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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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Unexpected bike mechanical failures, unpredictable weather changes, unmarked trails that may make you ride for a number of unplanned miles/hours are just some of the mis-adventures that may require your emergency preparedness planning before you hit the trails. For these reasons, you need to be self sufficient and prepared to fix any problem that you… 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 »


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The other day, I was looking through my pantry in search of something I needed. While I was there, I noticed some things in my food storage that need to be rotated – asap. Some things tend to be easy to rotate – like baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) and canned goods (soups, etc.). Other… Read more »


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There are a lot of good reasons to be a prepper in our world today. Let’s take a look at five of them. 1. The economics in our world are unstable. While it may be tempting to stick our fingers in our ears and sing to drown out reality (like many people we know do),… Read more »


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While everyone is still focusing on the recent government shutdown, blaming this side or that side, complaining about the inconvenience, discussing the political ramifications, and arguing about the problems with healthcare, food prices are quietly going up. Unless you have been living under a rock or have a private servant that does all of the… Read more »


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In preparing for emergencies, it is vitally important that you plan your food storage. For keeping yourself and your family alive and comfortable for a longer term, like a few weeks or longer, you will want to get foods that are more like what you normally eat. A lot of these are specifically prepared and… Read more »


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Now that you’ve gone to considerable expense to acquire your family’s emergency food storage, it would be a crying shame to lose even a small portion of it to those nasty little critters that love to get into our pantries. Even the newest and tightest homes have small cracks and gaps that allow pests to… Read more »


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Before I had kids, life was so much simpler. Quieter, too, but definitely simpler, especially when it came to emergency preparedness. So let’s back up a few decades… When I was single, I stored certain items for just myself. I stored the food I like, and I made sure to have enough water for myself… Read more »