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The Best Way to Help Disaster Victims

Wild fires are raging, flood waters are rising, earthquakes are quaking. We feel for those who have lost so much, and we want to do whatever we can to lessen their burdens. However, sometimes the desire to help can do more harm than good. Sending unnecessary items can bog down an already overtaxed relief effort.
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Safe Storage and Disposal of Batteries

Most electronics come with the batteries built right in. It has become normal to plug everything in to charge overnight. However, many children's' toys still require the standard AA batteries to light up and move around. Children's toys typically say "batteries not included" on the box. Keeping batteries on hand for the grand-kids or for... Read More

Communicating During an Emergency-What You Need to Know

Constant communication is something most people take for granted. In the event of a disaster, there are a few things you need to know.
Staying in Touch 
-Keep your phone charged. If possible keep an extra battery pack nearby. Know the power saving options on your phone, such as screen brightness or battery saver mode and use... Read More

Making an Evacuation Plan- What Are You Forgetting?

My dad was always a very busy man growing up. He told us not to bother him when he was getting ready for work. The rule was that unless it there was fire, flood, mud, or blood, we would have to sort out our own issues or wait until he had more time to help... Read More

MRE vs Freeze Dried: Which is Right For You?

If you're new to the preparedness world, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options you have available to you. The Ready Store has a huge variety of freeze-dried food in pouches, cans, and buckets. We also have a vast variety of MREs. So, which ones are best for your needs? Here's a breakdown of... 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

VIDEO: Silicon Valley's Doomsday: Prepping for an Economic Apocalypse

A while back, the al-Jazeera channel came to interview Jeff Davis, owner of the Ready Store, in a documentary segment about Silicon Valley executives who are concerned about the growing instability of the economy and our society at large.
Check out the video below to watch in-depth interviews from executives, programmers, bunker-builders and emergency food... Read More

Documents to Keep On Hand During An Emergency

Part of being prepared for emergency situations is having everything ready to put your life back together, should something happen. You have insurance, food, water, and financial savings. However, to rebuild your life once the emergency is over, you need to have other measures in place.
A collection of important documents is one of the most... Read More

Homesteading: How to Make Sausage

Whether you hunt your own meat or get it from the store, making your own sausage is a great way to save money and be more self sufficient. Even better, making your own sausage is easier than you think.
Here's what you need:
-5 pounds of meat with a fairly high fat content (Pig is popular, but... 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

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