Archive for April, 2013

The Ready Center Lipton Cup-a-Soup

Article submitted by Shirley Ready @ The Ready Center

$1.25.  That’s all this box of goodness cost the other day at my local Kroger store.  There are 4 instant soup envelopes in it and when the conditions are just right, they are FANTASTIC!  Don’t let the front picture fool you though, you’re not getting luscious chunks of great chicken in there… more like chicken pellets, but it’s good all the same.

Recently I’d been out all afternoon snowshoeing through the woods dragging my son through the snow on a sled while he was dragging his arms through the loose snow around him.  I came back to the warming hut where they have cold sandwiches (oh yay), hot cocoa (that’s better) and these babies!  I emptied the contents of one envelope into a Styrofoam cup, poured some hot water over the top and suddenly, I was in the land of sweet chicken noodle soup.  It wasn’t my mom’s homemade stuff, but man, this hit the spot. (more…)

The Ready Center Freebie Pic 2

Article submitted by Shirley Ready @ The Ready Center

So it has come time to write about more of the free things that companies have sent me over the past two months.  I was hoping to write monthly, but the end of February was a bit dismal in my acquisition of freebies.  The goodie bag in our dining room slowly filled as I watched and waited these last two months.  I don’t open the items for use until I write the article – I’m sure you wouldn’t like to see a bunch of half eaten products and wrappers, so here we go!!! (more…)

Emergency Radio The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

I wonder if this situation will end up being a long term event.  …Or will it be over in matter of days or hours?  Should I be rationing our water supplies?  …Or our food supplies?    I’m not even sure I have enough to do that.  Either way, I just hope they have some sort of professionals working on this.  This isn’t as easy as I thought it would be…  And I can’t let the others know I feel this way.  I need to look like I know what’s going on here.   I mean after all, they’re all looking to me for leadership and guidance.  This is really tough.  No power, no heat, no water, and I haven’t seen a police officer or government official since this thing hit.  Speaking of…. I wonder if we’re even safe in our own home right now.  Last night I heard multiple gunshots and a lot of screaming afterward.  This is not a good feeling.  I just wish I had an idea of what was going on out there…. (more…)

Highway The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Imagine this scenario: You lose electricity for a couple of weeks starting this evening.  Now look around your house and ask yourself a few questions. How would you cook?  How would you bathe or shower?  How would you keep you and your kids warm.  What would you use to keep your kids (more…)

First Aid The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

So far, we’ve covered a lot of ground together when it comes to preparedness.  And if you’re completely new to the preparedness scene and have been following through with this series since the beginning, you have much to be proud of!  In continuing with our “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck” series, this pay period we recommend your next addition be (more…)