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Water One gallon, per person, per day – and more for someone who is pregnant, elderly, a child, has unusual medical needs, etc. We have all been told we should store at least that much. And we know the more we store, the better, right? Most organizations and groups suggest starting with a small goal… Read more »


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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »


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  The power grid may finally be getting the attention the vital and extremely fragile piece of infrastructure deserves. There have been no less than three attempts to destroy all of portions of the nation’s energy system in the past year. If the power grid fails due to a sniper attack, EMP, solar flare, or… Read more »


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“Clean eating” is the latest craze in health conscious circles. The phrase might be new, but the principles aren’t, as it stresses eating unprocessed whole foods. The principles are similar to the recommendations made by public health organizations. This approach to eating is a lifestyle as opposed to a diet and will optimize your health… Read more »


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For years now, I have been envious of those who grew the majority of their own food.  The idea of gardening, for some reason; however, seemed very daunting to me.  The amount of money I could save by growing my own food motivated me to do some research.  I am by no means an expert… Read more »


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The other day, I was looking through my pantry in search of something I needed. While I was there, I noticed some things in my food storage that need to be rotated – asap. Some things tend to be easy to rotate – like baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) and canned goods (soups, etc.). Other… Read more »


Inflation

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the establishment wants to convince you that higher prices will help the economy. My Sunday paper’s business section featured an Associated Press article by Christopher S. Rugaber with this headline: “What World Needs: Higher Prices? Banks Hoping Inflation Rises.” * Well duh. Of course the big bankers… Read more »


First Aid Kit

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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… Read more »


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We talk a lot on this blog about storing food and water, and having a source of power and communication, etc. for when there is a natural disaster. These are all important, especially when the winter weather is severe and some people are stranded in their home without power. But there’s a different type of… Read more »


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If you haven’t seen National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, you should; Season three to be specific. They aired an episode entitled “We Are the Marauders”. The episode features a man named Tyler Smith and his gang of friends. They call themselves “Spartan Survival”. What’s so special about Mr. Tyler Smith and his pals you ask?  They… Read more »