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Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Self-reliance -

In support of the Red Cross’s official National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Legacy CEO Phil Cox offers the following tips for how to prepare for hurricanes right now.  Weather experts predict that this year U.S. states along the Atlantic will experience only two hurricanes, another “below average” season like last year’s. How strong they will be and how much damage they will create, however, is still up for debate. While it is difficult to know with what force these hurricanes will approach until they are already in action, past experience shows how imperative it is to prepare for this force of nature to prevent as much...

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Edible Wild Plants, Emergency Food, Emergency Food Supply, Emergency Preparedness, Plant Foraging, Self-reliance, Survival Skills, Wild Food Foraging -

Picture this: You have found yourself in a survival-type situation. Luckily, you were well prepared with emergency food, water, and supplies when the survival situation first began, but it has been several months, and your food supply is running low. It’s time to turn to nature for some added sustenance. You walk outside and look around you. There is enough plant life outside to feed everyone, but how do you know which plants are edible and which ones are potentially poisonous? This situation is not the stuff of science fiction novels. Every single person who has found him/herself in a...

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Emergency Food, Emergency Food Supply, Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Food Storage Secrets, Long-term Food Storage Guidelines, Long-term Food Storage tips -

If you are in the process of putting away food storage to prepare for emergencies, chances are at some point in the process, you have or are going to feel overwhelmed by the task before you. Planning for unknown circumstances is always a challenge, and to top it off, there is a variety of (often conflicting) information in the food storage world about what and how to store your emergency food. Before you get too frustrated and give up, take a look at the most important rules of emergency food storage. 1. DO SOMETHING. When we have a big task...

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Emergency Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Self-reliance, Solar Cooking, Solar Ovens, Survival Ovens -

All too often, people who find themselves in emergency situations realize that they may have food to last them for several days, but they have absolutely no way to cook their food without power. Emergency situations often include a loss of power for some period of time, and if you don’t have a backup method of cooking your food, you’re going to have to do a lot of raw eating. There are a variety of emergency cookstoves, dutch ovens, and barbecues to choose from if you’ve planned in advance, but today we are going to talk about solar cooking, a...

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Emergency Preparedness, Family Preparedness -

By Phil Cox, CEO, Legacy Food Storage From food shortages and natural disasters to political unrest and economic uncertainty, the world is not a predictable place. A National Geographic Channel survey conducted in 2012 found that even though 64 percent of Americans surveyed thought the U.S. would experience a significant earthquake or other major emergency state within the next 25 years, a staggering 25 percent said they have done nothing to prepare for it.  Not good. For many people, this inactivity is due in large part to a lack of knowledge about how exactly to get started. To help you...

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