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Locating your Food Storage: Criteria 1 – Best Conditions

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The first criteria we need to address when looking for where to locate our food storage is what conditions are best. What exactly are the best conditions for the space you plan to use for long term food storage? There are several, and likely these is not a complete list, but are just some of the top few things that are important when looking for the best conditions for looking for the space to store your food. These conditions must be met for the optimum conditions for food storage: 1) No direct sunlight. No windows that shine into the area […]

Locating your Food Storage: Three Criteria

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Building your own food storage system is like having an in-home grocery store.  There is great convenience and prudence to this, but also some careful planning and thought are needed to organize it. It is our attempt over the next few posts to help guide you as you build your own long term food storage. First let’s look at the three criteria for long term food storage space.  These criteria are: conditions of storage space, convenience of storage space and choices of storage space (usually due to size of room/area).  These three criteria will be the first to be visited in […]

Heirloom Seeds and Emergency Preparedness

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We search regularly for the most reasonable and well stocked preparation suppliers and have found two that we would like to share with you who are our readers….   and movie net Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Preparation is better than panic

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We have had many people flooding our store with calls and emails feeling the need to stock up during these uncertain times. I can honestly say, we’ve seen this coming for a while and are now on the cusp of more people feeling the need to prepare. hi-def quality gnomeo & juliet download Preparation can be handled in a few different ways: · Stock piling out of fear or panic. · Hiding goods for ‘someday’. · Daily learning/practicing of skills and planning We see so many people react out of fear or panic that it is much like the preverbal chicken with its […]

Next month's co-op and down to 5 grain buckets

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We will soon be gathering together all the people in our area again to buy collectively. Also if you have not yet gotten these awesome grain buckets – we have sold and shipped all but 5 of them (at the time of this writing!) So HURRY while they last – go here:

Bulk buying 101

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You may be a tried and true veteran of this longstanding homestead traditon or you may be new at it and ready to take the plunge.  Either way, it doesn’t matter if you live in the country or the city, buying in bulk can be a money (and time) saver if you do it right. If, like us, you are preparing your long term pantry for whatever reason (weather, gas savings, economic future) there truly are some key points to keep in mind when learning to buy in bulk. First, just a little explanation on bulk buying? Well, it’s not just […]

What to store to be prepared…

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Of course we could get carried away with a million different things that we think may be needed to stock up on for an emergency. I will say, however, many of the convenience items really are less convenient when eating for health and long term storage. Grains and Beans are the two biggest staples that will provide nutrition and long term sustainability for a preparedness pantry.  Build your long term pantry around these items and you can cut the odd items down to a minimum. Rice, wheat, spelt, millet, and oats are great for storage.  All forms of beans provide  […]