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Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present) for under $75Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present)... As the holiday seasons are upon us and you're probably going to be doing a lot of running around shopping. It's a good idea (if you don't already have one) to put together a little contingency bag for the vehicle. Shopping crowds are ridiculous in some places. Those crowds can cause just as much chaos as a severe weather...

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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter  Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts   2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes with wood floors. Cold air can come right up through the baseboards or the windows. Caulk is fairly cheap and this fix will save you BIG. 3....

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Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

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Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

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Properly Drying Foods

Category : Equipment, Food

Drying or dehydratiowww.prepperideas.com - drying foodn, the oldest method of food preservation, is particularly successful in the hot, dry climates found in much of New Mexico. Quite simply, drying reduces moisture necessary for bacterial growth that eventually causes
deterioration. Successful dehydration depends upon a slow steady heat supply to assure that food is dried from the inside to the outside. Drying is also an inexact art. Size of pieces, relative moisture, and the method selected all affect the time required to dehydrate a food adequately.

Methods of Drying
Foods may be sun dried with or without a solar dehydrator, in a gas or electric oven, or with a portable electric dehydrator. Dehydrators with thermostats provide better control over poor weather conditions and food quality than sun drying.
An effective solar dehydrator is the shelf above the back seat of a car. Clotheslines are another popular drying rack for ears of corn and strips of jerky. Colorful red chile ristras hung from vigas are practical as well as decorative.

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The Design, Construction, and Use of an Indirect, Through-Pass, Solar Food Dryer

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Category : Equipment, Food, General Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drying is our oldest method of food preservation. For several thousand years people have been preserving dates, figs, apricots, grapes, herbs, potatoes, corn, milk, meat, and fish by drying. Until canning was developed at the end of the 18th century, drying was virtually the only method of food preservation. It is still the most widely used method. Drying is an excellent way to preserve food and solar food dryers are an appropriate food preservation technology for a sustainable world.

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20 Beef Jerky Recipes

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PLEASE NOTE: The following is a February 1997 Statement from the USDA’s

Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-800-535-4555) regarding the safe making of

jerky. Many of the following recipes do not follow these USDA guidelines

exactly, but I wanted to include this statement from them so you would be

aware of it. I’ve made jerky in a food dehydrator many times without

cooking it first and have never had a problem, and have also used a lower

oven temperature than they recommend, but if you’d like to be SURE that

you’re safe from microorganisms or bacteria, you may want to adust any of

these recipes as needed to fit their guidelines, which they say will prevent

any bacteria or microorganisms from forming or lingering. Here is their

statement:

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Make your own MRE’s

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Make your own MRE’s

One of the most important preparations for your bug out bag is your food. Deciding what and how much to carry can be a daunting task, since there are many factors to consider: Nutrition, Weight, Cooked or Non-Cooked, Pre-Packaged or homemade.
Depending on your geographical location, the need to carry water to reconstitute your freeze-dried super meals can add a considerable amount of weight to your bug out gear. This article is just to give you an idea of what works in my location. I live in western Washington, surrounded by forests, rivers and streams and you will likely run across water somewhere along your hike or bugout. Except in the summer, rain falls quite frequently so gathering water is mainly a matter of purifying it and containing it.

 

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My Food Storage 360 Meals – $670 ($1.50 per meal)

Category : Food

360 Serving Long Term Food Storage

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1 Month Supply, 3 servings of food per day for 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. 4 Month Food Storage Supply, 3 servings a day for 1 adult.

This Food Storage Container Contains:

  • Honey Glazed Granola (40 servings)
  • Multi-Grain Cereal (40 servings)
  • Oatmeal (40 servings)
  • Beef Teriyaki and Rice (12 servings)
  • Cheesy Lasagna (12 servings)
  • Cheesy Macaroni (12 servings)
  • Chicken Ala King (12 servings)
  • Chicken Teriyaki and Rice (12 servings)
  • Creamy Chicken Pasta (12 servings)
  • Creamy Potato Soup (12 servings)
  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (12 servings),
  • Southwest Bean and Rice (12 servings),
  • Stroganoff (12 servings)

My Food Storage provides quality long term food.  My Food Storage specializes in the best quality, best prices online, and value giving you the peace of mind in an emergency situation. These food storage selection is approximately $1.50 per meal, and has a 25 Year Shelf Life. Adding hot water to these freeze dried gourmet meals will make them ready in minutes. It’s time to make the choice today to protect your most valuable asset, your family. After looking through the nutritional information for the food, they range from about 180 calories. to 300 calories per meal. Protein seems to average around 10 g. per meal, carbohydrates vary quite a bit. These are freeze dried meals and technically require hot water, but just canteen water will work in a pinch.

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Emergency Quick Stove

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  • Cooks for 4-6 hours (1 week’s worth of cooking time)
  • Boils water in 5 minutes
  • Holds over 300 lbs
  • Stores indefinitely and safely (no chemicals)
  • Can be lit and re-lit

Safe – Non-explosive, non-hazardous, and clean-burning fuel means you can take it, store it, and cook on it wherever you need it. Because it is so much safer, there is no legal limit as to the quantity you can store in your home like there is for other fuels.

ReliableHas an indefinite shelf life and works great in extreme weather conditions. Fuel cells are completely waterproof and will ignite in seconds, making it great for emergencies, or for camping and other recreational uses.

Superior Performance – Boils water in less than five minutes and cooks for over an hour on a single fuel cell. Since most meals only require 15 minutes of cooking, that is almost 1 weeks worth of cooking. At up to 18,000 BTU’s, it burns hotter than most other outdoor stoves.

Convenient – Compact, lightweight, and ready for cooking in less than a minute. Includes fuel, platform, cooking rings and waterproof matches so it is ready when you need it.

Energy Efficient – Patented design conserves energy and increases heat output. Fuel cells can be extinguished and re-used as needed to maximize burn time.

Environmentally Conscious – Fuel cells are made of recycled, all natural materials.

Robust Solution – Highly efficient source for heating and lighting. Wide base for enhanced stability that can support over 300 lbs.

Flexible – Design and fuel cells that allow for multiple uses. Owners have found numerous innovative uses beyond what we imagined.

 

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