lately. It has been 20 years since I have had a place in the country where I have needed to worry about power outages and while I still know the basics I have decided that just the basics are not good enough anymore. I will probably write this post in two parts, because I can already tell as I write that it is going to be a long one, I want ... [ Read More ]