Building your own food rack!

001When people are talking about being prepared, are they talking about 72 hour kits? Emergency disaster kits? Or just plan being prepared!

Today we are going to be talking about food storage! In an emergency disaster, people believe water and some foods are important, but mainly water. What happens when you have all this water and not enough food? What good is water without food, or visa/versa?

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Prepare yourself for 72 hours

disaster_preparednessA lot of people have asked me what goes in a 72 hour kit if they ever needed to just pack up and leave. Have you ever wondered the same thing? Are you able to react in time to protect your family at all cost in an emergency? Most of the time if we have an emergency it does not last that long, somewhere between 24 to 72 hours and then the emergency response teams usually gets things back under control. For those of you, who live in Southern California; can you remember the power outage in 2012? I took that opportunity and sat outside on my carport and watched all my neighbors come outside and visit with each other wondering what was going on. I sat there in my folding chair with my feet kicked up drinking nice cold water bottle, listing to the radio (battery operated) with my family. The neighbors started to walk over just to listen to the news on my radio in order to find out why there was a power outage. I did realize that no one in my neighborhood was prepared for this, but if they would have followed just a few small steps, they too could have been prepared.

The list below is what I have in my 72 hour kit, please feel free to add or take away for your own needs.

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Glove it up

Glove-it-upAs I reach into this brush grabbing what firewood I can gather to start a fire because it is going to get cold tonight, I could see thorns as I continued to reach in grabbing what I could find. Finally I got this fire going and it sure was going to keep me warm and boil some water for me to drink. I could not believe that my

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Can you survival with a cell phone?

cell-phonesEver leave home without your cell phone?

For most of us, the answer these days is no. I think I’d be more comfortable leaving home without my pants on.  I feel more naked with no cell phone.  The cell phone has become our portal to the world and we pretty much have one with us at all times.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Whether in a boat, on a plane, traveling through Africa, taking a road trip, or backpacking the Rockies, our cell phone has become a regular piece of Every Day Carry.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that we will probably have our cell phone with us if ever faced with a tragic survival situation right!  It’s also not hard to imagine that it might not be working at times depending if a natural disaster happens.  So regardless of the reason, a broken or busted cell phone is STILL an amazing collection of pieces and parts that, with a little insight and creativity, can be used to help meet a surprising number of basic survival needs.  How do I know this? Read below and check it out:

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Zombie proof your home! Now and cheap

zombies1Zombie proof your home! Now and cheap Who can resist that statement!  When you use the word Zombie, yes can mean anything, but when you need to reinforce your home like Fort Knox and are on a budget like me, you need all the help you can get.  So follow these instructions and you will be ahead of the game.  Safeguard your home, “The Basics”

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