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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cold Weather Idea: Season the Cast Iron

Today it is cold. Again there is snow. The electric bill is high enough already and the house is set to a low temp. What are we to do ?  Of course! It's a great day to season all the cast iron! Seasoning simply a term used when oil coating on the cast iron which is naturally porous.  It's the first 'non-stick' cooking option people had and it happens to be the healthiest! We like to  use Grape seed Oil or Coconut Oil because they both have a very high smoking point. But many other oils can be used as […]

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 […]