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  • How to store dry foods in canning jars

    01/25/2014 10:01:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 2/22/13 | Lisa (ChocChipCookie)
    There’s a whole slew of things that I want included in my food storage pantry, but many of them don’t lend themselves well to the canning process (chocolate!), can’t be dehydrated (walnuts!), or aren’t a great candidate for the classic 5-gallon bucket (sunflower seeds!). Packing these foods in canning jars and then using a vacuum sealer, such as a Food Saver, to store them long-term is super easy.
  • #1 Best Food Storage Seminar! Wendy DeWitt (VIDEO)

    01/18/2014 10:24:02 PM PST · by restornu · 4 replies
    Very Entertaining & No-nonsense Food Storage expert Wendy DeWitt shares her simple & easy way to get started with your emergency food storage. #1 Best Food Storage Seminar! Wendy DeWitt VIDEO Putting the Foods You Love Into Food Storage by Wendy DeWitt everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com What’s for dinner? An age old question. But in times of crisis, that question becomes even more significant. Experience has shown that when disasters hit, having a supply of food and water can be life saving. But it doesn’t take a natural disaster to need food storage. Personal economic disasters happen every day and the choice to...
  • Food Storage: How much do you have right now?

    01/12/2013 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    Ferfal's Blog Spot ^ | 1/10/13 | Ferfal
    It goes without saying that food is a top priority for survival from any perspective. No matter what happens, food will be needed. If you get hit by a tsunami, you’ll need food (and potable water!!!) and it may be ruined and scattered all over the area with the rest of your belongings except for what you managed to keep in a Bug out Bag or other Survival/Emergency Kit. If you’re snowed in during a storm, you better have supplies. If inflation sends food prices up 25% each passing year (or each passing WEEK! yes, can happen) trust me on...
  • Top 20 Food Storage Mistakes

    12/14/2012 4:37:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    Prudence Not Paranoia ^ | 12/13/12 | Kellene Bishop
    1. The Food Storage Mentality 2. Food Rotation 3. Production 4. Inventory Evaluation 5. Experience! 6. Food Storage Conditions and Containers 7. Food Nutrition 8. Not Enough Water 9. Appetite Fatigue 10. Comfort Food 11. Paying Too Much for Food 12. Making Food from Scratch 13. Prepare to Share Your Food 14. Throwing Food Out Too Soon 15. Rely on Your Own Research 16. Failure to Remember the Tools 17. Fall Into the Pigeon Hole 18: Failure to PLAN to Conserve Physical Energy 19: Special Diet Considerations 20: Protect the Investment
  • Food Scarcity: A Ticking Time Bomb

    10/22/2012 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 22, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    According to the United Nations, world grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year.Check the labels on the food you buy the next time youÂ’re in the supermarket; youÂ’ll see that it has traveled a long way to get to you. The sad truth is that the majority of food products we buy are not produced locally. They came from countries such as China, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Italy. This has significant consequences for us because it makes us dependent on these...
  • The 12 Most Important Food Items To Stockpile

    09/24/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 24, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods that will enable you to survive during a relatively short-term (two weeks to three months) emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency (one year or longer) that includes a full array of food and non-food items necessary and tailored to your family’s needs and likes. When considering what to store, keep in mind young children, babies, elderly family members and your pets. Keep special...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address: www.tacda.org.
  • Starving Greeks queue for food in their thousands...

    06/21/2012 9:00:12 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 52 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 19, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country's politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government. Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks. But as hungry people collected food, a few miles away a new conservative-led alliance was formed, vowing to renegotiate the country's strict European bailout in a bid to breath economic life back into the debt-stricken country. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161651/Starving-Greeks-food-thousands-politicians-finally-form-coalition-government--long-last.html#ixzz1yUWLjifR
  • Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility [Oathkeepers pulls story]

    12/09/2011 9:27:14 AM PST · by Just4Him · 198 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 12/8/2011
    <p>Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.</p> <p>“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.</p>
  • ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist

    11/29/2011 9:29:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 103 replies · 1+ views
    James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." During war there has always been a struggle to preserve Constitutional liberties. During the Civil War the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed down. Fortunately, these rights were restored after the war. The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome given that...
  • Product review for Preppers (vanity)

