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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to get Food and Water in ANY Emergency

Food storage is one of the most important steps to take to ensure your family’s survival

But… what if I told you that if you miss these critical steps, your food cache and supplies might actually increase the dangers of a home invasion… robbers and looters kicking in your front door to steal everything you may have prepared…

… No matter what they have to do or who they have to hurt to get what they need.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The First 30 Days: Survival After the Fact (Guest Post)

It has happened, the Doomsday scenario has happened and you find yourself holed up in your home, shelter, apartment.. etc. You need Water and Food. If you have been planning for this day you will probably have them stored and ready, if not you need to get them.

Water:

Water is one of the most important items in your check list for survival. But what if you don't have any stored?

Get a garden hose and attach it to the tank output spigot of your hot water heater. Open the spigot and fill a pan with the water, try to pass the water through a strainer with coffee filters lining it. this will filter out most of the big crap that has settled at the bottom of your hot water tank over time.

If you have the ability to make fire, boil the water to kill any nasty bugs that might be in it, or better yet, if you have a pressure cooker distill the water.

You now have some source of water, you can do this to water from a stream, river, or to snow if need be. Also, as gross as it may sound the water tank on the back of your toilet will have anywhere from 2 to 5 gallons of water in it also. Do the same treatment as the water from the hot water tank.

Food:

Anything in a can that you can open, if it is a small can like 15.x oz size, eat it all and eat 3 cans a day. Doesn't matter what it is as long as you get food into your gut!

If it is the 60oz Size, #10 size can, get some resealable freezer bags and dump the leftover from the can into the freezer bag and eat it over the next day and a half. It will be boring to eat and even bland, and selection will be lacking, but that is not the issue right now. You need to survive so you need to eat.

Don't be afraid to eat the cat or dog you see running around, most of us live in a city where deer and other like animals are not around. Learn to Field dress each animal beforehand.

Also you will have very little time between seasons to gather and store food for the winter months. Make the most of your food gathering time and plan well into the future.

Make a garden and plant lots of different vegetables and fruits. Potatoes and onions last awhile but most of your stuff will need to be canned to last through a winter.

City Life:

People will leave the Cities in droves, try to search empty homes for food to eat, just watch out for the gangs that will eventually start coming out also. Do a lot of your work at night via cover of darkness, shutoff your flashlight, get a flashlight that has a red lens so you are not spotted 7 miles away.

In the city you will have to deal with roving gangs out to either kill you and then steal your food, or steal your food and leave you for dead.

GET A WEAPON if you do not already have one.

Most people will die in the first 30 days of starvation, this will leave the groups of people that banded together and planned or that raided others to get their food. If you Prep and stored food, enough for 30 days, try to lay as low as possible, or better yet get your stuff together and move out after dark to better locations, like out to the country side, BEYOND the suburbs.

Find a high vantage point and a pair of Bino's and search around the neighborhood during the day, and look for flash lights at night.

Be Prepared to move around as you make your way out of the city, plan where you will go next as you make your way to the country side.

Be mindful of the season, if it is End of winter, beginning of spring you will have some time to plan and gather food for the next winter. If it is summer, fall you may have to stay put and collect food for the winter in the city. Just keep in mind in winter you will need warm cloths and a source of heat to keep you warm during the cold days and nights.

Country Life:

Lay low; if anyone comes to your door tell them to go away. Board up your home as much as possible on the lower levels. Barricade your doors on the inside and add in as much security as you can. Build yourself an underground bunker, Root cellar, and storage locations on your property. Houses can be burnt down, you need to make something underground to keep you and your loved ones safe.

A great portion of people will be heading your way form the cities and you will want to be able to defend your home and supplies.

Like in the Cities there will be roving gangs, not as many but just as tough and ruthless.

DO NOT FALL FOR ANY SOB STORIES... they can get you killed.

Band together with your surviving neighbors, you lived next door to them, so you know them, but don't trust them completely, and they have the same agenda, keep their families alive also.

It comes down to surviving the first 30 days and planning ahead. Start now putting food aside for when you need it most, like when it is not available to buy and eat.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

10 Foods That Will Never Go Bad (Guest Post)

I can't overemphasize how important it is to have a backup food supply. Because of terrorism, overspending by our government, and lack of planning by farmers, we are in more danger than ever. Most people buy lots of freeze-dried food, MRE's, food bars and similar items. But unfortunately, these are usually WAY overpriced and not particularly healthy. You're actually far better off preparing for the future by going to a place like Walmart or Costco, and here are some foods you should get while you're there. The best thing about these foods is they'll almost never go bad.

