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Winter storms: How to prepare before, what to do during. If you live in an area that has four distinct seasons, then preparing for winter storms is important. Weather typical in Texas and much of the south is freezing rain (I know - I lived there way back). Sleet, blizzards, and just tons of snow is typical weather in much of the northern half of the U.S.
Power Outage - No phones. No lights. No running water. What would you do if the whole country went dark and you didn't know if or when the power would be coming back? What you need to know when the power goes out unexpectedly.
Vacuum sealers are quick and easy to use when sealing food for storage. There are many uses for vacuum sealers, such as preventing freezer burn, long term storage of dehydrated foods, preserving the flavor and aroma of coffee beans, and more.
Growing sprouts is a great way to have fresh vegetables any time of year and it's easy, cost effective, and above all, nutritious! Growing sprouts is an easy project and well worth the small effort. Why sprouts? Sprouting seeds increases the vitamins (A, B complex, C and E) and minerals many times because of the nutrients released while they grow. Both the quality and quantity of protein is increased, and important amino acids form providing increased digestibility.
If you live in an area where the fall and winter are cold, you might want to consider a root cellar for storing some of your garden produce, such as, potatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkins, and other root vegetables. Fruits like apples and pears can also be stored this way; plus it's a good place to keep all your canned foods if you don't have a basement.
Are you a hunter or a fisher? Or maybe you just want a way to preserve meat for longer term storage — other than freezing it.Well, drying meats is a way of preserving used years and years ago by the Indians and other ancient peoples. Indians would cut the meat into . . .
Who knew freeze-dried foods could be be less expensive? Only those 'geeky' kind who love to do the math (that would be me). But to be clear here, I'm only talking about produce — freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. We all love fresh produce! How many times have you thrown out spoiled fresh produce before you had a chance to eat it? How old is that 'fresh' produce by the time you bring it home from the store? 1 week? 2 weeks? More?
Home canning can be a frugal way to save money on food storage, as well as provide nutritional, healthy food for your family. There are SO many reasons why we should learn to can/bottle our own food, such as: How long before the grocery store shelves are empty after a disaster? Mother-in-law is dropping by unexpectedly — what to fix for dinner? No time to run to the store. Go to your food storage and pull out all the supplies you need for a terrific dinner. It's great to go 'shopping' in your own food storage area! Husband got laid off or (heaven forbid) hurt and cannot work for months. But your family will still have plenty to eat because you have planted a garden and learned how to can your own food.
Being prepared for a big storm or a hurricane involves so many different things. There are so many chores, so many responsibilities and so little time as the storm is getting closer and closer. A hurricane brings many unknowns, so being as ready as you can is going to be very helpful. Having enough food and water to last until you can leave the house again, or until food can be delivered into the city again is the most important thing and should be the first priority on your list. Since having enough food is so critical, I’ll teach you the best method for organizing your food storage and survival gear.
Picture some natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, where most everything is broken or wiped out. The stores will be closed. Electricity will be interrupted. Most everything would stop in today's technologically-dependent world. Bartering could, after a crisis, become a normal way of life — food, water, and shelter being the most important.
Take control of your grocery budget and meet your goal of a fully stocked preparedness pantry. Saving money by controlling your grocery budget begins as your next payday approaches. Just follow this step-by-step program and you will find your pantry full, your budget controlled, and money saved, no matter how small your pay check might be.
You'll never worry about a power outage again with these 8 surefire ways to cook your family a hot meal. Some use highly efficient charcoal, others use wood chips and sticks, or propane that allows you to boil, grill, fry or bake using very little fuel. You can cook an entire meal with as little as 6 briquettes or a handful of sticks and pine cones. Use less than one-tenth the fuel of a conventional grill.
Living frugal is more than just "tightening your belt" or deprivation and just barely making ends meet. Living frugal is about knowing the best strategies to save money, budget your money, and live simply.
Powdered milk is one of the staples of food storage and is a basic ingredient for so many recipes. But if you're not able to run to the store for a gallon, powdered milk is handy and easy to use. That's why it's so important to include it in your food storage plans.
Storing non-food items is nearly as important as storing food products. No, it's not life or death without them, and you could improvise. They will not feed your family but they sure will come in handy if/when they are no longer available in the stores.
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