Some time ago I listened to an interview with a successful businessman who was talking about how business has changed over the years. He said it used to be that people would ask themselves “what I am I worth?” but a better question is “what value do I create?” He said that the amount of… Read more »
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Last time, I wrote about why bartering is important for emergencies. Here is how you can get started: 1. Think about what you have to offer. This can be just about anything! You can contribute skills, time, objects, or anything else you can think of. Consider what you do for work, things you do as… Read more »
I often get really excited about emergency preparedness and want to do everything I can to prepare. Everything. Not only do I want to have food storage and first aid kits, but I wish I could attend classes to become a nurse, and learn how to be an old-car mechanic.
Those of us who are storing food have a unique challenge–we need to rotate our food storage supply. This is especially true of items that have a shorter shelf-life. One of the ways that we rotate our food storage is by altering the foods to make them more interesting.
Today we will talk about a few other types of fuel that you may think about storing: kerosene, “white gas”, and butane. Kerosene Although kerosene has become less common in the United States, it is still commonly used in Japan and in developing nations. The Amish use kerosene for their lighting at night. In addition… Read more »
It is sometimes really difficult to plan food storage when you’re on a restricted diet, but for those of us who have to avoid certain foods, it is absolutely essential that we prepare by coming up with a food storage plan that will work for us.
When you’re dealing with a restricted diet, accumulating food storage becomes kind of tricky. My husband and I avoid most processed foods, as many additives make him very sick. Other people avoid gluten, dairy, soy, genetically modified foods, coloring, etc. It’s all the same challenge: Companies want their food to taste good while they also want to… Read more »
So, if storing gasoline is tricky because of explosive vapors and a short shelf-life, what other sorts of fuels can be stored for emergency usage? Today we’ll look at another option…
Storing gasoline seems to make a lot of sense. Gas prices keep rising, and if you believe we’ve hit peak oil—which we probably have—prices could go up exponentially. Conflict in the Middle East continues, and that could lead to diminished supply of oil.
It’s so easy to get an amateur radio license! You’re going to be really surprised. It used to be that in order to get a license you had to know Morse code and pass a Morse code test, but they totally dropped the requirement in 2007. Lucky us!