Sugar. Although it's unhealthy to eat it on a regular basis, you'll be glad you have it in a crisis. Sometimes you'll need some quick energy if you have to move fast. It's also a huge morale boost if you can sweeten your drinks or make cakes and candies.

Salt. I cannot overemphasize the importance of salt. Many leading survival experts believe salt will be the number one bartering item after the SHTF. Not only is it great for seasoning bland food, it's important for preserving food, healing wounds and skin problems, making soap, and much more.

Baking Soda. This one has LOTS of uses. Most people think of it as an important ingredient for baking, but it's also great for cleaning teeth, cleaning dishes, cleaning clothes or anything with stains, absorbing odors, and much more. You can get a huge bag of baking soda for less than $20.

Instant Beverages. Things like instant coffee or cocoa. So long as they're vacuum sealed, they'll stay good for years and all you need is warm water. There's nothing like a hot drink if it's cold and/or you're tired. You'll be glad to have this.

Liquor. Although not technically a food, it's still something you'll want to have. A drink or two every now and then can be very relaxing. But even if you don't like to drink, you'll still find this to be a great barter item. In addition, it's great for treating wounds.

Wheat. You'll need a food mill, but it's worth it because wheat can last several decades. 25% of the world's food is make from wheat, including flour, bread, pasta, and other staples.

White Rice. The great thing about rice is how many calories you get for a such a low price. Just make sure it's white and not brown, as brown rice has a fairly short shelf life.

Honey. A healthy, natural sweetener that never goes bad. After a few years of storage it can get hard, but all you have to do is heat it up.

Distilled White Vinegar. It's important for cooking certain items, but it can also be used for cleaning.

Soy Sauce. This one never goes bad because of all the salt it contains. It's a tasty way to season vegetables, especially if you're stir-frying them in a skillet over a fire.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

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Too Many Cherry Tomatoes

The Little Man has got a green thumb! Hardly waters his small garden and we still are getting veggies!! Every single day we take this white bowl out to the tomato plants and fill it up. Most of the time we just eat them. He likes me to cut them up for him , quartered, and he just eats them with a bit of salt. What else can I do with them??? Last summer I dehydrated a ton of them. I am thinking of doing this to some of these. Maybe. Our electric bill is so high, I am scared to do anything that takes power. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?? Free Solar Book

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 Pounds Of Black-Eyed Peas!!

My whole family loves Black-eyed peas. We had to go to the Dollar store this morning and I just happened to go down some aisle , trying to get up front to get in line, and seen this shelf of these beans all marked down from $1.99 to $1.00 a bag. I bought all that they had. Which unfortunately for us, was only 10 bags!! Better than nothing. 12 servings per bag. I already had 5 pounds of them left in my food storage so this is a great addition. See, how easy it is to add to your food storage and not spend a lot of money. Keep an eye out for sales, clearance, and markdown items in any store that you go to.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SureFire Flashlights - #1 Item Needed!!

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Food Storage Recipe - Barley & Black Bean Combo

This is a great and healthy recipe that can be made from your food storage. All of these items should be in your stockpile. They can be used in a number of ways. Also your freeze dried or dehydrated onions and peppers can be used in this recipe. My daughter takes this dish and puts it in tortillas , like a buritto.

Barley & Black Bean Combo

1 chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

tiny bit of cumin

1 1/2 cups of chicken broth

3/4 cup quick cooking barley

1 can of black beans that you have drained and rinsed a bit

In a pan that has a tiny bit of oil in it, saute the onions, pepper , and garlic. Do this until they are tender. Add the cumin, broth, and barley. Bring all of this to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover it and simmer until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Add the black beans and toss it up! Serve.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Food Storage Recipe - Dutch Oven Pizza

This is a great recipe to do while camping or while off the grid. It uses my favorite tool - a Dutch Oven!! Everyone who is wanting to be prepared for any emergency has got to get a good Dutch Oven.

Dutch Oven Pizza

Chef Boy-ar-dee Pizza mix. This is one thing that there should be plenty of in your food storage. It can come in handy if you do not feel like making your own dough or do not have the time to make your own dough.

Cheese- the pizza mix comes with some cheese of its own, but If I have it I add some more shredded mozzarella.

Pepperoni

Green pepper

Oil

Make a nice hot fire. Oil the Dutch oven well. Make the dough and put it in the oven. Cook it for about ten minutes and take it out. Put the sauce, cheese, and other stuff on the partially baked crust. Put the Dutch oven back in. It is okay to check it frequently. When it is done serve it to your happy family!!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Summertime Cloth Diaper Tips

For parents who understand the cloth diapering is the healthiest choice for babies as well as the most responsible choice for the health of the environment, summer is a welcome season. Families not only have more daylight hours available to enjoy outdoor activities, but the warm weather makes it easier to care for cloth diapers as well. Here are tips that can help families make the most out of summer months without compromising health and safety.

