Emergency Preparedness GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

February 7, 2013

Emergency Preparedness GRAND PRIZE giveaway


Today I am happy to host a wonderful and important giveaway for you, to finish out the series (Friday will be my Emergency Station reveal day). During my Emergency Preparedness 8 week series, I shared how my family & home is prepared for unexpected emergencies or natural disasters.  Another way we are prepared, is by keeping premade kits in our automobiles. Shelf Reliance offers pre packed First Aid Kits as well as 72 Hour Travel kits in case of an emergency.  Today I am giving one of each of these away, to 2 lucky winners.


The Giveaway

One lucky winner for each prize (2 winners):

  1. 1 Providence Basic Travel 2 Person 72 Hour Kit (Value $89.99)
  2. 1 – 326 piece OSHA First Aid Kit (Value $57.99)

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How To Win

Choose one entry or do all three. (Via Rafflecopter)

1. Check out Heather’s blog: http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com.  Leave a comment somewhere on my site. Come back to this post and tell me that you left a comment.  For example you might say,  “I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about Mango Lime No Bake Cookies.”  It would be nice if you included the link to the post you liked but you don’t have to.


2. Check out what it is like to be a Shelf Reliance Consultant. Come back and leave us a comment telling us what you like best about being a consultant. For example you might say something like,  “I really love that as a consultant I can build up my food storage without spending a lot of money”

Here are the links again; you can visit any one of them or all three.

If you decide you would like to become a consultant Heather would love to have you on her team.


3.     For an extra entry you can tell a friend about the giveaway through Facebook, etc.   When you do that come back to this post and leave an comment like “I shared this giveaway on Facebook.”



  •    I can’t give away anything to “Anonymous.” If your comments are showing up as anonymous, be sure to leave your name in your comment.
  •   I can only ship to the continental US.  Sorry to all the international readers.
  • The Giveaway starts NOW and will end at 12:00 am est on Monday February 11th.  Tell your friends!
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The 2 Person 72 Hour Travel Kit

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The 326 piece First Aid Kit

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 The Giveaway starts NOW and will end at 12:00 am est on Monday February 11th.  Tell your friends!




Shelf Reliance Deals:

Right now, Heather has some great deals for A Bowl Full of Lemons readers on emergency preparedness.

Solar Crank Lantern $29.99   Retail:  $39.99  

12 LED lantern is extremely safe for use indoors, such as a tent or RV, especially by children.  No fuel to spill and no carbon monoxide or fire danger.

Sawyer Point Two Bucket Filter $139.99  Retail:  142.99

This small, lightweight filter kit can provide up to 170 gallons of clean water per day for over 16 years. This filter has a Manufacturer’s 1 million gallon guarantee.  It offers protection against bacteria protozoa, and viruses mechanically.



Need a job? Want to learn more about Shelf Reliance?

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to build up your food storage and emergency supplies you should check you the benefits of being a Shelf Reliance Consultant, it is a great way to build up your supplies for free and ½ off.

Visit Heather Lorimer’s Shelf Reliance Website:  http://homeparties.shelfreliance.com/home


98 comments on “Emergency Preparedness GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

  1. Anonymous says:

    I checked out the food storage cooking blog. The asparagus pasta looks nd sounds yummy! 🙂

  2. Hayden says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage-great blog! I left a comment on the Indoor Smores article. I love smores and this looks really easy! http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/indoor-smoores.html?showComment=1360248735487#c7619417440729844813

  3. Hayden says:

    I also checked out what it is like to be a Shelf Reliance Consultant. I think it is a great way to build your emergency kit and earn half off. Also it is great because many people do not have a kit and could benefit from hosting a party or attending a party.

  4. Stormy Horton says:

    I visited the cookingwithmyfoodstorage blog. The asparagus pasta looked and sounded yummy!! 🙂 P.S. I really really enjoy your blog! I have gotten some great ideas from you! Thanks!! Stormy Horton

  5. tammy says:

    I checked out Cooking with my food storage, and plan to make the spinach artichoke dp this weekend. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/01/pantry-challenge-spinach-artichoke-dip.html?showComment=1360248982121#c5729758574398489519

  6. Helen Norris says:

    I really enjoy your posts. This is really great information on getting prepared. My family and I have been doing little projects like canning to prepare for emergencies. My 16 year old is very interested (he’s always been my cautious child). So thanks!

  7. dawn shaw says:

    Please enter my name into the drawing. I am a prepper who is just getting started (I know, I’m late to the game!) and either of these kits would be a great addition. I visited Heather’s blog and left a comment on the fantastic looking recipe post about the Creamy Asparagus and Peas Pasta. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/12/creamy-asparagus-and-peas-pasta.html
    I also liked and shared your FB post on my FB page. I love your helpful tips, so keep them coming! 🙂

  8. Bonnie Mae says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about the Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/11/cranberry-oatmeal-cookies.html?showComment=1360249660267#c4922795112353996477

  9. Jennifer Richard says:

    I checked out her site and love the brown sugar sour cream recipe! Going to be giving it a try.

