Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Episode 88 – Happy Thanksgiving

A short podcast to wish all the listeners a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Top Ten Fire Prevention Tips For Your House

Top Ten Fire Prevention Tips For Your House Top 10 Fire Prevention Tips For Your Home by EMP on NOVEMBER 22, 2010 A house fire is something that we all hope we never have to experience. Thousands of people die each year and many more are injured due to house fires. However, the sad reality is that most of these house fires could have been prevented. Below are 10 safety tips to help prevent or reduce the risk of a disastrous fire in your home. 1. Smoke Alarms Fire is always preceded by smoke. Having a smoke alarm on every … Continue reading

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Food Companies Warily Try to Pass Along Higher Costs – WSJ.com

Food Companies Warily Try to Pass Along Higher Costs – WSJ.com An inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through America’s supermarkets and restaurants, threatening to end the tamest year of food pricing in nearly two decades. Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months. And food makers and retailers including McDonald’s Corp., Kellogg Co. and Kroger Co. have begun to signal that they’ll try to make consumers shoulder more of the higher costs for ingredients.  

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One in Four Americans Is Enrolled in a Government Food Program – ABC News

One in Four Americans Is Enrolled in a Government Food Program – ABC News The United States is increasingly a safety-net nation, with one in four Americans now enrolled in one of the 15 federal feeding programs. Forty-two million people currently receive monthly benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. That’s up by 10 million from a year ago. (Ed. Note: Stock up now on food while it’s available and cheap)

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Episode 87 – Inflation Prices

Here’s a snippet from the National Inflation Association (NIA) about what we can expect prices to look like in the near future due to QE2: “NIA projects that at the average U.S. grocery store it will soon cost $11.43 for one ear of corn, $23.05 for a 24 oz loaf of wheat bread, $62.21 for a 32 oz package of Domino Granulated Sugar, $24.31 for a 32 fl oz container of soy milk, $77.71 for a 11.30 oz container of Folgers Classic Roast Coffee, $45.71 for a 64 fl oz container of Minute Maid Orange Juice, and $15.50 for a … Continue reading

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Episode 86 – Bugging Back

Bugging Back is a term used to mean getting back to your home. In many cases, and probably most cases, you’re not going to be bugging out of town, but trying to get back to your family. This is particularly true for people who don’t work at home, as most events will not require you to bug out from your home, but you’ll definitely want to get back to it. In order to bug back, I see there are 3 basic levels of preparedness for this. It starts what with many call the “everyday carry” level of gear, which is … Continue reading

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