Food Preparedness

25 Nov 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I would still write an article today addressing a few of the things I’m grateful for, specifically as they relate to the world of preparedness. Here are just a few. I hope you don’t mind my sentimental indulgence for one day. I’m grateful that I’ve been taught throughout my life about preparedness and that as a result I’m able to teach others now. I’m so fortunate to be able to DO that which I’m passionate about! I know I’m not “special” or...
24 Nov 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
Do Mylar bags have a place in your preparedness efforts? Absolutely. While I store a lot of food and non-food items in four gallon square buckets, #10 cans, Mason jars, and five gallon round buckets, there’s still plenty of tinsel in my pantry in the form of Mylar bags. Why? Mylar bags make your food access more convenient. Mylar Bags are easy to use-and lighter than a bucket! Rather than bug my hubby to carry up a large bucket of white rice, I can simply get a Mylar bag of rice, heft it...
18 Nov 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
  I have to admit, I love gadgets that make my life easier. I’m always on the lookout for preparedness type gadgets that will make my life easier even in a “survival mode.” I figure you might as well make use of the technological advances we have now to survive without traditional technology later. So here’s a list of some of my favorite “gadgets.” You can do an internet search to find any of these items. My List of Favorite Gadgets: A Hand-Held Beater: This gadget your mom used to use before...
28 Oct 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
Iowa farm with seven inches of snow in October Ok folks. Here’s some more info on food shortage—it’s going to be a wet year for crops. I keep getting flack for putting food shortage information out there and have been called a fear monger and irresponsible journalist. But the fact of the matter is, we do need to be aware of these kinds of things so that we can knowledgably address our preparedness needs. In an effort to allay fears of citizens, the USDA has issued several statements this...
19 Oct 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
I’ve have to admit I’ve got buckets on the brain right now. A friend suggested that I share with you why that’s the case. To put it simply it could just be because that’s how I alleviate anxiety. But for some of you, buckets may be a way to peacefully organize your storage items, including food and preparedness supplies, in a more strategic manner. 5 Gallon Buckets with Gamma Lid photo c/o Home Food Storage I’ve stored food, medical, camping, and many other supplies in plastic buckets for...
01 Sep 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
If you’ve read my articles in the past, then you know that I usually take issue with folks who are naïve and spread their ill-informed opinions around—usually to the demise or hindrance of other’s preparedness efforts. Well, yesterday I was commenting on a couponing forum to a gal about how her addiction to brownies no longer needed to be hindered by the expiration dates on her mixes if she was properly equipped with a FoodSaver. Unfortunately, a naïve, very ill-informed person got after me...
12 Aug 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
I'm a Daring Cook! My confession is not that I’m a good cook. The confession is that I’m a bit daring in my cooking, in that I’m not afraid to try new things and new recipes. I can usually read through a recipe and determine whether or not it will be good, and even what to add or subtract from it prior to making it. In the past I’ve even ventured to cook things on the fly, even when it was for a large gathering. I started this somewhat dangerous habit on the menu of a girlfriend’s wedding...
08 Jul 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
When I speak to people about their emergency preparedness state of readiness, inevitably the conversation begins with food storage.  In fact, for most individuals, food storage is what they think of when they hear “emergency preparedness.”  This is actually a bit of a problem, because food storage is only one aspect out of my Ten Areas of Readiness I teach about on a regular basis.  And yet not only do many feel that it’s the primary area of focus, but they are completely overwhelmed with the...
29 May 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
If you’re like me, you’re an avid meat eater.  I plan on having meat protein in at least one meal a day, even during an emergency.  Rather than relying on my hunting skills or the availabilty of tasty game after a nuclear blast, a hurricane, or an earthquake, I’ve made sure to store chicken, turkey, SPAM, seafood, and beef.  However, I got sick of paying $4 to $6 a pound real fast!  I also didn’t really want to eat “jerky” for a whole year either.  So I simply HAD to find out for myself...
The Truth About Expiration Dates
26 May 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
What you don’t know about expiration dates may cost you a bundle. Even more importantly, it may cost you your survival. Millions of pounds of food are thrown away all throughout America every year simply because the expiration date says that the food has gone bad. Well, you need to know about the truth on expiration dates, because the prevalent thought is costing you lots of money. Expiration dates exist for one reason, and one reason only, and that’s to protect the legal backsides of the...

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