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This afternoon, I made cornbread for a snack. I used the eFoods Direct Corn Bread Muffin Mix, which I’d been wanting to try for a while. The mix is very easy to use. It couldn’t be any simpler, which is ideal in an emergency situation. No need to have all the raw ingredients on hand…. Read more »


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It’s no longer possible to just dip your head in a stream and gulp down some cold fresh water. Other than shelter, water is an immediate need in any situation. It is possible to live for up to a week without food, on the other hand, depending on temperature and activity level, the longest a… Read more »


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Unlike those found at the supermarket, most homemade jams contain two ingredients: sugar and fruit. In essence, jams are preserved fruits.  When the fruit is in good condition, it contains acids and a natural agent known as pectin which is a natural setting agent. When boiled together with sugar, the pectin and acid combines to… Read more »


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Bread, pasta, chips, tortillas, cookies, cakes, cereal, crackers, gravy, and oats.  What do all of these foods have in common?  The answer is that they all contain gluten.  Until the last few years, I had never even heard of gluten, and now it’s a topic in nearly every conversation.  Why? You ask.  Because people all… Read more »


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Expiration dates can get confusing. Do you throw out your food storage items because the date has passed? Or are they still okay to use? According to a study by the food safety and inspection service, Americans are wasting tons of food every year because they are throwing it out prematurely based on expiration dates…. Read more »


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Within the last few years, there seems to be a buzz around a new health food in clean eating, and health fanatic circles.  So, it begs a few questions: What on earth is quinoa?  Is it good for you?    What do you do with it?  Is it hard to use?  Is it a good food… Read more »


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Unexpected bike mechanical failures, unpredictable weather changes, unmarked trails that may make you ride for a number of unplanned miles/hours are just some of the mis-adventures that may require your emergency preparedness planning before you hit the trails. For these reasons, you need to be self sufficient and prepared to fix any problem that you… Read more »


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Okay, so maybe that title is a bit misleading. Toilet paper is not currently disappearing from stores, but there is a crisis you should know about. Toilet paper is quickly disappearing right off the toilet paper holder in your bathroom. As I noted in this space three years ago, toilet paper manufacturers have gotten creative… Read more »