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100 Items to Stockpile NOW

This list has been around for awhile and I think it is time to revisit it. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves, invites marauders; maintenance etc.) Water Filters/Purifiers Portable Toilets Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives,…
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Morale Boosting Foods for when the SHTF

So the Shizz has indeed HTF. You have rice and beans. You have wood and propane. You have used coupons and stockpiled toothpaste and body wash. Do you have morale boosting foods for a SHTF scenario?   I asked my Prepper Peeps what are some foods that you will miss when the , I said when, because I do believe that something will happen in our lifetime. Obviously, or I wouldn't be a Prepper. #1…
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Zaycon Fresh Closing up Shop?

*UPDATE 6/26/2018* It appears their phone number has been disconnected and the only way to contact them is via email. In a group I am in a lady posted her friend (so kind of playing telephone here) got her chicken yesterday and the driver told her he had just learned they were filing bankruptcy. I have filed a dispute with my credit card company. Half my order was with affiliate dollars so I can't get…
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Homemade Onion Powder

Homemade Onion Powder is not as hard to make as you might think. It also lasts an amazingly long time. Today I am going to break it down in a few easy steps for you. Peel your Onions When I peel a ton of onions for homemade onion powder,  I always put them in water. It helps with the tear inducing issues that come from slicing ;Does it work? I'd like to think so. It…
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How to Dehydrate Garlic

What does one do with this much garlic? How do you dehydrate garlic? I recently purchased garlic at Costco. Very affordable, but there was way more than I would use in a couple of weeks. I decided to dehydrate it. It was a team effort to do this. First we had to break open the garlic cloves. A great purchase. Just roll the garlic clove around and it peels it for you! Then you slice…
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Tessemae’s All Natural {Review}

I know you may be thinking what the heck? A review for salad dressing? (Disclosure: I was given free product AND I was paid to review it) This doesn't have anything to do with preparedness. It kind of does. Healthy eating, in our house, is considered part of our preparedness plan. We need to be in the best shape possible, not a round shape, but physically fit to be ready for the SHTF. That said,…
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Pressure Canning Pinto Beans

Clean and rinse beans to make sure there aren't any rocks etc. I then soaked 3/4 of a cup of beans in each jar full of water overnight. Next morning drain water and refill with fresh water These need to go for 70 minutes at 10 pounds. SUPER easy. For me, even better than Mylar bags for long term storage. One pint of home canned is about 2 store bought cans. Those beans are packed…
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Zaycon Bulk Meat for Food Storage

I wanted to share with you real quick that Zaycon has ground beef back. I have purchased their bacon, chicken, and ground beef and have never been disappointed. Before you say "Oh, I don't need THAT much ground beef. Or Chicken" Notice nobody says they don't need that much bacon. I love Zaycon for their bulk options for food storage. I have pressure canned all of their meat with success. You can read my instructions…
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Dehydrating Frozen Corn

I thought I would try dehydrating frozen corn. I used Costco's organic frozen corn that they had in stock. The large bag was only around $4. The nice thing with frozen corn? I can just throw it on the tray and set the dehydrator. I forgot about it honestly and the corn was in there for about 24 hours. It didn't need that long, but it didn't hurt the corn either. I ended up with…
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