A New Twist on Grab and Go



There may come a moment in your life where time is critical. The possibility of a wild fire headed in your direction. Your local river could overflow from the sudden melt off of a deep snow pack. Hell, maybe you have collection issues with a guy named Vinnie the Destroyer. No matter what that moment is, having bags in convenient locations can help lessen the stress when needing to get out of Dodge fast.

This is not to be confused with a grab and go bug out bag, which is helpful in its own right. This is a concept of keeping heavy duty bags in convenient and appropriate locations. Continue reading

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Portland Fruit Tree Project Food Preservation Workshop Series



The below information comes from a Newsletter I receive from Portland Fruit.org  

Hello fruit enthusiasts,

At some point during your involvment with us you have indicated that you might have an interest in attending one of our food preservation workshops! Here is the current schedule for our 2013 fall classes – we would like to invite you to look over the class list and join us if you are interested in learning about diffent techniques of food preservation!

An Introduction to Food Preservation

Wednesday, 9/18, 5:30pm-8:30pm


Sunday, 9/22, 11am-2pm

Fruit Fermentation

TBD – Please respond to this email if you would like to be notified when this class is scheduled

Drying Fruit & Fruit Leathers

Friday, 10/18, 7p,-9pm

Cold Storage / Cellaring

Wednesday, 10/30, 7pm-9pm

Space is limited, so please register ASAP if you would like to join us.

Exact location and other details will be provided after you sign up.

Click Here to be directed to the info and registration page

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Why Should I get a Kit?


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It’s not my priority. I want you to take a minute and think about your top priority… The minute is up. Now, let me guess. It had something to do with taking care of your family, pet, or self, depending on your situation. That is what emergency preparedness is all about, being able to take care of your family in times of distress. Remember: the Government will NOT SAVE YOU. Be it the town, city, state, or nationwide level. It is your responsibility to protect and supply your family.

Why should I get a kit? FEMA has been honest and told people they should be prepared to be on your own for at least 72 hours. The reality is you should expect no help from fireman, police or government for two weeks or more. Continue reading

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