Emergency Essentials Sale

I got an e-mail from Emergency Essentials advertising some sales they regularly promote. These things show up often enough to not be a surprise. While there are usually some good deals, I’m not always in sync with them as per our buying plans. That wasn’t the case today….

In this one, there was a deal on Provident Pantry “Freeze Dried Diced Beef.” We have been using a Mountain House ground beef product with good success, and were looking at replacing

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Advice Given to Family Member re: LTS Foods

A while back I wrote an interested family member a few thoughts on LTS food (Long Term Storage) for himself and his teenaged children. He is a budding prepper who has embraced the self defense side of things quite readily and is now working on foods and income. These last two are where I would love to see him concentrate his efforts.

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Hi,

I’ll start off by saying that your food storage must be made up of foods that

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Everybody Has Coffee in Their Preps, Right?

Booze and smokes make it onto some preppers’ lists as barter items, or just for plain old happy relaxing time when the day’s business of capping zombies and fighting world corruption is complete. Others add tea and coffee for similar reasons. Well, here is a “study” that claims an intake of 200 – 300 mg of caffeine enhances memory. That could be really handy if you lose your printouts of essential items, or your instruction for building a bunker or

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Agave Nectar - Good for You??

A pal of mine sent me a short note on agave nectar. I shared the info with my wife, who is responsible for researching nutritional issues for the family. She says her research confirms this. Here is what he wrote.

“Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave. Agave nectar is sweeter than honey and tends to be thinner and flow more freely than honey.

The Agave juice is filtered, then heated

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Goat Milking Series from Twitter

A follower on Twitter (@SurvivingNStyle) posted 5 short Youtube videos on how she goes about her goat milking. I found them to be entertaining and easy to watch. If you’re new to goats, or considering getting a few, this might be for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXVGn1zOzI4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56W2HJp984 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm7xIZu0TmQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD9sVGUzTgY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKzSTdI95BI

Prep and Pantry

From the Prep and Pantry website

An ingenious individual has added one more great piece to the world of iPhone Apps – Prep and Pantry. Prep and Pantry is an iPhone and iPad based inventory system for all your food stocks, but can also be used for any other item. We have been playing with it here at The Keep, and have found it to be very useful. Other applications are out there, but this one has them beat

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iPhone App - Prep and Pantry

Started using the full version of Prep and Pantry recently, to organize our food stocks. It has a few features suited well to Preppers, one of which is the “Locations” option. Locations allows you to set specific names for physical places where you keep things, so that everything there can be inventoried and labeled as separate. So, if you want to group together all your backstock of BOB supplies, and have them available for reference without looking through all other

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Periodic Reminder to Check your Preps

This is a reminder for those of you that manage your preps by the season changes. Over at FaceBook I wrote this tonight, and thought I’d re-post here in case some of you don’t use FB.

I’d like to remind everyone that with the oncoming heat in the US, it is important to take stock of your vulnerable preps and where they are stored. Please check that items kept in garages, sheds and storage units are of the type not

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The Non-GMO Shopping Guide

We work more and more to eliminate GMO foods from our diet. The better half has done such a massive rework, based on her ever increasing knowledge. I was made aware of an internet site devoted to helping identify GMO foods. When I asked her if she had seen it, she said, “Yes.” I shoulda known.

Visit this site. The Non-GMO Shopping Guide. http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

If you now of another good source of information similar to this, please comment on this

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Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

LTS foods promise us the ability to eat well years down the road. We put them up and say, “When things are bad, I’ll have some good food that hasn’t spoiled.” Freeze dried foods are the cream of the crop when it comes to long term storage, in shelf life, taste and light weight. They are offered in complete entrees, breakfast selections, deserts and individual ingredients for the prepper chef! On the surface, they answer all prepper needs except for

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