Video: 5-Gallon Cereal Challenge

Can you beat our time? Buy a discounted bucket of cereal and time yourself eating the bucket of cereal.
Contest Rules
Winnings: Winning group receives 365 servings of Saratoga Farms cold cereal.
1. Bucket must be an unopened 5-gallon bucket of Saratoga Farms cereal. Available here:
2. Bucket must be eaten only by 1-5 people on camera
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How To Build Your Own Snow Shoes

One of the tools you may have not have in your preparedness cache is a good set of snowshoes. In most cases, you probably won't need some. But you don't prepare like that, do you? You're ready for whatever comes.
The good thing with snow shoes is the fact that you don't have to spend a... Read More

VIDEO: Will It Freeze Dry? Valentine's Day Edition

We just bought a home freeze dry machine so we decided to see what foods will freeze dry and which ones will definitely not freeze dry!
Check out the next episode of "Will It Freeze Dry?" Valentine's Day Edition!
We collected popular aphrodisiacs like figs (newtons), avocados, oysters (!?), pomegranates, and chocolate! Comment below to tell us... Read More

VIDEO: Will It Freeze Dry? Leftovers Edition

We just bought a home freeze dry machine so we decided to see what foods will freeze dry and which ones will definitely not freeze dry!
Check out the first episode of "Will It Freeze Dry?" Leftovers Edition!
We took the leftovers from our kitchen including Clam Chowder, Kaula Pork with sauce, Brownies, Donuts and Ravioli! Comment... 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

How to Regrow Your Produce Scraps

Whether you are trying to avoid waste, or you are wanting to sustain your family with nutrient-rich vegetables, regrowing your produce scraps simply makes sense. Even better, most regrowth processes are easy to do and bring about a fairly quick return.
Here are some great foods you can regenerate after you've finished using them:
Green Onions
Green onions are... Read More

DIY Well Digging- How to Drive Your Own Well

In the event of an emergency, one of the most important things you'll need is a good source of water. You can't always trust municipal water facilities to export clean, uncontaminated water. To take control of your water, an easy solution is to dig your own well.  While there are different options when it comes... Read More

Protect Your Home With a DIY Tripwire

A tripwire is one of the easiest, most basic ways to protect your home. It can act as a first alert, or as a more complicated alarm. Even better, a tripwire alarm is a simple project that takes minimal time, yet can be extremely beneficial to you and and your family.
The basic tools you need... Read More

Knitting Without Needles - Your Key To Winter Survival

One of the basics of emergency preparedness is having enough cold weather gear to stay warm wherever you are. You should have extra blankets and other cold weather gear in each of your cars, as well as in your 72 hour survival kits. However, even the most prepared person can find himself in need of... Read More

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