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Forget the sparkling windows and clutter-free closets, just for a moment. We want to focus on a more important priority: spring cleaning your prepping supplies, emergency kits, and food storage. Ideally, a clean sweep for emergency preparedness should be done at least twice a year. Spring is an ideal time to tackle this project. Don’t… 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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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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When you are getting started to be prepared for an emergency, it can be difficult to know what to do first. What’s the highest priority? Should you start with storing water? Or buy pre-packaged foods such as eFoods? What about storing medicines, toilet paper, and diapers? Or perhaps sorting out which investments are good bets… 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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We all have a comfort zone. We tend to freak out a little when we are two steps outside of our zone and we all know it. Why stock seven different long-term storage meals if none of them are something we would eat in a non-emergency situation? Part of the reason people prepare for the… 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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My closest grocery store has a special big sale periodically, and I took full advantage of it this time. It’s a “Case Lot” sale, where canned goods and other items are cheaper by the case. I bought several cases of canned items we use regularly. It feels good to know that I’m quite a few… Read more »