Emergency Essentials / 21 posts found

Appropriate and Safe Food Storage

Making use of correct food storage is really essential to your health and wellness and also your family's health.  It depends on you to provide proper storage options for every kind of food that comes right into your home. This is no simple job. If you plan to store huge quantities of food, you need to have the area. It is additionally essential to understand that foods spoil fairly quickly and quickly. Taking the time to find the best service to your food storage demands can even assist you conserve cash. Purchasing the Right Food for Storage Considerations It is […]
Food Storage Fundamentals

Storing and Keeping Food – The Fundamentals

Food storage is important short-term and especially in a long-term preparedness situation.  It is vital that we understand the basics in order to properly and safely protect our food supply.  This post will discuss some of the fundamental (and basic) areas of food preservation and storage.   Some of this may be elementary, but perhaps a good review.  Let's look at some food storage fundamentals: In The Refrigerator Foods stored in the refrigerator or freezer must be in wonderfully wrapped product packaging such as cellophane as well as tin foil or in sealed containers such as zip lock bags as well […]

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 […]

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 […]