I’m Denali Gillen. I’m the face behind PreparednessMama. As a mother, I tend to worry about whether or not I’m prepared for whatever may come my way. I’d like to know that I could provide for and take care of my family if an emergency should arise. Being prepared is the key to a worry-free life! When you know you have a plan and could execute it in a crisis, it takes a load off your mind!
I live on a farm with my husband and we grow things for a living. Self-reliance is a big part of our lives! We love working hard and watching our hard work pay off. We also love knowing that if we needed to, we could grow what we needed to keep eating.
I love my family, binge-watching Netflix, and quoting my favorite movies! Helping others feel less anxious and more confident is something I love to do!
Gabriela Cosereanu – author
Hi, I’m Gabriela and I’m a prepping freak with a knack for frugal living (as if you could have one without the other). I’m also interested in all things DIY, green living, and homesteading. I’ve been dreaming of a self-sufficient, one-acre organic farm ever since I realized how fragile urban life really is. It takes one push of a button for millions to be left without running water.
Also, it takes no more than a four- to seven-day disruption in a city’s food supply for complete mayhem to break out. So, while I’m dutifully working toward keeping my loved ones safe when the brown matter (inevitably) hits the oscillating ceiling device, I also like to share what I’m learning with fellow likeminded folks as I go.
Being Prepared is Fun!
You’re here because you are interested in preparedness and self-reliance.
I know you’re not the doomsday prepper type, though. You’re interested in being prepared for today, and next week, and next year. Because there is just so much that needs to get done! Kids – work – school – healthy meals– family time – husband time – YOU time.
Not to mention planning for BIG emergencies. Thinking about being prepared for everything makes you scared! Where should you even start?
RELAX…you’ve found the place for reliable information.
It could be that you live in the Pacific NW and you’re concerned about “the big” earthquake that’s forecast. Maybe you live in the Midwest and tornadoes are a reality for you or you’re on the East Coast and hurricane season is approaching.
Taking the Scared out of being Prepared – PreparednessMama is here when you need her.
Of course, you will find ideas about:
- Food storage – what to store, how to store it and use it to make healthy, nutritious meals
- Gardening and homesteading tips and tricks
- Frugal living ideas to stretch your hard earned dollar
- Be Prepared and Make a Plan – for Fire safety, Storm safety, Home safety- YOUR safety
- 72- hour kits, car kits, office kits, infant kits – you name it there’s a kit for that!
- DIY preparedness so you can make it yourself and save $$
- Skills you need to be self-reliant and prepared like: canning food, fire building, water storage, and budgeting.
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Shelle @ PreparednessMama (dot) com
The One Who Started PreparednessMama
PreparednessMama is Shelle Wells – busy mom, wife, preparedness enthusiast and blogger. She gave up her (boring) bookkeeping job for something better. She likes family history (when I have the time), action movies (which I should give up for family history), canning and preserving food, and gardening- she dreams about growing things! She traded her Garden Zone 8b in the Pacific Northwest for one in Central Texas. She’s passionate about family and her church and about spreading the mainstream preparedness message (there are no zombies here).
This website began with Shelle’s good friend Tyra Baird during National Preparedness Month in September 2012. They started with the 30 Day Preparedness Challenge. Tyra retired at the end of 2013 to focus on her fantastic family.
PreparednessMama was born and now brings you easy to do, preparedness skills, food storage and gardening tips at least three times a week.
You can find PreparednessMama in all the usual places Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Twitter, and StumbleUpon – just look for smiling Millie.
I hope you will use this site as a resource. PreparednessMama – helping you take the scared out of being prepared.
Just do one thing today to be better prepared – for YOUR life.
Shelle Wells Reveals Her Secret Motivation for Preparedness
What’s up with that happy 50’s lady?
Meet Millie. The year is 1952. Millie is in her 40’s and she’s been through a lot. The Great Depression happened when she was newly married.
Boy, there were struggles then! Millie became the master of feeding her kids on a dime and gardening – you didn’t survive without a garden and skills to preserve your harvest.
The 1940s brought WWII, more shortages but also a chance to work again. And work hard! That garden becomes even more important. Millie learns to make it herself and save. She looks for ways to be safe in a crazy world!
And now it’s 1952. After all the things she’s seen – there is a reason to smile! Because if Millie can survive those crazy days, she can survive anything.
All it takes for YOU to survive and thrive TODAY is a personalized plan, the self-reliance skills to achieve it, and the right kind of kit.