Everyday Bartering

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eFoods graduation

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 »

Food Storage for Restricted Diets, part I

Posted by & filed under Cooking With Food Storage, Food as Insurance, Food Storage Planning, Seeds and Gardening.

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 »

Storing Gasoline?

Posted by & filed under Alternative Power, Emergency Preparedness.

gasoline container

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.