I know — survival planning, gathering survival supplies, food storage — it all seems overwhelming.
Every day there are headlines in the news that "should" motivate each of us to prepare as quickly as we can.
Survival planning isn't just for "the other guy." Stuff happens to all of us. Unemployment, hurricane season, floods, storms that knock out power, and other disasters happen fairly often somewhere in the world.
Numerous articles have stated that the entire world is only 3 days away from starvation - meaning, in 3 days after a disaster there would be no more food in the stores. This has actually happened in the recent past as disasters struck New York, Japan, Indonesia and other places.
Are you ready? Because if you hear it on the 6 o'clock news, it's already too late.
Dehydrating food in your own kitchen is a great way to preserve fruits and vegetables and even make your own jerky. Dehydrating foods at home can be a fun and rewarding skill. Save money by buying fruits and vegetables in season and in bulk and dehydrate them yourself. Or, even better, grow them in your own garden. When you dehydrate your own foods, you will know for sure what goes into them - no chemical preservatives or fillers and more nutrition. There are several methods of dehydrating your own foods [...]
A FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer makes storing dehydrated food easy and guarantees a long shelf life.
An emergency radio powered by solar, batteries, wind-up, and electricity is a vital item in the event of a catastrophe to keep in contact with the outside world.
Container Vegetable Gardening - No yard for even a little garden space? Container vegetable gardening is the solution to any gardening obstacles. You can be a backyard gardener and harvest your own crops even if you don't have a backyard.
Why do we need a 72-hour kit? When planning the contents of your 72-hour kit, remember that this is only for 3 days max. Keeping that in mind should help you to not over pack. There are many situations where this kit could come in handy - not just during a disaster. There may be short-term reasons to keep a 72-hour kit in your car, in the office, as well as at home.
Freeze dried food IS food insurance. There is almost no end to the kinds of insurance we need or are required to buy. Freeze-dried foods are long-term food insurance. The question we each have to answer is: How long do we want our food insurance to last? Six months? One year? Two years? Whatever you decide, start right now and ensure your family is prepared.
Self defense outside and inside of the home are both controversial subjects that are in the news frequently. This article will focus on certain aspects of these subjects.
Food storage guidelines - Where to start, what to store, know the shelf life of food, which foods are long term and which are short term and how to rotate them.
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