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Some Tips for Food Storage Safety

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When it comes to keeping your family happy and healthy that doesn’t just include preparing meals at home. There are some safety rules that need to be observed as you cook as well as when you store your foods.  Here are some tips for food storage safety in your home. Keeping Foods Safe during Prep The first line of defense against spreading germs is hand washing. No matter what you are working with, always clean your hands between different food types as well as when they are visibly soiled. Washing your food will also help prevent the spread of germs. [...]

Some important Food Storage Tips and Considerations

Many people today have a concern for what the future holds.  They are active in preparation, and are working to prepare for any potential difficulties ahead. One of the areas that people often consider is how to store food and supplies.  With that, we want to offer some Food Storage Tips for you to consider.  You'll definitely want to consider these simple suggestions when you store food, water, and supplies. Food storage needs to be started now for you to survive in the future. Start canning, buying and generally storing for the future. Let’s look at some food storage tips [...]

Here are Tips for Harvesting Food in the Wild

Most of the so-called domesticated foods grown in backyard gardens and commercial nurseries today started out as wild foods.  In years past Native Americans and others would routinely go on food foraging expeditions to look for wild edibles.  The people familiar with the area knew the growing seasons and where the foods typically grew.  They may have even moved their camps to certain areas when they knew food could be harvested. GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO PREPARE MAGAZINE After a while moving from place to place to follow the foods was not practical so someone decided to try and move [...]

Emergency Preparation Tips For a Tornado

If you've ever seen a tornado, you know what a powerful and terrifying thing this unpredictable natural disaster can be.  If you live in a place where a tornado is possible (like "Tornado Alley") you need to make preparations.   You will want to know what to do if a tornado should make its way to your neighborhood! It's a little late in the year to be stressing the importance of preparedness for tornado's, however, there are still areas (Southern States) that may be impacted late into the year. Typically, every year from March to May, Midwest and southern states are [...]

What Goes Into an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Short Term Disasters?

In our preparedness planning, it is important that we go beyond food storage and consider other preparedness essentials.  While food and water storage is critical, we should also look at preparing for potential short-term and long term disaster or emergency situations.   Our preparation efforts may very well determine our ability to survive. Emergencies (or disaster situations) can typically be classified as either short or long term. You may deal with short-term emergencies - such as losing power for a day or having a health emergency.  These short-term situations usually pass fairly quickly. Even though these tense situations may pass quickly [...]

Important Food Storage Guidelines For Emergency Preparedness

We have always heard that a person can live without food for 30 days, but can not survive longer than 3 days without water.  But for individuals who are dependent on solid foods, it would certainly be difficult for them to make it through and thrive during an emergency situation where food is limited. Earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, drought, fire accidents, gas surges, flooding, electrical accidents, or bio-hazards, are some of the typical events and disasters that people consider in their preparedness.  While many homes are making all the essential preparations like:  emergency strategies, bug-out kits, fire drills in case [...]

Seeds: The Importance of Proper Harvesting and Storage

Many people consider food storage to be one of the most important areas for survival planning. Certainly, we won't argue the fact that food storage is a vital part of preparedness planning for crisis situations, but, food storage alone is not a complete long-term survival solution. We must begin to actively consider active food production. In other words, we need a plan to produce food. If we only consider a food storage plan, we are only providing a temporary solution to our food consumption needs. We must develop a long-term strategy to replace what we consume. So, that would certainly [...]

Crisis Preparation: Immediate Action Plan

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and there is no electricity, no natural gas, and the stores are shuttered. A crisis has struck while you slept. The government has declared a state of emergency. Landlines do not work no Internet and no cell phones. It is dark and you are already hungry. Some people are oblivious to their surroundings, and if they wake to a cold dark room, they panic. They may not survive because, they immediately deny the facts and some, will succumb to fear and perish quickly. Training and practice stifles panic. Knowledge gives you the confidence to meet [...]

