Shelf Reliance Recipe Contest

Do you have a favorite recipe for using your food storage?  Maybe a comfort food your family wouldn’t want to go without, or something that makes excellent use fo the basics?  Well here’s a good chance to show your stuff, and have a chance to win some *awesome* prizes.  Our friends at Shelf Reliance are having a recipe contest this month.


There’s some seriously nice prizes too:

Entries can be emailed to [email protected].  For more information, such as the rules and details, go check out their page.

Also, go ahead and send along your favorite recipe to me, and we’ll post them up on the site here.  Of course, just watch out because I’ve got a few recipes up my sleeve, and I’m gunning for that #1 prize myself :)

Update on February 14th HAM Radio Class

Just received this. Please note that the Technician Class license is the entry level HAM Radio license. It does NOT require Morse Code, and is very easy to obtain. If you are interested in becoming a HAM Radio operator, plan on attending.

Please e-mail [email protected] if you will be attending. Also let me know if you will be bringing a laptop.

I must limit the size to 40 people so sign up early to reserve a spot. If you must cancel please let me know immediately so I can free up a slot for someone else.
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One Day Ham Radio Class for the Technician (entry level) license.
Saturday, Feb.. 14th, 2009 7:30am to 5pm

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Blue Chip Food Storage Group Demo in Salem

Blue Chip Group is a Salt Lake based manufacturer of Emergency Food Storage supplies. They will be providing a demonstration of their products on February 5th in Salem, UT at 7 pm.

Here is the info I received on this event:

The Blue Chip Group will be in Salem at the Community Center, 151 W. 300 S. on Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. Come and taste test Blue Chips food storage items. Preparedness Items will be there for demonstration also. This is a night to help you feel more confident in what you will have in your food storage in case of emergency. Recipes available and you can use these foods in your everyday cooking…they’re that GOOD! If you can’t make it on the 5th you can still group order. Pick up your food storage order form at the Salem city office building. Order forms and money will be due on the following Thursday Feb. 12th at the Salem city building. Please make your check or money orders payable to Kristy Beck and put your check and order form in a sealed envelope.

This is all the information I have at the moment. For those needing directions, please check here.

Pandemic Preparedness Lecture in Spanish Fork 25-Jan-2009



How to Prepare for a Coming Pandemic


What your family needs to do to prepare. Pandemics can be survivable with proper preparations – learn those guidelines NOW.


Spanish Fork East Stake Center
870 East Canyon Rd. Spanish Fork, Utah
(major cross streets – Main and 300 South
300 South transitions into Canyon Rd.)


Sunday, January 25, 2009


6 – 8 pm in the Chapel


Church Dress – We are meeting in the chapel.


Kenneth Moravec

Kenneth Moravec’s professional training and reputation makes him an excellent instructor for Pandemic Training. Joanne and I have heard him speak several times, he is great. Please come and listen to him, gather this important information for your family and ward. You may want to invite others (age 18 and older), your family, friends, neighbors, business associates and etc.

We look forward to seeing you there


The City of Elk Ridge – Spencer Sheets

Two HAM radio classes in Pleasant Grove

The Technician license is the entry level license for getting started in HAM radio. The Amateur Radio Club of Utah Valley often presents one day courses followed by a test to obtain your Technician class license. They have just announced a three day class and another one day class in the Pleasant Grove area. I obtained my license about three years ago. It really is easy!


Three-day Technician Class (Trent, N7GMT)


One-day Technician Class & Exam Session (Steve, NV7V)

(See for more info)
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Everyone Prepared Convention in Springville


EP (Everyone Prepared) Convention


Saturday, February 7, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


The Hobble Creek West Stake Center at 555 S. 600 E. (Averett Ave.), Springville (Map Link)

Come and learn information that will help you enjoy peace, erase panic, and explore possibilities.

Workshops include:

Water Sanitation & Storage, Cooking when the lights go out, Pandemic Preparedness, Personal Safety, and Financial Preparedness.

Displays include:

Ham radio, Red Cross, CERT, Cooking Items, Heating Options, and First Aid Supplies.

Some classes will be held in the chapel. Please dress appropriately.
For more information call 494-7661

Organizing the First Utah Preppers Meetup

We’ve been thinking about this for a bit, now it’s time to put it to the test – Who amongst us would be interested in having a prepper meetup?  The first one would be informal, a meet and greet, there we would decide what kind of format we wanted future meetups to take.  Future meetups might have presenters on a prep topic, could be a lead discussion, demonstration of certain technique, prep poetry reading – whatever.  Although this will be sponsored by Utah Preppers, we want to invite other regional bloggers on prepping to come along and invite their readership as well.

We’ve had some interest expressed now we would like to measure it.  We’re thinking after the holidays, so some time in January.  We’ll never get a consensus on the night to do it, but what would be better?  Tues/Wed/Fri?  We’ll try to let the majority rule here :)  So here are the options: Jan 13, 16 or 22.

Please let us know if you’re interested and what date would work better for you!

Crossroads of the West Gunshow, Salt Lake City Utah Meetup – Nov 2008

In conjunction with GeeksNGuns, we’re going to organize a meet-up opportunity at the gunshow this weekend!

Here are the details on the show:

Crossroads of the West Gunshow, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: November 22nd – 23rd

Time: Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm

Location: South Towne Expo Center (click for directions)

Admission: $10.00

– Get a $1.00 off gunshow admission coupon here

Meetup Plans:

We’re going to meet at 9:00 INSIDE the show.  We’ll gather at the northern entrance door and head into the show.

Parking at the show usually stinks when there’s NOT a rush – which there is sure to be this year – so get there, get parked, give’m your ticket and we’ll meet you inside!

We’ll probably try to setup a shoot meet-up as well – I know if I can get the guns I’m after I’m going to want to go fire them!  We’ll have details on that shortly.

You don’t have to RSVP to come but if you do we’ll know to watch and wait for you before we head into the show.  See you there!

GeeksNGuns Event Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9 there is a GeeksNGuns event, some fun stuff.  If you’ve been interested in getting to know some local shooters, or try out any equipment before making a purchase, this is a good one to attend.

November Crossroads Gunshow

Are any other Utah locals (or regional folks) planning on heading to the Crossroads gun show on the 22nd?  The last few shows have had variable results in terms of deals, and content.  But given the amount of choices we have around here, especially with current federal expectations I know I plan on going.  Any one else wanting to meet up/carpool/etc?