Rice, a Good Food to Store

Rice is inexpensive, easy to store, and is a versatile, economical food.  It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals, it … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing the Water Sources Near Your Home

Having access to good water sources are an important prep.  I have a creek right across the street from my house; it is probably 50 feet from my front door.  Up the hill from my home, there is a natural … Continue reading

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Prepared Meals in a Jar

Tonight my wife is teaching some classes in making prepared meals in a jar.  She has quite a selection of different meals prepared to take to the class.  So I grabbed a couple of quart jars and thought I would … Continue reading

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What do you do when you have a toothache after TEOTWAWKI?

The first thing to think about is prevention; the majority of dental problems can be prevented through flossing, brushing, and having teeth professionally cleaned on a regular schedule.  Get your teeth cleaned and check on a regular schedule.  Remember that … Continue reading

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How Long does EMP or CMP Last?

Someone asked this question the other day.  So I thought that I would attempt to share some additional information this subject. First, while EMP and CMP are different both can cause the same type of damage to electronic devices. An … Continue reading

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Everyday Carry, What do You Have in Your Pockets?

Everyday carry is a very personal thing; it can depend on where you live, the weather and the laws on concealed carry.  In writing this article I am going to describe what I carry and why. I probably have too … Continue reading

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An Amazing Sale

As I mentioned a week or so ago, my friend who owns FreezeDryGuy is cutting back the size of his business.  Because of this he is selling off a large amount of Mountain House and Pack Away Freeze Dried Foods, LRPs, … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash, a Different Way to Cook It

Since we have been on the Adkins Diet we have lost quite a bit of weight.  as a side benefit my wife has had to fix meals using foods other than what what we would normally eat.  For instance potatoes … Continue reading

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Sanitation and the use of Bucket Toilets

Here is a good article on bucket toilets and sanitation written by a friend of mine. Howard I can’t remember the year but I do remember the storm. We were well into our first day without electricity and because of … Continue reading

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The Doulton Travel Filter, a Solution to Water Problems When Traveling

  The other day while I was up at the FreezeDryGuy’s sale I was looking through the various water filters that he stocks and found some Doulton travel Filters.  Now these are a nice little unit that reminds you of … Continue reading

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