Best food for a bug out bag

40+ Highly Nutritious Foods to Keep in Your Bug Out Bag

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Food is fuel to the body. During an emergency situation you may be faced with the difficult decision to bug out or evacuate your home at a moment’s notice. Having a hearty 72-hour food supply in your bug out kit …

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10 Effective Ways to Mouse-Proof Your Food Storage

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness 6 Comments

It’s such a relief to have a storage of food supplies that are guaranteed to last you the next 20 plus years. It takes away so much pressure knowing that if a major disaster were to disrupt the delivery of …

Homesteading and self-reliance

Baking in a Post-Crisis Scenario + FREE Printable Recipe!

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Homesteading, Winter Preparedness 3 Comments

Last weekend I visited a nearby apple orchard and couldn’t leave without first trying a slice of their bakery’s pie. I ended up buying a mini pie because it was Sunday, my cheat day… and with the help of my …

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A Vegan Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Camping, Do It Yourself, Earthquake Preparedness, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Homesteading, Winter Preparedness 7 Comments

The vegan diet is becoming very popular these days. Veganism includes only plant-based ingredients and no animal products nor by-products. If you pay close attention to product labels, you have probably noticed that most of the ingredients in long-term food …

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15 Hearty Meals You Can Prepare During a Power Outage

Nadia Tamara Camping, Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Power Outage, Winter Preparedness 2 Comments

When we say preparedness, many people think of the end of the world and how they might have to survive with little to no supplies. In reality though, preparing is more likely to be for a temporary disaster. A small-scale …

Long-term food storage

How to Keep Fruits & Veggies Fresh Without Refrigeration

Nadia Tamara Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Home Garden, Homesteading 6 Comments

I foresee a moment in the future when there will be a major power outage, leaving us in the dark for hours or even days at a time. Everyone is susceptible to long-term outages even if a solar panel is …

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50 Essential Crops to Grow in Your Survival Garden

Nadia Tamara Do It Yourself, Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Home Garden 1 Comment

No crops are off limits when growing a survival garden, but some are better than others in terms of: how easy they are to grow (in different climates) how quickly they produce a harvest how nutritious and calorie dense they …

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Is Stockpiling Food Illegal in the United States?

Nadia Tamara Emergency Food, Emergency Preparedness, Government 3 Comments

Emergency preparedness emphasizes the need to store food, water, and other vital items that may not be readily accessible during a disaster. But does the law allow this? Is stockpiling food illegal? Stockpiling food when there is no current or …

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Does Canned Food Go Bad in the Heat?

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Yes, heat is the enemy of all canned goods. Food stored in cans will spoil quickly if exposed to high temperatures, especially over 95 degrees F. It’s best to store all your food in a temperature controlled environment that is …

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How to Choose the Best Long-Term Emergency Food for Your Family

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Have you noticed how we are constantly offered several hundred variations of the same product? What makes it extra difficult for indecisive people like myself is figuring out how to get the best bang for my buck while buying a …