Food Storage Life Factor: Temperature It is remarkable the difference in food storage life depending upon the temperature of the environment it is stored in. This has a huge impact. The USDA states, “Each 5.6°C (10°F) drop in temperature doubles the storage life…”! You could also say that each 5.6°C
When storing foods like rice, beans, wheat, etc., a key factor for successful long term storage is to remove the oxygen from the environment. Here’s why, and how much…
The leaves are beginning to turn, the air is crisp, and the current harvest is root vegetables. This week the focus is on carrots, crisp and sweet, straight from the rich earth. I just scored a 25 pound box of fresh carrots and spent part of a day preserving them
First aid in grid down scenarios is something that a lot of people take for granted. Our society has become overly dependent on medicine and the easy availability of Emergency rooms, family practice doctors and 24 primary care facilities. Well, maybe we aren’t as dependent as I am making out,
The first line of defense for most of our critical systems which rely on the power grid, are the tens of thousands of generators (many of them diesel) which sit idle at a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, airports, cell phone sites, internet service providers, fire and police
Here is one way to seal a Mylar bag inside of a typical five gallon bucket for long term food storage. If you are storing food (rice, beans, wheat, etc.) in a Mylar bag inside of a plastic bucket, you will not need to use food grade buckets – because the
Have you ever wondered what is the best survival blanket to have — either in your car as part of a basic survival kit, or in your home, or in a bug-out bag, etc.? Your answer is here… Where does the warmth that a blanket provides, come from?