Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Did you know that you can extract the powder from your MRE heater bags and use it as tinder to start a fire? Just stand back, throw some sparks on it, and watch it go.

There is magnesium powder in them.

Also, use your MRE heater bags in a well ventilated area. When in use, the bags throw off hydrogen gas fumes. The fumes are also flammable.

Monday, November 26, 2012


"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice."

Meister Eckhart,
German theologian and philosopher

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thrive/Shelf Reliance on Sale this Weekend

Friday, Nov. 23rd at Midnight - Monday, Nov.26th

Everything on sale up to 50% off during the Shelf Reliance Black Friday Sale! 
Get the lowest prices of the year on freeze dried food and emergency supplies!

Hello friends! The moment you've been waiting for is here!  GO HERE to view some of our featured specials or download a flyer here!  You must have a link to get these fantastic prices so CLICK HERE TO SHOP during the sale.  


Get your friends and family in on these deals! Forward this email to them.
If two or more of your friends shop through my link, I will give you 10% in free product on the total of your order and their order combined.


Don't forget your Christmas shopping. Look at the bottom of this newsletter for some great gift ideas. All of our products are on sale. To view the complete Black Friday Pricelist  go here.

Top 10 Gift Ideas! All On Sale!

  1. 2 Person Survival Pack
  2. Road Warrior Travel Kit
  3. Red Cross Solar Link Radio
  4. Emergency Communication Center
  5. SteriPEN Journey
  6. Emergency Light Center
  7. Power Dome Portable Generator
  8. Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter
  9. Sun Oven
  10. Harvest Rotation Shelf

Gift Ideas for Friends and Neighbors!

  1. Pantry can of Thrive Fudge Brownies
  2. Pantry can of Thrive Macaroons
  3. Pantry can of Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix- Give Brownies, Macaroons, or Pancakes with a whisk and I note that says “We Whisk you a Merry Christmas.”  You can get cheap whisks at a dollar store.
  4. Pantry can of Thrive Green Chili Peppers- “Being “Chili” isn’t so bad some times! Happy Holidays!”
  5. Pantry can of Thrive Chocolate Drink Mix- Give Chocolate drink mix with some candy canes for peppermint hot chocolate treat! 
  6. 100 hour candle “May Your Days Be Merry and BRIGHT”

Top 10 Stocking Stuffers on Sale Now!

  1. Sparkie Fire Starter
  2. 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  3. Esbit Pocket Stove
  4. Solar Crank Flashlight
  5. Emergency Thermal Sleeping Bag
  6. Water Filtration Straw
  7. 12-in-1 Scissors 
  8. Survival Kit in a Can
  9. 100 Hour Candle
  10. 14-in-1 Multi Tool

Consultant Contact Info
Kathi Noland, 303-233-1033,knolandshelfreliance@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's heeeerrrrrreeeee. . . (A Kathi Post)

The purple thong has arrived.

Expect an update soon. (He's already getting wild and crazy!)

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Sunday was cold and windy. The sun was out. We made our way to where my Dad now rests, then on to where my nephew lies.

All of our veterans, past and present, have given so much. We need to teach younger people that the things we have are not free. That our rights are not free. That you have to work for what you want. That we all should help one another.

We all are connected in one way or another. Our country is still the best place to be. We can do what it takes to keep us great. Maybe, not in my lifetime, or my son's lifetime, but it is doable.

So, let's pass the word. Talk to younger people. Tell them your stories of service. Let them know what it was and is like to serve in the military. Explain to them what our flag stands for and what it means to you.

Our veterans, I'm sure, would like future generations to know.

To our veterans of today, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Did you know that it takes 540 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter?

Peanut butter was first patented in Quebec in 1884.

To get rid of that fishy smell in your kitchen while cooking fish, just take one tablespoon of peanut butter and add it into the pan as you cook the fish. (Bet you thought you were to plug your nose with the peanut butter, huh?! LOL!)

Now, DO NOT DO THIS if you have a nut allergy. Just saying.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How I Accidentally Got My Husband to Eat Chicken and Like It! (A Kathi Post)

I follow a lot of blogs. I don't get to read all of them every day, but I eventually catch up with everyone.

On one of the blogs that I follow, the author was still waiting to have power restored after Super Storm Sandy, but she was able to post from a nearby free wi-fi spot with her mobile device. She was able to buy food to eat at take-out restaurants in her area, so she was happy about that, but sad about the prices she was having to pay and the choices that left her with.

She was craving a chicken salad sandwich.

Now that's something I could help her with!

Thrive/Shelf Reliance has very good white-meat chicken. I received a pantry-can of the chicken with my consultant kit. Neither Jim nor I are crazy about chicken, so I figured this would take awhile to use.

Um, no.

I made the chicken salad recipe pictured on the can, just 'cause it looked good. The recipe also uses Thrive celery and onions (which also came with my kit), along with salt, pepper, and mayo. We used Miracle Whip 'cause Jim is also not a mayo fan.

It was very good! The chicken is high-quality, white-meat chicken, and the chicken salad tasted great by the spoon and on bread for a sandwich. The celery and onion enhanced the flavor, and it was at least as good -- if not better -- than any chicken salad I have ever had. Truly! And I'm chicken-picky!

The true test of its taste and quality? Last Sunday, I asked Jim what he wanted to dinner, and he said, "You know, that chicken salad we had was good. Can you make more?"

Can I? Of course!

Well, we've also used the chicken in chicken-corn chowder, chicken and dumplings, and chicken & rice, and now we're out. Totally out. 

The good news is that I have chicken ordered (the #10 can this time) on my next Thrive Q shipment. (If you've been here before, you may remember that the Thrive Q is like Netflix for food.)

If you build your home pantry with Thrive foods, there is no reason you should have to eat much differently when disaster disrupts your routine than you would normally eat every day. In fact, Jim and I USE Thrive foods just about every day. It's good, wholesome food, without preservatives and other yucky things.

Here's a tiny sample of what we used in the past few days under normal (not disaster) conditions.
  • Thrive blueberries in our waffles
  • Thrive chicken, Thrive celery, and Thrive onion in chicken salad
  • Thrive bananas, Thrive strawberries, and Thrive instant milk for fruit smoothies
  • Thrive brown sugar, Thrive oats, Thrive flour, and Thrive apples for an apple crisp

Because we are building our home pantry by reallocating a portion of our grocery budget each month, we are soon going to have a nice pantry for current AND future use. Q customers always get the very lowest price on every purchase.

The money we spend on our Q is not "extra" money, folks -- we are just spending part of our grocery money with our Thrive Q instead of at the store.

Want to have some fun thinking about your family's future pantry? I urge you to visit my Web site  and build your own Q. It's amazing what a great feeling it is to plan ahead. And there is no obligation. When you build your Q, it holds until you activate it. 

If you are overwhelmed by all the choices (and there are a lot of choices!), you can always start building your home pantry with a Q Starter Pack. It allows you to build a huge variety of items for your pantry in just three months, for just $150 a month (for three months).

Give it a look:
Go to http://yourhomepantry.shelfreliance.com
Click on the link that says "The Q" (at the top)
Then select "Main Website" from the drop down list
At the bottom of that page is a green button on the right that says, "I know what I want: Let's shop!"
Click there and it will take you to the place where you can build your "Q"

The first thing you should see is the "Q Starter Packs". Click on the link and you will see detail of everything you get for each month.

It's a great feeling to know that you are prepared for every-day cooking AND ready for an emergency.

Go ahead -- build a Q for your family. Then just activate it whenever you are ready to start shipment. It's fun!

Monday, November 5, 2012


"Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win."

Denis Waitley, Motivational Speaker/Author