Break Out the Clothes Line

The moist environment of a diaper means that baby is subject to irritating rashes. Candida, rashes caused by an infection with a fungus or yeast, are quite common in diapered babies, particularly after they begin to eat solid foods. Hanging diapers out to dry in the sun kills bacteria, helping protect infants from rashes.

Summertime Potty Training

Many parents try to get older babies out of diapers before starting preschool in the fall. Letting older babies toddle around without diaper covers helps to alert them when accidents happen. Many experts believe that disposable training pants actually lengthen the potty training process, as they make it harder for toddlers to sense when an accident has occurred. Parents can take advantage of summer's fine weather by allowing their little ones to toddle around for quicker alerts without diaper covers for added protection.

Summer Washing

Summer is also a great time to rethink laundry routines. Parents may be aware that a vegetable-based detergent is healthier for baby than one filled with harsh chemicals but may not be aware that residues of conventional detergent can build up in the washing machine. Putting diapers through several rinse cycles after washing helps protect babies from rashes, allergic reactions and exposure to harmful chemicals. Parents should avoid dryer sheets and fabric softeners as well. They can make rashes worse.

Avoid Disposables

It can be tempting to toss a disposable diaper into a bag when rushing to get the family out of doors, but with today's well-designed bags and nappies, bringing along cloth ones and a wet bag are just as convenient. Disposables contain trace amounts of dioxin, a substance that has been listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a cancer-causing chemical. It's helpful to remember that disposables are never easily "disposed" either. Most take centuries to completely biodegrade.

Summertime is always most enjoyable when everyone in the family is healthy, comfortable and happy. Cloth diapering helps the littlest members of the family get full enjoyment out of the summer months.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cloth Diapering on a Budget

Most babies go through an average of 8 to 10 diaper changes every day, depending on their size and age. Parents on a tight budget look for the most affordable diapers they can find to keep up with the chanes. Many have discovered that cloth diapering is the most economical method. While the start-up materials are higher than disposables, the long-term costs are lower. There are many ways to save money using cloth diapers for a baby.

Buy In Bulk

As with most items today, buying in bulk is cheaper. A large pack of 12 or 18 costs less per diaper than a three-pack or single. For those planning ahead, this is an economical option. A set, or stash, of 30 to 40 can last through potty training at about age 3, depending on the type, size and style. Parents looking for the longest-lasting system should find one or styles that they are comfortable with and buy in bulk.

Baby Showers

Parents who plan to use cloth diapering should let friends and family know before the baby is born. If there is a baby shower planned, these make sensible gifts, especially a good base set that can be used for years to come.

One Size

One-size-fits-all diapers fit babies from about 7 to 35 pounds. They have multiple closures to make a snug fit for almost any size. Buttons and elastic, snaps and hook-and-loop closures are strategically placed so that they can fit the child comfortably as they grow. This means that parents can spend less money on cloth diapers without having to purchase different sizes as the child grows. The one-size-fits-all is a smart option for parents on a budget with more than one child in diapers.

Flats

The classic cloth diapering icon has been reborn to a versatile and inexpensive option for today's parents on a budget. This single layer flat square can be folded to fit any size bottom. Flats can be doubled for heavy wetters or used as liners in pocket diapers. They typically come in 27-inch-by-27-inch or 32-by-32 squares. Flats can be worn freestyle or with diaper covers. They also make handy burping cloths, lap protectors and absorbent liners. They dry quickly on a line or in a machine.

Prefolds

For the economical cloth diapering parent, prefolds are often the primary choice. They are squares with extra layers prefolded and stitched in all of the most important places for convenience and absorption. They can be worn with or without diaper covers, which is helpful for parents watching their pennies.

Preowned

When machine washed in hot water, cloth diapers are as safe for different children to wear as any other garment. Anyone with a large supply of cloth diapers will find that they often last longer than a baby needs them. Preowned diapers are safe to use and can be passed down from family to family until they wear out or are no longer needed. Preowned diapers are also available for sale through some diaper retailers. Diaper Swappers Forum is a great place to find low cost and even free cloth diapers.

Closures

Styles without closures are often the cheapest. Savvy parents have a collection of reusable clips, fasteners or modern safety pins that can be used over and over. They come in a wide variety of colors, materials and styles so that parents can choose the most convenient and least expensive at will.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

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