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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day

We here at Real Earth Solutions want to thank all of our veterans, both fallen, injured and missing for their sacrifices for our country. We know that if not for your courage and dedication, we would not be able to write these words today.

And as proud veterans, and the parents of three servicemen, we want to thank all of our servicemen, both past and present for your contributions, as well.

God bless all of you, and God bless America, the greatest country in the recorded history of man!

Keeping Kids Calm and Happy in Emergencies

Hey there-This is the Mountain Mamma and I have a thought. Please let me know how you feel about it.

We all know being prepared means food, water, and other necessities to varying degrees. However, we don’t always think of entertainment. You know, Entertainment.

It’s something to help us forget our situation for a moment be it tornado, flood, tsunami, earthquake, terrorists, or the dreaded zombie invasion (our sons vote for the zombies). We have children and grandchildren of all ages and all need a break, yes the adults too.

In my truck I keep a small bag of “goodies”. At home I keep a large bag ready to go. Be sure to have LOTS more than you need.

Once we had to go to a shelter because of a tornado warning. The kids were terrified. Heck, the adults were terrified! That’s when I learned I needed things to get everyone’s mind off of their worries.

All I had with me that time were things I always carried in my purse:

  • Dice in a small bottle (think empty medicine bottle).
  • A notepad and pencil for scoring.
  • A small deck of cards.With just those the kids were entertained. The older kids… Continue reading

Is Ham Radio a Good Fit for You?

What Ham Radio operators do.

On May 22, 2011 an EF5 tornado roared through Joplin, Missouri, Less than ten minutes later one third of the city was destroyed and three fourths was heavily damaged.

158 people were killed outright with another 1,200 injured. Joplin’s only hospital was left mostly destroyed, power was out throughout the city, and roads were impassable due to debris. Continue reading

Granny’s Games for Prepper Kids

How to Teach Alertness Skills          by guest blogger, Granny O., Michigan

Granny here. Let me begin by saying that I don’t intend to go over old ground. Every insult that can be thought of has been said about Preppers being a wild-eyed fringe society who tote guns to keep people from stealing their food supplies while training their children to be fearful of zombie apocalypse attacks.

Nothing could be further from the truth! I’m grandmother to several children whose parents are Preppers and even though I say it myself, they’re delightful, normal kids who do none of the above.

In fact, I think they’re the most fortunate children in America because they have wise parents who are training them to be prepared for whatever may come and to be self-reliant. Who could argue with that?

As a former school teacher and elementary school counselor, I can’t resist teaching my grandkids something when they’re with me. But I sugarcoat it in the form of games and they seem to love it and beg to spend the night whenever they get the chance.

I really thought I’d invented this game until that TV… Continue reading

Dumbing Down America

Dumbing Down America

So, another week has gone by. Is it just me or are you noticing that most things are getting more and more surreal?

Weapons for Enemies

Yesterday I watched the President of the United States stand at a podium in Vietnam and announce that America will now sell modern high-tech weapons to a Communist dictatorship where approximately 212,000 US troops were injured and/or killed.

By “sell” I mean he is giving them a basically unlimited line of credit for these weapons. Of course, most of the news channels are blaring away about how wonderful it is!

Predators in Public Bathrooms

Let’s not forget that public bathrooms are now legally open to predators! Plus if our schools don’t allow the predators in their bathrooms, then government is threatening your state, saying “Kiss your federal dollars goodbye.” We sent those federal dollars to Washington in the first place..

Home Schooling

For those of you who haven’t already started, it looks like it’s time to dust off the home schooling skills and prepare to be a teacher.

When we lived in Alaska, we home schooled our boys because spending three to four hours a day on school buses seemed unfair… Continue reading

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