Saturday, April 30, 2011

Preparedness Challenge - week #6

To join the Preparedness Challenge or read all the great posts, go here.

This week seemed to be as hectic as last week! However, I did manage to buy...a Berkey Water system! YAY! I can't wait for it to get here. I got the Blue LED light model. It will be handy during hurricane season and it will filter pond & lake water. I can't tell you how much more secure I feel knowing we have a source for water now in case we need it.

This week I am going to read up on radiation and water. ;)

I am also looking into the Excalibur dehydrator's. I like the idea and want to dehydrate some food, but not sure I really need to purchase an item to do this if I can do it in the oven. Any thoughts to the differences?

I am also still reading my book from PC #3 (I think, lol). I was hoping to finish but didn't.

Food storage is going well as there were lots of excellent sales and  I also bought a Mini FoodSaver sealer system. Not sure if it qualifies for a preparedness item, but it helps keep foods longer in the freezer. I can buy bulk food and split it into smaller packages. It is a money saver to say the least.

B.O.Bag is going well too. I stuck about 4 days of medications for everyone in the house, OTC medicines and some hygeine items. Still need a change of clothes and a few more items.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!


  1. I think about doing this but then remember I am living less than 5 miles from a nuclear power plant. . .

  2. A lot of the ovens in newer model homes don't go down to a low enough temperature to dehydrate in them, and you will be using so much more resources to do it in the oven rather than the dehydrator since the oven door has to be cracked open. I have the Excaliber and I just LOVE it. It's probably running 4 days out of the week each week. Hope this helps you make a decision :)

  3. I like this post, it has some great ideas for preparedness. I would LOVE to have a Berkey Water System, lucky you:)



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