Category: Emergency Preparation

Spend Less And Enjoy More With Groupon #Groupon #Ad

***This is a sponsored post.  All thoughts or opinions are my own honest and unbiased opinions.***


As a mother of three, I am always on the lookout for the best deals possible.  Groupon Goods are a great way to find just what you’re looking for without spending a fortune.  This Back-To-School sesaon Groupon was the first place I visited when looking for clothes, shoes, under garments and school supplies.

This holiday season, I will be digging through all of the Groupon Goods again in search of the best gifts to give this year.  Being the parent of a teenager means the electronics section will be my favorite place  to visit.  Everything form laptops, to notebooks, to headphones, video game console controllers, bluetooth speakers…you name it…Groupon has got it, and at a better price than you can find anywhere else.

Groupon even has the younger kiddos covered with lots of great toys for all ages!  Cool robots, ride on toys, doll furniture, books, anything you could want for you little on in one convenient spot…and all at unbeatable prices!

Whether you’re looking for Groupon Goods for the home, pet supplies, outdoor items, clothes, shoes, or even jewelry, Groupon has got it all.  Be sure to follow Groupon on Facebook and Twitter for the latest and greatest.

NeatPack 3-in-1 Foldable Duffle Bag #Review



The NeatPack 3-in-1 Foldable Duffle Bag is the most versatile duffle bag I’ve ever seen.  With this NeatPack bag, you don’t just have one bag, you have 3 different bags in one convenient, foldable, travel friendly bag.  You can use this duffle bag as a duffle bag (obviously), use it as a backpack, or even carry over the shoulder.  The lightweight yet durable material make this bag perfect for anything you could possibly want to use it for.  Camping?  Hiking?  Gym Bag?  You bet!  This bag can do it all!


This bag has something a mother like me really appreciates…tons of storage space.  Loads of zippers and mesh pockets, both inside and out, even an expandable shoe storage compartment, places for toiletries, and yeap, you got it, even a place for your dirty laundry too!  The material this NeatPack bag is made of is both tear and water resistant, so you can rest assured that all of your belongings will be safe when you store them inside your NeatPack bag.


Being the beginning of a holiday weekend was the PERFECT time for this bag to arrive.  We will hopefully be getting out this Labor Day weekend and enjoying some family fun camping out in the wilderness.  This bag is going to make my life SO much easier.  I will be able to carry just about everything in one convenient bag.  Looking after 3 kids out camping is hard enough, I don’t want to struggle with multiple bags.  Thanks NeatPack!!


***I received the product pictured as well as financial compensation for this blog post.  All thoughts or opinions expressed are my own honest, unbiased opinions***


Emergency First Aid Kit – Compact and Lightweight First Aid Bag with 100 Premium Pieces



This Trip Worthy First Aid Kit is perfect for so many different uses!  You can toss it in a vehicle, diaper bag, camping gear, bug out bag, 72 hour survival pack…you name it!  It comes with 100 pieces of first aid equipment that will get you through just about any situation.


The Trip Worthy First Aid Kit comes in a durable zippered bag to keep everything neatly organized.  The fabric is really durable so will survive through harsh situations with ease.


  • Medical grade quality: Satisfied with only the highest standards, this first aid box is loaded with premium medical supplies for emergency and survival situations. With your safety in mind, it was assembled in an FDA-approved facility and contains enhanced first aid supplies for beginner campers, avid outdoorsmen and everyone in between.
  • Convenient, comprehensive care: This ultimate survival kit consists of everything that you need to clean and dress minor wounds. It also includes a premium selection of emergency-preparedness supplies, giving you the peace of mind that you deserve for every adventure.
  • Durable, lightweight, and compact design: For maximum efficiency and portability, this basic first aid kit weighs only 1 pound and features a compact, travel-friendly design. Perfect for cars, schools, children and more, it includes a nylon case that is highly durable and flexible, fitting perfectly in backpacks, boats and pockets.
  • Ready for whatever comes your way: There are no warnings for earthquakes, tornadoes and other disasters, but this all-purpose kit helps you be as prepared as possible. The ideal combination of medical supplies and survival items, this first aid bag is the best choice for emergencies as well as camping, hiking, backpacking, family trips and more.
  • Manufacturer warranty: You need outdoor gear that’s as tough as you are, which is why only the highest quality products that are built to last are included. Providing you with the best in the industry, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If this first aid kit doesn’t live up to your expectations, let Trip Worthy know, and they will make it right.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***



#Cook On The Go With This 8 Piece Cookware Set #Review



Cooking on the go has never been easier!  If you spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer like my family does, I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of trying to cook for yourself, let alone a whole family.  The problem with other cookware is that it isn’t light and portable like this handy dandy little cookware set it.  You can find this outdoor cookware set here on Amazon so you can join in on the summer fun without sacrificing tasty meals.

