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What kind of emergencies are you preparing for?  Do you know? When my husband and I were buying our home, they had to determine whether we would need flood insurance or not.  It turned out we are pretty close to a floodplain for a nearby dam.  I never would have guessed, because we’re not right… Read more »


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Some people ask why eFoods Direct doesn’t provide basic cooking supplies. The answer is that it is often easier and more economical for you to purchase a few items yourself. Here are a few things that you should consider purchasing along with your one-year supply preparations. (Quantities suggested are for one person for one year.)


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Water! Glorious Water! This is the biggest item you will need to plan around. At minimum you should be trekking 1 gallon of water per adult in your pack. With that amount you would feasibly have some left over for other uses (cleaning, washing, cooking etc). You may want to include more if you have… Read more »


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These types of foods are something to consider when planning and preparing your survival food stores.  These kinds of foods are good for the short haul and need no refrigeration.  Especially if you have the resources like a dehydrator and or a smoke house and a place to store the food.


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In my last post, I shared my list of ways anyone can start preparing for an emergency without spending much money.  Although these steps are important, of course, not all preparation is going to be free.  (After all, the reason we’re preparing to begin with is so that we can take care of ourselves, and… Read more »


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Here’s a tip for the day. Properly dried and stored food generally does not spoil so it has an almost unlimited shelf life. You’ll see food storage companies quote the shelf life of their products from 5 years to 50 years, with most people thinking the higher the shelf-life, the higher the quality….the better the… Read more »


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There are a few categories of food not to include in your disaster/emergency pack. Stating the Obvious: I will state the obvious, especially for those newbies. Nothing that is easily perishable can be included in your pack. That will end in moldy heartbreak. If it’s fresh or needs refrigeration, it’s a no go.


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When considering the types of foods to put in your disaster food stores, do not forget to add some psychological foods.  Psychological foods are the types of food that will bring a smile to your face and a thank you from your family or group.