Preparing Your Family for Disasters

The main theme on this site has been about storing food and provisions for potential difficulties ahead.  We believe it is important to be prepared - especially for disasters (both natural and man-made) that can disrupt our lives at any moment.  Having plans in place (which includes having proper food and water stored) can save lives and enable us to maintain our calm in a potential tragic situation. The fact is, disaster can strike quickly and without warning.  It can require you to evacuate your community, office or school or can restrict you to your house.  It can disrupt your [...]

Should you Consider Hydroponics Farming in Your Preparedness Planning?

Typically, we share ideas and strategies on storing grains and other food as part of our overall preparedness strategy.  Obviously, storage foods have a limit to their effectiveness.  We should have other plans in place for a long-term preparedness solution. Every family that has a preparedness plan, should include planting and growing food as part of their plan.  Land space obviously becomes a concern, so some alternative growing methods needs to be considered. That raises the question then -  should you consider hydroponics in your preparedness planning? Let's look at some thoughts on hydroponics farming and growing: Traditional farming makes [...]

Preparedness for Disasters: Emergency Supplies and Essentials

Whether it's earthquake, flood, twister, hurricane, or brush fire, we're all encouraged to be prepared. And exactly what better method to guarantee your household's well-being than to have your emergency supplies readily at hand? When people feel adequately prepared, they deal with emergencies much better. It's gives you a peace of mind that you have done what is necessary to protect the safety of your family. With that, we suggest that you make it a family project to assemble your supplies and exactly what you require to maintain safety. Take a look here =>  Always Ready Store   for supplies you [...]

Improvement Tips to Increase the Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

Today, a lot of families are working hard to become more self-sufficient and better prepared for potential difficulties ahead. Many people are learning brand-new skills, growing crops, and storing food, water, and supplies, in case things become significantly more challenging.  We have shared quite a bit on the importance of preparedness, and proper whole grains and food storage.  Those are still vital elements of proper preparation, but we want to go beyond the topic and discuss existing lifestyle preparedness. The existing economic environment has helped nurture an increase in the desire for increased self-sufficiency. The high unemployment rate, increased food, [...]

Important Preparedness Item: Flax Seed Oil – Nutritious, Delicious

Right now, many people are busy with preparedness.   They are storing supplies like: whole wheat and grains, water, medical supplies, toiletries, etc., in case of an emergency or disruption of the supply chain. We want to make a recommendation of an important preparedness item that many people may not consider -  Flax Seed Oil.  Let's look at some facts about this important seed so you can decide for yourself: Flax seed oil is pressed from flax seeds.  Whether they are pressed into oil, ground or whole, these seeds are an excellent source of minerals, fiber, vitamins, protein and fat.  They [...]

Important Tips and Ideas For Your Food Storage

Do you know that proper grain and food storage is necessary to the health of everyone in your household?  A little knowledge on the fundamentals of successful food storage keeps your family safe and helps you make the most of your food dollars.  Let's look at some handy ideas and a couple of great organizing methods that can help you prepare a safe and orderly food storage. Food storage can be looked at from both long and short-term perspectives. Bulk, canned and protected foods in an excellent variety are good insurance against emergencies such as natural troubles or work shortages [...]

THE END IS NEAR!

If there were a beginning of something there has to be and end of it, right? The end of 'something' has always been near, but is THE end really as near as some people would like for us to believe?  Maybe, maybe not. After 25 years on this journey of ever growing to live a  more self-sustained and prepared life - I've heard various cries of the 'end' being near.  Some of which were out of sheer desire to motivate, while others were out of selfish ambition to motivate others to purchase a particular product or adhere to a specific  [...]

Department of Natural Resources and the Invasive Species Order

The Invasive Species Order was signed as an Executive Order in 1999 by then President Clinton. The recent muscle behind the Order has been exercised by the Department of Natural Resources far more frequently under the current administration.  While in affect an Executive Order designed to squelch the potential spread of swine flu, mad cow disease and the avian (bird flu) virus - in recent years the broadened focus of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has gone into small private farms and co-ops to impose the Invasive Species Order (INS) upon civilians in a SWAT raid fashion. One of [...]