The 8 piece cookware set comes with one pot, one lid, one pan, two bowls, a foldable ladle, small wooden spatula, a scrubbing loofa to clean on the go, and a convenient little mesh bag to keep it all in.  This cookware set is made of high quality anodised aluminum making it non-stick, solid and lightweight, all with the ability to conduct heat and cook evenly and quickly.  It’s ultra lightweight and takes up very little space so you can toss it in any camping pack or hiking bag and know that you’ll be ready to go when it’s meal time.

This cookware set is also great for someone like myself who’s into emergency preparedness.  If anything should happen, you’ll have one little convenient mesh bag containing everything you’ll need to cook for yourself and your loved ones.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Enjoy The Outdoors And Cook Anywhere With A #PortableCampStove #Review



My family has a few camping trips planned this summer so I was really eager to get my hands on a #PortableCampStove.  We plan on spending a few days out at a time and needless to say, cooking for my family will be an essential part of camping.

The Wolfyork Portable Camp Stove comes in a handy little carrying pouch to keep everything in one spot and easy to pack.  You can use wood that you salvage from your camp site to cook your meals so you don’t have to worry about carrying around a small tank of propane or a bag of charcoal.  No wood in sight?  That’s perfectly fine!  Use the fuel that’s free and easy to get, such as twigs, leaves, pine cones.  It is made of top quality stainless steel so it can resist some of the hottest temperatures.  The #PortableCampStove weighs in at well under a pound (12.3 ounces) so you can take it into the tightest of spaces where you need to pack as light as possible.

The Wolfyork Portable Camp Stove is designed much differently than other portable stoves.  Wolfyork features a large area to use your cookware so you don’t have to worry about your pots or pans spilling resulting in the loss of your whole meal.

I think the Wolfyork Portable Camp Stove is also great for those of you (like myself) that are big on emergency preparation.  I love having this handy dandy little stove on hand so that if an emergency situation were to arise where life as we know it were compromised, I would still have a way to provide hot and nutritious meals for my family.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Brush On Block Review and Giveaway


For those of you who haven’t heard of Brush On Block yet, it’s simply one of the best things you’ve never heard of.  We all know we should be wearing sunscreen more often, but we all hate the hassle and greasiness of traditional sun blocks right?  That’s why I started looking for a better alternative and found Brush On Block.


Brush On Block is simple to use, natural, easy to carry sun protection that can go anywhere with you.  It’s a powdered sunscreen, that you can brush on even over your makeup and nobody will even notice a difference.  It doesn’t matter how light or dark your skin tone is, Brush On Block is invisible on everyone!


Brush On Block is so easy, even my toddler can do it.  You pull down the retractable shield that goes around the brush to keep the bristles nice, click the bottom of Brush On Block to ‘open’, and brush.  It’s as simple as that!


The powder comes directly out through the cylinder and into the brush.  It can’t get much simpler than that to apply sunscreen.

Brush On Block has been a huge time saver for me.  Living in Arizona, triple digits are an every day thing.  Of course, my kids are kids and want to spend the whole day in the pool.  There used to be a long process of helping rub sunscreen onto the kids.  Not only was it time consuming, but greasy, messy, smelly, and not a great solution for a busy mom of 3.  Now each of the kids is able to apply their sun protection themselves, and even help each other with any spots they missed.  What’s even better is when your powder is empty, you don’t have to buy a whole new Brush On Block.  There are separate refill canisters available to help save a little money for you in the long run.


Brush On Block has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their very own Brush On Block! Giveaway will begin 06/23/15 at midnight EST and will end 06/30/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

Enter the Brush On Block Giveaway Here

Of course, if you don’t want to wait to see if you won the giveaway, you can order at a discount with a special code for my readers:


Good for 20% off your entire order

Valid until July 31, 2015

***I did not receive any compensation from Brush On Block, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Me 4 Kidz Medi Buddy Review



Me 4 Kidz sells some of the most essential things that any parent could possibly need. They have different kits that are designed to be carried easily and fit just about anywhere. When I saw the Medi Buddy, I knew it would be extremely useful. I am a mother of three, and ouchies and booboos are a daily occurrence.


There are a few different designs that the Medi Buddy comes in but they all come with the same great essential supplies.


Each Medi buddy kit contains:
*(15) 3/4” X 3” assorted kid-friendly bandages
*(1)   3” knee & elbow bandage
*(5)   5” X 8” antiseptic wipes (sting free)
*(4)   2” X 2” Gauze Pads (2-Two Packs)
*(2)   Antibiotic Ointments
*(12) Kid-Friendly Fun Stickers
*(1)   Carry Anywhere Case.


The day after receiving my Medi Buddy it already proved to be very handy. We live in Arizona so it this time of year my kids are already playing outside in their flip flops. Of course my daughter hurt her toe and was screaming like the world had ended.





After a quick bandage and a sticker she was all smiles, happy as ever, ready to get back to playing.


The Medi Buddy kit fits perfectly in any purse or diaper bag, or virtually anywhere you want to keep it! The quality of the bandages was impressive. They are not the cheap kind that will fall off after about a half hour of play.


