Author Archives: Ben from Ready Store

FAQs for MREs

Military MREs (Meal's Ready to Eat) are a must-have in your emergency food storage. The U.S. Military relies on MREs to give them the nutrition and energy they need to survive in the most extreme conditions. MREs are great to use during any disaster and are excellent for a 'grab and go' emergency. They provide... Read More

Global Food Shortage and Its Effect on the U.S.

According to the U.S. Agency of International Development, food production will be limited on a global scale by 2050. Senior science advisor Dr. Fred Davies said the world population will increase 30 percent to 9 billion people; this would call for a 70 percent increase in food to meet the demand of the world. As... Read More

What to Keep in Your Winter Survival Kit

As we celebrate the beginning of the winter season, it’s important to outfit your vehicle with a Winter Survival Kit. Most of the items in your 72-hour kit are already sufficient to survive. However,  withstanding a winter environment brings its own problems. There is the possibility of being exposed to extreme weather storms and temperatures... Read More

Must Have Sanitation & Personal Hygiene Items For An Emergency

When a disaster or emergency strikes, it is important to have the necessary sanitation & personal hygiene items on hand to prevent you from getting sick. Especially if you have limited resources available. The truth is, most illnesses can be avoided with good hygiene. To help others prepare, even more, we are going to discuss... Read More

10 Hacks to Winterize Your Home This Year

As the colder months approach us, it’s time to start thinking about what can be done to winterize your home. Winter storms typically occur in the Midwest anytime from late October to April. They are most likely to happen during the winter months of December to February. Here’s the thing – winter storms range from... Read More

8 Tips to Survive After a Disaster

When a disaster strikes, the first 72 hours of survival are the most critical. Whether it be treating immediate life threatening medical conditions or making sure that there is sufficient food and water, how you use your time will matter. With major disasters, there is a good chance that it could be 72 hours or... Read More

How To Get the Most Out of Your Food Storage
I want to talk to you about how we can get the best value out of our food storage investment. I believe in keeping it simple. With our current economy we need to stretch every dollar to take care of our families. So, let’s keep it simple and focus on the following topics: * Defining short term and long term food storage * What should I get first? * Filling out your food storage: identifying gaps and filling them.
5 Reasons Why People Don't Prepare

When you hear about the reasons why others are “preparing for an emergency” or “thinking ahead”, it makes perfect sense. But when someone gives you an excuse for why they are not taking extra precautions, is there any logic behind it? Today, we will be exploring the 5 excuses people make with not preparing for... Read More

The Difference Between Civilian MREs & Military MREs

A lot of questions have been asked about the difference between MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and the military MREs.
In short, there's not much of a difference. Both civilian MREs and military MREs are made for the purpose of being used by the Department of Defense (DOD). After comparing civilian MREs and military MREs, the... Read More

Food Stamps Or Food Storage?

The latest statistics surrounding food stamps and other food assistance are astonishing.  According to a recent CNN money article, food stamp usage reached a record 45.8 million in May.  That's up 12% from a year ago.  According to the article:
The highest concentration of food stamp users were in California, Florida, New York and Texas... Read More

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