How to Build a Car Emergency Kit

Being Prepared is one of the best methods of surviving any situation, and being stranded in your car is no exclusion. Even if you’re not stranded, there are certainly other hiccups that are bound to happen when you travel with your family (or drive across town!) and having the right tool to alleviate the problem at hand can be worth its weight in gold. I’ve compiled a list of invaluable items to keep in your car, and although certain ones may sound silly, just remember that I have a very good reason for including the ones that I included, even Kitty Litter, and my article explains why each of them are crucial. Go check out the heavily-researched article I’ve written, Car Emergency Checklist and Advice, and get busy adding these items to your kit. Did I miss any “must-have” items that you keep in your Car Emergency Kit? Let me know over on the Herd Management Facebook Page! You could be doing us all a huge favor by sharing your knowledge!

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Deliciously Unhealthy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

You know, sometimes you just have to make a treat so incredibly decadent that you can barely eat a whole piece in one sitting, and that’s exactly what this recipe will do for you. Based off a recipe for the chocolate cake that so many of us remember eating in the lunchroom at school or cafeteria-type establishments (I’m looking at you, Morrison’s) growing up, I altered the recipe a relative gave me to make a Deliciously Unhealthy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. Eating this cake after I made it was like opening a time portal to being a kid again, only I modified it so that my Gluten-sensitive tendencies wouldn’t drag me back into the present and leave me miserable for a week. You’re going to want, no NEED, to bake this simple recipe and let your kids experience the amazingness that we grew up with, but would now be considered way too unhealthy to be served in the health-conscious lunchrooms of today. You’re going to need Eggs, a ton of Butter (no, really), Gluten-Free Baking Flour, Powdered Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Sugar, Salt and Milk to make the cake and icing. Measure out the correct amounts of ingredients for…

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Sock Sorting Solutions

If your house is anything like mine you probably have a bajillion mismatched socks, widowed socks, and socks that never get worn but somehow keep ending right back in the dirty clothes hamper. If you’re not one of those people, I mean US, you probably don’t have any socks in your house, are lying, or have devoted large amounts of your time to sock management activities. I do NOT have time for sock management activities, and I looked everywhere for sock sorting solutions that would meet our needs. There are six people living in my household (and a dog, but she doesn’t wear socks, she just hides them), which means there are 12 feet that need socks on a daily basis, and 84 sock-wearing opportunities during the week, give or take. For a long time I embraced The Surrender, threw all socks in one big bucket and creatively called it “The Sock Bucket”, which looked like a big sock mosh pit and almost always ensured that people needing socks would wind up with mismatched and wrong-sized socks. Looking for socks was like mining for gems, or looking for a husband in a bar…Nearly impossibly. It’s not as big of a…

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