  10. Bonnie Mae says:

    I checked out what is involved in being a Shelf Reliance Consultant. I love that it would be a great way to earn an income without having to pay a babysitter. As a single mom that would be wonderful.

  11. Beverly says:

    I rea the article on Heather’s blog on the cost of freeze dried food. She makes a good point.

  12. Misty K says:

    I checked out the Cooking with my food storage blog. What a great site! I left a comment under the brown suger sour cream fruit dip, this looks delish! Can’t wait to try it! http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/01/brown-sugar-sour-cream-fruit-dip.html?showComment=1360250109985#c5612085389240022059

  13. Misty K says:

    I shared this giveaway through facebook!

  14. Beverly says:

    I read why Heather is a Shelf Reliance Consultant. I like that it works for her and that she was able to use her income to pay for things her family needs. Awesome.

  15. Joyce M. says:

    I checked out Cooking with my Food Storage and I commented on The Cost of Freeze Dried Food post. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/the-cost-of-freeze-dried-food.html

  16. Joyce M. says:

    I really love that as a consultant I stay at home and work to make money to support my family. I think I also read something about party commissions? 🙂

  17. Joyce M. says:

    I shared on Twitter.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I have fallen in love with your page, I have attached to pinterest and I follow on fb. I commented on Cooking with my Food Storage right on the article page you provided above to her link. What does a Cooking with my Food Storage consultant make, a 10% commission on party sales to start and where Heather is from she has great sales with average party of $600. I commented on your post here – http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2013/01/what-budgeting-software-is-best-for-you.html#comment-40209.

  19. Michelle says:

    Wow, just starting to learn about cooking with dehydrated foods and I found your blog:)

  20. Beverly says:

    I copied your site address and shared it on FB. I really do love your blog. So full of great information. Thanks for all you do.

  21. Karli G says:

    I checked out The Cost of Freeze Dried Food and commented on the post, http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/the-cost-of-freeze-dried-food.html#comment-form

  22. First off I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your friend, Heather’s, blog as well. I’m pretty sure I got lost reading http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com for a solid hour. I think my interest in the site stems from a childhood where the only emergency preparedness (food) I came across were MREs. It’s really refreshing to see food stored to last but also intended to taste yummy too. I really enjoyed this article: http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/p/where-do-i-start.html. It makes everything seem so easy and accessible.

    Also, I checked out the shelf reliance articles…and think that it would make a much more interesting party than another jewelry party. But that’s just me. Shared it on my Facebook because I think others will agree with me on this. Again, thanks for sharing! =)

  23. Karli G says:

    I would want to be a consultant to have the security in being ready for an emergency. We recently moved to Florida and have had the threat of Hurricanes. Being prepared would help take some of that stress away.

  24. Karli G says:

    I shared this giveaway on my FB profile.

  25. Christina says:

    I shared the giveaway. You are doing a wonderful job!

  26. christy zimms says:

    I hope this counts because I don’t have to check out being consultant because we already do it!! We love Shelf Reliance and use their food almost daily. I order twice a month through my Q that is already set up and ships right to my front door. I love this company!! I had a party for my 4yo and made pizzas. All the toppings came from Thrive and everyone was so impressed. Please let me know if I need to change my comment for it to count.

  27. Margaux says:

    I looked up cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com-I never thought about buying freeze dried fruit but what a smart idea it is!

  28. christy zimms says:

    I really loved the white cake mix on heather’s blog. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/02/homemade-cake-mix.html#

  29. gina says:

    What a nice cite. I have signed up for her emails Thanks for sharing all the info. I have been working on the steps as you put them out working on family and daycare supplies

  30. Rose says:

    I checked out Heathers Blog and I LOVE her sight, I am a newbee when it comes to all of this and Found a lot of useful information My favorite recipe so far though was the MAGIC MIX here is the link if you want to check it out…http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rHHpfBWJXnk/TxDNpM81IHI/AAAAAAAAEpE/_qGBOmtgB7o/s1600/IMG_5387.JPG
    I love this because it has so many uses. I cant wait to try it. after I surfed her sight i went to the consultant page and looked around. The money sounds great and I love the discounts you can get,my only problem is I have NO experience with using any self stable food So I will be following her sight to pick up some tips. Thank you for giving me a chance to win this and learning a lot along the way. P.S I also Shared this give away on My Face Book Page,Good luck Everyone ! 🙂

  31. I’ve followed your cooking with food storage blog for a while now and love that you make yummy recipes with pantry items. So many prep websites seem to be only about beans and rice and hard wheat. And that’s just not the way I eat and I love how practical your recipes are for every day living.


