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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]