Author Archives: Elena from Ready Store

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

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

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

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

DIY - Canning Strawberries

The great thing about your favorite strawberry plant is the fact that it spreads and produces an abundant harvest every year. However, an abundant strawberry crop brings the problem of too many berries to eat. That's a great problem to have.
Thankfully, there are some delicious solutions to your strawberry abundance problems. Canning your strawberries prevents... Read More

How To Make Bread Without an Oven

Bread is one of those comfort foods that families want year round. If you're ever camping or in an emergency situation, you can still enjoy different kinds of breads.  Here are some great options to help you get your carb fix, no matter where you are.
Donuts/ Fry Bread
While not necessarily the healthiest bread option, frying... Read More

Harvest Right Home Freeze-Dryer

A DIY Freeze Dryer
Did you know that nearly every food can be freeze-dried, including meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and dairy? You can even freeze-dry entire meals like soups, stews, pasta, and rice dishes. Freeze-dried food lasts up to 25 years while
maintaining all of its taste and nutrition. Other preservation methods like canning and dehydrating will preserve food for just... Read More

How To Tell If Your Canned Food is Safe to Eat

We've all been there, standing in the basement storage room staring at a can of corn and wondering if the expiration date from 3 years ago is a suggestion or a hard, fast date. Really, the best advice is to respect the date. However, if you are in a situation where you need food and... Read More

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