    11/23/2011 1:07:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    First I am in no way connected to Comfort Creek Foods or Crider Corp the Parent company. http://www.cridercorp.com/home.cfm/page/products/product/Canned_Meats.html This is just a personal review of one of their products. I just finish having lunch of a baked potato cover with a can of Comfort Creek Foods Gravy and Roast Beef. I found this product at the local Dollar Tree for you guessed it a dollar. It is a 5 oz. can and though I am not a big buy of food from the Dollar Tree I thought I give this a shot and brought one can. It is made in...
  • meat curing at home – the setup

    11/23/2011 12:14:57 PM PST · by outofsalt · 63 replies
    Wrightfood ^ | 1/21/10 | unsure
    When I first started making moldy meat in my garage over a year ago I figured that it must take very specialist equipment, and a team of well read meat science boffins to make anything resembling a decent cured product. I quite frankly am not a meat science boffin, or have very specialist equipment. Nor do the thousands of other people around the globe that cure meat at home, and make a darn fine product too I should add. It turns out it is actually exceptionally easy to make a basic reliable setup at home to cure meat in, and...
  • Keep Food Reserves Safe In A Crisis

    11/14/2011 5:03:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Wichita Observer ^ | 10/14/11 | Peggy Layton
    If you have food reserves, I caution you to take stock of your current situation and decide where you should keep your emergency food. Some of the food you purchase needs to be rotated, such as canned goods, dried eggs, powdered milk and perishables like winter squash, potatoes and other vegetables. The food with the shortest shelf life needs to be accessible so it can be rotated and used faster. I suggest you keep long-term food storage in a room that has a lock and key. It might be necessary to lock it with a dead bolt. Hide an extra...
  • Storing rice beans and oats in mylar bags for shtf

    08/18/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 8/14/ | Kev
    My SHTF food preps include mylar bags, #10 cans, MREs and canned goods. In this article and video ware going to discuss making up 20 mylar bags of rice, beans, oatmeal,,,,, and various other items.
  • Freaking out for freeze-dried food

    04/22/2011 10:35:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    The Mail Tribune ^ | 4/22/11 | Mark Freeman
    People freaked out about surviving world disasters and economic meltdown have made a run on freeze-dried food in the past month. As a result, Albany-based Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. — the country's largest supplier of freeze-dried camp food — won't accept any new orders through the 2011 camping season. The company produces the widely sold Mountain House line of food pouches popular among everyone from overnight wilderness backpackers to Pacific Crest Trail devotees. Oregon Freeze Dry officials say they have never seen this level of consumer panic over emergency preparedness in the company's 48-year history. In the industry, the emergency-preparedness...
  • Prices at LDS canneries show inflation for food up between 11 and 49%

    04/18/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | April 7th, 2011 1:17 pm ET | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    Price inceases on April 4th at the LDS canneries show inflation up between 11 and 49% for many basic food staples. These rise in prices are a strong barometer for the overall economy since the LDS facilities are usually the last to raise prices for their communities, which provides food in bulk that they can collect through their vast networking operations. According to the new price list from April 4th, many food staples have increased by more than 20% since the last price list came out just 3 months ago on January 3rd. Beans. Black 13.69% Beans, Pinto 12.13% Beans,...
  • Heads up: This weekend Sam’s club is having an open house, a good opportunity to stock up. (Vanity)

    04/12/2011 1:04:18 PM PDT · by GYL2 · 25 replies
    Sam's club ^ | April 12, 2011 | Vanity
    Vanity head up: This weekend one of the Discount club stores is having an open house - a good opportunity to stock up without a paper trail. “Spring Taste of Sam’s Club Open House is coming, 4/15-4/17, each day 11am-6pm. No non-Member upcharges during this event, so bring a friend! “ Sometimes it’s useful to buy in bulk, but typically you need to have a membership – this is one occasion when you can get those member prices, without letting everyone know you’re prepping.
  • The Ready Store has provided another discount code for FREEPERS!

    03/29/2011 8:06:04 AM PDT · by surfer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Ready Store ^ | 3/29/2011 | surfer
    A year ago The Ready Store was kind enough to provide a discount code for FREEPERS that are preparing. Matt over at The Ready Store has come through again and provide a 10% discount code good until April 30th 2011. Of course if they are overwhelmed they may adjust the promotion code. No one connected with Free Republic makes anything of this promotion. This is a discount program for FREEPERS provided by The Ready Store. I highly recommend the site. The products are well thought out and their customer service is outstanding. The coupon code (applied at checkout) is: FR041110....
  • Has anyone brought Honeyville Meals?

