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Cleaning & Hygiene, Women's Topics

Candida in Clothing/Reusable Products

April 7, 2018

Candida albicans is a yeast (type of fungus) that we all have in and on our bodies. Normally it’s not an issue, but if you deal with an overgrowth of Candida then it can rear it’s ugly head as oral thrush, skin or nail infection, or as a yeast infection around the genitals. This includes Candida contributing to many diaper…

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Babies & Kids, Women's Topics

Pregnancy

March 19, 2018

Pregnancy can be a difficult time for all involved. Sometimes you can go through pregnancy and childbirth without any problems whatsoever, sometimes something major can happen needing intervention, and there is no way to predict up front how it’s going to go. There comes a point that all you can do is hope for the best, but before that point…

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Cleaning & Hygiene

Hygiene/Sanitation

March 15, 2018

This seems to be one of the most frequently overlooked areas in prepping resources I find online. It’s easy to forget, but extremely important. We can see from history how drastically the rate of illnesses declined with a modern understanding of hygiene and access to improved sanitation. This entails a variety of aspects — keeping yourself clean, keeping your cookware…

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Pets

Pet’s Emergency Bag

March 14, 2018

If an emergency occurs, your furry friends will need supplies too. This list varies widely depending on what type of animal you have, but some generic recommendations are: At least two weeks of food. Keep some extra food on hand and rotate it out as your pets it eat so if there were an emergency, the emergency food is still pretty…

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Babies & Kids

Baby’s Emergency Bag

March 14, 2018

Do you have a new baby, one on the way, or know it’s possible in the near future? All three are good reasons to have an emergency bag for babies. It’s important to keep this as lightweight as feasibly possible because as a parent you’re going to be carrying your own emergency bag, the baby’s emergency bag, AND the baby.…

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Babies & Kids

Should I stockpile bottles and formula in my baby’s emergency supplies?

March 14, 2018

This post is NOT intended to discuss the pros/cons of breastfeeding or formula feeding under normal circumstances. If you plan to formula feed, then it’ll be important to plan out which formula, bottles, and other supplies to store in case of emergency. If you plan to breastfeed, supplement, or want to breastfeed but are concerned about the “what ifs,” then the…

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General Topics

Do you wear glasses?

January 23, 2018

About a year ago I finally accepted the fact that I needed glasses. When that happened I went out and bought a couple extra glasses repair kits to stow in our various bags just in case. Well last week just in case happened. No, it wasn’t SHTF. It was rambunctious children and a lost screw. So I went in search…

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Babies & Kids

Kid’s Emergency Bag

January 8, 2018

When it comes to prepping for kids, a lot of it will just be duplicating items which are already in your preps. Depending on the age and maturity this may mean getting an extra to put in their bags or just carrying extra in your own in case they need it. Another issue with kids is you need to be…

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Water Purification & Storage

Intro to Water

January 8, 2018

The typical recommendation for water is “[s]tore at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet. Consider storing more water than this for hot climates, for pregnant women, and for people who are sick” (CDC). This is the minimum requirement. Under normal circumstances we get much of our daily water needs from the food we eat.…

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Food Storage

Other Food Items

January 8, 2018

These are food items that aren’t necessarily for fulfilling daily calorie or nutrition requirements but are for giving a variety of flavors (sugar/spices) or making use of the core food items (baking powder, yeast). I like to address these separately because the amount required is going to vary completely based on your personal likes and dislikes. One good way to…

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