One of the biggest concerns people have with food storage is shelf life. After all, nobody wants to dip into their emergency food supply during real honest-to-goodness disaster and find that all of their “imperishable” goods have decomposed into brown sludge.
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On May 31, 2013 asteroid 1998-QE2 will be passing earth at a distance of approximately 3.6 million miles. The asteroid, believed to be a remnant of a comet, is about 1.7 miles wide, making it big enough to be a “global killer” should it ever strike earth. But because its trajectory puts it at about 15 times further away from the earth than the moon, astronomers say there’s no chance it’ll hit our planet on this pass.
Which asset is more secure than money in the bank? The answer is simple. It’s the asset that will still have value when the money or the bank collapse.
While we have seen the recent spike in preparedness supplies due to television shows such as Doomsday Preppers, etc. There are many entities online which carry items we use, but somewhere along the line, the message of preparedness was lost. I recently ran across a new company, Extreme Food Storage, which carries products I know our readers are interested in. Upon visiting their website, I was greeted by Bryan (who is not a robot) via live chat and he was ready to assist me with any questions I had. Mind you, this was in the evening and I was just...
Some of the most popular Web articles on emergency preparedness have to do with food. This is also a widely discussed topic in print and on forums. And it is no wonder. In today’s society eating is no longer just for sustenance. It is a social form, a source of family bonding and togetherness; and, for many, a hobby. And, with rising costs, it is a significant part of almost everyone’s household budget.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault officially opened Feb. 26, 2008, when it received its first shipment of 100 million seeds, originating from more than 100 different nations. In March 2010, its collection will top 500,000, and it will become the most diverse collection of food crop seeds anywhere on Earth.
Due to recent events (European debt crisis, tensions in the Middle East), folks have increased their methods of preparedness. We always see discussions about making sure you have enough food, bullets, and band-aids; but we never talk about having a balanced inventory. What does this mean? It means that having too much of something and not enough of the other can be just as devastating as not having something at all. You will understand in a moment. Sometimes we become so focused on preparedness that we lose sight of the big picture. Providing for...