Food and Water Storage

Food storage and water storage are great things to help you be prepared for any disaster that might come your way! These articles will help you know how to prepare

The Nutritional Value of Your MRE

When in an emergency situation, you want to have the best nutrition possible to sustain you through anything you might face. There are many food storage options, but the biggest nutritional impact can be found in an MRE.
Why MREs
MREs were first used in the military as a calorie-dense meal that provides the energy from protein... Read More

Solving the Mystery of MRE Expiration Dates

Missing Expiration Date
If you’ve bought MREs before, you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t any expiration dates printed on the packaging. Don’t bother trying to look for one because you won’t find it.
MRE manufacturers don’t use expiration dates in the traditional sense of a day, month, and year. But that doesn’t mean that MREs are some... Read More

A Look Inside Your MRE Full Meal

The Breakdown of an MRE Full Meal
Many people associate MREs with the military. However, there are also MREs available for civilian use. An MRE, or Meal, Ready-to-Eat, is a self-contained meal package that includes everything you need to prepare and eat the food inside, including heating up the food.
MREs are used in the military because... Read More

What Do BPA-Free and HDPE Mean in Water Storage?

For those who are new to the emergency preparedness world or just looking for some water storage items for your emergency storage this blog is a must read.
When searching for a water storage containers you need to make sure they are BPA-free and made out of HDPE.
What is BPA?
You might have read or heard... Read More

"Location is Key" to Your Food Storage

Imagine an emergency occurs and you have to open your food storage only to discover that it’s not good anymore. That would be horrible.
How and where you store your food can have a huge impact on the life of your food storage.
Cool temperatures
Make sure that your food is in a consistently cool place. Many times... Read More

Clean Water in an Emergency

Before we get to priority #4 here is the summary of your top 5 Priorities of Emergency Preparedness. They are:
1. Make a Plan. Review, Rotate, Replace. Make adjustments for family size, age and local community needs. Consider evacuation, communication and staying put.
2. Gather Grab and Go Supplies. 72 hour kits, MREs, food bars, water pouches... Read More

What Are Your 2015 Preparedness Goals?

2015 is fast approaching and that means New Year’s Resolutions! So, what are your preparedness goals going to be?
The beginning of the new year is a great time to analyze your needs and wants as a family. That’s why we’ve prepared this easy-to-use preparedness checklist.

Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes... Read More

How to Smoke Meat the Right Way

Before freeze drying or refrigeration, people would preserve foods by smoking them - especially meats. Smoke would extend the shelf life for the winter and add flavor while making the meats tender.
Now, smoking has evolved into a fun way to add tons of flavor to your cuts of meat. You might think that it’s... Read More

Construct Your Own Rain Gutter Water Collection System

One of the first things that even the most prepared survivalist will soon have in short supply following a collapse is potable water. Unless you have your own well or creek on your homestead, you’ll have to rely on the water you have stored up – which will quickly dwindle. And even that water may... Read More

How to Make Your Own Pepper Spray

Pepper spray is an excellent nonlethal close-range antipersonnel weapon that can mean the difference between life and death. While it is readily available for purchase at the present time, in a post-collapse survivalist scenario, you may not be able to acquire store-bought pepper spray as easily.
Fortunately, pepper spray is fairly simple to make with a... Read More

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