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How to Best Store Your Food Storage

One of the largest questions with food storage is “Where should I put this?”
Where you store your food storage has a large impact on how long it will last and how good the food will taste once you use it. What type of container you use to store the food and the conditions of the... Read More

How to Heat an MRE

Personally, I am not the best cook; I always seem to burn everything I put my hands on.  However, with a Flameless MRE Heater even I can’t go wrong.  Each MRE heater has easy to follow step by step directions to make sure even the unsavvy cook, such as I, can get it right every... Read More

The Science Behind Honey's Long Shelf-Life

In 2003, Georgian construction workers were building an oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. While they were hard at work, they came across something very peculiar - an ancient burial ground.
After calling archaeologists from Georgia, Turkey, Britain and America, it was discovered that the pots that lay around the burial ground... Read More

How Much Food Storage Do I Need?

You know that food storage is important. But where do you begin? You might be asking yourself, "How do I start? And how much do I need?"
Like most worthwhile endeavors there is a learning curve when it comes to food storage, but don’t let that keep you from starting! Too often the perceived confusion... Read More

How to Clean Untreated Water

While it is difficult to determine which item is most essential in a survival situation, you could certainly make a strong case for clean water. Water is used for numerous activities that can quickly become your top priority in survival situations like cooking, cleaning, sanitation and drinking. Because water seems so easy to get before... Read More

What Are the Best Guns for Emergency Preparedness?

We often get asked about what type of gun we would recommend for emergency preparedness. The answer is a bit complicated. The short answer is that it depends on what you’re going to use the gun for. Is it for hunting food that you’d need in an emergency? Is it for self-defense? Each gun has... Read More

Are You Less Prepared Than Your Neighbors?

According to new research, the number of natural disasters per year has increased significantly over the last thirty years.  While the scientific community debates what the causes may be, disasters and destruction seem more and more prevalent in today’s world than 30 years ago and it is becoming increasingly important to prepare for emergency.
The following... Read More

How to Make a Paracord Belt Design

Paracord can be an awesome tool in your preparedness arsenal. This durable nylon rope can be tied into tons of different designs including a paracord belt, bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches and more. If you’re in an emergency, you simply unwind the strong cord and use it to bind, haul or anything else that you might... Read More

Pickling Your Extra Garden Vegetables

It is about the time of year when produce from the garden is starting to make its way into your homes, onto your countertops, tables, and even into your dinner. Wouldn’t it be nice if your produce could just be harvested throughout the entire year so we wouldn’t have to worry about what to do... Read More

Make a Food Dehydrator with Household Items

Dehydrating your own fruits and vegetables is fun, easy and makes a great nutritious food storage snack your whole family will love. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a dehydrator, there are about a million ways to build your own dehydrator—the basic principles governing the laws of dehydration are not... Read More

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