Category Archives: emergency

A Whole Life

Slowly and carefully I am taking small steps towards going from a Whole 30 diet to a Whole 30 Lifestyle. I suppose you can say I am trying to create a Whole Lifestyle. With new born excitement about not just … Continue reading

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Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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Red Flags lead to the Treadmill

Teetering at nearly 196 lbs and watching my blood sugar rise each day I am suddenly seeing red flags rise all over the place. It has been almost 4 months since I stopped working out and allowed the winter to … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Food

It’s another cold Saturday morning as I sit once again wait for the doorbell to ring and my Survival Coach John to arrive. Today John will be reviewing my plans for having enough food to survive 30 days without leaving … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Water

Saturday morning yielded yet another knock at the door and a visit with our survival friend and expert John. “Good morning John”, Good morning Bill”. “You know these visits are just 15 minutes long Bill, so lets get started”. I … Continue reading

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Bugging out is not an option here

Yesterday the Portland Oregon area got hit with a snow storm that yielded at the max, maybe 6 inches of snow. I was at work when it started snowing. When I realized that being on the road wasn’t a smart … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Setting up Storage

It’s so easy to say that we are ready to handle a disaster but when we actually start to physically account for it we quickly realize that maybe we are not. Again I am acting as a visionary through the … Continue reading

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Emergency Visionary

Most of my upcoming posts will be dedicated to my thoughts and actions on “bugging in” while living in a city. Although I know that bugging in isn’t always an option with certain emergency situations I believe that it is … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside

Winter has arrived here in Oregon and with it I have added a new item to my prepper collection. While living in a modern home in the City doesn’t allow for certain options like a wood burning fireplace or wood … Continue reading

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Simple Living Prepared

There is no secret that along with many of my beliefs of a “life lived simple is a life worth living”, I also consider myself to be somewhat of a prepper. Not a prepper in the sense of a “Doomsday … Continue reading

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