Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Post Disaster Horse Husbandry with Lisa Goodwin; Episode 28: Day After Disaster, Chapter 28

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Survival Fact & Fiction; The Changing Earth, Behind the Scenes


Have you heard about Survival Fact & Fiction yet? It is an exciting new website where the survival community is coming together! This site hosts survival fiction novels, non-fiction books, survival training websites, podcasts, blogs, you-tube channels and survival gear stores all in one place so you can easily explore all of the great sites that make the survival community an awesome place to be a part of!

As a fictional author, I am passionate about preparedness and knowing how to use survival tactics to protect yourself and your family if you had to. I know a lot of information but many other people know a ton more than I do. I have had the great honor of getting to know many of these wonderful information providers through my networking for both my podcast and my books. Designing Survival Fact & Fiction was my way of supporting and paying homage to these people working hard to get you and me the information we need! I encourage you to go over, explore the site, and sign up to receive exciting news and so much more!
Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Build a Better Mousetrap, Survival Pin of the Month

Living out in the country it is not unusual to have mice. We do a good job of keeping them out of the house but they lurk outside in the chicken coup and in the woodpiles. Usually we have cats to constantly hunt them down and keep their population in check but the wildfires we sustained last summer caused a lot of big predators out their usually stomping grounds and into our backyard. All of our cats were lost to them, leaving us with no idea how to keep the mouse population down outside so they don't decide to come inside. 

In the past we used regular snapping mousetraps to clear the problem up when it became and issue but those traps are scary to set, need to be checked everyday and can sometimes be very messy when they work. I wanted something that you could set and forget but it would keep doing it's job, something that could be set up outside. Then I stumbled along this little goodie! 

This is a pin from fivegallonideas.com  Actually, not this exact pin but I'll be darned if I can find the original pin that I found about this. In the original pin I saw the person put it together with a wire hanger with an empty hydrogen peroxide bottle on the wire. The bottle is coated with peanut butter and about an inch or two of water is put in the bottom of the bucket. The idea is the mouse climbs up the board, reaches for the peanut butter, falls in the water because the bottle rolls and then can't get out of the bucket. Five gallon bucket ideas builds the mousetrap basically the same way but with dowels instead.

When I built mine I used a wire hanger with an empty water bottle. I didn't drill through the bucket, I just wrapped the wire tightly to the metal handle where it attaches to the bucket. It seemed to hold very tightly. Hopefully my ramp is not too short but those mice seem to be able to climb anything. All I have to do is sit back and wait. We'll see how it goes.
Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Post Disaster Items to Trade with Dale and Lisa Goodwin, Episode 27: Day After Disaster, Chapter 27

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Survival Spirit with James E. Hart; Episode 26: Day After Disaster, Chapter 26

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes, Entrepreneurial Survival: Set and accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days


Can you believe we are almost half way through January already? Time flies when you’re having fun! 

I have been talking with John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneurs on Fire about entrepreneurial survival and he told me, "One of my favorite things to do in January is take inventory of where I’m at in my life, both professionally and personally (family, health, etc.), and reflection is a great way to get started with this. First, I take a look back at what I’ve done over the past year that DID work, and then I also recognize those things that DIDN’T work. Next, I turn to goal-setting to get pumped up (and prepped) for what I want to accomplish in the new year based on what I’ve learned through my reflection time. But you know just as well as I do that sometimes we set goals but then fail to actually accomplish those goals. We get busy, we end up frustrated by a lack of progress, or perhaps, we simply don’t have any accountability in place to make sure we’re actually doing the things that will help us get one step closer to accomplishing our goals."

He is so right! I accomplished a lot of things last year and I have a lot of personal and professional goals to accomplish this year. As an entrepreneur it can be hard to find the path you need to take and then hold yourself accountable to that goal. It can also be very stressful! I put more pressure on myself than anyone else possibly could and it makes it so much easier when I have a clear goal and can celebrate when I achieve that goal. John has provided all of us struggling entrepreneurs with an action plan to achieve that very thing!

