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Today I'd like to tell you about Mr. Real Mature. 

You see, when I'm hanging out with this guy and I do something dumb or stupid (I mean that in a most "sibling like" loving way). He gives me the look (you know the look) and says "real mature, Sue...real mature". Yeah, Mr. Real Mature is a funny guy, real funny and real mature. In fact he is a mature (will always be older than me..) guy that has been preparing for a long time.

 I know this because Mr. Real Mature is my brother. He has taught me many things, like how to shoot and how to test drive a car. He backed The G.O.O.D. Game and contributed a great deal to the making of it.

Since we were kids he has always made stuff. Stuff like catapults, models, he even built a hang glider in the back yard.

These days he spends time looking for ways to improve things, makes his own camouflage, his own water proofing solution and the list goes on. His constant search for better preps is how I decide on what things to share from Amazon (or anywhere else). He does the research and I do the web page.  Works out pretty well, I share more of his favorites as his exploration of gear unfolds. His most recent approvals are the toilet paper tabs and the cheaters in a tube as he calls them (reading glasses). They had to come in a container that's easy to grab and won't get smashed in your G.O.O.D. Bag. They also had to come in multiples, because two is one and one is none.

That's the latest from the office.

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Stock Your Bunker Jr.

I'm really excited about the new publisher, and having a game that teaches kids about prepping in a fun way. 

New Addition 

Made In USA

Stock Your Bunker Jr. Is Here

Instructions in each box include the double deck game and on the back are the instructors for the single deck game. Also on the back is an addendum with a few things to add to the double deck game.

This game is about gathering supplies and putting those supplies together in your storage. The game incorporates the fact that sometimes you have to use items and ​sometimes things can happen to your supplies that cause you to lose them.

Along with things you need to have there things that are just nice to have. It is crucial that kids (and grown ups) realize that luxury items are extremely important. Especially during difficult times like power outages or natural disaster. A luxury item can be especially comforting to a child. Anything that makes life  feel closer to normal, a favorite book to read, a plush snuggle friend or blanket. Children associate those familiar items and routines to mean that their world is going to be ok.

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In 2016 Our first game came out for sale.

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Tonight I'm listening to a podcast on   Its very informal and very inviting. I know there are lots of podcast out there and it's something that is new to me. I'm really not a high tech person and learning all the ins and outs of an online business has been daunting! I've made many mistakes and I'm sure will make many more. So if your ever on here and something doesn't work right or looks odd or who knows what, I've probably been working on it. Time for a glass of wine and a good listen to others who think like me. 

Mid Mo. Tornadoes

Nature hits hard

Two nights ago tornadoes hit Eldon Mo. and Jefferson City Mo. The damage is hard to fathom. My friend lives in Eldon and told us her story of making it to the basement (with her family) just in time. 

Several people I know are having great difficulty with this devastating event. Some with minor damage and some have lost everything. 

The small City of Eldon was paralyzed, and is still struggling to get power back.  Jefferson City also suffered heavy damage and continues to deal not only with the aftermath but also with flooding. 

When people look at me like I'm a (survivalist) nut, I'm tempted to look back at them like they are the crazy ones. But, I take a breath and tell them about things like what happened here. 

It doesn't have to be a "Government Conspiracy" or a "Total Collapse". It can be bad storm or long drought, a wreck that leaves you stuck on the highway for hours. I've used my G.O.O.D. bag for first aid, extra warmth and most often dry socks. My Mom and I took a good friend of hers (since passed away) on a road trip. She had blood sugar issues so we ended up having an M.R.E. picnic in the park.

Keep working on your preparedness because. Practice with it, inventory it, change it around as you build it to suit your individual needs. You just never know when you might be real glad you can pull something out of that bag.




Moving into Fall

Here in the Midwest it has been a record breaking wet summer. I'd say that is the reason the mushrooms are popping up everywhere. Today a co-worker came in with pictures of more than a few. She said it was the most colorful scene, just beautiful. Creams and yellows, reds and browns on the ground and on the old tree trunks and stumps. Mushrooms are both lovely to look at and yummy to eat. As a prepper you know mushrooms are a valuable resource. It's important to keep references of your local types of mushrooms . You might start at your county extension office or state parks for solid information. I found this archived article from 2010 with great looking recipes and pictures.

Despite what my husband thinks, mushrooms don't have to be fried (sorry babe) there are endless ways to make delicious dishes with mushrooms as the main course.  So grab a basket and your mushroom book, and visit the woods. 

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