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No tracking, shooting, or cleaning required. Ready-made meals from eFoods Direct are a great way to store food. Along with those, it’s great to store basic items such as flour (or whole wheat and a grinder), oats and rice. These staples will cover you when it comes to getting carbohydrates, but what about protein? Unless… Read more »


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In a survival situation, does it matter what you have for breakfast? As long as you get the day off to a great start with enough calories to have energy to do the work you need to do, it probably doesn’t. You could eat anything you have stored, but why not have a traditional breakfast?… Read more »


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If you plan to eat your stored food on a regular basis, and if during an emergency you plan to shelter in place, and if you have the time and interest in canning, home canning can be a great way to go. I remember my mother sending me down to the basement to get a quart… Read more »


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Whether you’ve just started to learn about preparing or you’ve been interested for a while, everyday expenses can sometimes make it difficult to really start getting prepared the way you would like to. One easy way to get started is to use your tax refund to either seriously get started with preparing or to make… Read more »


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When I was growing up, we canned peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, pickles, strawberries and more. When the fruits or vegetables were in season, we canned all we could, then we got to enjoy them all winter long — and we often had enough to enjoy for at least a few years. We knew if we… Read more »


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If there is an emergency, FEMA will be there soon to help, right? Those who hope or want FEMA to come save them in an emergency during a big crisis are kidding themselves. FEMA couldn’t handle the New Orleans disaster from Hurricane Katrina – it took them forever to get there, and the help they… Read more »


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One of the most important ways to prepare for an emergency of any type is to have health and strength to deal with the emergency. It is important to be physically fit so that you can manage life after TEOTWAWKI, should that ever happen. So you will, of course, try to get into better physical… Read more »


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When you’re at home, you can control most of your environment as you prepare for emergencies. You can buy water and food to store, and you can have backpacks packed with emergency items that you could take with you at a moment’s notice. When traveling, it’s a different story. An emergency can be a real… Read more »


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  There’s no way to predict with 100% certainty where you will be when an emergency happens. You could be at home (depending on how much of your time you’re at home – but most of us are home at least 1/3 of the time, while we sleep). You could be at work (that could… Read more »