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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 »


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Imagine having to choose between the following: keeping the heat turned on in the dead of winter, having a roof over your head, or putting the only meal your family will have for the day on the table.


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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 »


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The cost of food has been rising dramatically over the last year and while the obvious doesn’t need to be pointed out, a voice of warning needs to be raised so we can understand the contributing factors to the problem. By becoming aware of the different “levers” that affect the price of food, one can… Read more »


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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:


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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 »


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As a mom, I learned a long time ago that having a shopping list really comes in handy, whether I am buying groceries or clothes for the kids. Having a To Buy List for emergency supplies and stockpile items is just as important. Otherwise, I might find myself having the wrong things in my home… Read more »


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Today I want to talk to those of you who have been wanting to start a food storage program but just don’t have the money.   You really want that year’s supply, but perhaps you just can’t figure out how you’re going to be able to afford it on your meager salary.


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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 »