  32. Being a consultant looks fun because you get to be the first to know about new products and get great discounts.


  33. April says:

    I checked out the Cooking with my Food Storage website and loved the Indoor Smores idea! Great inside fun for a cold winter night! http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/indoor-smoores.html

  34. Jonda says:

    I checked out the Mango Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Rice and can’t wait to try it, also the Food Storage was amazing. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2011/09/mango-chicken-stir-fry-with-coconut.html I added to my favorites as there are so many more things that I would like to check out.

  35. April says:

    I also checked out the Shelf Consultant opportunity and it’s a great independent job for someone who would like to stay home and have control of their work hours/pay, etc. It is what you make of it! The other advantage is being prepared in an emergency with ideas of how to use your pantry items, as well as being cost effective in choosing dried foods over fresh/frozen as recipies permit. And, I am posting this to my Facebook page too!

  36. megan H says:

    I looked up cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com. I always thought freeze dried fuit was expensive too!

  37. megan H says:

    I was pleasantly surprise at how much consultants make as well as getting discounts on products.

  38. megan H says:

    i shared this giveaway on facebook

  39. Suzanne Payne says:

    I checked out how to be a consultant. It sounds like a great opportunity.

  40. Suzanne Payne says:

    I shared this post on FB

  41. Suzanne Payne says:

    I commented on Heather’s blog. I’m definitely getting some heat cells. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/indoor-smoores.html?showComment=1360257550732#c7822524123047708984

  42. Hanna says:

    I I think the greatest part of being a consultant would be the ability to share these great products with others!

    I shared on facebook too.

  43. Melissa says:

    I left a comment on cooking with my food storage under Healthy Breakfast Cookies.

  44. Melissa says:

    I shared your link on my facebook page. Love your site.

  45. Kari says:

    I have always like Heather’s site. I really like all the useful information about how to store food – in fact i am still trying to solve that dilemma because my insulated garage would be the best place but I do not want to shorten my storage time. So therefore I am going to use a lot of her information on eating with food storage so I can rotate often and worry less about that.

  46. Brenda W says:

    I checked out Heathers blog and think I must check it out more in depth! I commended on the smores – great ideas. http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2013/01/indoor-smoores.html?showComment=1360261894005#c472816871526929550
    The idea of selling something that anyone is able to use is appealing. Most things people say I don’t use that or like that or I can get at somewhere. I might have to get more info on ShelfReliance. I also shared this on Facebook.

  47. I have been following this series and have followed so many of your suggestions. I am lacking the first aid kit so my fingers are tightly crossed! 🙂

  48. Anonymous says:

    I checked out The freeze dried salsa recipe. (Hubby loves to make salsa.) This one looks yummy!! http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/10/freeze-dried-salsa.html

  49. Amy says:

    I checked out The freeze dried salsa recipe. (Hubby loves to make salsa.) This one looks yummy!! http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2012/10/freeze-dried-salsa.html (Hopefully my first one didn’t post – it had no name!)

  50. Alisa says:

    I have been loving your preparedness series! I checked out Heathers blog and left a comment at Cupboard Door Food Storage Reference Chart. Loved her site and am going to add it to my favorites!

  51. Christi Wall says:

    I have never heard of Shelf Reliance before, but I am totally interested! My husband and I were just talking about me finding a part time job that will bring in a little extra money while staying at home to care for our 3 (soon to be 4) kids. Thanks for all you do, I love reading your blog 🙂

  52. Michelle says:

    I commented on the freeze dried raspberries article at http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/

  53. jen hubbard says:

    i loved the laundry room organization – with pictures for organization.

  54. jen hubbard says:

    i shared this giveaway on facebook!

  55. Jill D says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about Creamy Asparagus and Peas Pasta

  56. Tami says:

    I checked out Cooking with my Food Storage site. I have to admit that I never heard of the Shelf Reliance company before last night. I didn’t have much time to read through the information last night, but I am interested in learning more.

  57. Tami says:

    I also checked out the information about Shelf Reliance consultants. I’m still looking into the Shelf Reliance products. I’m not sure if we have consultants around here. I would love a hard copy catalog, if I can find one.

  58. Lauren M says:

    I checked out the indoor smoores, they look delicious.

  59. Chelsea says:

    Checked out this recipe:


    Had no idea there was even freeze-dried butter! I was thinking about becoming a consultant before, but now am seriously considering it. We just started our journey toward Emergency Preparedness and found your series through Pinterest. Thanks for all the help!

  60. Karri says:

    I checked out the food storage site and was beyond impressed with the food storage setup. Great ideas and inspiring.

  61. Sara says:

    I checked out the website. We have buffalo burgers planned for this weekend and the cheesy burger buns sound like fun to make with the kids.

