Food Storage

DIY- Storing and Canning Apples

Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, as well as to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are... Read More

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

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

DIY Stealth Shelf

There are many ways to hide your valuables. Like investments, diversity is the key for safe keeping. You may have safes, gun safes, and other hiding places. Another idea to add to your home safety plan is to install stealth shelves to hide your possessions.
A stealth shelf can securely hide your valuables where no one will... Read More

How to Build a Snow Shelter

Playing out in the snow can be a lot of fun, but getting suck outside in freezing temperatures is not. A quinzee or snow hut will keep you dry and warm. It is a simple hallowed out shelter made from a pile of snow. A quinzee can be made out of any type of snow... Read More

DIY Garden Fence

Spring is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about planting a garden again. Depending on where you live and what animals live around you, you may need to consider building a fence around your garden to protect it from hungry invaders. Luckily, a garden fence is an easy project, requiring just... Read More

How to Save $500 in 30 Days

According to CNN 6 out of 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings. Life is unpredictable and it can become very expensive very quickly; the car might need a repair, medical bills can add up, job layoffs have become all too common.
How would you cover a surprise bill of $500 or more? 20 percent of people said... Read More

A Guide to Goat Fencing

Goats can make wonderful pets, producing great milk and meat. Goats are known to be escape artists which can make raising them quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with the proper fencing will make life easier for you and the goats.
Goat fencing should take into account budget and location. Do you... Read More

Stay Safe-Lightning

Lightning strikes kill more people in the United States than hurricanes and tornados combined. Lightning can occur before, during, and after the storm. It can even reach outside the storm limits making it incredibly dangerous. Lightning is unpredictable in nature so there is no way to guarantee safety 100 percent of the time. However, following these safety guidelines will... Read More

How to Clean a Bolt-Action Rifle

Bolt-action rifles have been around for a long time. They are my personal favorite gun to shoot. Bolt-action rifles tend to be more accurate than semi-automatic rifles. Having a rifle should be part of your emergency preparations. Rifles are great for hunting and can also be used for personal protection. Guns need to be cleaned regularly... Read More

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