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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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2 Weeks to Make a 3 month Food Supply

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We encourage everyone worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food andwww.prepperideas.com bag
water and some money in savings.
We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not
prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can,
over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.”
“Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra
items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is
sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.”
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Long Term Food Storage

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The home production and storage program is an integral part of welfare services but is undertaken individually, according to the needs of each member or family. It’s application, therefore, differs in relation to circumstances, but

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the responsibility of preparedness remains solely upon the individual family. The vast majority of commodities in the Bishop’s Storehouse system of the Church must be found, as the Brethren have counseled, within the home and basements of individual families. Refer to Church publication “Essentials of Home Production and Storage” (PGWE 1125) for guidance in planning your home
storage.
The following basic items are recommended for storage. Indicated is the approximate amount of each needed to sustain an average adult for one year:
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How Asprin Water Helps Plants

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aspirinAspirin is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. While used as a drug for treating humans, it is also a tool for gardeners to fight off diseases and insects on their plants. Aspirin water can be used on outdoor plants, in gardens and on houseplants.
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Canning Meat

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meat-066Pressure canning is the only safe method for canning meat, fish and poultry. It is the only way you can destroy the bacterium that causes food poisoning (clostridium botulinum). Be sure to process canned meats for the correct time at the correct temperature in a pressure canner. Canning low-acid foods, such as meats, in boiling-water canners is absolutely unsafe because the botulinum bacteria can survive this process. If clostridium botulinum survive and grow inside a sealed jar of food, they can produce a poisonous toxin. Even a taste of food containing this toxin can be fatal. Boil foods 10 minutes at altitudes below 1,000 feet to destroy this poison. Boil foods 11 minutes if you live above 1,000 feet.

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Freezer Bag Meals

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Freezer Bag Meals

Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Supplies Needed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Basic Cooking ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Beef Dishes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Chicken Dishes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Meatless Dishes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8

Seafood Dishes …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12

Introduction

Spend any amount of time in the outdoors and you have probably found that mealtime is full of trade-offs. Do you choose foods that fuel your body or foods that satisfy your taste buds? Do you spend the extra time to prepare a real meal or grab a protein bar on the go? Freezer Bag Cooking minimizes these trade-offs by changing the concepts of traditional outdoor food. It offers simplicity, convenience and variety. The cooking gear needed is minimal, lightweight and can be bought, found or even made. Meals are prepared at home and put into zip top freezer bags. When ready to eat, the meal is prepared in and eaten out of the freezer bag. Mealtime becomes fast, effortless and cleanup is as easy as licking your utensil and sealing the zip top bag. Also, with meals portioned into individual freezer bags, making meals for multi-day trips, families or a group is painless.
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One Year Emergency Food Supply For a Single Adult

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The following retail Cost of a “One-Year Emergency Food Supply” is based on prices as of Dec 4, 2011.
At the beginning of 2008 the retail Cost of the “One-Year Emergency Food Supply” was equal to $1,385 on
January 9, 2010.
The total cost of the following one-year emergency food supply increased in price by 15.3% or $212 in twelve-months from January 9, 2010 ($1,385) to January 3, 2011 ($1,597).
The total cost of the following one-year emergency food supply increased in price by 6.1% or $97 in twelve- months from January 3, 2009 ($1,597) to January 4, 2010 ($1,694).

Quantity

Calories

Cost

Item (Number In Parenthesis = Total Calories per One Bag, Jar, or Can)

70 Pounds

105,000

$ 42

Long Grain White Rice in 10 or 20 pound Bags (15,000 Calories per 10 lbs.)

70 Pounds

105,000

$ 24

Whole Wheat Berries or Flour (Not self-rising) (7,500 Calories per 5 lbs.)

30 Pounds

48,240

$ 14

5 lb. Bag Corn Meal (8,040 Calories per 5 lb. Bag)

36 Boxes

60,480

$ 36

16 oz. Box Spaghetti Noodles (Angel Hair or Thin) (1,680 Calories)

36 Boxes

9,360

$ 18

7 oz. Box Macaroni and Cheese (260)

4 Boxes

18,000

$ 13

42 oz. Box Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats (4500)

4 Boxes

31,720

$ 10

5 lb. Box Quaker Quick Grits (7930)

4 Boxes

12,800

$ 9

32 oz. Box Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake/Waffle Mix (3200)

48 Cans

10,800

$ 72

6 oz. Can Bumble Bee Brand Tuna in Oil (Water pack has fewer calories) (225)

24 Cans

8,640

$ 49

12.5 oz. Can Chicken (360)

12 Cans

9,600

$ 32

16 oz. Can Dak Brand Canned Ham (No refrigeration required) (800)

24 Cans

24,480

$ 56

12 oz. Can Spam (1020)

24 Cans

9,000

$ 11

5 oz. Can Vienna Sausage (375)

24 Cans

9,000

$ 72

12 oz. Can Roast Beef (375)

48 Cans

10,080

$44

15.5 oz. Can Sloppy Joe Mix (210)

48 Cans

30,240

$ 109

24 oz. Can Armour Brand Beef Stew (with Potatoes & Carrots) (630)

48 Cans

33,600

$ 69

15 oz. Can Chili with Beans (700)

96 Cans

35,520

$ 65

15 oz. Can Beans (Assorted Different Varieties) (370)

180 Cans

25,200

$ 140

15 oz. Can Mixed Vegetables (Note: Green Beans have few calories) (140)

12 Boxes

41,280

$ 30

32 oz. Box Instant Potatoes (Add water only preferred) (3440)

48 Cans

15,120

$ 60

15 oz. Can Fruit Cocktail (315)

