Practical Food Storage

Self Sufficiency Resources

October 26, 2011
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Here is a list of my favorite books that have to deal with self sufficiency. I think it’s a good idea to have a good library on hand with books that you can reference in case you ever need them. Just in Case. This book is excellent. Seriously. If you liked this series than I […]

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Don’t Forget About Fido!

October 24, 2011
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As winter and the possibly of snow storms draw ever nearer I’m reminded by my little fuzzy friends that they need to eat too! All the animals seem to be putting on some winter fat right now because they are hungry all the time. Don’t step foot outside my house unless you want to be […]

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Having Items for Basic Skills

October 21, 2011
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In the last article in this series we talked about learning some basic skills to save you money when prices go up. But what use are those basic skills if you don’ t have a stockpile of items to use to do them with? Here is some things that you should consider stockpiling to use […]

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Learning Basic Skills

October 19, 2011
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Alright, if we are assuming the prices of everything will rise and we are learning to barter and more…doesn’t it make sense to learn some other basic skills? These are things that we pay for now, but if we lived back in the 1800’s or early 1900’s we wouldn’t even consider paying for luxuries like these! I’m […]

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Alternative Lighting and Heat Sources

October 17, 2011
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In the case that you may be out of electricity and need to find an alternative heating or light source, what do you have ready? Heating Sources: Last year we installed a wood stove. Firewood can be easily found for free here so basically we only had the cost of the stove (which was less than $300) […]

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Learning to Barter

October 14, 2011
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In a higher priced economy, learning the skill of bartering or trading would be useful. In the case where money may not be worth as much or you have little left to go around, being able to barter an item or a skill for something you need will be very helpful. To start, here are […]

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Rotating Your Stockpile

October 12, 2011
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Everything expires or goes bad over time. Even if you create a stockpile that should last you at least 6 months you should be prepared to rotate it on a monthly basis. Even though they claim that some sealing methods will keep food good for 20 years, do you really want to have to open […]

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Stockpiling Water

October 10, 2011
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Something that should be high on your priority list when creating a food storage and products storage stockpile is a water stockpile. Every person needs water to survive so it should be one of the first things that you stockpile. It is recommended that you store enough water for each person in your family for 2 weeks. […]

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Being Realistic About What You Need

October 6, 2011
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I’ve seen many articles, books, and websites on food storage and they almost all have something in common. Much of what they sell or advocated for food storage are things I would never normally eat. Large amounts of dried beans and powdered milk. Things I may use here and there but not alot of at […]

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Creating a 3-6 Month List

October 5, 2011
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Before you start your food and items storage you need to figure out what you will need. The easiest way to do this will be to make a list of what you need. If you meal plan, this step will be much easier. Take a look through your old meal plans and figure out how […]

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