storage

15 Nov 2012 by filed in Preparedness
Part 1 of 2 Here it is...everything you need to know about storing oils and fats   Every chef knows the value of having the right oils and fats on hand in order to ensure unlimited culinary possibilities and any nutritionist who’s worth anything understands the necessity for quality fats in our diet. But most of us face a dilemma in purchasing the right kinds of oils which provide us with long shelf-life, affordability, and taste. I’m sure that most of my Preparedness Pro friends have been...
18 Jul 2012 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
As is often the case, I received an e-mail question from a reader which required more than just a simple yes or no answer. Now that I'm receiving 500+ of e-mails a day, I'm trying to be smart in managing my time better, as such I thought it best to begin a new procedure when responding to reader's e-mails. I'm frequently asked questions which require detailed answers and yet, when I get the questions posed to me via e-mail, none of our other readers benefit from the information and I'm spending...
26 Jun 2012 by filed in Food Preparedness
#16: Failure to Remember the Tools: My fabulous brother, Victor, taught me a long time ago to never skimp on the tools for the job. At the time, he was referring to the typical household tools one needs such as a hammer, screwdrivers, etc. However, given that’s he’s a persnickety culinary artist today, he would certainly agree that the same rule goes for tools which relate to our food preparation and serving. One of the most vital tools of any chef is their knife set. Take away a chef’s knife...
30 May 2012 by filed in Food Preparedness
Food Storage Mistakes 11: Paying Too Much for Food The number one reason why people pay too much for their food is because they impulse buy. That impulse may be triggered by some slick mail campaign from one of those companies that prides itself on instilling fear, or it may be caused by a lack of planning and discipline. However, paying too much for food also happens because of a lack of education. I look at my food supplies as my own personal Wall Street—except I have a success record for...
24 May 2012 by filed in Food Preparedness
Food Storage Mistakes 1: The Food Storage Mentality:   If you care anything at all about being prepared for whatever life throws at you then the best thing you can do is completely eliminate the term “food storage” from your vocabulary.  We’re humans; not squirrels. Mentally we recognize that there’s something inherently wrong with the notion of spending money on something that we’re only go to store away in a dark corner of the attic only to forget it, while our investment decays. It’s not...
11 Dec 2011 by filed in Preparedness
Holy cow! What a mess!!! Here’s a breakdown of the latest “drama” in the world of preparedness. I will forewarn you though; I have gone into great detail on the matter of whether or not the whole “Federal Agents, Raid, Demand Customer List, LDS Cannery, Mormon Food Storage Facility” is true. Not only did I do some major “gum shoeing” on this story but I also share some baseline facts here that really should be considered before you make an opinion on this matter. Hopefully you’ll find this...
03 Aug 2011 by filed in Food Preparedness
I’m not writing these words with any presumption that there is some sort of a preparedness rule to be followed; rather I do so in hopes that my rationale may cause you to think strategically on this matter in a way that benefits you and your family. Nowadays it doesn’t take some catastrophic event to cause our electricity to be disrupted for several hours at a time. The fact of the matter is, our grid system is vulnerable to all kinds of interruption events. Weather, utility digging, a poorly...
04 May 2011 by filed in Water Preparedness
I admit I worry about the preparedness status of others far too much. However, if there was one aspect that I worry about the most, it would be the lack of proper Water Preparedness.  As I review all of the questions that I’m asked via e-mail and my classes, the theme of Water Preparedness seems to be the most rife with fallacies and underestimated planning.  So for starters allow me to be unmistakable on this principle: There will come a day in which you will be very grateful that you have 365...
14 Mar 2011 by filed in Water Preparedness
A couple of weekends ago I was visiting with a wonderful couple who live out in the middle of a gorgeous portion of what I call “God’s country.” Their house was up at the top of a hill with 20 acres and a beautiful, rolling stream nearby.  They were conscientious of many of the principles of preparedness—more so that most I get to visit with.  However, when I asked about their Water Preparedness, one of them said to me, “What do I need that for?” He knew he needed water, of course, but he saw...
05 Jan 2011 by filed in Food Preparedness
In light of California’s newest law to go into effect as well as the uncertain future regarding our access to quality foods, I am in a definite buying mood. “Buying what?” you may ask—ammo and seeds and just about anything that goes along with that including quality gardening tools, ammo storage containers, more range time for practice, etc. etc. If you’ve been too busy to see the recent news, allow me to catch you up to speed. (Important update: California ammo law has been shut down! Yah!...
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