Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Book Review!

It is rare that I find small books to be engaging, but I have to tell you that Bernie Carr's book "The Prepper's Pocket Guide, 101 Easy things You Can Do To Ready Your Home For Disaster" is not just engaging, but useful, timely and should not be ignored.
Measuring only 7" x 5"x 1", this book is small enough to fit easily into a backpack, or purse. It is written in easy to manage bursts of info. Don't have a lot of time to read, but you want to make your reading teach you something? This is the book. Want to start being more prepared for whatever life might throw at you? This is your book. Bernie talks about getting started, water needs, financial readiness, health and safety, teaching kids to be ready, food supplies, readying your home, prepping with pets, bugging out, staying in, doing without toilet paper if you have to, preparing for floods, tornadoes, starting a food storage plan on $5 a week, assembling an inexpensive first aid kit and so much more, you really have to see this book!

I first found Bernie through her blog, The Apartment Prepper. For those of you who are fortunate to have homes larger than a postage stamp, let me tell you that storage in an apartment is a challenge. Bernie made it all seem possible. Before long, I was a fan of the blog. Now I'm a fan of the woman herself and her book. It is worth every cent of it's cover price, $12.95, and I don't say that about many books.

If you are just coming into the world of stocking up, if you are new to prepping, if you have a nagging feeling that you need to start shopping so you have food back-ups, if you have been prepping for years ... you need to get Bernie's book.
I can promise you you will not regret getting this book.

A brief excerpt...
"If you are unable to boil water, you can purify it with sunlight. Fill clear plastic bottles with water you have already filtered and line a sunny area with heavy duty aluminum foil. Lay the bottles down sideways on the aluminum so the shiny side of the foil can reflect sunlight. Make sure the bottles are facing toward the sun. Leave them out for six hours"

Get this book. READ this book. Doing even just a few things Bernie talks about will make a difference in your lives. You will regain personal control, personal power and it may even save your life.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Vinegar Tip Of The Day!

Ever have one of those days where you learn something and say "Huh! Imagine that!"?
Today, I did just that. Here's why.

To stop bug bites from itching, dab vinegar on the bite. Vinegar can also be used as an antiseptic for minor cuts and scrapes.
(Wonder if that stings though?)