Emergency Food Storage You Need To Survive A Disaster

Sometimes thinking about emergency food storage may seem a bit overwhelming, I get it. But let’s make this simple, we can do it together. It may be the cost to purchase it, or maybe we’re not sure where to start when choosing the right emergency food storage. First of all, you do not need to buy 100 #10 cans and stash them in a dark closet. Depending on how many people are in your family you can make a plan to fit your needs. This plan is quite simple and I will tell you how to get started. The first thing is to gather your family around and decide what foods everyone will eat, not only today but after an unforeseen emergency. Hopefully, they will be the same foods. We don’t want surprises and sick family members eating foods they can’t tolerate or don’t want to eat. I know, I can hear my dad saying if you are starving, you will eat anything.

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10 Pioneer Skills Every 12 Year Old Should Know

Here are 10 pioneer skills every 12-year-old should know. I have grandkids and I know their parents have taught them well, and for this, I am very proud.  I also realize we need to brush up on some of these 10 pioneer skills so the entire family can work on them together. Here’s the deal, our kids or grandkids will not have to use first aid skills every day, I get it. But, we want them to be self-reliant so if we are not around they will know what to do if someone is cut, scraped or even sunburned. This will give them the confidence to deal with these 10 pioneer skills without feeling quite as scared or nervous.

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Dehydrate Fresh Strawberries For One Healthy Snack

Once you dehydrate fresh strawberries you will be hooked on dehydrating, even more, fruits and vegetables. I posted this article a few years ago but I think it needed a little work to refresh the article so here I go. I have taught classes to many people on how to dehydrate just about every fruit and vegetable known to man. I have dehydrated hamburger jerky as well. I need to update that post as well. I’m all about making dehydrating fresh strawberries as easy as possible. Call me lazy but I use a strawberry slicer for a few reasons. The biggest one is the fact that it makes all the slices the same thickness, which means they should dry evenly.

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How To Store Basic Food Storage That Will Save You Money

Do you like to grocery shop or do you dread it like me? I store basic food storage to extend the time between my food shopping excursions. There are several ways to get you started on how to store basic food storage. Some of these ideas will be for the pantry or the freezer. I watch for sales and stock up big time on certain items. I wish I could afford a greenhouse because I would love to garden all year long. Trust me, I’m working on that and I’ll keep you posted on how I hope to achieve this new chapter in my life. Oh yes, it will be cheap or very inexpensive. Remember, I live in an HOA, so you can’t see it from the street, that’s the plan! The less you go to the grocery store the more money you will save because your pantry and freezer will be stocked.

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