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Gardening – The Ultimate Food Storage Backup

The importance of gardening is sometimes overlooked when considering a long term food storage plan. The ability to grow your own food will ultimately make your ability to provide a true long term food source for your family a reality.

The 10 Rules For Your Emergency Food Pantry

The article has been generously contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. After joining the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess worked as an  Armed Forces Emergency Services Center  specialist and is well versed in emergency and disaster management & response. You can follow her regular updates on Preparedness, Homesteading, and a host of other topics at www.readynutrition.com . Those of you who plan to take the first steps toward preparing for emergencies may feel a bit overwhelmed at where to begin. After...

Basic Bread

We thought this would be a good recipe to keep in your prepper cookbook, brought to you by our guest contributor Preppergal11 I wanted to share with you a simple bread recipe. I use this recipe all the time at home and it is really easy to make with things that most people have in their long term food storage. The recipe: 1 lb flour (regular, all purpose flour or whole wheat) 2 tsp of yeast (we keep our yeast in the fridge but you can also cultivate wild yeast in a SHTF situation, I’ll cover that later) 1 tbsp salt 1.5 cups of warm water (not...

It Is All In The Family Preparedness

Got your attention with the title, huh? We would like to do a series on family preparedness. There are so many different aspects on this topic so it would not make sense to cram it all into one article. You would get bored. We will cover some key topics and some “food for thought” as well. This will be from a lay person perspective and not try to use a bunch of expertise jargon as there is a place and time for that, but not here. In this series, we will cover three main topics: I. Family preparedness II. Preparedness and children III....

Preparedness Includes Today

I just read an interesting article which referred to a Gallop survey suggesting that approximately 60 million Americans do not have enough money to feed their families, let alone themselves. I am usually skeptical when it comes to surveys as I know data can be exaggerated to benefit whomever the survey is for. Even if this number was anywhere near accurate, alarms should go off. While this is no surprise and has been festering since what occurred in 2008, it still needs to be addressed. So I decided to let all of our readers know that preparedness...