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We love our freeze-dried food at our house, and apparently we aren’t alone. There is also a mysterious someone called “Not Me,” who also lives here. For example, whenever I ask who ate the eFoodsDirect Freeze-Dried Raspberries, everyone in my home is quick to put the blame on Not Me’s shoulders. I can’t seem to… Read more »


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Recently, I watched a disaster movie. It doesn’t matter which specific one it was—you’ve seen the kind. Just know that it was a “natural disaster and the aftermath” type of movie. Most of the movie was about the parents and two young children trying to get reunited, though when the disaster happened they were all… Read more »


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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 »


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If you thought it disconcerting that horse meat was found in hamburgers sold in the United Kingdom, consider the hapless South Africans. Last month, citizens of that former Dutch colony learned that the great majority of beef burgers and sausage sold in grocery stores there were found to contain the flesh of donkey, goat and… Read more »


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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 »


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In the central California area near where I live, they grow 80 percent of the world’s almond crop on 60 million almond trees. These trees won’t produce nuts unless honeybees are there to pollinate them, so to get the job done, every spring California almond growers rent beehives that are shipped by truck from out… Read more »


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An integral part of your food storage arsenal should be the grain mill. These devices allow you to freshly grind up grains, legumes, spices and seeds right when you need them.  The shelf life of whole foods is longer than that of ground ones and helps keep the flavor intact, per the Whole Grains Council,… Read more »


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Recently, I have discussed with you the sobering consequences of the recent U.S. drought on our nation’s food supply and the effect it will have on our food prices both short- and long-term. The current drought that is affecting over half of the country has left many farmers and ranchers in a situation where either… Read more »


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The cost of food has been rising dramatically over the last year and while the obvious doesn’t need to be pointed out, a voice of warning needs to be raised so we can understand the contributing factors to the problem. By becoming aware of the different “levers” that affect the price of food, one can… Read more »


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Conrad from Tucson asked:  What is all this hype of storing all dehydrated foods for your survival food stores?  What’s wrong with just regular canned foods? Well Conrad, I have always recommended in my classes to store the following three types of food: