In celebration of our new blog, we are giving away a "3-Day Emergency Kit" valued at $86.82. This compact kit with a daypack includes basic emergency items for three days, providing items for shelter, water, food, first aid, warmth, light, communication, and more.

In order to be entered in our giveaway, simply comment on this post to the following question:

"What preparedness topic or question would you like discussed on our blog in the coming months?"

Comments made through Tuesday, June 9th will be entered into the drawing. The winner will be posted on the blog no later than Friday, June 12th. Good Luck!

Please note: We welcome comments from everyone; however, free shipping of the emergency kit is included to the 48 contiguous United States only. For any locations outside this area, the winner is responsible for arranging and paying their own shipping costs.
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1919 comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

I would like to see information about areas to bug out to in the Salt Lake City area that would be out of the more populated areas but still have access to water and wood for fires and shelter.

Tom

Tom

I am considering getting some buckets of grain and a grain grinder

Anonymous

Anonymous

It’s interesting how many people who wanted change is now worried and looking for survival. Considering his credentials I expected this change and have been preparing for a survival situation

dpm64

dpm64

I'd love a discussion on medical topics, especially what you can do to store prescription meds, or how to make do with home remedies, herbals, etc. And I'd love to hear from anyone that may have insights on "DIY" surgical and emergency medicine procedures.

Just Me

Just Me

Preparing for winter disasters would be a good topic.

Also – anything about water is needed.

bethannrice

bethannrice

This new system has finially got me motivated to get my pantry started, the calculating is the most difficult part and the recipie buttons right there help in if you actually will use something…Thanks!

Gail

Gail

I am so excited. I have been milling my wheat for a year now, but just got exposed to food storage. What an awesome tool for a newby like me! Thanks Emergency Essentials.

Michael

Michael

Wonderful new resource!

mean_old_broad

mean_old_broad

I like the new food calculator but couldn't find how to leave it after finishing, without just closing it from the task bar.

It did show some holes I need to plug in our personal supplies, which I'll be doing. We assist a couple of families so have been eating out of our supplies lately, while giving them things they know how to use. Which brings me to what I'd like seeing. I know how to use food storage and have done so for over 40 years now but many of the young people or people new to food storage haven't a clue how to actually turn things like whole grains into food. If you could show a step by step thing with pictures on your site, it would be a lot easier than actually taking them by the hand into the kitchen and letting them grind flour or use things in storage. Thanks, Jeanne

irjr

irjr

great blog and great place to buy storage food! Couldn't find "whole" powdered milk?

Maria

Maria

I thought I had a very sufficient amount of food storage for myself and my daughter. Boy was I wrong! This has given me a way of 'seeing' what I need and being able to set goals for my food storage. Thank you so much. I love reading the posts from other people and the articles as well.

Susan

Susan

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tracyhuntsman

tracyhuntsman

Thanks for all your great and affordable products, lots of great ideas as well!

Susan

Susan

I like the quizzes. Good reminders about emergency scenarios.
Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, blizzards are all great subjects for the quizzes.

Also, what comments do others have about solar ovens. I want to get one, but not sure which.
Thanks.
Susan

Anonymous

Anonymous

I enjoyed preparedness that you have provided and ideal for my family and where we live. I am trying to find budget that will fit for entire family as their own kits. i hope i could see how the price difference for six persons difference for 4 persons, 5 persons price. i am forwarding to. thank you so much for such cool information we need!

Robert

Robert

I would like to see more discussion of hurricane preparedness. I like the radios, lights, and I would like to see it more clear on total dollar investment, articles on what to get if you have $50, or $200 etc. The catalog and web site can be daunting for newbies. Also, over the years we purchased a few items that are no longer being sold, it would be helpful to receive notification when they are going out of stock keeping units so a supply can be ordered before that happens.

tweety

tweety

I am new to food preparedness and am so very glad to be partaking in this wonderful idea. your many supplies are just groovy and the website is a very good idea,thank you and wishes for many prosperous days ahead.

Teresa/AJ,AZ

Muummy

Muummy

Nice work
I would love to see more grain recipes and sprouted seed recipes.
Thank you

DavidZ

DavidZ

I would like to see how the disabled are to prepare.

Lisa

Lisa

I just moved to AZ where keeping large amounts of H2O in a cool place is impossible. I'd like more info on storing water in hot places

Jackie

Jackie

What a great idea. Thanks for the info!

Craftymom

Craftymom

Love the site and the products offered to keep us ready for whatever happens!!

Stewart: Merlin0937@aol.com

Stewart: Merlin0937@aol.com

Please review basic survival techniques such as firebuilding, shelter, clean water, sanitary facilities, eating off the land, etc.

Eric

Eric

I would like to see a discussion on fuel or energy preparedness (i.e., best ways to heat, prepare food, etc., when electricity or gas may not be available.

Anonymous

Anonymous

I appreciate the recipes on your site. Thanks!

Anonymous

Anonymous

OK, I'll try again — first time didn't get uploaded. I would like to see more information on non-food emergency supplies. Everyone needs to store soap (dishes, clothes and personal), toothpaste, toothbrushes, cleaning supplies and bottles of Chlorox to disinfect things. Toilet paper is one essential that most people forget to stock up on. For those of us old enough to remember, we have tried newspaper and old catalogs instead of toilet paper but it is no fun and will clog up today's toilets.

In addition, women who are still having periods, need to store 1 year's worth of Tampax or pads along with any other personal items they need.

