Helping Families Become
More Self-Sustained

A few years ago, I experienced a life-altering event. I was a victim in a violent crime that shattered my trust in my environment. The act so traumatized me that I had to take a step back from my career, move, and even my relationships suffered.  The truth is that I had never felt so inadequate or ashamed.  My inability to properly defend myself in my own home led me to a larger concern...

If I was unprepared to navigate that catastrophic life-changing event, what would I do during other emergencies or times of short supply?

I took a really hard look at myself, evaluated my abilities, and responded with the 3 most horrific words you could ever mutter in an emergency: “I don’t know.”

What would I do if I had to go 6 months without power, like some of the residents of Puerto Rico?

"I don’t know.”

How would I communicate wirelessly if a naturally occurring electronic magnetic pulse (EMP), like the Carrington event of 1859, happened today knocking out cell phone communications nationwide? 

"I don’t know.”

What if there was a food and medicine shortage.  Would I be able to grow my own food or know which foods to eat for their medicinal value? Again,

"I don’t know.”

One of the best sources of wisdom is history. As I researched, it became very clear to me that if these types of events had happened before, then logically they could happen again.  

Disasters around the world

What Would I do If It Were Me or My Family Struggling with These Recent Disasters and Resource Shortages?

My original goal was simply to feel more secure and empowered, but as I started sharing with family and friends what I was learning, it became clear to me that I was not the only one feeling a sort of "unspoken apprehension" about the future of our planet's resources.  Nor was I alone in lacking proper emergency response plans and protocols for my family.

Feel Empowered! I created this blog to help the leaders of families... You!

Whether you are in a nuclear family, single parent or grandparent, mixed family, or an older sibling rearing your younger brothers and sisters, I look forward to the opportunity to impart and share with you the great truth's I have found from the best experts willing to talk to me!  

​While the ​inspiration for this blog was born from a dark time, it is often from the smoldering remains of tragedy through which hope, wisdom, and prosperity are born. 

Our mission is to enhance ​our family's self-sustainability and quality of life for non-emergent times as well as for the those times when natural disasters cause resource shortages. We promote a "do it yourself" mindset balanced with a "idea sharing" community.​