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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I hope you all had a nice Christmas and are doing well.

As I was channel surfing the other night, I came upon an advertisement on the History International channel. They are doing a special two hour presentation on "The Crumbling of America." This program appears to be about America's infrastructure regarding roads, bridges,and pipelines carrying water and/or gas. The program will look at the history and condition and the effects of deterioration of our infrastructure. For anyone that is interested in watching this program, it will be on Wednesday December 30 at 10p.m. It is channel 116 on Time Warner Cable. I am not sure about other cable networks, though.

Do you live near a large body of water or a bridge that could be deteriorated? And do you have an escape route if the integrity of a dam or bridge were compromised? These are things to think about if an evacuation were necessary in your area.

Also it looks like the preppers movement is now going mainstream. An interview with Newsweek titled, "Rise of the Preppers: America's New Survivalists," is available for all to read over at www.americanpreppers.com or : http://www.newsweek.com/id/228428/page/1. The survival mom did a great job on this interview.

God Bless,


Friday, December 25, 2009


An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:9-11

As you are opening gifts this holiday season, I hope you all take the time to reflect on the most precious gift that Our Father gave us. We will soon be tinkering around with some goals for the New Year, and it is my prayer for you, that one of your goals will be to grow closer to the Lord through prayer, scripture and continuing his work to help others see the glorious gift of salvation.

Merry Christmas,


Sunday, December 13, 2009


I apologize for not posting in a while. This is a busy time of year for us as I am sure it is for you too.

For any of you that are interested, Utah Preppers has a great post on sanitation preps.

The post is about disposable toilets, properly called, "Gotta Go Toilets." They were able to do a group buy for all preppers for Christmas and the company is offering 25% off all their products. If you think you may need sanitation preps or looking for that perfect gift for a prepper, this would be something to check out.

Kentucky Preppers is also do an ongoing post called, "The 12 Days of Prepper Christmas." There are great ideas for gift giving for that prepper in your life or maybe a request or two for the spouse.

If any of you are like me this Christmas, and want to sneak in prepping gifts to non preppers, here a a couple of ideas: Homemade gift baskets.

For The Gardener (or non gardener, just play dumb)

If you have non hybrid seeds to spare and able to acquire some small gardening tools, these could be put into a small basket (dollar store has some) along with some planting directions and seed harvesting tips.

A Candle Basket

The candle basket can be comprised with different kinds of candles along with long wooden matches and/or with a long lighter. The basket, matches, and lighter can be found at the dollar store along with some cheaper grade candles and maybe a candle or two from Yankee Candle or Home Interiors.

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays and remember to keep prepping. NOW is not the time to slack as things may very well change in 2010. Stock up on baking goods, as this is the time of year to find the sales for these items and remember to use your coupons.

God Bless,


Sunday, December 6, 2009

ACORN in Ohio

So my practice as moderator of OHPN was to be non-political, except when I came across information that was relevant to Ohioans. No longer moderator, but still have posting privileges, therefore:

What Is ACORN Up To In Ohio?

As a Swing State with a few important races in 2010, Ohio will be an even more important state than usual. An Ohio blogger has been tracking ACORN and what they're up to and doesn't like everything he sees. Check it out.
Back in October, US House Representative Darrell Issa (R, CA-49) released news that his office had, in its possession a document from Ohio ACORN offices which documented the byzantine progressive "community organizing" group's plan to influence Ohio state and national elections.  Issa is the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The document, entitled "OHIO 2007-08 Political Plan" was written by Katy Gall, Mari Engelhardt, and Jeremy Mitchell.  Gall has served as the "Ohio ACORN Head Organizer" since 2005, according to LinkedIn.

From Riehl World View.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Being frugally minded was not in my vocabulary a year ago. Yes I liked cheap, but did not actively pursue deals. My frugal lifestyle started after months of research in early 2009, and had an epiphany that the world was falling apart, while I was out enjoying my life. I discovered the Utah Preppers Network and realized there was one for every state. I was hooked! These blogs have helped me in my new lifestyle, giving me a wealth of knowledge, all in one network.

After reading blogs about food storage, and realizing that the world is changing fast, I began to panic. How would I ever get the money to start a food storage, let alone keeping up with weekly grocery bills? I was forced to learn the coupon game. I call it a game, because the the winner is the one who ends up with cheap to free groceries. Many of you preppers may already be avid coupon users, but many are just starting on this journey, and may not have money to start a food storage. I frequent many blogs and I am going to share some with you to check out, so you will see how easy this is. They do all the work for you. All you need to do is collect your coupons and go shop.

Most of these websites are Ohio based. In my six months of couponing, I have noticed the sales and prices generally run the same everywhere statewide. I have hustled these deals and have successfully built up a food storage by couponing and canning. You can do it too, if you take the time to do your homework. I feed a family of six on $35.00-40.00 per week and spend 20.00 per week on food storage for a total 55.00-60.00 per week. The only toiletry I pay for is toilet paper, everything else I get for free. Razors, shampoo, band-aids, etc...

The websites are:

Stretching a Buck- Columbus area

Money Saving Mom-This site is great for drugstore deals

Little Miss Know it All-Cincinnati area

Saving Money in Toledo-Toledo area

Recipes, Money Saving Tips...And A Little Bit Of Jesus-Toledo and Perrysburg area
(No this is not me! Just a great site!)

Saving in Akron-Akron area

If you do not get a Sunday paper, start getting them or call your local dollar store. Many sell them for a dollar on Sundays. You can buy more than one paper and get multiple savings and you will build up your food storage quicker.

God Bless,


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


After mulling around as to what types of things to post, I decided I will do a little research on things I've been wondering about. With all the talk of the economy and health care, I feel it is beneficial to at least be familiar with natural remedies, should a doctor not be in the house. The benefits of natural medicine may outweigh the side effects of traditional medicine. I have not tried any of these natural remedies for honey, but if the grid goes down, and there is no medical professional around for basic ailments or first aid, you can bet I will try these remedies with prayer and hope they work.

The use of honey has been around for thousands of years. Honey is used as a sweetener in foods and also is used in alternative medicine. The storage of honey takes no effort and has an indefinite shelf life. Honey can be stored in glass, plastic or metal and can be stored in your pantry or root cellar. The best temperature to store honey is less than 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Over time, honey may crystallize. To reliquify honey heat the entire contents and get what you need. You will need to do this every time you need honey as it will recrystallize when cooled. You may lose some of the nutrients over time, by heating and reheating.

NOTE: I am not a medical professional and this should not take the place of doctors advice. Consult with your doctor before trying natural medicine.


Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.


Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.


Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.


According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.


Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.


Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.


A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.


Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.


Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.


Daily in the morning 1/2hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.


Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.


People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Info for this post can be found at: The Encyclopedia of Country Living and at


I will be helping out here at Ohio Preppers and If there is anything you would like researched or talked about on this website, please do not hesitate to say so. Also, I would urge everyone to pay attention to the news, as things are changing fast globally, nationally, and statewide. Research and gather all the information you can and print it out and put it in a notebook, folder, etc…

God Bless,


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