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I’m including some specifics on food selection for those of you who are packin’ others besides yourselves. Kids: I have 2 of them. Ages 3.5 years and 7 months. Some of you have older kids, more kids, younger kids etc. When you pick food to include for them you need to keep their likes/dislikes in… Read more »


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When it comes to the storage of grains and legumes that include beans, corn, oats, rice, wheat, etc. for your survival food stores, there are some basic rules to follow.  When storing them for the best and longest shelf life possible, store them whole, not grounded up.  Their natural shells are a perfect storage container… Read more »


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When I first started collecting my important documents, I wasn’t totally sure what I needed, or what I should do with the papers after they were collected.  I figured it out, though, and now I feel pretty confident that I will have what I need when I need it.


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In an emergency, your body will undergo a huge amount of physical stress. You will need the proper fuel to keep going during your response time, especially after the adrenaline has worn off. I remember numerous earthquakes hitting when I lived in Southern California – obviously quite common for the area. All children in my… Read more »


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Like I said in a previous article, there are three types of food one should consider investing in for your survival food stores:  Cans, MRE’s and long shelf life food (dehydrated or freeze dried).


Year to Prepare calendar

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is to become more prepared for emergencies.  I’m excited about it!  Have you set a similar resolution?  It’s hard to become prepared all at once, but we can accomplish so much in a whole year.  This is our year to prepare!


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Welcome to building your very own Disaster/Emergency kit 101! My definition of an “emergency kit” is 72 hours worth of food and supplies for one person. So the following posts will be based on the needs of an individual for 3 days. I’m sure many of us have thought about the “what ifs”, but maybe… Read more »