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DIY Projects Food / Water

DIY Ceramic Pot Water Filter

I continue to believe that we’re heading for a big problem here in America, and likely the world. Precious resources, like water, will become more expensive and scarce, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to do things on my own. While I have an assortment of water filters, like the gravity-fed Berkey, Sawyer […]

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Food / Water

Never Use Oxygen Absorbers With These Foods?

It’s never really occurred to me when NOT to use an oxygen absorber. After all, I really only store traditional bulk foods (e.g., rice, beans, pasta, flour) which has already been canned from somewhere like the LDS Home Storage Center or pre-purchase freeze-dried food from a company, like Thrive…but that’s about to change because I […]

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Food / Water

Taking Proper Care of Your Food Storage Systems

When it comes to prepping for emergencies, your food resources and storage systems should be at the top of your priority list. Not only do you need to choose the right foods and supplies, but you also need to build your food systems in the right places and keep them well-organized, maintained, and protected. This […]

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Food / Water

Do You Have Enough Fats Stored?

Fats are crucial to a healthy diet, and they’re something that preppers tend to overlook in favor of bulk foods or anything that potentially lasts for decades. In this video she discusses how much fat you need, why it’s so important to stockpile, as well as which types of fats and oils to consider–there are […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

7 Rainwater Harvesting Mistakes

I recently purchased several IBC totes off Facebook Marketplace to supplement our garden watering efforts. Had I watched this video before then, I might have reconsidered the expense and effort I put into the project. At the very least, however, he’s pointed out that algae is a problem, which means I’ll need to blackout my […]

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Food / Water

Opening 9-Year-Old Flour

I had some bananas that were going bad, so I decided to make banana bread this morning before everyone else got out of bed. The problem arose when I ran out of bagged flour, so I decided to get into our long term food storage flour. And if I’m being honest, we haven’t touched any […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water

How to Filter and Purify Rainwater

I’d hate to be forced to rely on rainwater alone, but if I must then a quality filtration system is crucial. If you want to copy the design discussed in the video below, please see the video description for links, but be aware that some of the products referenced are no longer for sale because […]

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Equipment / Supplies Food / Water

Berkey Water Filter Scam?

I saw this video and immediately wondered if the Berkey filters I bought from Amazon were legit or not. As near as I can tell, they are sold by Berkey on their Amazon storefront. That said, I absolutely have knowingly purchased replicas which look like Berkey filters, but clearly don’t filter like the black Berkey […]

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Food / Water

Core LDS Bulk Food Prices Up Over 37% in 3 Years

Yesterday I visited the local LDS Home Storage Center here in Kansas City for the first time in probably a decade, which sounds like I’ve been lazy with my food storage, but we did move away to Seattle for several years during which time we visited the the nearby LDS Home Storage Center in that […]

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Food / Water

Labeling Mistakes to Avoid When Organizing Your Prepper Pantry

Do you have enough food, water and other supplies to survive when SHTF? Do you have everything you need to create a sustainable household without needing to rely on others? Perhaps most importantly, do you know what you have on your shelves without having to guess? Creating a survival cache is one thing. Trying to […]