Grain Storehouse

The Importance of Grain Storage

Grain storage is an important part of the food storage plan. It will keep you supplied with food for months or even years. There are many types of grain that can be stored, and the most common ones are wheat, corn, rice, barley, oats, rye, millet, and flaxseed. These grains have been used for thousands of years, but they are still very useful today. They can be stored in airtight containers, in a cool dry place, and can last for years. Wheat is the most commonly stored grain. Wheat is a staple food that has been used by people for […]
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 […]
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Essentials of Safe and Healthy Food Storage

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Do you recognize that proper food storage space is essential to the health of every person in your family? A little expertise on the essentials of effective food storage maintains your household secure and also helps you make the most of your food bucks. Below we’ll take a look at some ideas as well as a few techniques that pay big rewards. Food storage space can be checked out from both lengthy and short-term point of views. Mass, tinned and also maintained foods in a great range are great insurance coverage against emergencies such as natural catastrophes or work shortages […]

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

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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. [wp_ad_camp_1] 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 […]

Here are Tips for Harvesting Food in the Wild

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 […]

Your Preparation Station has a site of it’s own!

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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 […]

Grain Storage Bin – What to Consider

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A grain storage bin is an essential part of any grain storage system. It holds the bulk of your grain supply and should be built with care. There are several types of grain bins, each with their own set of pros and cons. What is the best container to hold my grains? The best container for storing grains is one that is easy to clean and free from leaks. It should also have an airtight seal to keep out pests and moisture. If you plan on using this bin as a root cellar, you’ll want it to be constructed of […]

Easy Tips for Organizing Your Pantry

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There are always ways we can become better organized – we just have to sometimes push ourselves to take action.  For myself, I find that certain days my focus is better and I’m much more able to organize.  I call them “my organizing days”.  When the organizing bug hits on one of those days I always head for my pantry to get things really tight and organized.  We have a lot of food storage that we keep in our pantry so it’s important that I know where it is and how to get to it – especially if I’m rotating […]

When Storing Food, Consider These Canning Mistakes to Avoid

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Canning Mistakes to Avoid When you get into canning, it can be a little overwhelming. You understand the benefits of using up your produce and having unprocessed foods at the ready, but there is a lot to be considered in the beginning. Before you get started, here are some common canning mistakes to avoid. Filling the Jars Too Much This is probably one of the most common mistakes people tend to make when they first get into canning. It looks like you have enough space in your jars, so you fill them to the top, but then later find out […]

How To Store Your Wheat

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If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of wheat in your home. It’s used in making bread, pastries, pasta, and other baked goods. But if you don’t know how to store it properly, you could be putting yourself at risk of having your wheat spoiling before you can eat it. There are two basic types of storage containers that you can buy: metal and plastic. Metal containers tend to be more expensive than plastic ones, but they are also more durable. They will keep your wheat from going rancid much faster than plastic containers. Metal containers come […]

Storing Grains For Survival

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It’s hard to fathom, but some experts are saying we are headed toward some serious times.  I’m not totally pessimistic, but it could mean we should start now and consider storing grains for survival.  If you have been watching the news, then you know that the world is in a state of chaos. The economy has taken a turn for the worst and there is no sign of it getting better any time soon. In addition, there is a growing threat of terrorism and a war with Russia in the Ukraine. If you are like most people, you are trying […]

How to Store Grains and Wheat

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It’s no secret that in today’s world, we have a lot of uncertainty surrounding us. Whether it’s economic instability, natural disasters, or even terrorism, we are all living in a very unpredictable world. This is why it is so important to prepare for anything that may happen. The most important thing to remember is that if you’re not prepared, you will be at a disadvantage when disaster strikes. If you want to survive any type of catastrophe, you need to have food stored up. There are many different types of food that you can store, but grains and wheat are […]

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 […]