  62. Tina S. says:

    I checked out Cooking with my Food Storage blog. She has a lot of neat ideas.I left a comment about the indoor s’mores.

  63. Carrie B. says:

    I commented on the Freeze Dried Fruit post – great perspective to have when looking at prices!

  64. Carrie B. says:

    Shelf Reliance looks like they have some great products. What I would like about being a consultant is the earning potential.

  65. Carrie B. says:

    I shared about this giveaway about this giveaway via Twitter…

  66. Leslie M.P. says:

    I checked out the website and posted a comment on the indoor smores. They looked easy and my kids would love that.

  67. Mandy H says:

    I posted about the creamy asparagus & peas. Yum!!

  68. melissa says:

    I checked out Heather’s blog and her recipe for Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies- looks like a great grab and go breakfast for the hubby!

  69. melissa says:

    I read Heather’s post about being a consultant. checking out her blog is timely as we await the arrival of Nemo! will be spending some time checking out the Shelf Reliance products for future blizzards.

  70. Jenni says:

    The information about building your food storage using the Q was great! I left you a comment and I will definitely share the information with my husband.

  71. Jenni says:

    What I like most about being a consultant is extra $ for house payments 🙂

  72. Diann says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about Indoor Smores.


  73. Rachel says:

    Left a comment on Heather’s blog about her yummy smores.

  74. Jenny says:

    I checked out Heathers bog and left a comment ont the no bake mango cookies. My kiddos LOVE mango will have to try them. Also checked out her consulting. I am glad it works for her and she can get stuff her family needs for lower costs.

  75. LinhC says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about Guava Cake.

  76. Cathrine Martin aka the Sewing Ninja says:

    I posted a comment under powdered eggs questions and answers (http://www.cookingwithmyfoodstorage.com/2011/06/powdered-egg-questions-and-answers.html?showComment=1360344022786#c2579114830043884755). I may be purchasing some powdered eggs now 🙂 – posted under The Sewing Ninja on Heather’s site

  77. Erica says:

    Just found your blog today (lucky me! What, with this give-away and all!) I also went over to cooking with my food storage and read “The Cost of Freeze Dried Foods”. Interestingly enough, I decided not to purchase some freeze dried foods recently because of the price and not knowing how long it would last once opened…

  78. Inez Foreman says:

    WOW, I never heard of it, hope I win.

  79. Sonjia says:

    I checked out Heather’s blog and forwarded a link to my mother-in-law. She is looking for a new home business, and is also a prepper. I think this may be a match made in heaven.

  80. Sharon says:

    I checked out Heather’s Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about Tiny Spicy Chicken! I think I have all the ingreds. to make it!

  81. Robbie says:

    OK. I made a mistake. I clicked in Rafflecopter that I was a follower because I had Facebook on the mind and was thinking “follow on Facebook” as opposed to following by email or RSS. I don’t see a way to retract that statement. Is there? For now, I’m just going to not click that I follow on Facebook, even though I do. They are both worth five points so hopefully that will cancel out the option that I accidentally chose.

  82. Robbie says:

    Wow. I guess I shouldn’t be online after 11:00. I’m totally confused. I thought we were supposed to submit our comments via Rafflecopter, but it looks like people are leaving them in the comments field, too. So. just to cover myself: I left a comment on her post from 2012 in which she explained the Q system. I was impressed with the earning potential that could come from providing products that improve families’ lives.

  83. Kelley Stevens says:

    I shared this on Facebook. Love your blog and this series, especially!

  84. Christa says:

    I checked out Cooking with Food Storage – the post about Indoor Smores! 🙂


  85. Christa says:

    There are a few things I would love about being a consultant. One is that you get great products with a long shelf life at a discount! Can’t beat that! Also, the potential income can’t hurt! This company also seems like a good company to work for…other direct sales companies are not always so good – they make it seem great, but the potential is impossible to achieve.

  86. Susan K says:

    I commented on the blog on the OG Zuppa Toscano Soup!

  87. Melissa says:

    I read the Indoor smores with Eco fuel post on the cooking with food storage blog!

  88. Emily C says:

    I commented on the asparagus and peas pasta. Very interesting recipe. http://goo.gl/7Rjl9

  89. Julie says:

    I read Heather’s blog about being a consultant. Being prepared for an emergency is something that people might think about a lot, but never actually do anything about. Hosting a “party” is not only an income earner for her family, but she is also helping out other people! Those kits seem to have a lot of really great things in them. Now… on to read about freeze dried food. I often wondered how tasty it was!

  90. maxine council says:

    I checked out Cooking With My Food Storage and left a comment on the post about The Powdered Egg Experiment.

  91. AbbyK says:

    I read about Heather’s late night smores making. Awesome!

  92. shelly73 says:

    I left a comment on Heathers site about the cost of freeze dried food and shared on FB.

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