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Top 10 Food Storage Myths & What To Do Instead

The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you “the right way” to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy information, but mixed in with that are a number of food storage myths that many people accept without question. Here are 10 that I take issue with, and I explain why. Myth #1:  You should stock up on lots of …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Whole Foods

Can you imagine walking out your front door, realizing the apocalypse has happened, and the only store that is open and not overrun with zombies is Whole Foods?? Whole Foods is a snooty, over-priced grocery store, right? Who shops there besides yoga instructors and hipsters? Or, at least that’s the stereotype. Well, when an emergency or disaster occurs, the typical grocery stores will be out of food in less than 3 days. Probably sooner, but if you happen to be …

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Your Survival Garden: Time to Start Thinking About Calories

In good times there are tons of reasons to garden.  It saves money, gets you closer to your food supply, teaches you valuable skills and gives you some independence.  In bad times there is only one real reason to garden—to grow food so you can survive. But looking deeper, it isn’t the food that keeps us alive but the calories within.  It may be difficult to tell, but most garden vegetables contain more than 80% water and then a good …

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Top 10 Seeds to Hoard

Have you ever thought about which plants you should focus on for long-term survival? If food supplies were to run low, what could you grow to provide a large amount of food, calories, and nutrients to help your family stay full and healthy? Just as important, though, are plants that are easy to grow. Your survival seed storage should also include produce that is high in calories. (You can read more about the importance of calories in this article.) From …

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Food Storage Smarts: Stock Up On Meal Stretchers

For many of us, buying food specifically for food storage is an additional expense that can, sometimes, become too burdensome. When money is tight, it’s hard enough to cover the groceries for our main meals, much less add another few day’s worth of food to the grocery cart. One solution to this dilemma is to stock up on meal stretchers. Foods like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, and other grains have always formed the core of most food storage plans. First, …

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What’s for dinner? It’s in the can

Want to know when I am most often thankful to have food storage? It’s on those nights when I have trouble figuring out what to have for dinner! Being a Survival Mom doesn’t mean just being prepared for the big emergencies, but for the every day ones – like having four hungry children to feed. More often than not, I have a main dish planned, but I need a side dish or two to go with it. For my kids …

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Will Your Food Storage Lead to Starvation? Calories Count!

Food storage is a key component to your family’s preparedness plan. There are many decisions that need to be made. Which foods are best for storage? Which will my family prefer? How do I store it properly? Dehydrated Foods? Freeze Dried Foods? Every Day Pantry Foods? MREs? Buckets? Cans? Gamma Lids? UReal Meat or TVP? GMO Free? Gluten Free? I could go on and on. Ultimately, there is no RIGHT answer. Every family’s needs are different as far as what …

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Sprouting Seeds – An Essential Part of Your Food Storage Plan

Do you like sprouts? I had only ever eaten plain, long white mung bean sprouts from the grocery store and didn’t really care for them. Then I discovered home sprouting and the wide variety of seeds, beans, lentils and nuts that could be sprouted. My family now eats them on salads and sandwiches and sometimes even just straight from the sprouter! Beside the fact that sprouts are healthy for everyday eating and should be added to your diet for nutritional …

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Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit for your family, for whatever reason, stock up on the alternatives that you’re currently using. Be very aware of the enemies of food storage and always try to store your food in the most optimal conditions possible. Wheat  Once ground, wheat is the building block for varieties of bread, tortillas, flat bread, pizza crust and …

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