Monday, September 14, 2015

Welcome to the 30 Days of Preparedness Giveaway!

Welcome to the 30 Days of Preparedness Giveaway!

September is National Preparedness Month and the Prepared Bloggers are bringing you an amazing giveaway sponsored by Valley Food Storage and various preparedness authors. These authors are authorities on topics from gardening and chickens to natural medicine and water storage, all to help you become prepared for what life brings your way. Enter for a chance to win one of 3 great prize bundles: Each bundle winner will receive:
  • 1- Year Round Gardening Udemy course by Rick Stone valued at $30.00. "Learn everything you need to know to extend your growing season to 365 days a year no matter where you live. Not only will you learn how to have peas in June and tomatoes in August, but you will also learn how to grow tasty veggies in your garden all year long. Including the dead of winter! All using simple, inexpensive structures like mini hoop houses and cold frames", from the Udemy website.
  • 1- How To Embrace An Off-Grid Lifestyle by Tammy Trayer eBook valued at $9.99. To date, this eBook is unpublished; if you win, you will be one of the first to receive it!
  • 1- The Trayer Wilderness Cookbook - Homesteading The Traditional Way by Tammy Trayer eBook valued at $5.99. "The cookbook is 72 pages of the Trayer family’s favorite recipes, tips and tricks in the kitchen as well as the use of essential oils in the kitchen. The cookbook included information on gluten-free and dairy-free cooking and Sun Oven cooking along with so much more", from Trayer Wilderness website.
  • 1-  The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris eBook valued at $4.99. "With clear photos showing you step by step, you’ll have more confidence in raising chickens, knowing how to store your eggs, how to cut a whole bird and even how to can your chicken for long term, off grid storage. Learn what some of the different breeds of chickens are, and what we thought of them in terms of laying ability, friendliness and whether or not they could be used as dinner themselves (dual purpose or not)", from The Homesteading Hippy's website.
One bundle winner will receive all of the above items PLUS:
  • 1- The Survival Group Handbook by Charley Hogwood paperback valued at $17.99. From Amazon, "s the first and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of survival with others. It is designed to walk you through all the steps required to safely and securely find, and work with other people just like you who realize that going it alone in a dark world is not an option."
  • 1- Prepper's Natural Medicine by Cat Ellis paperback valued at $15.95. From Amazon, "When disaster strikes, it will take more than food and water to keep your family alive. Prepper’s Natural Medicine empowers you with all the information needed to safely create your own medicines when a major disaster has rendered doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies unavailable. Using healing plants widely available and easily grown thorough out the US, expert prepper Cat Ellis explains how to craft renewable medicines from herbs, lichen, fungi, and other natural ingredients."
  • 1- Start Prepping! by Tim Young paperback valued at $14.95. From Amazon, "Start Prepping! is the ultimate guide to personal emergency preparedness. It will help your family comfortably survive manmade and natural disasters and stay safe from everyday violence. You can't hide from the risks we face, but you can prepare for them. Read Start Prepping! now and give yourself some peace of mind--because the day after disaster strikes, it'll be too late."
For a bundle total valued at $100! The next bundle winner will receive:
  • 1- Fresh Eggs Daily, Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally by Lisa Steele paperback valued at $20.00. From Timber Creek Farm website, "Beautiful gift book for you or a friend, packed with information on raising chickens from chicks to laying and beyond. This is a book every chicken owner should have in their library! Useful tips and recipes included."
  • 1- The Prepper's Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther paperback valued at $14.95. From Amazon "You can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death. The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow."
  • 1- Chickens From Scratch by Janet Garmen paperback valued at $12.00. From Timber Creek Farm website, "In Chickens from Scratch you will learn how and where to purchase your chicks, how to house, feed and care for them and ultimately enjoy the delicious fresh eggs the chickens will provide for your family."
PLUS the four eBooks and Udemy course mentioned above for a grand bundle total valued at over $95! One grand prize winner will receive: 1- 72 hour kit provided by Valley Food Storage valued at $123.25. This 1 person kit includes everything you need for a grab and go bag or just a daily readiness kit. Whether a natural disaster hits or you just get lost on that mountain road, this 72 hr kit is perfect for the active adult. With a rugged backpack that can double as a hiking pack, you’ll always be able to take your preparedness with you. The 72 hour kit includes:
  • 1 x Backpack (colors vary)
  • 10 x Servings of Food
  • 1 x Gerber Blades Multi Tool
  • 2 x Emergency Light Sticks
  • 1 x Cooking Pot
  • 1 x Berkey Bottle Filter – Purifies up to 110 Gallons.
  • Survival Equipment
  • 1 x SOL Emergency Blanket, (56″x84″)
  • 1 x Fire Lite Fire Starter
  • 4 x Tinder Quick Firestarter
  • 1 x Slim Rescue Howler Whistle
  • 1 x Button Compass
  • 1 x Duct tape, (2″x26″)
  • 1 x SOL Survival Instructions
  • Medical Supplies
  • 2 x Antiseptic Towelette
  • 1 x Ibuprofen (200mg) 2/pkg.
  • 1 x Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.5g
  • 1 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
  • 2 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric (1″x3″)
  • 1 x Safety Pins
Valley Food Storage offers a wide variety of high quality, great tasting, 25 year long shelf life foods, 72 hour emergency kits, water purification and water storage products. The long shelf life foods have no fillers, no unhealthy preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, no MSG and are nonGMO. This is what you would consider the "real food" of food storage, the ingredients are individually sourced for their quality. Gluten free, and dairy free menu options are available, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and to top it off, they're a made in the USA company! Check them out here: Valley Food Storage Also included in the grand prize is:
For a total grand prize package valued at over $200!
This giveaway is open to US residents only and entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify. Giveaway runs from September 10th thru 30th. Winners will be chosen randomly, notified by email and given 24 hours to respond before another name is drawn. This giveaway is sponsored by Valley Food Storage and various preparedness authors and organized by Prepared Bloggers Network. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsors and not the participating bloggers. Prize values are estimates only. Void where prohibited by law. 

