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Expiration dates can get confusing. Do you throw out your food storage items because the date has passed? Or are they still okay to use? According to a study by the food safety and inspection service, Americans are wasting tons of food every year because they are throwing it out prematurely based on expiration dates…. Read more »


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Within the last few years, there seems to be a buzz around a new health food in clean eating, and health fanatic circles.  So, it begs a few questions: What on earth is quinoa?  Is it good for you?    What do you do with it?  Is it hard to use?  Is it a good food… Read more »


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We talk a lot on this blog about storing food and water, and having a source of power and communication, etc. for when there is a natural disaster. These are all important, especially when the winter weather is severe and some people are stranded in their home without power. But there’s a different type of… Read more »


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  Homemade cleaning products and weed killers should be an important part of your preparedness stores. Growing your own food, self-defense training, survival great and long-term food storage products may be at the top of your self-reliance shopping list, but items necessary to keep a garden healthy and the home free from disease are important… Read more »


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Who doesn’t love secret compartments? Whether it’s the huge passageways tucked behind some discreet corner, or a tiny pocket in a jacket; it’s absolutely delightful to hide things away. Book safes have been used since time immemorial to stash things away, whether they are keys to a safe, treasure maps, a private document, or perhaps… Read more »


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“Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it.” Bear Grylls Black Friday deals come every November, and where we decide to spend our dollars says a lot about what we value most. Every offer from eFoods gives you deals on items you will definitely use–delicious food and… Read more »


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New 3-Day Emergency Food Kits Announced by eFoods Direct to meet FEMA Recommendation for family emergency preparation FEMA and all government relief organizations are asking Americans to be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for at least three days for any emergency, and eFoods Direct has created a product to help families… Read more »


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Breaking an ankle or developing an eye infection is bad enough when life is going along smoothly – but if you are already dealing with a major crisis such as a natural disaster or political unrest or the dreaded zombie apocalypse, any little medical problem can become its own disaster of astonishing proportions. It is… Read more »