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You may or may not have thought about his, but it’s important to consider how many calories are in the products you keep in your emergency food storage.The side of many packaged foods will identify calorie intake against a diet of 2,000 calories per day. While that’s a nice median number, it shouldn’t necessarily be the gauge for everyone since we all have different bodies and pursue different levels of activity. That’s why it’s important to determine the true number of calories you should be consuming every day depending on your body type and how active you are. In fact,...

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While I was in the bookstore the other day I happened to stumble upon The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook. Although I’d seen the text before I‘d never taken the time to actually thumb through the pages. As I scanned the content I determined almost immediately that the great thing about this little guide is its insight on a mix of practical, preposterous and highly unlikely situations. Then again, you never know when you might have to evade being sucked up by quicksand or utilize a specialized set of skills required to escape a killer bee attack.I left the bookstore...

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I’m prepared, but I’m also a realist, so I imagine that for every one of us preppers, survivalists, or believers in long term emergency food storage, there is almost certainly a naysayer who might call us eccentric, over zealous or paranoid. But if you understand the value of being prepared then you know there are a lot of good reasons for storing food and maintaining well-supplied survival kits, whether it’s for a month, six months or an entire year. Some people are shocked to learn that having a year of food storage isn’t all that uncommon, and the reasons for...

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When talking with people about food storage I often get asked what I keep in my food storage. It’s very simple, what my family eats. Choosing to stock up on food that is easily stored and that your family will eat consistently is the best way to start your emergency food storage. Making sure you rotate through your food storage will keep it fresh and keep the extra shopping to a minimum. I also keep some of the other basic need in my emergency storage like paper goods, medicine, batteries, and water. I have created a basic list of items...

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So you’ve done it. You’ve made the commitment to invest in long-term food storage. Now the question is, where does it all go? When it comes to maintaining the shelf life and preserving the quality of many products used as emergency food storage there are a few things to think about before you stash away the new supply. Very important to consider is the impact that light and heat have on food. These two forces can spoil the texture, taste and nutritional value of any kind of emergency food storage, causing accelerated spoiling and increasing the likelihood that the product...

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