Food Storage

Gardening with Plastic Bottles

Do you have old plastic bottles laying around? Plastic bottles make great containers for gardening. Simply cut a hole in the top, bottom, or side and fill with soil. Plant the seed, water, and watch them grow. Many plastic bottle gardens can even water themselves saving you time and effort.

Make a self-watering garden by cutting... Read More

Use What You Have- Uses for Pumpkins Seeds

It is that time of year again, pumpkin season is in full swing. Time to carve and decorate all the pumpkins, but what are you suppose to do with all those pumpkin seeds? Here are ten creative recipes for pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout--Make fish more interesting with pumpkin seeds. Crush pumpkin seeds in a... Read More

Budget-Friendly Ways to Prepare

Stocking up on food storage and emergency essentials can be pricey. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on fancy military-grade gear. Kids can be very picky about what they will and won't eat. This makes feeding a family out of a root cellar a huge challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks to... Read More

Lost at Sea - Be Prepared

Two American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, and their dogs set sail on a pleasure cruise from Hawaii during the summer. Unfortunately, both of their cell phones went overboard on the first day of their voyage. On May 3, 2017, the sailboat experienced engine failure and a broken mast. On May 30th they experienced bad weather but continued... Read More

How to Make your Generator Run Quietly

Generators are a major asset when the power goes out. A generator acts as a backup power supply. Most are gas powered and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. Many generators can be very loud which can make using them a pain. Here are a few simple tips to make your... Read More

What's New in Solar Panels

Solar panels have come a long way in recent years. They are becoming more efficient, smaller, and much more attractive. Solar power is helping rural areas communicate with the rest of the world.  Off-grid living is becoming more of a reality. Solar panels are on track to take over a large chunk of the utility market... Read More

Civilian Crisis Training: You Can Help

Employers typically have someone in with a bit of training in charge during a crisis. Classroom teachers are required to know where their students are at all times just in case something were to happen. When an emergency takes places you call 911, so those with specialized training can come to your aid. What if... Read More

How to Build a Cold Storage Room

Now, that you've got a stockpile of food and gear for an emergency you might be wondering where you're going to put all of it. Building a cold storage room in your basement or spare room is a great idea to keep everything organized. This will free up cupboard space in your kitchen. Keeping food... Read More

How to Build a Secret Safe Room

Welcome to the Bat Cave! Do you remember watching Adam West and Burt Ward defeat the Joker and Riddler using their top secret lair? Who doesn't want a bat cave in their own house?

Having a secret panic room can really come in handy in the event of an emergency. This hidden room can be as... Read More

How to Make Pet Food at Home

There have been several recalls of major pet food brands in the last year. Finding out your best buddies food might have been contaminated is never a good thing. Factory food contamination can be avoided by making your pet's food at home. However, it's important to remember that pets have different nutritional requirements than humans. Homemade... Read More

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