Did you know there are more than 100,000 varieties of rice on this planet? White rice is merely one option, with brown and various long-grain rices being some of the healthiest foods you can ingest. Rice is also a highly versatile food that lends itself to all kinds of recipes, making it a fantastic dinner option in times of emerge... Continue Reading →
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Posted on February 22, 2016 by Brian Meyer
While power failures can happen at any time of the year, the most dangerous time for one is when it’s cold and snowy outside. What is an inconvenience in the summer could easily kill in the winter.
Freezing temperatures and roads that can be difficult for repair vehicles to travel on add up to longer times to fix the issue and more time for you without power, and most importantly, heat. By preparing for a power failure now you can stay safe when the power goes out.
Power Failure Causes
Before getting into the checklist, let’s look at some of the most likely causes... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 9, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Growing your own groceries is the best way to be both food secure and know that your family is ingesting healthy food. Investing time in growing and raising your own food, coupled with stocking up on long-term storage food is worth both the time and funds dedicated to the preparedness task.
Posted on September 10, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
Homemade cleaning products should also important part of your preparedness stores. Growing your own food, self-defense training, survival gear, and long-term food storage products may be at the top of your self-reliance shopping list, but items necessary to keep a garden healthy and the home free f... Continue Reading →
Do You Have The Skills Necessary To Survive A Disaster? Prepper Camp 2014 Offers Interactive Training
Posted on September 3, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
Prepper expos abound during the spring and summer months, but few offer the level of hands-on survival training that will be available at Prepper Camp. The North Carolina 3-day prepper expo will be held at the Orchard Lake Campground in the mountain town of Saluda, as previously reported by Survival Based.
The list of
Posted on May 27, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on May 13, 2014 by SurvivalBased
It’s All About Calories – 142,040 calories to be exact, and all of them are found in our One Month Food Supply kit. That is enough calories to properly feed and nourish 3 Adults for an entire month (or 2 Adults/ 2 young children).
Our Calories are:
100% vegetarian, making them nutrient-dense. You actually need fewer cal... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 7, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
Long-term food storage is an extremely important aspect of prepping and off the grid living. Making sure that your family can survive a disaster, regardless of the duration, is rightfully a top priority. Scoring bargains and understanding what should be stocked on the shelves will help stretch the food prepared... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 8, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy
A hand-powered wheat grinder or grain mill is an important tool for your survival kit, with the most obvious use being to grind wheat. There are, however, many other fun ways to utilize your wheat grinder whether you’re in survival mode or simply in your kitchen.
If you’re in an emergency situation and the power goes out, your electric grain mill will serve no purpose. It is important to be prepared and a hand-mill is a versatile, incredible tool to have in your kitchen or em... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 26, 2013 by Catherine Alford
After 2.5 years of living on a Caribbean island, I have to admit that moving home to the States has been quite the shock! Not only am I getting used to driving on the right side of the road and having tons of options at the grocery store, but it’s cold too!
It’s not even extremely cold where I live now in the southern United States, but compared to the Caribbean, it’s downright frigid.
With all the snowstorms up north an... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 11, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
Keeping an emergency food supply, especially for an entire family, is important but can be a bit overwhelming with all of the expiration dates and shelf lives. You can keep your supply fresh and your family happy by incorporating food storage ingredients into your daily cooking. It is surprisingly easy to use freeze-dried fruits and veggies, textured vegetable protein (tvp), and powdered dairy as substitutions in almost any... Continue Reading →
Posted on November 13, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
Every individual should be prepared for an emergency, but if you have a family, you know that it is important to take extra precautions for little ones. When prepping for a family, there are many considerations one needs to take. Food storage for families is no exception, as children should be kept as happy and comfortable as pos... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 31, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
Incorporating freeze dried fruits and vegetables into your recipes is a great way to maintain a nutritional balance in your diet, and it can be very helpful in emergency situations. Freeze dried fruits and veggies are a perfect addition to your survival food supply or to your camp food collection because they are lightweight and can be stored for a long time.
The method used for freeze-drying is a process in which the fruits and veggies are first frozen, and then pressure is applied to turn the wate... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 7, 2013 by Jacob B.
Posted on April 22, 2013 by Jacob B.
Posted on March 22, 2013 by Jacob B.
Food Storage Tips: Whether we are storing food for long term disasters, or, a short term power outage, you need to be prepared with a handy food supply. Eating from emergency food storage supplies can be pretty boring. It’s bad enough the electricity is off, but we don’t have to turn off our taste buds while eating food, too. Th... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 26, 2012 by Paul McHardy
For years, emergency food supply was synonymous with aluminum cans—#10 aluminum cans to be precise—and for good reason. Readily accessible, easy to use and very familiar, aluminum cans were, and still are, a great way to preserve food for a “rainy day.”
But technology advances and as it does, some older techniques make way for new and improved methods. Not that aluminum cans don’t have their place, but in today’s emergency food supply packaging, Mylar pouches are the way to go.
What is Mylar?
Mylar is a clear material with a shiny aluminum-l... Continue Reading →