Practically Prepared

Everyday Water Filtration
Everyday Water Filtration
Mary Ann gives you some great ideas for getting the most from your filtering water bottles.  Saving them only for emergencies, isn't as practical as you might think...
Release Date: 5/22/2017

Simple Toys that Do Double Duty
Simple Toys that Do Double Duty
Melanie shares some simple summer items that can save your bacon during winter car travel.
Release Date: 12/8/2016

Super-size Your Stow-N-Go
Super-size Your Stow-N-Go
A re-post from Mary Ann last year.  Brush up on storing items you need on the go in your car year-round.
Release Date: 9/30/2016

The Lunch Box Bug-Out Bag
The Lunch Box Bug-Out Bag
Mary Ann shows you how to help your kids be prepared in case an emergency arises while they are at school.
Release Date: 8/16/2016

Lists are a Travelers Friend
Lists are a Travelers Friend
Christianne shares master packing lists to reuse each time you travel.
Release Date: 5/11/2016

Simplifying Laundry on the Road
Simplifying Laundry on the Road
Christianne shares her tips on doing laundry while on the road.
Release Date: 5/11/2016

Vacation Packing Lists
Vacation Packing Lists
Joanne shares several helpful packing lists for us just in time for summer travel.
Release Date: 5/11/2016

Emergency Lights
Emergency Lights
A remarkably useful resource from Cheryl and Greg on emergency lights.  Part of a longer blog titled "Bright Ideas to Keep the Lights On"
Release Date: 2/8/2016

Sanitation
Sanitation
Cheryl presents a tough subject: Sanitation.  It is a touchy subject in times of plenty but what do you do in an emergency?  Start getting prepared by reading this article.
Release Date: 2/8/2016

Alternative Cooking:  Dutch Ovens
Alternative Cooking: Dutch Ovens
Just in time for classes, this blog on Dutch Oven Cooking will give you a basic run down of how to do it before you learn tons more at the Dutch oven class this week.
Release Date: 4/5/2014


Power Generators
Power Generators
Cheryl and Greg share some very useful information about generators and being prepared for lasting power outages with them.
Release Date: 4/4/2013

Wondering About Water Storage?
Wondering About Water Storage?
Cheryl from PreparedNest gives us some great ideas about how to get water in an emergency!
Release Date: 3/25/2013

Agitator or Wash Board Washing Machine
Agitator or Wash Board Washing Machine
A wash board or a hand agitator are probably the best way to do laundry at home during a power outage or emergency.  They get your clothes really clean and allow you to wash a lot of clothes at a time.
Release Date: 3/5/2013

Rolling Bucket Washing Machine
Rolling Bucket Washing Machine
This blog is about using one of those handy 5 gallon buckets to do the laundry in a pinch.
Release Date: 2/26/2013

Garbage Sack Washing Machine
Garbage Sack Washing Machine
This is a great way to include family members in the laundry process during an emergency or while you are traveling.  With just a couple of inexpensive supplies you are ready to go—and everything fits in a quart Ziplock bag
Release Date: 2/19/2013

Cardboard Box Ovens
Cardboard Box Ovens
Mary Ann shows us a great way to make an oven in a pinch!
Release Date: 12/4/2012

Tin Can Stoves Video
Tin Can Stoves Video
Mary Ann shows us how to make and use and tin can stove and oven!
Release Date: 9/1/2012

Evaluating Your Packing Techniques
Evaluating Your Packing Techniques
The last installment of our Summer travel tips from Christianne.
Release Date: 6/15/2012

Managing Clothing on the Road
Managing Clothing on the Road
Living out of a suitcase while traveling shouldn’t mean you have to resign yourself to chaos and clutter.  With a few simple packing and organizing strategies you can keep a handle on everything and make your trips more enjoyable.
Release Date: 5/14/2012

Planning is the Key to Great Family Fun!
Planning is the Key to Great Family Fun!
The key to getting these great weekends is planning.  Uggh…planning, I know.  We’d all love to be the spontaneous, creative, super mom types, but it doesn’t happen without a little planning.  It‘s pretty painless all in all and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.  C’mon!
Release Date: 1/6/2012

Volcano Collapsible Stove with a Dutch Oven
Volcano Collapsible Stove with a Dutch Oven
More alternate cooking methods with Michael.
Release Date: 11/16/2011

Family Birthdays Made Simple with Traditions
Family Birthdays Made Simple with Traditions
Christianne has a number of tips and traditions for celebrating your children's birthdays. 
Release Date: 11/11/2011

EMERGENCY COOKING – An Introduction to the Solar C
EMERGENCY COOKING – An Introduction to the Solar C
Michael has an introduction to another of our favorite products:  The Solar CooKit.
Release Date: 11/9/2011

The Volcano Grill, an Introduction
The Volcano Grill, an Introduction
Michael introduces us to the Volcano Grill, one of our favorite products here at Mary Ann's Cupboards.
Release Date: 10/26/2011

EMERGENCY LIVING – Sanitation – Critter Control
EMERGENCY LIVING – Sanitation – Critter Control
If a disaster happened where you, your family, and possibly your town were without garbage collection or adequate toilet capabilities, what would you do?  Michael shares more tips and advice on how to deal with these issues.
Release Date: 10/19/2011

EMERGENCY LIVING:  First-aid For an Upset Stomach
EMERGENCY LIVING: First-aid For an Upset Stomach
Michael shares the importance of proper treatment for an upset stomach and other health draining digestive ailments.

Release Date: 10/12/2011

Celebration Park Adventure Day!
Celebration Park Adventure Day!
Just in case you missed out, here's what we did on Thursday!
What a fun day!

Release Date: 6/16/2011

Christmas Traditions
Christmas Traditions
Our family fun traditions that help us cut cost and have more fun around the holidays!
Release Date: 12/1/2010

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