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TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 12

Day 12. The question for today is, “What do you need to feel “Normal” in an emergency and how much does “Normal” cost”?

We all have different capacities of how much shortage and or suffering we can deal with. I’m going to give you my basic list of what my wife and I need to […]

MORMON HOME STORAGE CENTER CHANGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you might know, I think the Mormon Church Home Storage Centers are a fantastic resource to purchase long-term food storage at a reasonable price.

There are changes coming to the 101 Mormon Church Home Storage Centers (Dry Canneries). The Church of Jesus Christ of […]

ONE-YEAR LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE

I believe one-year of food storage is in everyone’s reach. There are many reasons why people don’t put away a year of food storage, even when they believe it is important. Not enough room, cost too much, too complicated and difficult to do, and several more reasons are generally given for people’s inaction.

I going […]

CAUTION: COMMERCIAL FOOD STORAGE

When someone tells me that they purchased food storage from a commercial food storage company I always have mixed feelings. I am happy that they took positive steps and put away an essential commodity for their emergency storage. I also wonder if they did their homework and did they get what they thought they were […]

TEOTWAWKI FOOD PRODUCTION

This is an overview article on Food Production based on my current circumstances. It is based on the fact that I live in a high mountain desert. I receive 16.5″ of precipitation a year, have a 150 day growing season (days between average frost dates) and have a Zone 6B rating for plant hardiness (meaning […]

SALAD GREENS & SPROUTING

In my last article I stated that growing most vegetables doesn’t work well as survival food because of the cost of time and water for the caloric return you get back. Rather than low calorie greens it would be better to spend limited space and water on high calorie vegetables like peas, corn, winter squash, […]

DEHYDRATING CORN AND PEAS

In the previous article “SURVIVAL VEGETABLES” I said that during survival times, calorie dense vegetables should be our priority. These include:

• Peas • Potatoes • Beans (yes, it is a legume but you can grow it in your garden) • Sweet Potatoes/Yams • Corn

 

I want to tell you how easy […]

SURVIVAL VEGETABLES

I already know that some people who read this will think, “This Guy is CRAZY”. All I ask is that you hear me out.

Since we could speak our first word, we have been taught that vegetables are good for you and should make up the bulk of your diet. During regular times, I agree. […]

POTATOES – HOME CANNING

My local grocery store has had a 10 pound bag of russet potatoes on sale for $1.29 for the last two weeks. How a 10 pound bag of potatoes can be grown, harvested, packaged, shipped to a produce distributor, shipped to a retail grocery store and sell for only $1.29 is a mind-boggling question. I’ll […]

EASY DEHYDRATING

I found a great set of videos on YouTube. They are by dehydrate2store. She has 31 videos. The two I really like are “Dehydrating Frozen Foods part 1 and part 2”. Here are the links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfQg0hzFihM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYp1F29uoQw&feature=relmfu

Part 1 is just over 5 minutes and part 2 is just over 6 minutes long. In a […]