    I know that there are some Freepers who buy from Honeyville Grains, so have any of you brought Honeyville Meals? [IMG]http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/images/products/display/84%20SERVING%20Grab%20and%20Go.jpg[/IMG] http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/84servingfoodbucket.aspx They are on sale right now for $159.99 and with the present %10 coupon that would make it $144.00. That's just a bit less than $1.75 a meal!
  • Economic Collapse Preparedness: What to do? (End of USA preparedness)

    01/28/2011 9:45:11 PM PST · by Frantzie · 90 replies
    Surviving Argentina ^ | 1-26-2011 | Ferfel
    It was during that conversation with Ray a few days ago that he nailed me with that question. We had been talking for about an hour about how things went down here in Argentina, the similarities, inflation, how “shopping carts” keep getting more and more expensive, how crime affects your lifestyle. But what to do? The person now gets it, the person not only understands the wisdom in preparing for disasters large and small but comprehends that due to the current economic situation, life in general is going to change from now on, unemployment, inflation, loss of life quality in...
  • Sequential food storage Part 4 Cycling through your supplies.

    01/14/2011 8:59:56 AM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 54 replies
    N/A | Jan 14, 2011 | Doctor Prepper
    If you’ve been keeping up with being prepared, then most likely you have made careful decisions on what to stockpile. The regular use and replenishment (‘Cycling’) of these supplies is an important part of this process. You will want to establish replacement time lines guided by use-by dates, grouping together supplies with a similar shelf life. Keep in mind that longer periods mean higher probabilities that they will be unusable in times of emergency. These are just a few examples of use-by dates from our own supplies. As with everything else, you will need to check though your supplies and...
  • Sequential food storage – Part 3 Buying out the store (Not really)

    12/30/2010 2:24:04 PM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 77 replies · 163+ views
    N/A | Dec 30, 2010 | Doctor Prepper
    So you’ve begun or are beginning the essential process of obtaining and storing foods and supplies. And you’ve done your first assessment of what you will need. In this article, we will discuss the in-and outs of the buying process. It should go without saying that you need to follow good dietary guidelines using the four food groups when making your plans. Now, there are certain advantages to buying your supplies on an incremental basis instead of all at once. Incremental buying doesn’t require as much of an outlay of cash and it doesn’t attract as much attention. The Importance...
  • Sequential food storage – Part 2 Assessing your family’s needs.

    12/17/2010 12:09:03 PM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 41 replies · 2+ views
    N/A | Dec 17, 2010 | Doctor Prepper
    Introduction. Part one of these articles introduced the concept of sequential food storage. This will deal with how you can assess your lifestyle so that if the TSHTF you will have a relatively new stock of food and supplies that will be useful to you and your family. Some have compared this process to doing the laundry. It is an ongoing process that is vital to you and your family’s survival in an emergency. I realize that it’s that this isn’t as interesting as it could be, but as Napoleon Bonaparte once said “An army marches on its stomach”. It...
  • Food Storage Shortage Risk Emerging (Prepper Ping!)

    Next, I called Mountain House. They report this current level of demand is 'unprecedented' in their history. On top of that, they feel they usually can anticipate spikes like this given macro events, but this time the arrival and intensity of the demand caught them by surprise. They've already stopped selling #10 cans on their own site, and are limiting inventory to their top dealers (like The Ready Store and Nitro-Pak). .... They're working overtime to meet demand as best they can, but I sensed they are concerned about their ability to do so if this spike doesn't abate soon....
  • What Should I Buy in Bulk? (Wholesale Shopping Club Tips)

    11/18/2010 5:15:35 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 148 replies · 1+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | November 13, 2010 | Woman's Day Staff
    (An expert explains when bigger really is better — and when it isn't.) Buying a membership to a wholesale shopping club certainly can pay off — but it doesn’t always. Toss giant boxes of this or jumbo-size canisters of that in your cart without giving a second thought to price tags, and you probably won’t save enough to cover the cost of your membership. If you want to save a bundle when you buy in bulk, you need to shop smart — and we have the experts who can tell you how. Read on to learn where the real savings...
  • Stay Tasty - Shelf life guide

