>> Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – food storage, Preparedness Tip Wednesday, Recipes, Sun Oven, Survival, Tips
Sun Oven has a monthly newsletter that has some awesome tips. recipes and recourses that we have found very useful and a great recourse for survival. Check out their archive of newsletters to find helpful tips.
July 2014 issue has great tips on Wildfire season and what to do during a wild fire, Alternative Grains,
June 2014 issue has information on rotating stored water, recovering from a flood and a recipe for Sun Over Adobo chicken
May 2014 issue teaches how to be water smart, make your own cheese, grow a sustainable garden, raising rabbits for protein recourse and more
There are 39 past issues to go through and you can subscribe to get a new newsletter each month! Check them all out at
>> Posted by Lauralee Altice at 8:10 AM |
We decided to start sharing recipes of food you can make with Food Storage items. We have shared a few recipes in the past and we have had some requests for more so we decided we would try to make it a weekly thing, so we are introducing...
We are gonna kick off the recipes with a food storage casserole from My Foodstorage Cookbook called Kids Love It Casserole.
>> Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Bug In, Bug Out, Emergency Preparedness, Home, home shelter, Off-Grid, Preparedness Tip Wednesday, Survival, Urban Preparedness
The Art of Manliness shared a post a couple years ago about how to Bug-In. They shared what you need to know to survive in a grid-down disaster. There are some great tips on their, we will highlight a few here but be sure to check out their post for the full list!
The term "Bugging Out" means to abandon your home in search of a safer destination in the event of a large-scale disaster. Sometime, Bugging Out is not necessary nor is it the best decision. A disaster may, in fact, make it impossible to Bug Out. The alternative is called "Bugging In. Bugging In or hunkering down during a large-scale disaster can present many challenges to a survivor. Oftentimes, the utilities we depend on are ripped off-line know as "Grid-Down."
Disasters can devastate our most critical services including water supplies, dedicate facilities and first responders, waste and trash processing and removal, transportation options, fuel and grocery supplies, natural gas lines, electricity, phone service, and even public safety. A Grid-Down scenario can last for several days or even weeks. During this time, you must be able to provide basic survival needs for you and your family. These Bug In preps and plans need to be made in advance. They cannot be made in the heat of a disaster!
How Long Should I Prepare to Bug In?
That's the question of the century! The government says 3 days. I have preps to get me through 1 year. My answer is a minimum of 2 weeks and then keep prepping for longer as time and money allow. Start with 3 days then work up from there. Don't let this question prevent you from making progress.
What Are the Categories I Should Consider When Prepping?
Our basic human survival needs remain the exact same no matter where we are in the world or what circumstances we face. They will always be: shelter, water, fire, food, first-aid, and self-defense. The order of priority may change, but the basic categories will not.
For a brief breakdown or each category including several solutions to consider for a short-term Bug In scenario check out ART OF MANLINESS
>> Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Air Conditioner, DIY, Emergency Preparedness, Heat, No power, Off-Grid, Preparedness Tip Wednesday
We shared a post not that long ago on how to do a DIY air conditioner for under $30. I wanted to share some other things that would be helpful to keep cool when you power is out. Here is a list we found over at Food Storage Made Easy. If you have any other ideas we would love to hear them!
>> Posted by Lauralee Altice at 2:16 PM |
>> Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Garden, Gardening, Medicinal Plants, Preparedness Tip Wednesday, Rely on Nature, Survival Garden
We have done a couple posts about survival garden's and when I saw this post on Natural Blaze and wanted to share it with our readers.
To get started with your garden will depend on the amount of space you have, the climate, and the availability of seeds, starts, or cuttings. A good recommendation is that to start with three or four herbs that appeal to you from a healing perspective. Most of these plants can be grown in pots on a porch or deck so if space is your problem, you can start modestly. If you would like to learn more about the healing properties of herbs, the University of Maryland Medical Center has a web site with a lot of useful information about herbs and other alternative medicine topics. Please share with your family and friends, so they can start their own healing garden!
Some of the herbs they recommended are Basil, Parsley, Sage, Peppermint and Lavender. To find out why these are recommended and to get the full list checkout Natural Blaze and Natural Cure Not Medicine.
>> Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – Emergency Preparedness, Kit, Preparedness Tip Wednesday, supplies, Supply
EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
>> Posted by Sharon Falk at 8:42 AM |