Storing Emergency Supplies In Your Home

Better In Than Out The #1 thing that will hurt your food storage is heat. High temperatures will dramatically shorten the usable life of food you have put back. The best place to store food is in a climate controlled area with relatively low temps and no light. A basement comes to mind, but most people do not have this luxury. Look for places in your home where the temperature stays well below 80 degrees, and even below 70 degrees if possible. Let’s look at some good places for storing supplies within your home: Look High My lovely bride is rather short by comparison to me. Therefore, she cannot reach the higher shelves anywhere in the house. We take full …

Emergency Preparedness Pop Quiz

Ever wonder why your teachers told you not to cram for a test? Do you remember anything from that British Literature class you took way back in high school? I didn’t think so. It’s the same with emergency preparedness. Truly being ready for an emergency takes hard work, including studying, using all your senses. We hope this emergency preparedness “Pop Quiz” helps you improve your survival knowledge; as you think about the answers don’t just answer the questions, talk about them with your friends and family. The more connections you make the more you will be able to retain the information you have learned. If you are just beginning your emergency preparedness this is a good place to start, for …

Humans and Animals Are Completely Dependent on Plants

Plants are useful to use in many ways. Plants provide us with the basic requirements for survival. The most important necessities of humans are food, clothing and shelter. They are fulfilled by plants to a large extent. Plants are the main source of food in the form of cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits and oil. Plants provide us with clothing material. Cotton and flax are fiber yielding plants. Cotton is obtained from the hair of seed coat of the cotton. These cotton fibers are used for weaving clothing. Hemp and jute obtained from the stem are not only used for making bags, ropes and carpets but are nowadays used to make dress material as well. Flax fiber also obtained from the …

Top 5 Reasons For Getting An Emergency Kit For An Earthquake

1. A major earthquake in the United States is long overdue. The last major earthquake to hit populated areas within the United States was the 1906 earthquake in California. It caused more than 3,000 deaths and destroyed over 80% of the City of San Francisco. An emergency preparedness kit would help sustain your life and give you the essentials for escape, rescue, shelter, warmth, nutrition, and communication. Why wouldn’t you want something that can help you? 2. It’s better to have than to not It simple really, either have an emergency kit for the times when you need it or don’t and be left scrambling for food, shelter and emergency supplies when you need it most. Having an emergency kit …

Emergency Food Storage in Today’s Economy – Are You Prepared?

Today’s economy in our country as well our world is devastating. Everything is dropping: the value of our money and the value of our homes. Many people today are upside down in their loans versus the home value. People are losing their jobs, so there is no money to pay their bills. We are being taxed beyond what is reasonable by the government – especially our senior citizens who may be on fixed incomes. Our health care situation has everyone in an uproar. Gasoline prices are fluctuating so much; people are parking their cars because they cannot afford the cost of operating them. People who have money saved for their retirement are now using it in order to live and …

Food Shortage Foraging

America has enjoyed a surplus of bountiful foods. We’re used to large meal portions and food available at the snap of the finger. But what would happen if we endured a crisis such as a food shortage? What would happen if our economy slowly grinded to a halt, causing a rippling effect throughout the land, and inevitably affecting our food sources? Every nation endures tough times, some more than others. Though America has been blessed more than she probably deserves, she is not invincible when it comes to tough times, especially when it comes to food production. All it takes is a few things to go wrong and the uncertainty of the times can spring panic upon the American people. …

Principles of Ancient Egyptian Food Storage

The process of food preservation is a system used to conserves a quantity of food for some future time and date. There has always been some sort of food preservation employed in just about every culture and nation of the world since early times. In generally, we find various methods used such as canning, cold storage, drying, fermenting, freezing, pickling, salting or smoking according to the location where the culture resides. Some areas blend in with certain types of preservation while others are better suited for alternative methods. The early ideas pertaining to preservation centered on preserving the food in a manner that likely imitated the exact method used by nature and duplicated how it was naturally accomplice. Original practices …

The History of Hedgerows

The first hedgerows were merely strips of woodland marking the boundaries of fields carved out of the landscape by Bronze Age farmers. The oldest remaining hedge boundaries today are to be found in Cornwall. They are stone-faced earth banks often with vegetation growing at the top. They can be up to 4,000 years old. New hedges were often planted in Roman times and the practice continued through the following centuries to some degree. But The Enclosures Acts implemented between 1750 and 1850 prompted a great surge in hedge planting by powerful landowners in their avid quest for land acquisition and desire to mark boundaries. This helped to create the patchwork of fields we so associate with the English countryside. The …

Prepare For the Food Crisis – How to Store Your Own Food

Canning and preserving your own food is a cost-effective, efficient way to store vegetables and fruits you grow in your garden. It is also a way to preserve certain other, purchased, foods for times of need. With food prices rising, putting some fresh produce out of reach for middle class consumers, growing and canning your own food is a way to ensure that you will have healthy, nutritious food if prices rise to more than you can pay, or if food is not available. The most cost-effective, life-extending food preservation method is canning. Canning your own food allows you to retain nutrients that are lost through other preservation methods such as drying and freezing. Canned foods can last for several …

What Is An Emergency Kit?

On paper, an emergency kit is a self-contained bag that has all the necessary supplies you need to survive. In reality, it’s one of your last line of defenses against the spread of disease, hunger, cold, thirst & fear. The basic explanation of an emergency kit may be good enough for people to start preparing. However, in our experience, people genuinely embrace preparing when an emergency hits close to home. It could be as simple as a power outage or as extreme as a tornado. The fact is, you realize that you’re not prepared, and it scares you. To help you answer the question “what is an emergency kit?” we’ve set up two scenarios using a similar impact event. Scenario …