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20 Slightly Unusual Items for Stocking Up

Everyone is slightly different in the things they need and we all find different unusual, cool things to include in our preps. Rather than having one person create a list of their favorite unusual items, this has items from other survival experts. An Altoids tin with a small plastic container of denatured alcohol to make a small, portable stove. (Jim Cobb) A Land Shark Bag is a patented instant emergency shelter that keeps you warm, dry, and visible to search …

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How to Make Homemade Masa & Corn Tortillas

This is the second half of my two-part series addressing the trend in survival circles of grinding popcorn for cornmeal and nutritional concerns about cornmeal, in general. In part one, I outlined how corn must be processed before eating in order to to free up the nutrients. Skipping this step can result in a terrible vitamin deficiency known as pellagra. If you’ve stocked up on popcorn, planning to grind it, skip the grinding. Just go ahead and pop it. Eat …

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Surprising Facts About Corn, Popcorn, and Malnutrition

This is the first in a two-part series addressing the practice of making homemade cornmeal out of popcorn. In this first part I will address the dietetic science that shows why this is a bad idea and some surprising facts about corn, popcorn and malnutrition. The second part will address other things that can be done with corn that are much better for you than grinding it into cornmeal. All about corn, popcorn, and malnutrition Regular pre-ground cornmeal has a relatively …

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Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry

Disasters are stressful, no question about it. The power goes out, maybe the water and heat along with it. The kids are whining and probably at least a little scared. You and your spouse are edgy, perhaps getting more than a little short with each other. You’re all stuck at home, either because the roads are terrible or because there’s just no place to go, no stores or restaurants are open. This is just the time to break into your junk …

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Switch from store-bought to homemade products

If you are a hard-core prepper or survivalist, you may be wondering why our first 2 Skills of the Month aren’t all about ways to stock up on food, reload ammo, or tan hides. Why did I choose Getting Organized and now, Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade? Sometimes preppers and survivalists wear blinders that hold their focus to a very narrow view of what it really means to be prepared to survive. In an early episode of Doomsday Preppers, one …

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