The Trailer Park Homesteader: Interview with Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip

carla collageJune 5, 2014:  In this episode Sharon interviews Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip and new blog Raising Nolan. Carla shares with us different projects she’s working on and how she involves her children in her prepping. She also shares about her seven year old son Nolan and how he is able to help the family with their prepping. Carla also gives advice for new preppers and tips to help them begin, without becoming overwhelmed by unnecessary expenses. You can also visit Carla on her new blog Raising Nolan where she shares her personal stories of raising a son with down syndrome.

Next, Sharon shares a great tool for families prepping with children. It’s a book by Bernie Carr of called Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Preppers Book for Kids. In this book Jake is preparing for an adventure with his best friend Miller, his dog. Miller is a bit scared of the prospect of the adventure, but Jake calms his fears, teaches him about the equipment they’ll need and all the fun they’ll have along the way!


Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.


Mentioned in the show:

A Prepper Quick Tip

Raising Nolan

A Prepper Quick Tip on Facebook

Electric in 5 Minutes Video

Apartment Prepper

Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids by Bernie Carr

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr


Surviving on Shoestrings: Dumpster Diving

dumpster-CC-okayedJune 24, 2013: Really? Dumpster diving? Would anyone do that?  Yes, and it can be done without disgrace.  If you have a better phrase by which to name this activity of gleaning from other’s ‘trash’– please leave a comment or send an email!  We may update with a more appropriate phrase you suggest on a future episode!

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