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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 […]

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 […]

Alternative Currency During a Crisis

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]