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Food Stamps or Food Storage?

The latest statistics surrounding food stamps and other food assistance are astonishing. Food stamps feed 1 in 7 Americans. (The U.S. Department of Agriculture,

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Review: Quality Emergency Foods From Valley Food Storage

Before writing a review, I wanted to see what they offered on their website, so I clicked on their link and read every page. I was impressed. They have done extensive testing of the many types of foods for storage for their own families. They were not impressed with what they found in other foods.

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Natural Disaster: How to Prepare For Floods

Natural Disaster Floods - What to do and have on hand in case of a flood.

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Test Your Survival Gear - Go Camping!

You've spent the money to buy survival gear you might need when the 'stuff hits the fan'. Are they still in boxes fresh from the store? Now is a great time to unpack them and learn how to use that survival gear. And what's the best way to use them? Well, the fun way is to take them camping! Here are a few suggestions:

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How to Avoid Wasting Leftover Freeze Dried Foods From an Opened Can

If we open a bucket or #10 can, how long will the ingredients last once opened? How can we use all the ingredients before they are spoiled? How do we rotate our long term foods if there are only two of us? (It will take a very long time to finish one #10 can or a bucket of something.)

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Vacuum Sealers

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.

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Using Oxygen Absorbers

Oxygen absorbers have totally changed the food storage process. It used to be a lot more work (and mess) to dry pack for home storage. But these U.S. Military-spec O2 absorbers remove up to 99.8% of the oxygen from your sealed containers.

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How to Dehydrate Your Own Foods For Just-Add-Water Meals

Dehydrating food at home 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.

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When there is no doctor, a book review

'When there is no doctor' is an excellent resource book to prepare ourselves for a time when medical care may not be readily available.

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Winter Survival Or 3 Ways To Die in Winter

I know that's a very negative and unpleasant statement, but we need to think about it and prepare — so NO ONE dies. But let's face it, winter is a more dangerous time and we need to be prepared. We all know that winter comes somewhere on this planet all year around.

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Why You Should Have an Auto Emergency Kit

How many hours do you spend in your car each week? In any crisis, auto emergency kits could save lives or be a 'get home' bag in a grid-down situation.

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Freeze Dried Food Pouches

The Ready Store has just launched 23 new EasyPrep pouches. Having freeze dried food in pouches means half the food will not be wasted when I open a #10 can. Pouches are perfect for taking camping, backpacking, or adding to 72 hour emergency packs

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