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Frugal Ideas for Disaster Preparedness

First Post in this series is here. Before I share today’s idea, let me remind you that sometimes it just doesn’t matter how much you prepare. More than a few of Katrina’s survivors (and probably a good many of the dead) might have been very prepared- but when a flood suddenly sweeps your home out […]

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Frugal Guide to Disaster Preparedness

We spent five years on a small island which had several typhoons a year. We spent two or three years in a house on well water in an area prone to blizzards. In April. We have been without running water for days at a time. We’ve been without power for days at a time. I’ll […]

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(biscuits in Britain) Saucepan Peanut Cookies* 1 cup light corn syrup* 1 cup sugar (so the first two ingredients are sweeteners; who said these were healthy?!)* 1 1/2 cups peanut butter* 4 cups cereal flakes plain Cheerio-type cereal Stir the corn syrup and sugar together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a full boil. Remove […]

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