sliced bread

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I remember how excited I was when I received my first shipment from efoodsdirect. The large boxes arrived with all of the fanfare that could be provided by myself and my three young children. The neighbor asked if it was “Christmas in July.” Knowing that my family was a little closer to food security, having… Read more »


water

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Knowledge is Power (KiP)  In this next series of articles, I will be writing on “Knowledge is Power”.  The more accurate and informative information you have to gain the “Knowledge” needed in preparing your life and the lives of your family, the better off you will be in a very uncertain future. It is very… Read more »


Dust Bowl

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Almost anywhere you go this summer, the heat is brutal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently stated this month that the last twelve months (July 2011 to June 2012) were the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. In fact, with the exception of Washington, every single state in the contiguous United… Read more »


puppy

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When I was a teenager, my dad acquired a vacant house in not-the-best neighborhood.  He tried to fix it up so that he could sell it, but anytime he would purchase supplies, local gangs would steal the materials and vandalize the house.  Dad replaced broken windows and missing supplies over and over again.  Eventually, he… Read more »


empty-pockets

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In my last post, I wrote about Raley’s Supermarkets, a large -and, until quite recently- very successful chain of grocery stores here in Northern California where I live.  Almost daily my newspaper of record, the Sacramento Bee, contains some story about the impending strike threatened by Raley’s employees and whether the chain will be able… Read more »


dinner together

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When it comes to preserving your preparations, your first line of defense will probably be keeping quiet.  Hiding your stuff and keeping quiet about it will keep you from becoming an easy target when the going gets tough.  Your second method for preserving your preparations doesn’t really sound like a method for preserving preparations at… Read more »


au gratin potatoes

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Conrad from Tucson asked:  What is all this hype of storing all dehydrated foods for your survival food stores?  What’s wrong with just regular canned foods? Well Conrad, I have always recommended in my classes to store the following three types of food:


quarter9

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[This article is part of a series.  Did you complete the “Hiding Stuff Interview” last time?  If not, you may want to do that first.] As I mentioned, when it comes to protecting your preparations by “keeping quiet” there are three real options: hiding things at your home, hiding things away from your home, and… Read more »


making a list

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As you begin to plan your strategy for protecting your preparations, the first (and most basic) option is to keep quiet.  For the purposes of our discussion, keeping quiet includes three options: hiding your stuff at your home, hiding your stuff outside your home, and hiding your stuff by not talking about it.  Today we’ll… Read more »


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Darcy from Roswell asked: I’ve been preparing my food stores for TEOTWAWNI for about a year now.  I read some of your past articles on food stores and I was wondering what types of proteins should I store? When it comes to proteins, it is very important to remember store foods that yield complete proteins. … Read more »