Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Emergency preparedness is a team sport,” Eric Whitaker   “Assessing, developing, attaining and sustaining needed emergency preparedness, response and recovery capabilities is a difficult task that requires sustained leadership …. There is a no silver bullet, no easy formula.” William Jenkins   This week, our focus is going to be on GLOVES…two types:   Latex via and Work via   I think the reasons behind needing gloves are probably pretty obvious.  Latex gloves are so useful in unsanitary conditions to […]

Emergency Kits – Gloves

Sweet N' Spicy Salmon 1 comment
I love, LOVE salmon.  The trouble is, it’s rarely something I can afford, so I don’t eat it very often.  When I happen to find it on sale for less than $4 a pound, I will buy it, but I’m pretty fearful of trying new recipes with it…cause what if it isn’t good?  I aint’ wasting $3.50/lb of food!!!    You know what I mean?  The last time I bought it, however, I decided to be brave and experiment…and I’m really […]

Ev’s Sweet N’ Spicy Salmon Recipe

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The Arrow and the Song I  shot an arrow in the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly as it flew, the sight Could not follow in its flight.   I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where. For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song?   Long, long afterward, in an oak, I found the arrow, still unbroke; And […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Friendship

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This week let’s add TWEEZERS to our first aid kits. via   I’ll be perfectly honest, I’ve NEVER bought a pair of tweezers before.  We own 3 pair, but that’s because they’ve come in first-aid kits I’ve bought.  I was thinking about it, and couldn’t remember ever buying them by themselves.   The good news is, you CAN purchase them in a kit, or by themselves, or however else you want to.  Amazon has them ranging from $2-$20.  (What you’ll […]

Emergency Kits – Tweezers

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Ever since giving up gluten, I have had some major food cravings.   You know, for things like donuts, muffins, BREAD. That kinda thing.   Unfortunately, I haven’t found many homemade gluten free bread recipes that I’ve liked.  I’ve tried a ton of them, but haven’t found THE ONE.   I decided to ease my way into it, and to start by trying some quick breads, rather than yeast breads, and see if I had any better luck.  Again, I […]

Pumpkin Coconut Bread – Gluten Free

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“If certain mortal experiences were cut short, it would be like pulling up a flower to see how the roots are doing.  Put another way, too many anxious openings of the oven door, and the cake falls instead of rising.” – Neal A. Maxwell (photo) “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” – Dutch Proverb

Thoughtful Thursday – Patience

  I’ve always preferred liquid to bar soap, but honestly, I’ve always used bar soap because it’s cheaper.  Now that I have kids I’ve  found that they wash their hands much better with the liquid…it’s easier to squirt a little out and wash it off, there isn’t a slippery bar to grasp, and frankly, they’re more likely to get enough soap on their hands when it’s liquid. My son, in particular, does much better with liquid soap.  It’s what they […]

Make Your Own: Homeade Liquid Hand Soap

“Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness” Don Williams Jr   Isn’t that a great quote?  It’s so true… This week, we’re going to focus on adding  SCISSORS to our emergency/72-hour kits.   via   Now, typically when we think of scissors for emergency kits, we think of the surgical kind, pictured above.  That is great, but you know what, I think that regular scissors could come in handy as well.  If you’ve got a package of food you’re […]

Emergency Kit – Scissors