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  1. No, IMHO, a dark sheet won't work well. Not heavy enough. But Lowes has some cheap blackout shades (less than $12) that work great.
  2. I've been a slacker over the last year, but the last couple week's storms have rekindled my desire to prep. Picked up new boots, new first aid kit, new glasses and cheap backup pair of glasses. Cleaned out car trunk and made sure it was stocked up with jumper cables, blanket, etc. Need to replenish the antibiotic stash and canned foods.
  3. 1) Are you interested in Free books and if so do you have a Kindle or Nook yes. I have a Nook color, Kindle 3, and a Kindle Fire. 2) Are you on FB or Pinterest..... both 3) Would you prefer that books are listed here at Mrs. Survival? ok 4) What are your reading interest? just about every kind except true life crime and e*r*o*t***.
  4. I have 2811 ebooks for my Kindles. Might have paid something (ranging from .25 to 14.99 for about 25 or so). Swagbucks is a great way to earn points towards free Amazon giftcards. 450 points can get you a $5 gift certificate. I started out reading ebooks on my iPod Touch, then moved to Kindle for PC and Nook for Pc. After getting hundreds of free ebooks, it's easy to justify the cost of a Kindle or Nook. All the money you're saving on reading materials!
  5. Haven't been here on ages, but one of the 1st forums I checked out was this one. Just went and bought Bystander for my Kindle. Can't wait to start!
  6. and Victory Gardens. You can browse these online. Click on the "Browse Recipe for Victory" link near the top and it will take you to the list of books. http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/HumanEcol/WWIHomeCook
  7. Excedrin Tension Headache is acetaminophen with caffeine without the aspirin that is present in Excedrin Migraine. Much gentler on the stomach. I still use Excedrin Migraine sometimes, but have switched primarily to the tension formula and it works just as well IMHO.
  8. Thanks for posting. Found a couple I hadn't seen yet. Always snatching up any I might be interested in reading in the future - sometimes a title is offered for free for only a day or two. In the past 2 years I've downloaded over 200 books for Kindle and at least that many in epub for the nook. For those who are wondering, there are tons of wonderful freebies, including nonfiction. Several different versions of the Bible, some Christian non-fiction, history books, test prep books. Occasionally a cookbook. More fiction than not though - lots of classics that are no longer under copyright,o
  9. The one that comes to my mind first is Mt. Rainer. (Ever read Deep Winter and its sequels - starts with an earthquake and Mt. Rainer going off) But there's a buncha volcanoes in the PNW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Volcanoes
  10. I've been gone for a while since I misplaced my password. But been busy stocking. This past week, I've bought my year's supply of contact lens, more toothpaste (now up to about 2 years supply), 10 lbs of rice, and another 5 lbs of sugar. Made some peach jam. Since last being on Mrs. S, I started couponing big time and got most of the toothpaste free or really cheap. Also added to my stash in last few months: 2 year supply of laundry detergent, dental floss (6 months worth), manual toothbrushes (sensing a theme, are you?), 25 lbs of organic flour (most in the freezer right now), contact le
  11. New one! This is a Raggedy Ann and Andy - redwork embroidery BOM. Love this. Perfect for the little ones nursery wall. Scroll down to the July 20, 2010 entry for the link to download the first block in pdf: http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/
  12. Could you imagine buying space in a shelter to share with people you don't know? I can't imagine even considering it. You wouldn't know their moral values, their skills, how they would act in a crisis, etc. Obviously these people have some money so they might have the entitlement mentality to some extent and expect that because they paid "good money" to buy shelter space, they should be taken care or should get first dibs on food and medicine. I would much rather spend my $$$ (assuming I had an extra 50 grand or so. which I don't), buying supplies and building a small private shelter for
  13. Giving this a bump. I just got a new dog - finally, a pocketbook dog - a toy poodle. She's full grown at 5 lbs. She will be needing some little coats and things this winter to keep her warm as I keep my house near freezing. There are some cute outfit sin the stores, but they are so pricey for the size and quality, so I'm going to try her wardrobe. Hopefully she'll stand still long enough to be measured and fitted.
  14. one of those portable black solar shower bags for heating water. uses less energy than a campstove. You might be in a situation where you have to preserve fuel and can not have a fire. steel wool for scrubbing pots, including using to "clean" your dishes and pots when you don't have much water.
  15. Here's another new one: Folk Art Christmas Sampler Quilt Runs from July to December 2010 Each block is only available free for one month. http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/bom/folk-art-christmas-sampler I must confess that I broke down and bought a year's subscription to the above website as I love many of the patterns on it. I stared at the owl BOM quilt for so many months, then caved in last week. So many cute and country patterns on this site!
  16. Audible is offering a free audiobook until 11:59 pm on July 2, 2010. The Road is one of the book offered. Not for current Audible subscribers. http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/LandingPa...UseBVCookie=Yes edited to add: there's also a Winnie the Pooh. That's the one I really want.
  17. Halloween Row Quilt BOM. Runs from June 2010 to May 2011 Caution: Blocks only available for one month and new one available on the first of the month. So if you want the first pattern for this one, you need to get it today - June 30, 2010! http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/Halloween%20RxR.html
  18. I do cross stitch, embroidery and some hardanger. I have S.A.B.L.E - hundreds of magazines, at least 100 charts/books, dozens of packages and yards of linen and evenweaves and aida. I also have almost 2 complete collections of DMC floss. Plus tins of overdyed threads, metallic, silk, wool, rayon and other threads. Oh, and some silk and rayon ribbon for silk ribbon embroidery. I also like to hand piece and hand quilt, but never seem to have time for it as my e-based hobbies take up so much time. I have a fair stash of quilt fabric. Luckily I prefer hand sewing and hand quilting over machine so
  19. Surefire Executive Defender tactical flashlight. It may seem pricey, but it's more than just a flashlight. It's a very bright flashlight and a weapon. See the jagged ends in the picture? - You can use them to knock someone in the head or face or you can use it to break the glass on a car window if need be. There is also a LED version which is brighter, but cost more. http://www.amazon.com/Surefire-E2D-BK-Defe...t/dp/B0002Q8SU6 I second the recommend on the book The Gift of Fear. I heard glowing recommendation on it from the police officer when I took my RAD class and it is a great
  20. See if she can find a RAD class to take - usually put on through the local police department or college. Get a big protective dog. Get a Surefire ED and carry at all times. What about firearms such as rifles in her home? She has the constitutional right to keep a firearm in her own home for self defense.
  21. Makes me wish I had a little girl to sew for. http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/2010/05/tut...pettiskirt.html
  22. My year supply of disposable contacts came in and I got a new pair of glasses. So now I have the contacts, my new prescription glasses and my old glasses as well as 2 pair of sunglasses. Just need to re-stock saline solution and cleaning solution for the contacts. I also got a nice metal thermos that will fit in my car cup holder. I'm planing on using it to carry cold drinks from home for my commute and for day trips so I can cut down on buying drinks out and save some money. Now I'm looking for a good thermos with a wide lid so I can do some thermos cooking, esp. oatmeal for breakfast
  23. These are adorable. I'm not sure about practical for every day wear under work clothes. But they would make adorable bottoms for pajamas, especially paired with a loose tank top - perfect for hot weather sleeping. http://www.colettepatterns.com/blog/colett...e-mini-bloomers Here are some pics of some finished ones: http://www.colettepatterns.com/blog/your-c...bloomers-parade
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