An In-Depth Look at the Freeze-Drying Process

Freeze-drying is a process that has revolutionized the food storage industry. With this process you can store any kind of food, including fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. You can even freeze dry entire meals. However, the freeze-drying process can be very delicate.
What is freeze-drying?
Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilisation, is a reliable food preservation process... Read More

8 Kinds of Bird Eggs You Can Eat

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. They contain proteins, vitamins, and fats that we need to stay healthy. We most commonly think of chicken eggs as being edible and it is the main egg we eat in our diet. However, there are many other types of edible eggs with varying... Read More

Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch

There are two basic ways to build a rabbit hutch. One is with an outdoor self-contained hutch. These typically have wooden frames and wire cages, and two to four rabbits are kept in each of the hutches.
These units are portable and can be moved around in the shade to keep the rabbits cool in... Read More

Build Your Own Wind-Powered Water Pump

One of the most important jobs when you’re growing your own food is ensuring that your garden is getting an adequate supply of water. If you are in a situation that requires you to grow a lot of your own food, keeping the garden watered by hand can be a time-consuming job.

Following an economic collapse... Read More

How to Survive with Nothing But a Knife

We want to be as prepared as possible with all of the necessary gear we might need for any situation, but there is one tool that is the most important factor for survival: the knife. Survival takes both knowledge and experience, and if you know how to effectively use a knife, surviving with nothing else... Read More

Beat the Heat

The summer months bring with them no school, family vacations, and frozen treats. But they also bring rising temperatures and a blazing hot sun. Although the heat makes for ideal pool time, it can also bring heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat strokes.
The heat can be uncomfortable and it can also be dangerous. Either... Read More

Gift Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is coming up, have you bought your gift for Dad yet? You could always stick with the typical tie that you’ve given him for the past few years now, or you could go with something a little more imaginative.
The Ready Store has gift options for all kinds of dads, and with a one-of-a-kind... Read More

A Campfire for Every Occasion

Summer is prime time for camping, and camping means building fires to cook food, stay warm, and let’s be honest, continue in the quest to roast the perfect marshmallow. We’ve talked about how to start a fire, but actually putting the logs together and building a fire is a different story.
You can build a fire... Read More

Dehydrated vs Freeze-Dried Food

A lot of people use the terms dehydrated and freeze-dried like they are the same thing. However, there are some major differences between dehydrated and freeze-dried food storage. Don’t worry, we’re going to help you understand those differences.

The Dehydration Process
With any type of food preservation, moisture needs to be removed from the food. The most... Read More

Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricanes are a common occurrence along the coastlines of the United States each year. Some years have more hurricanes than normal, some years have less. And some years have can have strong, powerful storms that cause a lot of damage. You never know what the hurricane season will hold, so it is best to know... Read More

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