    10/27/2010 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 7 replies
    Stay Tasty website ^ | 10/17/10 | me
    Was looking for some freezing instructions and I found this site. Pretty handy!
  • Don't come knocking on MY door

    07/05/2010 8:27:04 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 69 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 22, 2010 | Patrice Lewis
    When I'm nervous, I tend to can food. In the last two days I've canned 33 pints of mixed vegetables and 14 quarts of chicken breasts. Because, you see, I expect the bleep to hit the fan within a year, possibly less. Mother hen that I am, I want to gather my chicks close and protect them. The frustrating thing is, those of us with concerns about the economy can't help but wonder how much of it is orchestrated. Whatever the cause, things appear to be spiraling out of control. So I'm doing the only thing I can do, and...
  • Family Emergency Survival Kit – How to Build an Emergency Food Supply With All the Essentials

    06/29/2010 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 166 replies
    If you are just getting started preparing your family survival kit, it probably seems like a huge, daunting task. You are not alone, and I was in the same boat just a few months ago. So I decided to get started and make my first purchase. The difficult task for most people will be how to balance the cost of long term emergency supplies and food for your family, while still balancing the monthly budget. The only advice I can give is the way things are going, money doesn’t appear to be worth anything in the future. And in fact...
  • Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year

    05/18/2010 7:05:51 AM PDT · by blam · 501 replies · 15,273+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-18-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year Joe Weisenthal May. 18, 2010, 8:57 AM Image: US Army WHOA! Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today's note: Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country....
  • Canned foods??? Forget everything you've been told...

    05/20/2010 2:01:14 AM PDT · by djf · 101 replies · 3,357+ views
    FDA | ~1997 | Dale Blumenthal
    I was doing some net search about shelf life and things and found a reference to the following article that used to be on the FDA website. Here is a link to the wayback machine record of it: http://web.archive.org/web/20070509153848/http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html The Canning Process: Old Preservation Technique Goes Modern by Dale Blumenthal The steamboat Bertrand was heavily laden with provisions when it set out on the Missouri River in 1865, destined for the gold mining camps in Fort Benton, Mont. The boat snagged and swamped under the weight, sinking to the bottom of the river. It was found a century later, under...
  • Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses

    05/20/2010 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 65 replies · 2,959+ views
    * This list isn't extensive by any means, so please add more items/tips as they come to mind. Guns & ammo are a given the "list" failed to mention. I guess in order not to cause panic... Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what...
  • Prepping for the worst

    04/28/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 89 replies · 1,748+ views
    Lancaster Online ^ | April 25, 2010 | John Rutter
    "Candles and wood." It's Deb Giffin's mantra. The Manor Township woman doesn't want to give up her dishwasher or her fridge. But, she said, disaster could strike. Civilization shouldn't count on always having those cushy things. So she's laying away supplies for a rainy day. She's started to fill the pantry of her suburban home with canned pineapple juice, beans and high-energy snacks. She has fastened a large kerosene lamp to the wall of her living room. She has hand tools galore, a fireplace and bundles of wood from a home-improvement store. She has an emergency pack in case she...
  • It's time we get ready for that unforeseen event that brings this Country to it's knees!

    03/30/2010 7:14:25 AM PDT · by GregB · 35 replies · 1,141+ views
    Things could go bad like Iran sinking boats in the Strait of Hormuz and oils goes up to 200 dollars a barrel. A severe storm sweeps across the Country bringing us to our knees. The Government has to implement Martial Law. The more we can take care of ourselves the less we need outside help.
  • How Will You Survive the Collapse of Civilization?

    02/15/2010 5:19:59 AM PST · by captjanaway · 83 replies · 3,109+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 15, 2010 | Renee Taylor
    The truck approached Chicago in the early morning light much like any of the thousands of big rigs that travel Interstate 80 on a daily basis. Hauling food, materials and life’s necessities and luxuries, it went unnoticed as it, and its load of potentially deadly chlorine, slowly headed into rush hour traffic. The driver had his credentials in check when he picked up the load – he had gone through the hazardous materials training offered by the small company for which he drove. With no criminal record, he easily passed the Transportation Safety Administration’s background check to get the treasured...
  • Frugal living isn't being cheap

