Welcome to the blog, Colorado Preppers. Prepping doesn't mean we think the apocolypse is coming or the earth will blow up. It simply means that we are preparing for any eventuality that may strike here in Colorado (USA) ... from swine/bird flu to blizzards to global financial collapse to loss of income and more. // Come learn with us about things like water purifying and collecting, inventory checks and more. However, we are NOT political and not affiliated with any specific religion or group. // FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO WWW.SURVIVAL-COOKING.BLOGSPOT.COM OR TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY BOOKS ON THESE AND OTHER TOPICS, GO TO WWW.VIKKI-LAWRENCE-WILLIAMS.BLOGSPOT.COM

Research before you buy

Hubby fell down a flight of stairs 2 weeks ago, and is still so dizzy (plus a swollen leg) that he went back to the ER last night.

Me...I still can't walk or even exist without unbelievable pain in my legs. Had an MRI on my spine yesterday so hoping that I will soon know why I hurt so much.

Because of our health problems, and my impending knee replacement, we decided to sell most of our livestock: goats, chickens and turkeys. Keeping only enough to harvest in October, and a few chickens to lay eggs for us in the Fall.

We placed many ads on Craigslist.

That said, geez, people! Research before you ask to buy!

Don't call me asking to buy a goat, any goat! What are your needs? Do you have girls that you need pregnant? Do you have nothing and just want something to be a friend for your horse?

"How do you milk a goat?"

"What do I feed them?"

"Why do you say your buck is stinky and in rut? What does that mean? Can we eat him anyway?"

I plan to write more about this ridiculous experience over at www.survival-cooking.blogspot.com so please click on over!

Deluge of Rain

It seems like this is the first wet summer in many years. Last year...dry and hot. The year before...dry and hot.

My plants initially loved the rain, but after days of continuous downpours, I can practically hear them saying ... "no more!"

Not sure how much I will harvest this year. And our chickens and turkeys are dropping like flies.

Tells me what I need to do to give us more of a secure supply of food.

Is anyone else struggling with growing food this year?

Note: I have several survival and prepping books that will be released soon.
-Survival and Prepping for Emergency Situations
-Preparing Homemade MREs from Dehydrated Ingredients
-Windowsill Meals
-Survival Cooking

p.s. I have been asked to consider public speaking. If anyone wants me to speak about prepping and survival for your prepping group, please contact me. 

Prepping book almost ready!!

My survival and prepping for emergencies book was done, then I realized I had forgotten to add sections on prepping for...
...health care crises
...man made disasters
...personal disasters
...financial problems
...political / military disasters
...culture disasters

Now, please bear in mind that I am certainly no expert. Just a simple woman with a tiny farm and a special needs son, who wants to help people through her writing.

I am researching the above, and will write as much as I can about the subjects (although the topics I know the least about may only have a paragraph or two of info).  Then I will edit, polish, then publish.

p.s. Please check out my blog...  www.survival-cooking.blogspot.com

Prepping post LONG over-due!

So sorry I haven't written in a while. Life in Colorado is quite the rollercoaster ride!

First this past Winter wasn't much of a Winter! Warm with an OCCASIONAL bit of snow.  Spring? Warm, chilly, HOT, chilly and now, 4 days before Summer, it still hasn't made up its mind.

Plus the tornadoes, hail storms, constant rain.

I've lost all the garden I've planted. What the hail didn't get, my escaping goats did.

Also been a rough year for our animals. We've lost one doe and 7 goat babies, 8 turkey poults, 2 chickens plus a rooster that was grabbed by something the other night. I hear other people are having a rough year too, with farm animals.

I was nearly finished revising this book (I took it down from Amazon while I did so) then the wonderful ladies at a FB group for Family Preparedness mentioned, oh, 15-20 more scenarios I really need to address!

Love the cover! Do you?

Hoping to release it by the end of July. Shortly thereafter, I will have the audio book released on Audible.com and iTunes.

While I do that book, I am still working on my Healthy Meals from Dehydrated Foods book. (No cover yet). I have approximately 150 recipes but requests are still coming in. I love writing the recipes but it takes time to test all of them!

Stay tuned!

Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Yes, marijuana / pot / weed / maryjane / etc is now legal in Colorado. Of course, you can't have tons of it around, but you can now legally grow a few plants or buy marijuana products and paraphenalia.

How does this effect you?

First, the sales tax collected so far in 2014 has vastly over-met expectations! This will help our schools, roads and much more.

Second, become good at growing 2 or 4 plants at home. If you don't smoke it or eat it, then perhaps you can put some away for a rainy day. Or to barter. Um, legally, of course,

Third, marijuana can help and/or fix medical problems you or a family member might have. My son has epilepsy with autism, ADHD, OCD and other problems. Some strains of marijuana make him super-hyper. So, we are experimenting with different kinds of oils and edibles to help mitigate his meltdowns and seizures.

This is an herb that needs to be in your barter box. Or medical box. Look into it. Research research research. Experiment. Grow.

Because when the SHTF, people won't suddenly NOT have epilepsy, autism, glaucoma, etc.

And please do it legally. Don't need the popo at your door.