I’ve recently come across a couple of good ideas that can be “thought forward” to emergency preps. They share a similar theme, so I decided it was worth a post to combine them. Today’s idea is preserving fresh items (or pantry items opened prematurely) in the event you’re without electricity. Some might think this is a funny thing to prepare for, but if the lights go “out” my belief is that they won’t be coming back “on” all too quickly, so we’d better be ready to adapt.
Fresh Foods in Food Storage?
In addition to all the shelf stable food items we store, preparing a plan to grow fresh foods by learning to garden and sprout (so long as conditions allow it) is extremely important to consider. Nutritionally as well as for so many other reasons, having a bit of fresh food to eat, even in small amounts, would be (and I use this adjective most sincerely) *awesome*. The problem is, we’d likely have times in growing food where there’s a surplus; we can’t use it up fast enough and don’t want it to go to waste. Well, there are a couple of ideas I’ve come across to help in this area that I’d like to share. Continue reading
Exciting news! For those who’ve been wanting to buy a wonder oven pre-made, Joyce from Prepared in Every Way.com (who’s blogged, authored and been involved with preparedness podcasting for many years) has now begun making and selling Wonder Ovens full time. I’m so excited that she’s decided to take this project on for all the rest of us! You can find her at My Wonder Oven.com (love that name, btw!) and she’s offering them at a very reasonable price: $47.50 + shipping.
To kick off this new adventure, she’s giving away this very cute October “pumpkin” of a Wonder Oven! Details are given below.
**This giveaway is now CLOSED, however please continue to utilize this post for information on where to go to BUY a Wonder Oven** Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a couple of you whether there was another way to cook meat in a wonder oven other than the plastic bag method I originally posted here.
I’m SO glad for the question because it caused me to look at things in a different way which now has gotten me thinking about other directions this style of cooking can be taken! Plus, going forward it’s going to save me supplies and money since the improved container (at least the one I’m going to be using from now on) negates the need for me to buy bags anymore. (Yay!!) More on that in a minute. Continue reading
I’m excited to have been invited to join up with many other great preparedness bloggers today, adding a post about the biggest threat I see in our aim for preparing for the future. Here’s my contribution, you’ll want to “hop” over to see others which have been posted by following the links below.
The “biggest threat” to successful preparations, that I see, is the act of storing food away (relaxing and thinking you’re prepared) but neglecting to have a plan for it.
Through this post, I’ll detail 9 areas of planning which need to be addressed — in addition to the storing of food — in order for your food storage to become a “parachute” in your preparedness plan, effectively serving (and possibly saving) your family the way you want it to.
Without taking a close look at these details and double checking your preparations it’s easy to find a false sense of security lulling you to sit back and relax. All the while- as you’re thinking you’re taken care of in the food storage department– an oncoming train could be barreling it’s way around the corner and you’re in fact not ready for it. Continue reading
I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the people behind the logos you see supporting this contest. I’m of course not getting paid for doing this, but just within the last few days I’ve again been in contact with some of them and I’d just like to say what great people we have here behind these logos!
You see all kinds of names represented here, some bigger businesses and some small, but what they have in common is they’ve each donated from their bottom lines thanks to their sincere appreciation for preparedness and simply wanting to help people out.
I couldn’t do this without them and I do hope, when the time comes, that you’ll give these folks a few minutes of your time and support their online shops. You’d be supporting a group of genuinely good individuals and businesses of which I hope keep doing what they’re doing. We need them!
Here’s where you can visit them!
New West Marketing featuring Goal Zero products (www.powerinapinch.com)
Kelly Kettle USA
The Prepared Hour
Sun Oven International
Grandma’s Country Foods
Water Pure Technologies
Preparedness Plus Products
Martine Anthony — Thrive Representative
Amanda Shulz — Thrive Representative