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Prepared Housewives- A Talk with Jamie Smith

Jamie lives her life in South Texas where she is a wife and a Mom to 4 children: 3 boys and a girl. During the day she works in a dental office, cleaning teeth as a Dental Hygienist, in the evening being a Mom––her favorite and hardest job––and later at night hanging out at She considers her blog a brief escape from the reality of a busy homemaker.

Her goal is to help simplify food storage, emergency prep, and survival skills so anyone can do it.

When she’s not busy trying to save the world you can find her stuffing her face with Cheetos®, learning how to bow hunt, or attempting to take a nap!

If you struggle with getting prepared, knowing where to start, or deciding what to do next, you might just love Jamie’s blog. It will help you simplify becoming prepared!

Jamie discusses with Doctor Prepper how she got started with Preparedness and how she maintains her provisions and:

  • When she started her website––and why. (When you see the photo of her children, you know why!)
  • Her recommendations for helping people who don’t know where to begin.
  • Her suggestions for how to get a personal or family preparedness plan started:
    • Plan
    • Buy
    • Preserve
    • Organize
    • Eat

Jamie talks about her most and least favorite parts about preparedness and what her goals are for this year.

Her mandate for her readers: “I believe everyone can be prepared for whatever life has in store! I’m on a journey to help people along the way. Let’s get started…”

Jamie has these additional resources for readers:





James Talmage Stevens Host ImageJames Talmage Stevens, Author

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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