    02/11/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 132 replies · 1,685+ views
    Mpls Star Tribune Mobile ^ | February 7, 2010 | KARA McGUIRE
    Frugality. That's been the buzzword of the Great Recession.   Sliding home values, stumbling stock portfolios and a shaky job market brought with them a consciousness about spending that many of us misplaced during years of consumer overindulgence. Americans responded to the crisis by buying less, clipping coupons more and increasing savings to 4.8 percent of disposable income in December, up from near zero before the recession.   In the past year, blogs about frugality went viral. Everyone from Oprah to President Obama joined the frugality parade.   Now a new term is marching through the blogosphere: Frugality fatigue. But...
  • Store or Starve: A beginner’s guide to food storage

    02/10/2010 7:29:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 170 replies · 4,132+ views
    nationalexpositor.com ^ | 1/21/10 | Ron Shirtz
    I want people to store food not only for their sake, but for mine as well. I don’t want to decide which of my kids have to go hungry when you and your unprepared kin come knocking on my door. Contrary to progressive-collectivist thinking, every individual who takes care of themselves and their families benefits society by not becoming a burden. So take responsibility now and start today. Don’t expect the Feds to come by to hand you your ration of government-rationed cheese. You could be in for a long wait. Wait too long, and you may end up with...
  • Jim Rogers: Brace Yourself For Food Shortages, Thanks To The Banks Hoarding Cash

    01/15/2010 9:21:42 AM PST · by FromLori · 71 replies · 3,189+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/15/10 | Vincent Fernando
    Jim Rogers is sounding the alarm -- buy agricultural commodities ahead of the riots. The financial crisis has cut off investment in agriculture, with many farmers unable to get loans for fertilizer according to Mr. Rogers. Of course, this means agricultural commodities will make a killing: CNBC: "Sometimes in the next few years we're going to have very serious shortages of food everywhere in the world and prices are going to go through the roof." Cotton and coffee are good buys because they are very distressed, while sugar, despite the fact that it has gone up a lot, is still...
  • Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest

    12/20/2009 4:14:38 PM PST · by LouAvul · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest Numerous high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries: Today, Moody's warned that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world, that in the coming years, evidence of social unrest and public tension may become just as important signs of whether a country will be able to adapt as traditional economic metrics, that a fiscal crisis remains a possibility for a leading economy, and that 2010 would be...
  • Emergency Food Storage

    10/22/2009 5:39:49 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 112 replies · 2,618+ views
    vanity | 10-22-2009 | goodwithagun
    I am making a list of emergency food storage items. Please tell me what you have stored or what you will be storing. Some of the things I have: powdered milk, flour, dried beans, rice, jerkey, water purification tabs.
  • Storing winter vegetables can be simple

    10/25/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies · 984+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 10-25-2009 | CINDY SUTTER
    LYONS, Colo.—If you're a gardener or an avid farmers' market customer, suddenly it's all about winter squash and stuff that grows underground. Those trying to eat a local diet might have a dim memory of grandma's root cellar, or they might know a homesteader type who has buried a barrel in the yard and covered it with insulating materials. Turns out, if you want to be chowing down on some Colorado squash in February, you don't need a rig near that complicated. An unheated basement where the temperature stays relatively constant—50 degrees or so—works well in the state's dry climate....
  • Survival in Place, Stocking an Emergency Pantry

    10/24/2009 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 183 replies · 5,408+ views
    Self | October 24, 2009 | Beancounter
    We have had a number of open discussions here at FR for quite some time about the importance of personal emergency preparedness. Many of us have taken an interest in this subject for a long time, and have been working steadfastly toward being prepared for a real emergency, and this evening I thought I would share my progress on one phase of our plan, food. Anyone who knows anything about preparedness will tell you that the first thing you should do is make a plan that fits your personal needs. A bachelor has much different survival needs than a family...
  • Mormons stock up after food shortage fears

    11/02/2008 12:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,914+ views
    The Magic Valley Times-News/The Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2008 | Lawn Griffiths
    MESA, Ariz. - Come what may, Donna and Aaron Bradshaw expect their spacious food pantry and emergency plan will carry them through. Shelves and shelves of home-canned vegetables and meats, dried grains, an electric generator and stored water promises reasonable sustainability for the Mormon family in Gilbert in a world where food riots, starvation and disaster-related food shortages are becoming a kind of norm. But the sharp spike in prices of staples such as bread, eggs, flour and milk at supermarkets has folks looking for options in food purchases and storage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...