Having lost a home in Hurricane Charley (nine years ago this month), I can personally testify to the need for being prepared in case of calamity.
I referenced the experience in a post I wrote in 2008 when we were anticipating Hurricane Fay to whip through:
"While it's never a peaceful feeling to be the target of a large storm, we don't have the dread with this storm that we did when Hurricane Charley was making a beeline for us (actually, it wasn't making a beeline for us - it was supposed to hit Tampa; it shifted a tad south at the last minute making us nearly a direct hit). We lost our house in that storm.
Often when I say that, people raise their eyebrows, their jaws drop, and they disbelieving say, "You did??!" I imagine they have visions of our whole house twirling the tumbling down the street like the little house in the Wizard of Oz. It wasn't like that. The storm severely damaged our roof, causing major water and mold damage making it uninhabitable. It was insured (though that was a two-year battle)."
So, I firmly believe that whether the disaster is natural or economic, it's a good idea to have a plan.
Following is a brief description about the books presented this month...
Have you ever wondered how you’d feed your family if the retail grocery store system failed? Do rising prices and declining food quality make you want to take matters into your own hands? Getting Started on a Food Supply Plan: Sourcing, Preserving, and Storing Food for Tomorrow’s Uncertain Times by Marie from Rural Living Today, will help you create a system that will raise your level of preparedness, increase your self-sufficiency, and provide peace of mind. Topics introduced include raising your own food, finding local sources, home preserving, and storing food.36 pages/Retail Value: $5.99
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Real Food Storage by KerryAnn Foster from Intentionally Domestic is the original preparedness ebook for traditional and real foodies! This eBook contains an overview of how to store foods without going off of your traditional foods diet plus over 200 recipes to get you started. No matter what your real food diet, whether you’re real foods, gluten &/or dairy-free, paleo, GAPS or more, you can begin and build a successful food storage program as food insurance for your family.
All of the recipes have been kid-tested and are family friendly. Recipes include sourdough baked goods, breakfast, quick breads, side dishes, main dishes (meatless, chicken, beef, salmon, turkey, lamb), packaged and processed replacements and desserts.
154 Pages/Retail Value: 29.95
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Stock the Real Food Pantry- Second Edition by Millie Copper of Real Food for Less Money, is a 55 page handbook designed to help you make the most of your pantry. We’ll cover exactly what the pantry is, how you can use it to stretch your food budget, and why you might want to enjoy a well stocked real food pantry. This version (the second edition) has been expanded to include not only stocking your pantry but more options for food storage and other ideas for beyond the well stocked pantry. You’ll love the practical, budget-focused concepts and ideas presented in this handbook.
55 pages/Retail Value: $7.95
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Getting Prepared from Angela of Untrained Housewife, is a beginner’s manual for how to get started feeling more confident and self-reliant during life’s unexpected happenings. While we all certainly hope that nothing bad will ever happen, we all secretly know that it could. From emergency grab-and-go bags, to a 30-day food plan, this book will walk you through all the elements to consider. You’ll find words of wisdom from someone who’s done it all and can guide you step-by-step without overwhelming you. If you’ve thought about trying to get better prepared and develop an emergency plan, but have been unsure about where to start, this is the book for you!
176 Pages/Retail Value $7.99
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4 eBooks, retail value of $51.88, for only $10.95!
Remember - this sale is for ONE WEEK ONLY! It disappears forever on August 26th at 11:59pm PST!
I downloaded mine on Friday, and loved thumbing through them over the weekend (I printed them - which is how I thumbed through them) ;-) They are chock full of helpful information and resources!
At only $10.95 for all four, I encourage you to get your own set... I'm pretty sure you'll be happy you did.