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How and Why You Should Be Stocking Up on Baking Supplies This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a dream season for the prepper. The sales are usually pretty good during this time which makes it an excellent time to stockpile. This becomes especially true for baking supplies.  One of the keys to stockpiling for your food storage is to use the sales to your advantage. During the holiday season, you can count on a few things being on sale: canned vegetables instant mashed potatoes stuffing mixes gravy baking supplies We will be focusing on baking supplies. Some people do not consider these worthwhile to stockpile because they do not last as long as some other food storage options. However, I consider food storage in a three-prong approach: Quick, easy foods that do not need to be cooked or minimally cooked Long term food storage like freeze-dried foods, rice, and beans Cook from scratch foods that will get you through a month of no money Cooking from scratch is pretty simple but takes some planning when you are stockpiling food. You need to think about what

Decide, Plan, Prepare: How To Start Getting Prepared Practically

We all have this idea prepping is can just be done in any way possible. We try to do many things and quickly realize we might not have a direction or a plan to help guide us. In the beginning, many people just started prepping without rhyme or reason. All they know is that they need to get prepared and they need to do it now. They start by going to the grocery store and stocking up on goods without understanding what they truly need to do.  Most people who start this way give up prepping because they feel overwhelmed and somewhat foolish. Then they become overwhelmed very quickly. They have purchased many things without knowing where to put them or what to do with them. They most likely panicked and bought things they didn't need and now have some buyer's remorse. They just knew they needed stuff now and didn't think through what they really needed.  Prepping is much like life. You quickly lose focus without a plan and a purpose. When you are prepping, you need to have a pl

How Uncomfortable Can You Live To Save Money and Still Survive?

Saving money seems to be the name of the game lately. With rising inflation, increasing costs in stores, and generally higher cost of living, people are looking for any way possible to cut corners and trim costs. The problem is that most people don't want to sacrifice any comforts to really save money when they need to really buckle down. Then the consequences of not buckling down to save a lot of money hit them really hard and they end up paying a higher price, like losing a car or their home.  Most people don't realize that you will be making choices soon that you may never have imagined making. The economy is not looking good. Inflation is here no matter what you are being told by the news media. You may have to sacrifice a lot to keep a roof over your head or a vehicle to get you back and forth to work. You may end up working a second job in addition to the side hustles you already have to bring in extra money.  While people will generally do what they need to do to put foo