Friday, May 20, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse! Really?

My take on what seems to be an outrageous article from the CDC is that they are trying reach a broader audience (younger perhaps) to teach them about being prepared.

I think it is well written and does bring it all back together for just any emergency.

If you haven't read it yet check it out and tell me what you think. CDC Zombie Apocalypse

Friday, May 13, 2011

Is it worth it?

The hype over extreme couponing is really fun. Except I don't believe it. I love the fact that there are more and more ways to get coupons, but they are not telling you the whole story.

Yes, you can save lots of money using coupons! No, you cannot save almost ALL of your grocery bill. There are things to buy that you just don't get coupons for. (Meat for example, maybe the occasional $1 off a pound of meat when you buy some charcoal.)

I have been using coupons for almost 30 years. When I have shopped ONLY for the coupon items I have saved a good 90% of my bill. In reality when I go to the store and buy everything on my list, I save 15-30%. That's still nothing to complain about. It's still money in my pocket.

So by all means take advantage of the coupon craze. Stock on up items you USE that will not go bad if you have 100 of them in your pantry. Don't use coupons to save 40cents off an item that you don't like. You're not gaining anything. Don't expect to walk out not having to pay anything.

Facebook is a great place if you want to 'like' all the manufacturers and couponing sites. Trust me, it WILL fill up your newsfeed and you might miss other things. But it is a great way to get good deals to increase your food/supply storage.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Free Herbalism Webinar

Root to Fruit: Folk Herbalism From the Ground Up, a free webinar with Kiva Rose. Sign up here:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Topics I Want To Cover

Food Storage (And why I love Thrive and the Q)

Emergency supplies/planning


Sewing/Crafting (functional items)



Contests and Giveaways

I am not good at the 'manly' things. I apologize for the rather sexist statement, but I'm old school and mean nothing by it. I just am not good with picking up a hammer, nail and saw and creating something. I will leave that up to the other wonderful bloggers that are already out there.

I look forward to having dialogue with you, meeting you and helping you in any way that I can. ~Robin