Wednesday Potpourri: A SurvivalWoman Roundup of This and That

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survivalwoman_smallBackdoor Survival Has a New Look

What I thought was going to be a simple facelift turned out to be a couple of all nighters.  There are still a few bugs so pardon the dust.  In the meantime, I am looking for a design or idea for a new header.  Any artists or graphics gurus out there?  If so, drop me a line.

A New and Better Recommended Links Page

Check out my new page of Recommended Sites.  Here are two new additions.

Shepherd School: What first attracted me to this site was the header “In a world of wolves don’t be a sheep”.  In addition to a wealth of information about firearms (one of the best I have seen), there are common sense solutions and tips for prepping in general and a nice selection of free downloads.

The Survival Mom:  You could spend hours at this site.  The Survival Mom dishes advice on how to prepare for everything from a natural disaster to financial crisis – and everything in between.  This is a very robust site.  In addition, SurvivalWoman has been added to The Survival Mom Blog Ring.

The News Beat

The 12 Most Pesticide-Laden Foods and 15 Cleaner Foods to Choose Instead.  Every time I shop, I struggle with the the “is organic worth the extra price?” dilemma.  In my own mind, 20%-30% more is okay but often the prices are more than double.  Also, in our area the farmer’s market is horribly expensive and as much as I want to support local agriculture, $6 for a single tomato or peach is too rich for my budget.

Here is the dirty dozen list, in order: Apples, Celery, Strawberries, Peaches, Spinach, Imported nectarines, Imported grapes, Sweet bell peppers, Potatoes, Domestic blueberries, Lettuce, Kale/collard greens. 

Who would have guessed that apples are the worst?

From the I Am Humbled Department

Last week’s post, Preparing for the Rogue Wave of Collapse, was named one of the top original articles last week at the Activist Post in the Health, Survival, Environment category.  Needless to say, I am both shocked and humbled.  Thanks, Eric.

And finally, a Guest Post over at The Retreat

In case you missed it, last Saturday I had a guest post over at The Retreat.  The guest post was a response to Badvoodoodaddy’s rant on Our Government’s Inability To Complete Anything.

It has been quite some time since I have sent out a SurvivalWoman Roundup.  I should do this more often.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


Backdoor Survival Tip of the Day:  Today’s tip is a bit more cerebral in that I want to pass on a song lyric from Biff Rose and Paul Williams.  The song, Fill Your Heart, was performed by David Bowie.

“Fill your heart with love today, don’t play the game of time. Things that happened in the past only happened in your mind. Forget your mind and you’ll be free.”

This lyric fills me with optimism and reminds me that the past is gone and we should make the most of the moment.

From the Bargain Bin:  Amazon currently has my favorite little flash drive, the Kingston 4GB DataTraveler , priced at $7.95 with free shipping regardless of the size of the order.  That means you don’t need to purchase $25 worth of stuff to get free shipping.  I love this little guy – its perfect for storing copies all of my important documents (passport, drivers license, medical prescriptions, and yes, even my marriage license) as well as my preparedness lifestyle reference manuals.

The Lodge 12″ Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet is now $18.59at Amazon.  I plan to leave this link here until I see the price go up over $20.

Emergency Essentials is a great source of food for long term storage as well as supplies.  This is your last chance to get in on the June specials.

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