About Us

About Us

Hi!  I’m Charisse Merrill.

During our 6+ years of marriage, we’ve been trying to be prepared for anything and everything that might come in the way of us being a family.

I am a nerd about anything food storage related!  My husband, well, he is an even bigger nerd about how to protect our food storage!

We started our preparedness journey about 7 years ago, right after we were married.  I tried many different ways to build up our year supply and it was hard.  Nothing seemed to be working.

I couldn’t figure out how to store it, it was too expensive, I wasn’t using it, I didn’t know what to buy.  I felt like the questions were never-ending!

Over time,

I did lots and lots research and trial and error, and found a system that worked for us!  We are still learning and continually making changes to our preparedness plans and tactics.  We are continuing to progress to being prepared as a family and want to share what we learn with you, to make your life easier to prepare for the unforeseen future!

Here are some posts that might help you with a few of your questions to give  you an idea about what we are about.

How can I be more prepared?  Read more about customizing your 72 Hour kit.  

Where do I start?  Here are 5 steps to start your food storage.  

How can I be organized in case of an emergency?  Read our food storage basics on where to start, or download our 72 hour kit guide and checklist.  

What is “Being prepared?”  Read 5 reasons why you need food storage.  

Our goal

is to help you with preparedness!

Every week we will provide you with helpful information to help you on your preparedness journey!

We have been working for years to be prepared for when “stuff hits the fan”.  This blog is to share with you what we have learned, so it’s easier for YOU to become prepared.  Let us teach you about  Food Storage, Frugal LivingFinancial and Emergency Preparedness.

A litlte bit more about me.

If you are dying to know more, here are 5 things you don’t know about me…

  1. I grew up barefoot, feeding chickens and milking cows.
  2. We are from Mesa, Arizona.  Now we live in Omaha, NE.
  3. I love learning new things.
  4. I have ran 2 full marathons, and 5 half marathons.
  5. Keep chocolate and homemade bread away from me, I’m an addict.
  6. Halloween is a favorite holiday because we would make a HUGE 200 box cardboard maze out of refrigerator boxes for hundreds of people to crawl through.  This was also the first time I met my husband!

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Come join us on our journey  in preparing for the future!