Archive for the ‘Emergency Food Supply’ Category

Comments Off on How to Cure Meat in the Field

When most people go hunting, they are able to quickly field dress any animals they are able to kill, and either take them home or to a processor to be properly butchered.  For many people, especially those in survival situations, this is not an option.  Being able to properly cure your meat in the field will allow it to last for significantly longer without going bad, which could be life saving. In order to properly preserve meat, you need to act as quickly as possible after a successful hunt.  You need to have raw meat either frozen, smoked or dried so that it won’t go bad.  During the winter months, it is possible to allow the meat to freeze without […]

Comments Off on Be Ready for Weather Emergencies

When it comes to prepping there are many different potential threats that we need to be ready for.  Everything from civil unrest to medical pandemics and even foreign invasion.  While it is certainly smart to be ready for these types of things, the most likely disaster will be weather related.  Almost all parts of the world experience some type of severe weather including hurricanes, tornados, severe snow or ice storms, floods and many others. Preparing for weather emergencies will be different for everyone, depending on what types of weather is most common in the area.  No matter what the threat, however, there are certain things that everyone has in common.  Food, water and shelter are three of the necessities people […]

Comments Off on How To: Start a Food Storage Program

If you want to be truly ready for any disaster or emergency situation, you need to make sure you have enough food and water stored away for you and your family to survive on until the disaster is over, or you can establish other sources of food. Depending on your geographic location, the number of people in your family, and other factors, you’ll typically need 3-12 months of food stored up.  Some factors to consider are the ages of those in your family, how skilled you are at gathering food from the wild, and things like that. While it may seem overwhelming to try to build up 3-12 months of food for your entire family, it doesn’t have to happen […]

Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs were first developed for the United States Military in the late 1970’s, with the first pack being delivered in 1981.  The military was looking for a solution to the problem of keeping solders fed in virtually any situation.  Whether on the front lines of battle, or stationed in a remote area, having a food which could be stored for years, air-dropped in or just carried conveniently was extremely important for the survival of military personal. The History of MRE Meals The first version of the MRE’s were given to the 25th Infantry Division in 1981.  This division lived on this food for 34 days, consuming nothing but these MRE’s.  While the troops rated the […]

Aquaponics – A Near Closed Loop Food System

Posted: 9th August 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Emergency Food Supply, food, Survival Info

When it comes to disaster preparation there is really no such thing as being too ready for any situation.  The fact is, however, that no matter how much food you’re storing, it won’t be enough to feed yourself and your family forever.  Eventually you’ll need to find an outside source of food to provide enough nutrients to survive on indefinitely.  While the obvious answer is to grow and hunt for food until civilization can reemerge, that may not always be possible.  What if the emergency has rendered the soil unusable or the emergency is a famine.  In addition, growing and even hunting for food can be much more difficult and even dangerous in the winters. One solution to consider is […]

Comments Off on Ways to prepare and store food during an emergency situation!

Ways to prepare and store food during an emergency situation! People in recent times are more aware of waste as they possess a good understanding of the dearth in the globe and the recent economic problems which are hitting the whole world. However, the rich Western countries, which are the, source of power of nearly all other countries’ are the ones who are mostly influenced by these economic crises. In most countries food supply is taken for granted. However, there are a few facts about the world food supply that needs to come in the limelight that the typical media is not reporting. There are many events that may have a main impact upon our lifestyle and behavior. Several events […]

Comments Off on Food can be preserved without Refrigerators.

Food can be preserved without Refrigerators. Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food before it reaches the state where it becomes unfit for human consumption. Preserving food has been a common practice since primitive times. The aim of food preservation is to avoid bacterial and fungal growth, which is harmful, and often fatal to humans and food preservation has developed by humankind all the way through its history. There are a few methods of food preservation from the earliest times that are still being practiced. Some of them are: Drying Drying is the oldest method of preserving food. Compared with other methods, drying is quite simple. The process involves putting the food in the sun to dry […]

Comments Off on Preppers Ideas for enduring Food Shortage

Do not blindly rely on the Government, to help you come out of such disaster. Many people are assured that the politicians and the administration will take care of them.

Comments Off on Preppers Emergency Food Supply

Preppers Emergency Food Supply   The Importance of Emergency Food Supply   When a disaster strikes, you will lose some of your essential facilities. You will more than likely lose electricity, hence no refrigeration and even in some cases no gas may be available. This state may last for a while depending on the extent of the damage caused so does that mean that we do not eat during those times? Of course not! This is where emergency food supply comes in.   During those trying times we need strong high – energy, non – perishable, no – preparation food for short – term aid. Likewise if you require this same type of non –perishable food for long periods or […]

Comments Off on Ignore Expiration Dates

“Best by,” “Sell by,” and all those other labels mean very little     Expiration dates are intended to inspire confidence, but they only  invest us with a false sense of security. The reality is that the onus lies with consumers to judge and maintain the freshness and edibility of their food—by checking for offensive slime, rank smells, and off colors. Perhaps, then, we should do away with dates altogether and have packages equipped with more instructive guidance on properly storing foods, and on detecting spoilage. Better yet, we should focus our efforts on what really matters to our health—not spoilage bacteria,which are fairly docile, but their malevolent counterparts:disease-causing pathogens like salmonella and Listeria, which infect the food we eat […]