Please visit our 30 Days of Preparedness round robin!

Be sure to visit our sites and learn as much as you can about being prepared. We'll be using the hashtag #30DaysOfPrep for these and many other ideas throughout the month of September, so join in the conversation and make 2015 the year you become prepared.

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  1. Having the "stuff" will help you survive, but the first thing you need is the survival mentality. There are a lot of really good books out there that might give you the bump you need to make the right decisions at the right time. I would like to see one of them in these packages.

    And, of course, all the "stuff" in the world is useless if you don't know how to use it. Practice makes perfect and will help you make those decisions.

    1. You know Nola, you are absolutely right. That is why I use what I store, practice my skills, almost all of them. I think you will actually like our community. not a lot pie in the sky, but what we are doing.

  2. I'm a beginner prepper and I'd like to know more about dehydrating meats. Have you ever dehydrated ground beef?

    1. Nancy,
      I haven't personally, but I know a lot people dehydrate hamburger nuggets.

  3. One area I need to improve is to learn more about gardening

    1. Elena,
      I will soon be building a new garden for next year. We just moved and we need to start all over again. Keep in touch and come visit at

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  4. I need to build up a medical kit and something for water. Also would learn how to garden better, but my black thumb keeps getting in the way. :)

    1. ktmb,
      Keep me posted on how you are doing on these goals.My thumb wasn't green at all. Also keep following...I promise soon we will get to our garden.

  5. I am learning so much here! I have been following you on Facebook for a long time too! LOve that everything is practical REAL people real life tips by someone who practices what they preach!
    Being Food Prepared with 3 teenagers is a Chore in itself!
    Thank you !

    1. Cindi,
      So glad you being helped. Smiles to you in your preps.