Food Preparedness

21 May 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
Photo: James Davies With the market being the way it is, many are asking what is the safest investment nowadays.  I’ll tell you.  FOOD.  FOOD is the BEST investment today. Why?  Because if used properly, it’s life saving.  A meal today will always be worth a meal tomorrow.  Food is the best investment because Wall Street can never alter its impact on our appetites.   The rate of foreclosures can never diminish its taste.  The great thing about food is that competition reigns supreme among...
18 May 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
  As I’ve been writing and researching recipes for my Emergency Preparedness cookbook, I’ve had an aversion to using any of my recipes which include eggs except for baking recipes.  While you can use the old egg-substitute concoction of gelatin*, or dry packed eggs, these alternatives are really only good for baking.  Dog gone it.  I KNOW that I’m going to crave real eggs in the midst of a crisis.  So I wanted to figure out a way to preserve fresh eggs for me and my family. (*Note: Egg...
26 Feb 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
A couple years ago I was interviewed by a magazine and asked what was it that I couldn’t live without?  I replied that other than my husband, I couldn’t live without my pressure cooker -- but it was a close tie.  I am so absolutely in love with all of the features of a quality pressure cooker, that I’m out to convert every person who considers themselves a cook, or concerned with emergency preparedness. When I mention a pressure cooker to most, they have images of one blowing up in their...
14 Feb 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
      Can you have amazingly yummy nachos during an emergency?  You bet!  And I’m going to show you how!   The first recipe shows you how you can simply make your own wonton skins. This is a heck of lot easier than attempting to make corn or flour tortillas from scratch and requires less physical energy and ingredients. 2 c. of all purpose flour ½ t. of salt ½ c. warm water Cornstarch as needed   In a mixing bowl stir together the flour and salt then slowly stir in the warm water. Turn the...
11 Feb 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
    Friday before last I decided to throw a party at my home. I wanted it to be an enjoyable night for the girlfriends in my life, so I threw in some paraffin hand treatments and made tons of food from my food storage supplies.  We had 3 main dishes, 2 side dishes, an appetizer and 2 desserts.  Would you believe, the food disappeared rapidly with countless requests for recipes?   After everyone had enjoyed their fill of yummy food – yes, I did say “yummy” and yes, it was all made from what...
15 Jan 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
When most people think about eating from their food storage, they think about mundane wheat, rice, and beans.  If I had to live on that, I may very well starve to death out of boredom, also known as “appetite fatigue.”   There are two key ways to avoid this from happening to you and your family if you’re forced to live off of food storage. 1)    Store what you eat 2)   Learn to use what you store While this may sound simple, I find that frequently when I evaluate a person’s food storage they...
13 Jan 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
A Frank Exploration of Buckets of Emergency Food Supply     If you have food storage accumulation on your radar, you’ve no doubt been tempted (or already beguiled) to purchase the so-called 3 months supply of food that comes in a 5 gallon bucket which you’ve seen in emergency preparedness stores or your local warehouse.  With these products claiming to be a 3 months supply of food for 1 person at approximately $85 to $125, you’ve not doubt thought that this would be a much easier way to get...
10 Jan 2009 by filed in Food Preparedness
Many individuals I speak with about emergency preparedness are concerned of the cost of getting prepared and the amount of space they have to store everything.  Today’s article is just one way you can be successful at improving your state of preparedness without being paralyzed by cost or space. In the fall, garden seeds are typically marked down dramatically.  Are these safe to buy and store without immediately planting them in the ground?  Well, usually, the answer is yes.  I’ll clarify in...

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