Medicines and supplies such as aspirin, tylenol, bandaids, antibiotic cream for cuts and sunscreen need to be stored. Talk to a pharmacist about storage times for these items.

Think about what other non-food items that you purchase each month and begin to stock up those items also.

Lynda

Lynda

Good idea!

MarSanchez

MarSanchez

I would like to learn about the storage life of different foods.

DavidZ

DavidZ

I'm a diabetic, would you put the ingredients of your meals. Another idea could you make small samples of your products so that we can taste before buying?…. I would like to address home protection, what are we to do when civil unrest threatens our homes? Are we to bug out or stay put? I would like to know more about rain water storage.

DavidZ

Susan

Susan

What a great idea! Make a list for Christmas, Birthday, anniversary, any special occasion – then shop the latest catalog for the best price, hard to find items, all in the quest to be prepared.
Thanks.

preciouscargo2009

preciouscargo2009

I am excited about this blog site. People need to be more aware as to why stor food but also how to use it.

CritterLuvR

CritterLuvR

I make out a wishlist everytime I get a new catalog! For Christmas, I got some of those wishes!! I think this is a great idea for those that you have trouble finding just the right gift. I would like to see a sample pack to try some of your different meals—maybe a good idea for those of us having an Enrichment nite or Family Home Evening activity…plus I think all the ideas I have read so far are great suggestions…would also like to see you offer "pick your own" pkgs—that would allow us to pick a couple freeze dried veggies, fruits, eggs or whatever. My family doesn't necessarily eat all the choices given in your current pkgs—would like to custom build a pkg!

Alison

Alison

I would like to see some food storage recipies for people with food allergies.
-Alison

John

John

Great idea for quick Q&A;'s! Here is a thought for a new topic.

What is your advice regarding the order of food -IE: which foods should be purchased first – for people on a very tight "recession" budget.

I have friends who want to start stocking up, but they don't know what foods to order first on their limited budget.

Thanks!

John

dgdobson81

dgdobson81

I have been trying to find the products you have. I have found a new home for backpacking/hiking ordering.

Thank you,

David D.

melissa c

melissa c

I would like information on the best place to store different foods. For example – temperature and container.

Anonymous

Anonymous

Love your new blog. Very useful info. Thanks!!
Andria B.
bryeannieo@aol.com

17Karen

17Karen

I really like the new site. Will you discuss water storage and recipes using the ingredients you sell? Thanks. KJ

marynedgmon

marynedgmon

I would like to not be overwhelmed about food storage. Maybe talk about where to start and how to keep up with all of this information. Thanks!

LISA

LISA

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
LOVE THE SITE
THANKS,
LISA

Rebecca

Rebecca

Thanks for putting the time and energy into this site. I would like to know more about how to keep track of my food storage and unique ideas for places to store it safely.

Rebecca

KRISTI

KRISTI

GREAT SITE, VERY INTERESTED IN NET ZERO HOUSING!
THANKS,
KRISTI

Gloribee Guzman

Gloribee Guzman

I'm glad that this site is available to people. Is been a help for me.It has a lot of useful information. I'm still not completely prepared or should I said I still have a lot to learn about how to be prepared and how to teach the family about prepardness regarding food and the emergency kit (items). Specialy when some of us are vegans. But once again thank you.

G. Guzman
Lancaster, PA

musiclady

musiclady

I have been ordering your products for years and love them. This idea of a blog is great and I plan on sharing it with my friends and family. I would love to know more about water storage and purification.

meemoe

meemoe

I would like to see real recipes converted into food storage ingredients or part fresh, part stored. Included would have to be substitutions for things that cannot be stored for any length of time. My extreme example is how to get my son from fruit loops to boiled wheat cereal.

Anonymous

Anonymous

Good site with lots of helpful info.!

Bonnie

Bonnie

I would like to see some home treatment and prevention tips and supplies highlighted to use in case of an emergency.

kim

kim

BTW, In my post giving the ice cream recipe using Powdered Egg Whites, If you substitue the Sugar with 2/3 cups of pure crystaline fructose you have not only a diabetic friendly recipe you have a low carb friendly one as well. (pure crystalline fructose does not spike your insulin like reg. sugar does.)

kim

kim

The following is a recipe for Ice Cream using powdered egg whites. Since the egg whites are pasteurized this recipe does not need to be cooked before adding to Ice Cream freezer. This site does not carry powdered cream and I have never used powdered reconstituted milk (or cream) but I am sure it would work as well. This is the BEST ice cream every and very versatile.

Easy Ice Cream

Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup water
1 teas. vanilla extract
1/3 cup powdered egg whites
1 cup sugar

Pour water, vanilla (or favorite extract), powdered egg whites, and sugar into the blender and blend on high for about a minute or hand mix very well with a wisk. The egg whites need this to reconstitute or you get lumps. Next, pour the heavy cream in and blend ONLY for 1 minute(no longer), otherwise it can separate into butter. Add to your ice cream maker and freeze as per your makers instructions.

Note: You can change the flavor by adding different extracts (banana is my favorite), flavorings, syrups, fresh or reconstituted freeze dried fruit (I'm thinking peach or strawberry), instant coffee, cocoa powder (or chocolate whey D’lite or chocolate milk powdered mix), cookies, candies etc.

Additional Note: Add fruits, candies, chunky foods at the end of freezing, add flavorings, chocolate powders at the beginning.

ENJOY!!(who said being prepared had to be boring?)

susie harty

susie harty

Recipes that use our food storage.

Susana H.
Las Vegas, NV

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