Month: June 2014

The Ultimate Guide To Long Term Food Storage

Long term food storage supply is essential for proper disaster preparation because if disaster strikes you may not be able to evacuate your home. So, you need to have, at the absolute minimum, a 72-hour supply of food. Furthermore, taking into account Katrina, you should consider a larger food supply. If a disaster strikes it’s likely that you won’t be able to leave your house. That’s why long term food storage, at your residence, is essential for every pepper. Therefore, at the very least (just think about Katrina if you think 72 hours of food is enough); you’ll need at least a 72-hour food supply. The following is a list of essential emergency rations that every pepper should have- Canned Food that Doesn’t Require Any Cooking: This includes fruits; vegetables and of course, multiple manual can openers Water Fruit and/or protein bars Granola Cereal (dried is the best) Dehydrated fruit Non perishable high calorie foods Vitamins If applicable be sure buy baby food Comfort food (this could be essential as you definitely stress out in times of disaster) Peanut butter MRE’s (Meal Ready to Eat)-you may be able to buy them online and get a good deal. Freeze-dried food (freeze dried canned food, if stored properly has a 25-year shelf life Powdered milk Crackers Canned Juice (pineapple and vegetable juices are the...

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The US Military’s Introduction on Outdoor Winter Survival-Part I

This is the first of a two part series of articles concerning surviving in extreme outdoor cold conditions.  This article will cover that basics of food and water gathering.  Part II will be an overview of just how harmful extreme cold can be. Food and The Cold Firstly, most of what you drink and eat, in the arctic is used for maintaining body heat.  And only a small portion is used in producing energy for manual labor. So, around 4,000 calories per day is vital for performing physically demanding manual labor in sub freezing temperatures. In cold weather, the body will rapidly lose fluid even if you extensively readjust and ventilate your clothing. Therefore, whenever in the cold your body fluids, preferably through hot drinks, need to be routinely replaced. And if the drinks contain sugar, they will supply extra calories. RATIONS      The difficulties and hassle of food preparation in the wintertime may tempt you to skip meals. Nevertheless, it is essential that you don’t skip meals, and that you consume a maximum amount of calories. LIQUIDS      You can get water either from lakes or streams. Otherwise, you will have to either make a fire or use fuel via stove to melt snow or ice. And, if at all possible, make sure that most of your everyday consumptions of fluids are warm drinks. Soups and...

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