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Preserving Meat - How Do I Can Chicken? (Hot Pack Method)

*Note- Meat, when not preserved correctly, is a breeding ground for bacteria. Follow instructions carefully. We do NOT recommend using an InstaPot or a boiling water canner. Rather, we recommend using a pressure canner. Also, this procedure is for fresh meat, not brined, cured, or corned meat. The Ready Store recommends freeze-drying because it has... Read More

FAQ - Can My Water Storage Be Outside?

One of the many questions we get asked here at The Ready Store is, "Can I store my water containers outside?". The short answer to this is, yes, of course, you can store your water outside. The longer answer is, yes, of course, you can store your water outside, but you're going to need to... Read More

How to Care For Baby Chicks

It's springtime, which means it's baby chick time. Whether you are raising chickens for pets or for a food source, you're going to want to follow some steps to make sure they stay healthy enough to grow into functional chickens. Here are some tips to help you start your newborn chicks in the right direction.
Brooder... Read More

Be Prepared This New Year

Who would have thought that this year would bring a slew of disasters? As the country was dealing with wildfires in California, and then a hurricane that affected The Bahamas and Puerto Rico.  All of this, with the constant threat of nuclear war, put a lot of the country on alert. The Ready Store was... Read More

MRE vs Freeze Dried: Which is Right For You?

If you're new to the preparedness world, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options you have available to you. The Ready Store has a huge variety of freeze-dried food in pouches, cans, and buckets. We also have a vast variety of MREs. So, which ones are best for your needs? Here's a breakdown of... Read More

Practical Uses For Goat Milk

If you're considering adding another level of preparedness to plan, you've probably considered adding a goat or two. (Click HERE for a blog that will help you make the right decisions when buying your goats.) Once you have the goat, however, what can you do with the 90 quarts of delicious, nutrient-dense goat milk you... Read More

Documents to Keep On Hand During An Emergency

Part of being prepared for emergency situations is having everything ready to put your life back together, should something happen. You have insurance, food, water, and financial savings. However, to rebuild your life once the emergency is over, you need to have other measures in place.
A collection of important documents is one of the most... Read More

How To Get Better Tasting Eggs From Your Backyard Chickens

Backyard chicken eggs have the potential to be more delicious and more nutrient-dense than those you can get from the grocery store. But, did you know that with just a few adjustments to your chickens' diet, they can produce richer, tastier eggs?
With a few exceptions, store bought chicken feed is not as effective and nutritious... Read More

Build Your Own Food Storage- A Month-to Month Guide

Preparation is bigger than having a first aid kit and bug-out bag under your bed. Preparation is about protecting your family from whatever might come your way- whether it's war, a natural disaster, or extended unemployment. Building up your food storage is one of the best ways to protect your family from almost any emergency.
It can... Read More

How To Build a Lean-To Shelter

Whether you are in a survival situation, or you just want to enjoy a different type of camping experience, a lean-to shelter is a good way to stay safe from the elements.
Supplies Needed:
2 Trees/ poles about 7-8 feet apart
2 poles/branches about 8-9 feet long (Thick for frame)
5-8  thinner 8-9 poles/branches
Filler branches/saplings/ long grass/leaves
Twine/Paracord/vines
Ax to chop... Read More

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