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Month: March 2006

Value

Value

A businessman once said to me; “It’s a sin not to separate a sucker from his money.”¬† A smart shopper said; “The price of anything is only what some sucker is willing to pay.” Sometimes people “know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” What do you think? Creating wealth takes three things: know-how, materials, and tools. Sometimes the good old-fashioned way can not only be the fastest way to fill needs, but the cheapest when you do…

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Water Storage

Water Storage

Let’s review the elements of water storage. Consider each of these essentials: 1. Containerization. “Food safe” polyethylene plastic vessels transfer no flavors and should be airtight and heavy gauge to insure against leakage or breakage. 2. Filling. A “food safe” plastic hose must also be used. If a garden hose is used, it’s hosey taste will be amplified over time to render the stored water unfit to drink. 3. Decontamination or sterilization. ¬†Boiling or adding 1/4 tsp. chlorine bleach per…

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Smart Shopping

Smart Shopping

In a down-sized economy it becomes even more important to guard expenses and conserve, rather than expect more profits or income. Bargain hunting when buying essential business inventories is critical. The same principal is central to home storage. Limited only by shelf life and available storage space, food items that are a regular part of the family diet, when purchased in quantity, not only represent bargain investments, but these items in the home will reduce the frequency and expense of…

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Water Storage

Water Storage

After natural disasters eight to ten times more people die or are health impaired due to contaminated water than from the disaster itself. The major daily problem for over 80% of the world’s people is finding a clean glass of water. This is even true in some places in America. Foreign travelers and missionaries cope first thing with this reality or pay the price very quickly.Water has always been the #1 strategic resource. “Poison the well” was a battle tactic…

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