PREPARE for FREE

The word is out! PREPARE Magazine is giving away a year's complimentary digital subscription to ALL who subscribe during the pre-launch.  The first issue will hit your inbox shortly after April 16th! That's not all! You can help PREPARE become an even better tool to serve  everyone on their preparedness journey.  You will  be able to submit a preparedness oriented community event,  submit articles to become a contributing writer,  write a letter to the editor or place a classified ad in the publication in the near future. So please come claim your free year and help launch this one of [...]

Advair FOR SALE

After much work and compiling all the different things we have on the web into one place, we are happy to announce that we now have a site dedicated to all that we do for our Preparedness Outreach. Go to - http://www.YourPreparationStation.com The weekly radio show "Your Preparation Station" is there. Videos of our Preparedness Journey are there. The newsletter is there to encourage you!   And many NEW things such as: PREPARE Magazine (launching soon) Freeze Dried Foods from Tomorrows Harvest Our NEW Blog (this one is still going, but that one will be more frequent) We're building a [...]
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Suggested Ways to Store Fresh Foods Longer

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Keep reading to find our favorite Seven Suggested Ways to Store Fresh Food Longer. Experts say the average family throws out nearly 15 percent of all fresh foods they purchase each year. Depending upon where you live (and the time of year) that could add up to quite a bit of money.  It is important to find ways to store fresh food for longer. Here are seven ways to accomplish this.   Homemakers of years past had a root cellar to place root vegetables like potatoes, onions and carrots. They may have also used the root cellar to store home [...]
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Alternative Currency During a Crisis

Typically, on this site we share information and resources on Food Storage, planting, and grains.  Our intent is to provide information on how to prepare for a coming crisis and food is usually a big concern.  In this article, we want to share some important information on Alternative Currency During a Crisis In the initial stages of a collapse, money will retain its value in people's minds because for centuries coin has held allure. Habits cannot be broken overnight. A handful of gold coins are still a handful of coins. A suitcase stuffed with bills would still makes a person's [...]
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Cheap Ways To Use Solar Power For Your Home

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Here are some great tips and Cheap Ways To Use Solar Power for Your Home Perhaps you already know that there are many benefits to using green energy in your home. Benefits of using home solar panels range from being eco-friendly to receiving tax breaks. This article gives you information on how and why to purchase solar panels. If you need to buy a wooden item, see if it is available in bamboo. Bamboo, which is actually a grass, is very energy-efficient. It is also quite strong compared to woods commonly used to build furniture. Since it grows so quickly, [...]
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Using Vacuum Sealers in Your Food Storage

An Important consideration is Using Vacuum Sealers in Your Food Storage A vacuum sealer is probably one of the greatest food saver inventions of all time.  Any type of food (except extreme liquid foods) can be sealed.  You want to make sure that you don’t waste any of your precious food supply and this is one way to ensure that doesn’t happen. Storing food in containers is a great way to store food and along with that, you can use a vacuum sealer to store individual packets of food and then place them in the container. There are two types [...]
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Food Storage for Beginners

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Here are some Food Storage ideas for beginners. Do you know that proper food storage is essential to the well-being of everyone in your household? A little knowledge on the basics of successful food storage keeps your family safe and helps you make the most of your food dollars. Here we'll take a look at some tips and a few techniques that pay big dividends. Food storage can be looked at from both long and short term perspectives. Bulk, canned and preserved foods in a good variety are good insurance against emergencies such as natural disasters or work shortages and [...]

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Preparedness Christmas Giveaway We (The Preparedness Blogging Brigade)have teamed up with some great companies to bring you this mega giveaway just in time for Christmas. If I'm being honest, sometimes I struggle with being part of the Blogging Brigade because I can't enter to win these cool prizes.   But then again - I love that we can offer them to YOU!  I want you to win these, get prepared or share as a gift with someone who needs to be more prepared but cannot afford it.  So I'm happy to pass this up and pass this on.  (: The giveaway [...]