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Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Bruce Barton, a well known writer, once said “When I think of what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think, there are no little things.”

    Many people have taken the time to purchase emergency supplies for themselves and their families. Once these supplies have been purchased many people forget to check their kits on a regular basis to be sure the supplies are fresh and in usable condition.

    One of the most difficult parts of this process is merely remembering. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Emergency Kits

  • All About Wheat

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    When most people begin to store food they begin with wheat. Why is that? Not everyone knows how to use wheat but may have heard that it is good to store, so that is where they begin. It is true--wheat is great to store. But what kind of wheat? How should it be stored? Once you have wheat, what can you do with it? And, why is it so great to store?

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

  • During the freeze-drying process, fresh or cooked foods are first flash frozen when the food tastes its best. Moisture is then removed in a vacuum chamber, where a low-level heat is applied to evaporate the ice without returning it to a liquid form. Since the product remains frozen during the process, the product’s cell structures do not change, which helps retain the freshness, vitamins, nutrients, colors, and aromas of the fresh foods while offering you the shelf-stable convenience of long-term storage. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

  • Many people want to know which method is the best for storing their food, and depending on whom you ask, you will probably get a different answer. Each method has different advantages and disadvantages, depending on what your priorities are when it comes to food storage. We have outlined the basic methods, and how they affect your food storage. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

  • Washing Hands

    During an emergency, it is important to keep yourself healthy (for the sake of your own survival). The best way to maintain health is to keep yourself and your living area clean and sanitary—poor hygiene and unsanitary conditions can cause sickness. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, First Aid and Sanitation

  • Evacuation Plan

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    Family practicing evacuation plan

    In an emergency, it's important to have a plan so you know what to do amid the chaos. A major part of that is an emergency evacuation plan. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Planning

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    By Scott Pedersen, Vicki Tate, and Barry Crockett

    Next to air, water is what man needs most. In a challenging situation, it is critical to be able to find, store or treat water. Our bodies are about 80% liquids. We lose water in three ways: perspiration, breathing and urination. Dehydration of 6 to 8% of the body’s weight results in decreased body efficiency. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Water Storage

  • Natural disasters and emergencies may not normally occur while you are at home where your emergency supplies and food storage are kept. Because of this, it is important to have an emergency plan for the various places your family spends time. Our homes, schools and workplaces should have site-specific preparations for an emergency. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Planning

  • Basket of Garden Vegetables

    By Mountain Valley Seeds

    Premium Quality Non-Hybrid Seeds; enough to plant 3/4+ acres

    These varieties have been recommended by Utah State University for short-season climates; with excellent adaptability for most regions. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Gardening

  • Shelf Life

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    The question is regularly asked, "What is the shelf life of my food storage?"

    It is important to first identify what is meant by food storage and shelf life.

    Food storage that is intended to be held long-term is generally considered to be low moisture food packed in either #10 cans or in metalized bags placed within large buckets. (...)

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    Posted In: Insight, Food Storage

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