When you think of calories, you think of an ingredient in food. Actually, a calorie is a unit of heat energy. It is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 °C. To put it mathematically, a calorie is equal to 4.1868 joules. Calories are essential for… Read more »
One of the most important aspects of emergency preparedness is water storage. Having enough drinking water should be at the top of everyone’s priority list when it comes to getting a food storage supply together. The general rule of thumb is one gallon of water per person per day. The problem then is determining how… Read more »
What would you do if faced with the choice of either having enough money for the food you need to sustain your life, or the medicine required to save it? This is the dilemma facing a growing number of elderly Americans who are cutting their pills in half, skipping doses, and even going without entirely… Read more »
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are highly debated. Some people are completely against it, some for it, and others do not even know it exists. So, the question is: what is the debate and why is it important to avoid genetically modified organisms?
Imagine sitting down for a nice breakfast with your family when all of sudden your child starts coughing up mucus, and then soon after is gasping for air. You try giving the child an antihistamine, but to no avail. The reaction continues. You race the child to the emergency room and by the time you… Read more »
Listen, I’m not Jewish, but there is one thing I do know. Those guys know how to do it right when it comes down to high-quality food. Kosher certification for food is done by state, national, and even international agencies. But what IS kosher? “Oy vey!” There is a LOT that goes into it, so… Read more »
When you are getting prepared for an emergency, it is really important to be organized. Sure, you can just buy stuff when you see it (and if it is what you need at a good price, that’s not a bad idea), but later you may find that you need to approach this project in a… Read more »
Once you have a good start on putting your emergency food stores together, you might think that you are all set for whatever crises come your way. But you’re actually just beginning. One of the most important aspects of emergency preparedness is ensuring that you will be able to prepare and use the food and… Read more »
The Boston Bombings left a lot of people hurt, confused, and desperate for answers. Though many questions have yet to be answered, and they may never be answered, there are some things we can learn from the trauma. We need to be more prepared for the unexpected.
Just over a week ago, the world was shocked to hear the news of the Cypriots’ proposed banking deal. In Cyprus the banks are failing, and in order to receive a bailout, Cyprus is required to fund most of their bailout. Initially, the plan was to take a small percentage of all money held on… Read more »