My very healthy friend Karen Smith makes her own powdered green drink. I was so impressed that I asked her if she would teach me how she does it and let me take photos. She was kind enough to teach me. In the past, I bought powdered greens to add to smoothies. Making my own will save a lot of money.
There are many reasons for stockpiling a one-year supply of food. The value of food commodities generally increases at the same rate as inflation. Money in the bank doesn’t do that. Investing in 500 cans of tuna or in dehydrated food that will last five to 10 years are better bets than putting $350 in the bank.
If you store nothing else for potential emergencies, store water. Without water, you will die. Period. It’s that plain and that simple. So spend a little money and a little bit of time now ensuring that you will have water in the future, come what may.
Naturally fermented foods have vitamins, protein and probiotics, or friendly flora. They are healthy and good for the body. So here’s a recipe for a fermented food that has natural probiotics, providing friendly bacteria in the gut, boosting the immune system and assisting people in staying well.
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 wherever there is an empty space in your yard or flower bed.
Gardening season is upon us. Gardening is one of the more popular leisure activities in the United States. Gardening is great for mental health because planting and digging in the dirt relieves stress, and we feel better when we do something meaningful that makes us happy.
For people who love to garden, but have very limited space (or a tight budget), container gardening is a great way to enjoy growing your own produce without all the work of planting a large garden.
If you really want to garden but you don’t have much space, don’t let that deter you. Here are some space-saving gardening ideas that just so happen to be affordable, too.
What do you do if there is a disaster in your community? You will not be able to flush the toilets or run water down the drains if a flood, hurricane or something else overwhelms the sewer system. During a disaster situation, public services could be disrupted for many days.
Quinoa was a staple for the Aztecs in South America and was one of just a few crops the ancient Incas cultivated at high altitudes. Because of its high protein and fiber content, it was highly valued in these cultures. I recommend that people store it as an alternative to white rice, which has very little nutritional value.
All the physical preps in the world won’t save you if you get a serious illness such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. So it’s best to take good care of yourself and to make sure you store whatever supplements and healthy food you need in case of an emergency situation.
The holidays are often a stressful time of year. But there is always something to be grateful for. De-stressing during the holidays will make it much more fun and memorable. Take some time to connect with friends and family heart to heart.
Storing bulk foods that are dehydrated or freeze-dried is a very good idea. Storing dried foods in bulk will ensure that you have a stockpile of necessary food items just in case of a natural disaster, lean economic times, loss of a job or any other disruption to our normal routine.
There are many reasons for stockpiling a three-month, six-month or one-year supply of food. For one thing, it’s a good investment. But the most important reason to store food is that it comes in very handy in a crisis of any kind.
What would you do if your water supply became contaminated? Natural disasters can interrupt the flow of clean water. Following a disaster, some people may not have access to food and water for days or weeks. You can live for days without food; but you must have clean, potable water, or you will dehydrate.
Liquid trace minerals are vital to a food-storage program. In times of crises or shortages of food, everyone will need to supplement their food with minerals. I suggest you stock up on liquid ionic trace minerals for everyone in your family.
In the fall, I always have an overabundance of cabbage and vegetables in my garden. I am ready to make sauerkraut this week, and I hope these simple instructions will give you the encouragement to do it also. Sauerkraut can be made with homegrown or store-bought cabbage and other vegetables.
When the economy fails and people are out of work and desperate, some will turn to crime to survive. Law enforcement agencies aren’t equipped to respond to every emergency call. A well-thought-out plan of defense is the only way we can protect ourselves.
Salt can be bartered during hard times and will be in high demand. Salt has been used for many things throughout the ages. It can be mixed with baking soda to brush your teeth. It can be used to melt ice and snow, extinguish grease fires, and clean pots and pans, as well as for many other uses.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are plants that have been created in laboratories of companies such as Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and others. The process takes genes from one species and inserts them into another to get desired characteristics like resistance to chemicals such as Roundup®.
People are going hungry in America right now. More than 50 million people are on food stamps. When hard times get even worse than they are now, I believe that we can survive on soup. If we have dried survival foods on hand, we can make our own soups.
No one is exempt from disasters like the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Okla., last week. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones and those who lost their homes, personal belongings and businesses to the storm, which had winds of more than 200 miles per hour and which was 1.3 miles wide as it moved through the town.
Baking soda is a staple in many homes for baking. It acts as a leavening agent in baked goods, helping them rise and hold their shape. Baking soda also can also be used in a multitude of ways to replace household cleaners made with chemicals. In addition, baking soda has medicinal uses.