24 Cans

3,000

$ 13

6 oz. Can Tomato Paste (125)

36 Cans

15,120

$ 35

26.5 oz. Can Hunt’s or Delmonte Spaghetti Sauce (420)

12 Cans

480

$ 9

4 oz. Can Sliced Mushrooms (not pieces) (40)

12 Cans

3,600

$ 14

10.75 oz. Can Cream of Chicken Soup (To eat if you get sick) (300)

12 Boxes

76,800

$ 197

64 oz. Box Powdered Instant Non-fat Dry Milk (6,400)

24 Cans

11,520

$ 23

12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk (480)

3 Boxes

7,680

$ 15

32 oz. Box Velvetta Brand Cheese (short shelf life) (2,560)

4 Jars

32,160

$ 38

34 oz. Jar Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (8,040)

4 Cans

49,720

$ 17

3 lb. Can Crisco Shortening (12,430)

12 Boxes

38,400

$ 23

1 lb. Box Butter (Shelf Life is short unless Frozen) (No Margarine) (3,200)

12 Cans

10,800

$ 36

8 oz. Container Hershey’s Cocoa Powder (900)

8 Cans

9,600

$ 13

16 oz. Can Hershey’s Cocoa Syrup (1200)

6 Boxes

10,080

$ 6

16 oz. Box Corn Starch (1,680)

25 Pounds

42,500

$ 15

5 lb. Bag White Granulated Sugar (8,500)

12 Pounds

10,200

$ 11

1 lb. Box Light Brown or Dark Brown Sugar (1,700)

12 Pounds

10,800

$ 11

1 lb. Box Confectioners Sugar (1,800)

12 Boxes

26,400

$ 17

20 oz. Box Brownie Mix (or Cake Mix) (2,200)

6 Jars

11,520

$ 9

18 oz. Jar Light Corn Syrup (1,920)

6 Bottles

21,600

$ 15

36 oz. Bottle Log Cabin Syrup (3,600)

6 Jars

10,240

$ 42

24 oz. Jar “Sue Bee Brand” Clover Honey (1,920)

12 Jars

36,480

$ 24

18 oz. Jar Peanut Butter (3,040)

12 Jars

15,600

$ 13

16 oz. Jar Jelly or Preserves (1,300)

24 Pkgs.

0

$ 12

5/16 oz. Package Hodgson Mill Brand Yeast (Store in Ziplock in Freezer)

12 Cans

0

$ 14

10 oz. Can Baking Powder (Store in Ziplock Bag in Refrigerator or Freezer)

12 Boxes

0

$ 6

16 oz. Box Baking Soda

6 Bottles

0

$ 27

2 oz. Bottle Vanilla Extract

48 Each

0

$ 12

Beef Bouillon Cubes

48 Each

0

$ 12

Chicken Bouillon Cubes

24 Pounds

0

$ 7

4 lb. Box Salt (Morton Brand Canning and Pickling Salt) (Pure Salt)

12 Jars

0

$ 12

2.6 oz. Ground Black Pepper (or Whole Peppercorns) (Walmart)

12 Jars

0

$ 6

3.12 oz. Onion Powder (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

0.9 oz. Oregano (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

2.5 oz. Garlic Powder (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

2.37 oz. Cinnamon (Walmart)

1 Jar

0

$ 1

0.4 oz. Parsley Flakes (Walmart)

1 Jar

0

$ 4

1.75 oz. Cayenne Red Pepper

2 Jars

0

$ 9

2.62 oz. Cream of Tartar

2 Bottles

0

$ 4

15 oz. Bottle Lemon Juice (Short shelf life)

1 Jug

0

$ 3

1 Gallon Jug Apple Cider Vinegar

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Totals =

1,108,740

$1,694

One-Year Emergency Food Supply for One Adult

Comfort Foods: The above list contains 60 different food items. However, you should also purchase some Kool-Aid, Tang, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Miniature Tootsie Rolls, Caramels, Assorted Hard Candies, or whatever else appeals to you. These are referred to as “comfort foods” and they can definitely help make the hard times more bearable.

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

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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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Fema Drill – The Greath Southeast ShakeOut

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October 18th FEMA will be conducting The Great Southeast Shakeout. This is an earthquake preparedness drill.

 

During National Preparedness Month, many people are looking for ways to get involved in preparedness. In addition to creating your family emergency plan and getting a kit, I encourage your family, office, and community to participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill, coming up on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time.

FEMA is hosting a webinar on the ShakeOut tomorrow at 2pm EST that will help participants understand what the ShakeOut is and how to participate. A recording of the webinar will be available in the webinar library.

The ShakeOut provides a tangible way to participate in preparedness by focusing on the potentially life-saving actions of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during and immediately after an earthquake. The recent earthquake on the East Coast shows that earthquakes can happen practically anytime, anywhere, so I encourage you to participate even if you don’t live in California.

To join, go to www.ShakeOut.org/register and pledge your family, school, business, or organization’s participation in the drill. It’s free to sign up, and registered participants will receive information on how to plan their drill and how to talk with others about earthquake preparedness.

I hope you will join us in making the 2011 ShakeOut drill the largest preparedness event in U.S. history and join the 7.6 million people that have already signed up to participate.

While the Great California ShakeOut is coming up in less than a month, planning for other ShakeOut events is already underway. You may remember the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut from earlier this year, where over 3 million people across 11 states practiced earthquake safety. Here’s a look at the upcoming ShakeOut events:

If your state does not have its own ShakeOut, you can plan to drill on one of the dates above – anyone can participate!

For more information on ShakeOut earthquake drills, visit www.shakeout.org and learn about getting prepared for earthquakes at Ready.gov/earthquakes.

 

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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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