*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
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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
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
People are good. Okay, most people are good. As we've learned from flood victims in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana, the majority of a population comes together to work for the good of everyone during an emergency. However, emergencies like this also open the doors of the community to looters, identity thieves, and others who want... Read More
Who would have thought that 2017 would bring a slew of disasters? As the country was still dealing with flooding in Texas, another hurricane hit Florida. Then there were earthquakes, then wildfires in California, and then a hurricane that decimated Puerto Rico. All of this, with the constant threat of nuclear war, put a lot... Read More
Your pantry is full of freeze-dried foods. While they have a fantastic shelf life (up to 30 years, depending on conditions), they can also be used for easy, nutritious, delicious anytime meals. An opened #10 can will stay good for 6-12 months if covered and kept in a cool, dry spot. Go ahead and see... Read More
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
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
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
Whether you hunt your own meat or get it from the store, making your own sausage is a great way to save money and be more self sufficient. Even better, making your own sausage is easier than you think.
Here's what you need:
-5 pounds of meat with a fairly high fat content (Pig is popular, but... Read More