It is wise to stock up on baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). It is so effective in balancing the pH of the body and allowing the body to heal itself that it won’t be long before the powers that be will make it illegal to get baking soda without a prescription.
Being prepared for any kind of a disaster is important. What about a survival situation with your health? Most people know that chest pain or angina and numbness in the left arm are the classic signs of a heart attack. But in reality most of the warning signs are much more subtle than that, especially in women.
Our nation has seen a rise in the number of people that are being diagnosed with diseases directly related to the consumption of breads, cereals and other items containing certain grains. If you suspect that you have an intolerance to wheat, barley or rye, do not store these grains.
There are some pantry items that I believe are very important to have on hand in any emergency situation. They are sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. I strongly advise you to store these items and get used to using them so you will think of them in a crisis situation.
Pioneers used the food items they brought with them and what they could scavenge from the land for food and for making medicines. Foods such as berries, mushrooms, flowers, weeds, dandelion root and herbs were gathered and dried.
Everyone loves fry bread, tortillas and pita bread. All these breads can be made from a few staple ingredients. If you get caught in an emergency situation, these breads can be made and eaten to sustain your life. Add canned meat, beans, rice and rehydrated vegetables and you have a meal.
Yogurt lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, helps with lactose intolerance and is rich in calcium and protein. Eating yogurt can spare many trips to the doctor and add 10 extra years to life. Making your own yogurt is much less expensive and better for you because you can control what is put into it.
What if a natural disaster, food and water contamination, or any other type of emergency disrupted your life? Do you have the essentials for you and your family to survive? I challenge you to evaluate how prepared you really are and recommit yourself to getting more prepared in the year 2013.
If you are traveling to a relative’s house this holiday season, be sure to have a car kit ready and safely tucked away under a seat just in case you end up in bad weather and need extra items to stay safe and warm.
Christmastime is approaching once again, and another year is coming to an end. Gift giving is a tradition, so why not give practical gifts that our loved ones can use year-round. I give practical preparedness items to my friends, family and loved ones every year.
The holiday season is upon us once again. The holidays are a time to be with our families and reflect on how thankful we are for our many blessings. Having an attitude of gratitude is the first step to living a fulfilled life.
In the wake of a disaster, help may not arrive for at least three days. That is about how long it takes to get help in an emergency situation. Having a two-week supply of essentials will make life a whole lot easier.
According to the United Nations, world grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year.
There are all kinds of places to get survival items such as Goodwill Industries, Deseret Industries, thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, fundraisers, pawn shops, flea markets, moving sales and Internet sites such as Craigslist, Half.com, eBay and Amazon.
Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. I recommend you begin storing basic foods that will enable you to survive during a short-term emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency.
Food dehydrating is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Drying fresh fruits and vegetables is quite simple. You will need a food dehydrator, or you can use your oven. Fruit and yogurt leathers, dried fruit, beef jerky, herb seasonings, tomato powder and many other great dried foods can be made at home and stored for use at a later time.
Taking back our power means taking total responsibility for our own lives. We must never allowing ourselves to become victims and blame someone else because something happened to us. We must all be self-reliant, self-sufficient and responsible for ourselves first.
Are you interested in gardening, but you have limited space? Don’t despair; get creative. With imagination and determination, you can find ways to grow vegetables even in the smallest of spaces.
Using old tires and culverts is a great way to recycle. It is a way to have a raised bed garden in a small space. Tires can be put anywhere that there is an empty space in your yard or flower bed.
Recent wildfires led to emergency evacuations. Some of the lucky people had less than 30 minutes to grab their most valuable possessions and flee the inferno. Others got out with only the clothes on their backs.
What would we do if the power went out for a week or two? We would not be able to get gas because the pumps run on electricity. The grocery stores would not be able to sell products because the computers wouldn’t work. We would all be greatly inconvenienced.
Someday, you may find yourself without the ability to get medical care. Perhaps a life-or-death situation comes up. Prepare for this type of situation in advance by getting much-needed medical supplies and information as well as honing related skills.
It’s time to plant our gardens so we can reap the wonderful benefits of eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Most people do not get enough servings of fruits and vegetables per day; juicing your excess produce is one way to ensure you are getting the vital nutrients you need.