Every chance I get I have shown off my Medi Buddy kit to my fellow moms. My favorite feature is how well everything fits in the compact carrying case. Everyone is excited to order theirs and be prepared at the drop of a hat. All of the products are latex free as well so even the most sensitive skin can still benefit from the great Me 4 Kidz products!

***I did not receive any compensation from Me 4 Kidz, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Hook Me Ups Review


In today’s fast paced world, it is not always convenient to be tied to a wall outlet to charge your electronic devices. I have come across many power bank chargers, but the problem I had was that they were all so poorly designed and ugly that I did not want to carry them around in my bag with me.


I was reading an issue of a magazine and saw Lily Aldridge raving about her Hook Me Ups portable charger I knew that I absolutely had to try one out!
The whole idea of Hook Me Ups is creating something that is super stylish while at the same time being something that is a need that most of us have.


One Hook Me Ups comes with everything you need to fit almost any electronic device. You can use them on Apple brand devices, Android, tablets, GPS devices, Bluetooth, cameras, PSP’s, e-cigarettes… the list is endless.



When I received my Hook Me Ups, I couldn’t wait to charge it. The next day I was going into town with my kids and this was going to come in super handy! I live in a very rural area, and it is a 25 mile one way trip to my closest grocery store. When we go into town, we have a lot of errands to do because we make our trip worthwhile. Usually we’re in town somewhere around 5 hours. Between using my phone for digital coupons and my kids are playing games while we walk around the store, my battery gets drained very quickly. Halfway through our day the phone is dead and the kids are unhappy bored and have nothing to do. Hook Me Ups to the rescue!


(When you charge your Hook Me Ups there will be a red light)

When my phone died I was actually very eager to pull out my Hook Me Ups charger. There were a few women that saw my charger while shopping and had the same reaction, “oh my goodness! Where did you get that? It’s adorable! I’ve never seen anything like that before”. Not only do I love when people notice how awesome my accessories are, but I love being able to share with them where to get their own. If you are tired of the same bland, ugly chargers, you definitely need to give Hook Me Ups a try. What’s even better is as long as you have your charger by your side you can have peace of mind in a disastrous situation. When the power is out and your phone is dead how will you call for help? As long as you have a Hook Me Ups charger you know that you can extend the time frame your family has to reach out for assistance.

***I did not receive any compensation from Hook Me Ups, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

K-TOR Power Box Review and Giveaway


If you haven’t heard of K-TOR yet, they have some really great alternatives to traditional energy problems. They offer human powered energy alternatives that have so many uses. I was given the K-TOR Power Box to review and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed.


The Power Box is a pedal powered generator that can be folded down flat for easy storage and is super light weight and compact. The possibilities are really endless when you have the K-TOR Power Box by your side.

In the event of a power outage, you’ll still have the ability to charge up electronic devices such as a cell phone so that you still have communication with the outside world. You can power a radio to hear any announcements that will keep you informed. Almost anything you can think of, you can accomplish with the Power Box. If you plan on traveling through an area that isn’t highly trafficked, you can even throw the K-TOR Power Box in your trunk along with a battery charger. Should you be in a situation where you need a jump, just pedal for 10-12 minutes and you’ve got enough power to start your car.

Whatever way you find to use the Power Box, you’ll see for yourself how beneficial it is to have around. It’s simple enough to use that even my 3 year old is able to keep the power flowing. So simple that a toddler can use it, yet effective enough to quite possibly save your life.

K-TOR has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Power Box of their own! Giveaway will begin 3/14/15 at midnight EST and will end 3/21/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Click the link below to enter :

Enter the K-TOR Giveaway Here

***I did not receive any compensation from K-TOR, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Luci EMRG Review



Luci EMRG is one of the most epic inventions you will probably ever come across. It is a solar powered, inflatable, collapsible emergency lantern that you can either take camping or keep it home for when there’s a power outage. Even if you are a prepper it would come in very handy for when you needed an alternate light source.




The fact that the Luci EMRG is solar powered is absolutely something that I love. You have no need to worry about an open flame causing more dangers and possibly an already dangerous situation, and you don’t have to worry about having extra batteries. All you need is a little sunlight and you’re good to go. After an 8 hour charge you have 7 hours of light usage, and when storing the Luci EMRG it will keep up to 95% of its battery for months



(It is extremely hard to capture how bright the light is on camera, these pictures do no justice to how bright it actually is.)

Luci EMRG has four different light functions. There is a bright, superbright, SOS, and strobe function. When you are using the SOS light I love how Luci EMRG flashes SOS Morse code in red light then again and white light and alternates back and forth between the two. If you are stuck and somebody can’t hear you, there’s a good chance that they will be able to see the light before they will hear you and you will have a better chance of getting rescued.

I just can’t get over how simple yet functional the Luci EMRG is and I will definitely be buying more to keep on hand as well as give them as gifts. I can see every single person I know finding a function for the Luci EMRG.

***I did not receive any compensation from MPOWERD, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***