Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Short Break

I will be taking a short break from posting starting next week.  I will be having surgery and will probably not be feeling up to posting.  I will TRY to get some posts this coming week.  All though I now have 1 week to be ready for Christmas and get everything in order with my kids and house so I may be a little busy.  If you have anything you would like to learn more about leave me a comment.  I will be having lots of time with nothing to do.  What better to do than learn more about food storage or emergency preparedness!

Merry Christmas!

Shelf Reliance 12 Days of Christmas

Shelf Reliance just announced that they will be having a 12 days of Christmas sale.  Each day there will be a different item on sale!  You can either click here to see what is on sale or you can look on the right side bar and see the button for 12 days of Christmas.  Either way you will be able to see what is on sale or place an order.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Home Remedies

Last week I discovered Pinterest.  Talk about addicting.  Oh my goodness!  I really have to limit my self on how much time I can be on there.  Last night I was on there and I came across a "pin" for home remedies.  I went to her blog and looked at some of her posts.  WOW!  She had home remedies for things I would have NEVER thought of! 

Have you ever wondered how to keep your windshield from freezing?  How to keep your car door from freezing shut?  How about how to keep your windshield from fogging up?  She has remedies for all that and more!  Most of the items you need to prevent that you already have around the house.  Click here to view her blog post. 

On pinterest you can even look up food storage and get all sorts of ideas and recipes!  Who would have though?!?!  So if you havent already done so you should check it out. 

Friday, November 18, 2011


Shelf Reliance just announced their black Friday specials.  There are some AMAZING deals!  Click HERE to see a complete list of items on sale!  These prices will be valid November 25th, 26th and 27th. If there is something you would like to order let me know and I will help you get that ordered!

If you have been considering becoming a Shelf Reliance consultant Thanksgiving weekend is the time to do it!  Consultant kits will be 20% off!  If you want to sign up let me know and I will walk you through how to do it!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What does a basic 1 yr supply of food for 1 person look like?

So I am totally excited today. I can now say I officially have my year supply of beans. Well at least my pinto beans that is. I also have a year supply of a mixed bean. That is not on my list to store but it will give me more of a variety. It feels so great to be able to go to my list of what I need to store and be able to mark off something that I have completely done.

I received an email from a friend of mine who had some great info pertaining to food storage. Someone took the time to get a basic year supply for 1 person. They set it up on a shelf and took a picture of it to show what a year supply actually looks like. This was the minimum that we are told to store. It really opened my eyes. I have decided that I want to store more than a year supply for my family. As for my pinto beans I can say that I have a 2 year minimum supply. Looking at the 50lb bag I have though...its kind of a scary thought that for my family of 6 that is what we have for 2 years. Here is the links that she sent me.

Above was a post I did on another blog a few years ago.  I for one am so grateful to have more than a basic supply.  Looking at that looks so drab, looking at mine looks much more appealing.  I have fruits and veggies, dairy products ect.  I have food from all the food groups. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shelf Reliance Youtube Channel/Solar Hand Crank Lantern

Shelf Reliance has been working on making videos showcasing their emergency products.  These videos are wonderful!  Each video talks about one product.  They show you the product, tell you how it works, and then show you how to use it.  Through watching these videos I have found so many more products that I want.  The most recent video I watched is the Solar Crank Lantern.  Before watching this video I thought oh ok this would be helpful.  After watching the video I WANT this!  It is really cool and totally safe for the little ones.

A few of the things I really like about this lantern are:
  • 3 charging options
    • solar
    • hand cramk
    • 12 volt (cigarette charger)
  • no fuel to store
  • NO fire hazard
  • Lantern does NOT get hot!
Those are just a few of the perks of this lantern vs a regular lantern.

The video will tell you this as well but to use the solar charging options.  It needs to charge for 10 hrs to receive a full charge.  Simply put the lantern outside in the sun in the morning, in the evening you have a full charge (6 hrs of light)

To use the hand crank simply turn the crank for 1 minute.  You will get 30 minutes of light.  Crank for a few minutes and you will have a few hours of light.  Pass the lantern around and let everyone crank!

For the 12 volt option just plug it into your cigarette charge and let it charge for 3 hours and you will get a full charge (6 hours of light)

You have the option to choose how bright you want the lantern.  There is a low switch which turns on 6 LED lights.  The hi switch turns on 12 LED lights.

I think overall my fave things about this lantern is that it does not heat up.  It stays cool so I wouldnt have to worry about my kids getting burned.  They can carry this around and be safe!

Through me this is only $28!  What a steal.  I know I have said this for a few other items but this would make a great Christmas present.  Not just as a emergency item either.  I would put this into my sons scout back pack and he can use it while he is camping with his scout troop.  Lots of uses for this!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yogurt Bite MEGA Sale!!!

 Right now Shelf Reliance has a MEGA sale on our yogurt bite package!  I LOVE our yogurt bites!  They make a fun treat, kids love them....and adults too. 

These are so versatile as well.  You can eat them straight from the can, you can add milk to them and make yogurt, you can even add them to cereal.  Really your imagination is the limit with these!  We have 6 different flavors:
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Orange
  • Passionfruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Blueberry
I have tried all 6 of these and they are so good.  My fave is the pomegranate!  It`s Heavenly!  If you were to buy these individually in a #10 cans it would cost you $244.94 (retail price) or $230.64 (party price through me).  BUT Shelf Reliance has a MEGA sale on these right now.  ONLY through me you can get this package for $162.20 plus shipping!!!  That makes these $27.03 EACH!  By purchasing these through me right now you will be saving $82.74 from the retail price.  I`m not sure how long this sale will last so if you are interested in this package let me know.

Christmas is coming, these would also make a great present!