Big Bolts Safe Giveaway Winner Announced!

Using a random number generator, the winner is the 4th person who commented on the post….Mike Lotz!  Congratulations Mike!

Oh yeah, and if you are in the need for some awesome wedding photography, check out Mike’s website… Mike and Kim Photography!

Big Bolts Safe Giveaway – Septmber is National Preparedness Month

Are you prepared for a disaster? Most would say no. What would you do if your house burned down? What if there was a massive flood like in New Orleans? What if your city was bombed with biological warfare and you could not leave your home? What would you do? How would you survive?

That is what National Preparedness Month is all about…being prepared to survive a disaster!

Do we have a plan? No not really. 🙂 We have a stash of canned food and some other non perishable items, but they wouldn’t last long. Maybe a week if we rationed them out.

Some people go to extremes and have bunkers in their backyard with many years worth of food and equipment to grow their food underground, but that is a bit much for most people.

First you need to prepare the essentials:

  • Food – Non perishable items such as canned foods
  • Water – Have a few gallons of water tucked away
  • Warmth – blankets, hats/coats/gloves, and extra clothing

Next you should prepare the things that will help you survive once your needs are met:

  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medication
  • Personal Hygiene items
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies – Diapers/wipes/formula
  • Can opener
  • Multi-purpose tool w/ knife
  • Matches
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors

Are you prepared?

Sentry Safe is working hard to make sure your important belongings are kept safe in the result of a disaster. They have many varieties of safes for many different situations. They sent me two safes to review and give away on DadThing to help promote Disaster Preparedness Month. We will give away one on 8/27 and then another in October.

This months give away is the Sentry Safe Big Bolts Safe…

This safe is meant to keep your stuff secure from fire (can withstand 1700 degrees for 1 hour), water, and prying fingers. It has a combination lock and the door is securely held shut by four massive bolts.

Inside there are adjustable shelves and the door has key hooks and a few pockets for your smaller valuables.

This thing is a tank! The walls are close to 3 inches thick. I thought about seeing what it would take to break into this thing and when I opened the box I realized I do not have the equipment or fire power it would take to crack this thing open! This safe is built tough and it makes me feel good knowing that my most valuable possessions are safely tucked away inside and will survive a disaster if one arises.

So, thanks to Sentry Safe I am on my way to becoming more prepared. At least my valuables will be safe!

The Give Away!

The give away is an easy one. Simply leave a comment down below and list something that you have (or would put) in your Disaster Preparedness Kit that I did not mention above.

I will keep the give away open through August 31st and announce a winner on September 1st. The winner will be drawn at random from a pool of other participants.

So what are you waiting for? Leave your comment below to enter to win a Sentry Safe Big Bolts Safe valued at almost $300!

Disclaimer: Sentry Safe sent me this safe for free to review and give away on However the opinions expressed here are my own.

Frosted Flakes Give A Way!

One thing I definitely remember about my childhood  is eating Frosted Flakes for breakfast.  I like them extra sweet!  My Mom was nice enough to let my cover the cereal with a butt load of sugar.  It made the cereal that much more inviting, and then drinking the sugar flavored milk was a perfect way to finish up the bowl.  I still eat my Frosted Flakes that way!  😀

The reason I am writing about Frosted Flakes is because there is a contest going on.  It is called the  “Share What You Love about Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®” contest…

The Kellog’s Frosted Flakes Facebook page is hosting a contest where they asked moms and dads across the country to submit their story about how they share their love of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® with their kids.

All of the entries have already been submitted and five finalists have been picked.  Now it is our duty as Frosted Flakes lovers to go and vote for the winner, who will receive a V-I-P breakfast and practice session with major league baseball legend, and New York Yankees legend Tino Martinez, and Tony the Tiger™ in their hometown.

So why should you go vote?  Because you can win two free boxes of Frosted Flakes for your family!

Just go to the Kellog’s Frosted Flakes Facebook page, cast your vote for your favorite story, then come back here and leave a comment stating that you voted.  You can submit up to one vote per day on the Kellog’s Frosted Flakes Facebook page, so I will also allow one comment per day for entry into the Frosted Flakes Give A Way.

Voting ends on 12/6, so go cast your vote and win some free cereal..!

Note: Kellogs Frosted Flakes supplied me with samples of their product for review purposes, and to also give a way on this site.