My Wonder Oven: DIY Cooker, Cooler, and Oven [ 1:16:44 ]
Now that Joyce has reached retirement age, she feels she can build other aspects of her life to help others be more able to prepare better for the future that lies just over the horizon. Having been in Houston during Hurricane Ike, Joyce remembers living without utilities for weeks after the storm passed. She’s not going to be caught again without remedies for natural and man-caused disasters over which she has no control. Joyce has been practicing her adapted preparedness life since 1989, and has become quite adept at fixing up, making do, and mixing & matching her talents in many aspects of staying engaged in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Visit her websites listed above and enjoy her immersion in doing good for others as she continues to grow her skills, talents, and abilities so she can weather life’s oncoming storms of natural, man-caused, and personal disasters––whether unexpected or expected!
James Talmage Stevens (aka Doctor Prepper™) began his career in the preparedness industry from the days of his youth. His family lived with his Grandparents immediately following the end of WWII. He learned the basics on the Pace farm in rural Guilford County (NC). Farm chores and gardening were standard fare––plowing the back 40 behind a stubborn mule was substandard! In 1974, upon finishing graduate school with 4 young children and no prospects for a job due to economic conditions during a national economic slump, James reverted to his past experiences on the farm and chronicled in his notebook, along with some hand-me-down recipes from his mother and grandmother. Noting there were no viable books that dealt with all the basics, i.e.: a broad range of food products, he began to utilize his analytical skills, organizing handwritten notes, recipes, and food lore into one volume of information. He spent his spare time while job-hunting, and Making the Best of Basics was created. Before going to press, the subtitle Family Preparedness Handbook was added to distinguish Basics… from the emergency preparedness genre of the existing Civil Defense and governmental agency information.
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