How Much Food to Stockpile Per Person

I started my emergency food storage, not knowing how much food to stockpile for each family member. The best way to plan for stockpiling food is to look at 1. daily calorie count requirements for each person, 2. the nutritional value of the food, and 3. the shelf life of each food. This article contains … Read more

46 essential non-power survival tools (Grid Down Survival)

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You may not have a use for all 46, non-power tools, but this comprehensive list will jog the survival brain for tasks you might want to perform in a survival scenario. Honestly, this list is comprehensive but it’s fast and loose because I didn’t limit it to the typical tools like an axe, adze, and … Read more

29 Emergency Food Storage Tips

  Emergency food storage isn’t rocket science, but it’s good to have a basic understanding of the underlying concepts, so you know where to start and don’t waste time or money. #1 Why Store Emergency Food? Stockpile food to sustain your family during financial hardship, natural disasters, and economic and societal collapse. Following are eleven … Read more

21 Emergency Water Storage Container Ideas For SHTF

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Choosing water containers for your emergency water supply can be a real headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Your emergency water supply can be as simple as store-bought water bottles. Every method of water storage has pluses and minuses. Depending on your budget and storage requirements, there is a water container that’s perfect for … Read more

What Is A Meal Ready To Eat (MRE-Military Combat Ration)

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MREs (Meals Ready To Eat) may seem complicated, but they aren’t. The main entree is processed similarly to how grandma used to can vegetables from the garden; the packaging is different. What Is An MRE? An MRE (Meal Ready To Eat) is the U.S. Military’s current combat ration, a shelf-stable, self-contained, pre-cooked meal with accessories … Read more

How to Conserve Electronic Device Charge and Methods of Charging: Power Outage

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Last month my family’s power went out, and we were woefully unprepared. If you are reading this article, either your power went out, it will go out, or you’re preparing for the next power outage. I found the following information when researching power outages and charging electronic devices. Hopefully, this information helps. 6 Ways To … Read more