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We all know that when the power goes out, one of the challenges is keeping food cold so that it will be usable longer. If the power is out for only a short time (like only a few hours), as long as you keep the refrigerator closed as much as possible, your food will be… Read more »


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Many of us grow a garden, whether to supplement our food supply or to store or dehydrate them for future use. We deserve to enjoy the fruits of our labors. There are, however, four friends that can really help your garden do well. Do you plan for them in your garden? Marigold Firstly, we have… Read more »


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When it comes to seeds and gardening, you’ve probably heard the terms “heirloom”, “organic”, “GMO”, “non-gmo”, “hybrid”, and more. Here are the basics of what those terms mean and what you should have to be able to feed yourself and your family. Heirloom – it means the original seeds our great, great, great, grandparents used to… Read more »


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One question none of us want to think about, and that makes us squirm in our seats, is what will we do when our food storage runs out? It won’t take long for the grocery stores to be empty. Then what? If you are growing your own food, you can replenish your food storage during… 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 »


preparedness carrers

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  When developing a self-reliance plan for the family, hands-on training should be a constant priority. The “one is none and two is one” philosophy teaches us to have backup for our backup from a supply purchasing standpoint. To be completely self-reliant, we must use that same mindset as a guide when considering how to… Read more »


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When a disaster strikes, you may not have much choice in what your environment is. You can’t control every aspect of your day-to-day life based solely on where you want to be in the event of an emergency. At least, I don’t think that’s reasonable. Even if you normally live in the country, you could… 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 »