It’s called “The Freedom Journal” and it’s a premium, faux leather-bound journal that will help you set and accomplish YOUR #1 goal in 100 days.
 

John Lee Dumas is an entrepreneur you can believe in! His business went from $0 to $3.5 million / year in under two years. He admits his wild growth is the direct result of careful goal setting… and diligent adherence to moving one step closer to the goals he sets each and every day.

But how did he do this without going crazy?
  1. By creating goals the RIGHT way (using the S.M.A.R.T. Goals system);
  2. By being held accountable DAILY through affirmations, quotes, resources, documenting progress, and more;
  3. By breaking BIG goals up into smaller, bite-sized chunks (sprints);
  4. By conducting quarterly reviews (every 25 days – take a look back and reflect); and
  5. By maintaining a GOAL-oriented mindset.
And now, John has finally packaged his system into a premium, faux leather-bound journal you can carry with you wherever you go.

And yes, this thing is beautiful. So if you are like me and you want to set and accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days, then grab your copy of “The Freedom Journal” today!

TheFreedomJournal.com

You can think of it like your own personal accountability partner! :)

John is launching The Freedom Journal on Kickstarter, so not only can you grab your own copy today, you can also get a bunch of other bonuses, too!

So if you’re ready to set and accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days, grab your copy today right here:

Yes, I want my copy of The Freedom Journal!

But hurry – the bonuses are going fast!  

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Rocket Stove: Survival Pin of the Month

The survival pin of the month is how to make this great rocket stove via thegoodsurvivalist.com. They have a very in-depth tutorial about how to make this handy little item. I wanted to draw attention to this product because cooking without power or gas can be tricky. Sure you can do it over an open fire but you have to get the temperature just right and you have to enjoy a little ash flavoring in your food because it's inevitable. 

There are some really cool products on the market that you can buy. One is a Jet boil. It will boil your water in about a minute so it is a good fuel saver. But you have to have the special canisters of fuel to make them work and they are pretty expensive.

Here is an example of one from Amazon.com. As you can see it gets great ratings and would be a handy backpacking item or short term usage item. But I am concerned about the long term value of this product. What if you run out of canisters? Then your jet boil isn't worth dinky doo. Plus, did you see the price tag on this item? Maybe you have a much larger pocket book than me but this is not priced in my price range. So what to do to make an efficient burner that lasts long term and has easily available fuel?

There are many gas options available. You can find stoves that will burn all types of liquid fuels but I am more interested in wood burning items. I know I will be able to find some wood or supplement but liquid fuels may be harder to come by in a survival situation. Enter the Rocket Stove:
This is a pretty cool Rocket Stove that I found on Amazon.com.  It seems to be the perfect tool for the job! It is wood burning and looks easy enough to use. It rates well and would be long lasting but check out the price tag. Not too bad for something that will last and last. Plus, you would be more likely to find fuel for it but wouldn't it be better to know how to make your own? That way if you ever lost your supplies you would know exactly how to construct a stove that would be highly efficient at doing it's job? This is the very reason I wanted to highlight the article and accompanying video by thegoodsurvivalist.com. Head on over and check out how to make one. Then let me know how it goes.

Why do I always do a pin of the month?
I do a pin of the month because the survival community is alive and kicking on Pinterest. I hardly use my google search anymore I just head on over to Pinterest to find what I need. It is a library of useful information on whatever topic you want to know about! If you haven't visited Pinterest yet feel free to head on over and visit my board at: www.pinterest.com/sarafhathaway/ 

Want to get your business marketing on Pinterest fast?
I believe in the value of Pinterest so much that I have designed a program for businesses, bloggers and authors to get marketing fast on Pinterest called Simple Pinning. If you are interested in getting your business rocking the Pinterest world fast head on over to authorsarafhathaway.com to get started.
Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Preparing Novices for Battle with Ralph Swasey; Episode 25: Day After Disaster, Chapter 25

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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