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Making Fire With Flint/SteelMaking Fire With Flint/Steel In this method of fire-making, sparks are shaved off a piece of steel by striking it briskly with a piece of flint or other rock. In actual use, the steel is struck against the flint, since it's usually easier to do it that way. A piece of char-cloth is held against the flint (or other rock) to catch the sparks. Once a...

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Putting Together Your First B.O.BPutting Together Your First B.O.B Picking your gear for your emergency bag is important. Some of the equipment out there looks really impressive but isn't all that well made. If you spend your money well and buy the right kind of gear, you should be able to make a pretty decent preparedness bag. Here are some suggestions for gear that is of good quality,...

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How To Avoid EMP DamageHow To Avoid EMP Damage Here are some things you should know about EMP damage. 1.A regular lightning arrestor reacts too slowly to protect against EMP. You need one that reacts within 2 nanoseconds. Look at the specification labels on any power strip you buy. Some will match this standard. There are several [caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright"...

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Making a Sand FilterMaking a Sand Filter Slow Sand Filters If you use surface water sources for household use, slow sand filtration - or more accurately biologically active filtration - may be an effective choice for water treatment. Slow sand filters can remove up to 99.99 percent of turbidity, bacteria, viruses, and Giardia lamblia cysts without the need for...

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Building a Survival KitBuilding a Survival Kit 1. COMPONENTS FOR A SURVIVAL KIT a. The environment is the key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit. How much equipment you put in your kit depends on how you will carry the kit. A kit on your body will have to be much smaller than one carried in a vehicle. b. Always layer your survival kit, keeping...

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Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Category : Equipment, Food

Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.
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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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Start your own chicken flock

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Category : Equipment, Food, General Info

One of the first types of livestock which many homesteaders undertake raising is the chicken. There is certainly no other species of animal more suited nor more beneficial to the homestead than the chicken. Meat, eggs, fertilizer, waste disposal, and pest control are among the qualities of the home flock. Chickens are generally grouped into three types: meat birds, layers, and dual purpose breeds. When we started out in the poultry business, so to speak, we knew that we wanted dual purpose breeds— ones that would be good eating birds and good layers of brown eggs. Selecting the types of chickens you are going to order is not as easy as it sounds. Out of all the feathered makes and models available, we settled on a dozen each of Silver-laced Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, and Buff Orpingtons. We knew that we wanted birds of the heavy breeds, for we were planning to butcher about two-thirds of them, then keep the rest as a small laying flock. We ordered straight run birds. That means that the birds are not sexed, but boxed and shipped just as they come from the incubators. Since we would be butchering most of the birds, anyway, we felt that there should be plenty of layers to pick from for the laying flock. They’re cheaper when ordered this way, too, You have a few other choices in acquiring your birds. In the spring, many feed mills or farmer’s co-ops offer low priced chicks when you buy 50 or 100 pounds of chick starter feed. The selection of breeds is generally somewhat limited with these offers, but they can be a good way to get your starter flock. Be sure, however, that before you take advantage of these deals to find out whether you are get- ting meat birds or laying breeds.

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Portable Food Part (2)

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Category : Food

The luster of the waxing moon illuminated our winter playground like a baseball diamond under the lights. Dinner, which had been in the works since we pitched camp, could wait while we had fun. We poured the hot chocolate into a Thermos, wrapped the pot of cooked rice in fleece and stuffed it into a sleeping bag to stay warm, then grabbed our skis. As we showed off our best telemark turns, the main course defrosted in my pocket.

We returned to camp exhilarated and downright starving. Sips of the still-steaming hot chocolate melted the ice off my handlebar mustache while I finished making dinner. From the “oven”-my coat pocket-came a beautiful chunk of sushi-grade ahi tuna. I sliced it quickly and whipped up sushi rolls and instant hot-and-sour soup. A sushi bar in the middle of Washington’s Mt. Baker Wilderness-who’d have thought?

That’s what I love about winter camping. You can eat food, lots of food, that would spoil in summer. Think about it: You’re hiking in a big freezer, so take advantage of it. Pack in zesty ground beef to spice up bean burritos. Breakfast comes complete with sausage links. You can even carry along a smoked turkey breast, instant stuffing, and gravy that tastes as good as Thanksgiving dinner.

Actually, you need this variety so you’ll consume enough calories to power you through days of carrying a heavy pack in cold conditions. Here are some menu suggestions.
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Meals Ready to Eat FAQ

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Category : Food, General Info

www.prepperideas.com MREMREs (Meals Ready to Eat) were born on Earth, but grew up on Apollo flights to the moon, in Skylab floating workshops and on every
U.S. Space Shuttle flight from Enterprise to Atlantis. In the
1970s retort pouches (the popular name for thermostabilized, laminated food pouches named after the retort cooker ) were put to their
first real test by the U.S. Space Program. The Program was looking for delicious, easy to prepare, “normal” food that wouldn’t
increase human stress the way that freeze dried food and “toothpaste tube food” did. More than any other technology, retort pouches
have satisfied the Program’s needs. And so, over 20 years ago,
retort pouches found a home at NASA, where all their unusual characteristics were much appreciated and they have been successfully feeding
astronauts in flight and on the moon ever since.
THE HISTORY OF THE MRE
In the 1980s the U.S. military research labs, which had hatched the pouch technology in the first place, took the lead in its
use and development. They enabled the U.S. Military to upgrade its entire field ration program to retort pouches, from the earlier, less workable technologies of canning and freeze drying. Over the past 10 years these high tech research labs have continually upgraded the taste and nutritional profile of the meals. Over
the past 10 years our military has depended on MREs for its field ration requirements. Tens of millions of MRE “full meals”
have been produced and eaten. They have gone to Grenada, to the war on drugs, to fight forest fires in Alaska, and to feed the troops in “Desert Shield” and Desert Storm.

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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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