Truthfully, I’d never even heard of an Emergency Binder. So I was intrigued a while ago when my friend did a presentation in our ladies church group showing her binder and the why, what and how she did it. She talked about how after the tragedy of 9-11,
When a deadly sickness rapidly spreads over a whole region, country or even the world, it is called a pandemic. A pandemic is known to emerge suddenly, often without warning, and be very infectious causing it to spread expeditiously.
Pandemics have been the deadliest threats in the history of mankind and have taken the lives of more individuals than all wars and accidents combined. Nobody can predict when a pandemic might occur.
I’ll just start out by saying that I love my Rocket Stoven! It’s a Rocket Stove with a collar that allows me to add my stove pipe oven to it as well, thus it’s a stove and an oven, “STOVEN”. I may actually enjoy cooking with this more than my cast iron Dutch Oven cooking! We saw this demonstrated at a Preppercon Expo and decided to purchase one. (I am not affiliated with the seller or maker of this product). I will include a video of the demo I recorded at the bottom of this article.
We live in an incredible age of technology that allows us amazing comforts. Even the poor these days live better than the kings of the past. One of the greatest achievements we have is the ability to harness energy from the sun called Solar Energy. This technology has come a long way and is quite affordable. We can have solar power for off grid situations such as cabins, camping or even emergency situations.
I’m going to give you a few ideas to start using Solar!
I consider water as the FIRST thing to begin storing in your emergency preparedness efforts. Store water and ways to purify or filter it. Our water sources from home, local stream or even city water can be compromised and we need a way to have water, and a means to clean it if it becomes contaminated.
We went camping this October as a family as one last time to be together before my daughter headed out. It was a fun experience, yet I learned that I could be much more organized. We were making a Dutch oven dinner and dessert. I found that all the various items I needed were in different containers, on different tables. Often we were turning around asking where this and that was. It made things a bit more tedious than it needed to be.
FIRE! It’s what we must have for survival. When the power goes out and batteries are dead, it’s fire we need to see with, to cook with and to heat. It’s pretty important to have the means for making fire when it comes to emergency preparedness.
This is a Christian based post about how we can prepare our kids for the events leading up to the 2nd coming of our Savior. Teaching, practicing, and preparing for disasters or times of emergencies WITH your kids can help to:
Bottling food is the best! It’s a great way to preserve food from your garden, jam the berries in season, or even store up meats for stews. Who doesn’t love homemade salsa right out of the jar? It can last for years and you can save your favorite foods and know exactly what is in them.
Yet here’s a dilemma:
How do you safely store all your bottled food to be safe from the effects of an earthquake?
My personal philosophy is: DIVERSITY is key when it comes to preparing. For me, this means having several different kinds of food storage (freeze dried, dehydrated, home bottled, store canned, etc), Self-protection, Medical preps and First Aid, and so forth.
My family loves cheese! We use it in so much food we make and just to snack on. The thought of only having powdered cheese in our long term food storage just sounds so…. Blah! So when I learned that you can wax cheese and it can last for years, I was totally on board!
What a treat to have in your food storage pantry, don’t you think? What a way to dress up all those beans you’ve stored than to have bacon! I wanted to try canning bacon for months and I was pouring through the different blogs and articles on how to do it.