Some helpful websites I have come across in my quest for becoming prepared:
The Survival Mom has some great "getting started" type articles on her website. She's pretty much a preparedness super hero!
The ladies at Food Storage Made Easy have it down to a science. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you checklists and baby steps. Their 7 Day Challanges are also a great way to figure out where your preparedness Achilles heal is.
Duct Tape, anyone? 25 uses in a survival setting. I'm sure there are a hundred more, too!
Here are 25 ways to be more self-reliant.
With tornado season right around the corner, and earthquakes and fires always a possibility out west, here are 9 Checklists to help when you evacuate your home.
Home Ec 101 has a great post about stocking an emergency pantry. She says:
If you don’t have ready cash, don’t freak out. A pantry can be built slowly over time, it doesn’t have to be done in one giant run to Sam’s or Costco. Set aside a portion of each week’s food budget to purchase shelf stable foods. When planning the purchases make sure the foods are ones that will be eaten and have a decent nutritional punch. In a serious emergency it’s better to have plenty of peanut butter, beans, or tuna than a case of ramen noodles. Why? Empty calories cause blood sugar spikes and crashes, which leave most people cranky, headachy2, and lethargic.
New to me things I want to try:
Peanut Butter Powder
I have seen these "dry canned" foods on a lot of websites and really want to try it. I don't have a foodsaver, but using the oxygen absorbers should get a good result and keep the food for at least 1 year.
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