Monday, May 21, 2012

Daily Briefing for Monday, May 21, 2012

Yeast Beast

A number of you emailed or called to diagnose my yeast problem (hahaha...I just said I have a "yeast problem.") from Sunday's bread baking adventure.  Sure enough, it wasn't the was my poor technique.  I used much cooler water this evening and dissolved the sugar into the water before putting the yeast in, and hour later came home to this.  (Actually, it was much taller when I first saw it; I took this picture about 90 minutes after I'd put the yeast in.)

The lesson here - learn these things now when the stakes are low.  My next effort will most certainly go smoother than Sunday's. 

The Top 50 Reasons For Not Prepping

I always liked listening to Paul Simon sing when I was a little kid.  His smooth, melodic voice and easy to understand lyrics were great for learning to sing along.  In 1975, his hit "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover" went gold a year later.  I loved singing that song when I was little.

This link reminded me of that song.  Read up on fifty common reasons you hear from people as to why they don't prepare for possible emergencies they may face.  Numbers 33 and 37 are my favorites.

You need to understand why others don't prep.  Hopefully, it will help you correct their mindset and get them to thinking about steps they can take to be better prepared.


  1. I have to admit I'm #39. Don't know where to start. I'm moving and will be on my own so I really do want to get started.

    1. Taking the first step - any step - is always the toughest part. We can get you prepped and repped in short order.