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Food storage is the foundation of any preparedness plan. For a lot of people, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you need? Where are you going to put it all? Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Like any large task, an effective food storage plan is best tackled one step at a time. Your first step, of course, is to decide what food to store. You want to choose food that is cost-effective, nutritious,… Read More »

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When disaster strikes, your shiny American Express card will be useless, your checks won’t be good for much besides tinder, and gold, though valuable, won’t be something most people are interested in. Supplies that can help someone survive, or even make them a little more comfortable, however, will be incredibly valuable. Fortunately, most of the supplies that carry the most value as barter items are relatively small and have a virtually unlimited shelf-life. Here are some supplies you should stock… Read More »

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Canned foods are commonplace in pantries because they are inexpensive, convenient, and durability. Developed as a way to preserve food for future consumption at home and commercially, the process of canning changed the distribution and marketing of many products. Almost all canned goods have a shelf-life of one or two years so long as the can remains undamaged. Foods with high acid such as tomato products have a shorter shelf-life. (It’s important to point out that “shelf-life” refers only to… Read More »

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If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of freeze-dried food because it is cost-effective, easy to prepare and has a ridiculously long shelf-life, but I don’t think that should be the only item in your food storage. Canned food is an inexpensive food source that will last longer than you will. Now I know many of you are probably shaking your heads thinking “bullshit, there is an expiration date printed right on the can.”… Read More »

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When the SHTF, preppers will be far more prepared than the average citizen, but over a long enough timeline, even the most prepared among us will run out of supplies or have a crucial piece of equipment break. Since few of us want to spend the rest of our lives walking around in a loin cloth eating grubs, knowing where to to find supplies to make our lives more comfortable and easier can be a valuable bit of information. Obvious… Read More »

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