Saturday, June 13, 2015

June13, 2015

Hello all,
It's been a while since I blogged. Been busy and changed phones. 
This was this evenings post on my prepping groups that I post in from time to time.
What's the big deal about families wanting to live off grid? Our state, local, and federal government always want to be in total control.
Please share your feedback.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015

Mississippi may be hit with a possible  ice storm Sunday night.  I am well stocked on propane,  lamp oil, water, food, batteries,  flash lights, milk,  bread, and alternative ways to cook food and warm my house.  People who are not prepared will be in a lot of trouble if this lasts more than a couple of days.  If you need some of the items that I mentioned and don't have them; go out now and get them before its to late.  Are you prepared?

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Why I Prep

I have a lot of people ask me why I am always working when I should be enjoying life. It's hard to explain to someone who does well or one who is ok just getting by that it takes a little extra to make it. This is my story of why I work so hard.

Four years ago; I was riding my 4 wheeler and rode right into a swarm of nats. They got in my eyes and I could not see. My dog Kincade saw what happened and led me to the house by me holding on to her collar. I managed to get the contacts out of my eyes but my eyes had closed shut and my face was swollen.

I got up the next morning and drove to work by driving with one hand and the other hand holding an eye open. I got to work and I was told I need to go to the doctor. I didn't have insurance, no money, and the eye doctor I called wanted $200.00 up front. I was already struggling so I didn't have the money to go to the doctor and was ashamed to ask family and friends. 

My friend and co-worker Courtney called his wife who worked for an eye doctor in Memphis to see if her boss could help me. He took several pictures of my face and told his wife what happened. The eye doctor she worked for gave me the medicine I needed because if I had waited; I could've gone blind.

I now refuse to rely on one income because one income only gets you by and not ahead. I started looking for ways to make to make money on the side. My friend Debra told me about a family that needed a babysitter at night twice a month. (She even offered what she could so I could go to the doctor but I couldn't take her money.) I got the job & started babysitting then I started doing computer work at home, help people set up business plans, dog & cat sitting, selling on eBay, trading for stuff, buying from yard sales, reselling, and I even babysat a pet snake for two weeks.

I use my side money to pay for things in advance, buy extra food, water, medicine, and house hold items. 
I have been driving the same truck for 10 years but I don't care because it's paid for and so is my Volvo. It's a whole lot easier to make choices when your debt free. 
I don't have a lot of material things but I am happy knowing that what I do have is paid for and I am not at risk of being broken into because not even a robber would want 10 year, outdated stuff. I don't dress fancy and my socks never match my clothes. I became a simple woman with a willingness to survive and make it in this world.

If you know of someone struggling; please don't put them down or suggest ideas that was intended to insult them. If you can't help a person; don't try to hurt them. 
Just remember one thing about this post and it will change the way you think. A woman  who is debt free with no commitments, no ties, stock pile of necessities, a few dollars in the bank, etc is powerful because all she needs is God by her side, supportive family, and her willingness to be self sufficient. Nothing else matters.


Ruby Cavallo

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014

Today, I met a man without a home. All he had was an old mountain bike with everything he owned tied to his bike. I went home and grabbed what I could for him and carried it to him. Another car had stopped to help too. The mans tire was bent from all the weight and all he could do was walk his bike. He thanked me and never asked me for a thing. Be thankful for what you do have because one day you could end up like him. 

Our country is the land of plenty. No human should be homeless, jobless, or hungry in the USA. People immigrate here from all over the world to have freedom to work, worship, and live a prosperous life. We need to help teach the ones who are struggling to be self sufficient and be able to take care of themselves. Life is not easy but if you are doing well; please share your knowledge with others to help them along. That's why I love all these groups because we are all here for the same reason and that's to learn more or teach others. 

Stay humble.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 27, 2014

I hope that I will be able to leave my job in 2016, buy a used RV, and travel to churches and organizations & talk about prepping, self reliance, and what to do when Mother Nature throws something big at us. I am going to tie it into a Christian ministry through the Methodist Church. I may not be able to live very well cooped up in a small RV but if I could get people to listen; it will be all worth it. I can make it on love offerings, donations, and plenty of prayers. I have a few places lined up in 2015 to speak already. My life's work is not its high point right now. I want to make a difference in people's lives. What do you think? 


Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 2014

I teach basic survival and emergency preparedness to my family, friends, and anybody who will listen. I don't have any family in the county I live in and can't afford to move right now where my brother and his family live. It's hard prepping by myself because my neighbors will see me as an easy target if something were to happen. I live in Mississippi and where I live; we have a lot of robberies, looting, murders, rapes, mugging, armed robbery, etc. The holidays are really bad with the break ins because people are so desperate. I have to keep my big mean dog inside all day long while I work so all my stuff will still be there when I get home. (I think I just talked myself into moving where my family lives.). Any of you feel alone when you are prepping?


Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Fur Babies

I love all my sweet fur babies.  They are my children.  I will never leave them behind no matter what.