Our neighbors and our friends, like most of Americans are used to buying everything they need for a good oral hygiene. They go to the supermarket and they opt for the prefabricated, mass-produced items. Nowadays it’s easy to procure whatever you need to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but what will happen when all these commodities will be gone? Shouldn’t you be making your own toothpaste and not depend on others?
When it comes to your family, you have to do everything you can to protect them. Since we live in times when the future is uncertain and we see day by day how our quality of life is changing, we have to plan for the worst. This means that every prepper should have a well-stocked emergency pantry, one that will assure a good meal for him and his loved ones. In this article you will read about the foods you need to stock in it and get some tips on how to organize your pantry.
In a crisis involving you and your loved ones, everything will lead down to the basics, you will need food and water to survive. Food will probably run out much faster than water and you will have to rely on your stockpiled supplies. This is why is better to prepare from time and store as much food as possible. When it comes to food storage we have to think of cheap and efficient methods of preserving the food and here is where dehydrating food comes in handy.
Cayenne pepper is a plant of the Capsicum group and it shares the same characteristics as paprika, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Due to its high content of capsaicin the cayenne pepper is a hot plant used to spice up many of the food recipes that you like. Even more, this red pepper has many healing proprieties and valuable uses that make it an ideal candidate for every garden.
If you live on the east coast, chances are that you will be hit by a hurricane and only by keeping your eyes on the local and National Weather forecasters you can stay safe and face well what’s coming. Even if you are following the forecasts 24/7 in order for you and your family to survive a hurricane, the first thing you have to do, is to educate yourself. It’s better to know in advance how to deal with a hurricane and acquire the knowledge of people who went through a hurricane experience.
Some people own a gun right now, while others are looking for one to buy. One thing is certain, during a crisis or in a society where rules no longer apply you will not survive without a firearm. You will need to be able and take care of yourself and your loved ones, to be prepared for whatever comes. Maybe you will need a gun to hunt for food or maybe you have to be your best bodyguard and this means you will need these guns in order to survive.
Rosemary is a plant with an important role in the history of the Mediterranean people since it was used both as a cooking ingredient and a healing herb. Rosemary is a plant that should be found in every garden as it provides many benefits. You can use it to prepare healing beverages, to give your food a better taste or to relieve various illnesses. Its flavor is intense, spicy and relatively bitter. Rosemary is not a simple herb used for gastronomic purposes and it provides many more benefits that will amaze you.
The average adult will consume 150 to 200 pounds of meat per year. Under adverse conditions, people can easily get by with less protein than 150 pounds of fresh meat per year, as that averages to almost a half pound per day! A canned, cooked one pound ham, for example, would be a real treat once a week, and easily feed a family of four.
During the War for Southern Independence, hardtack was a staple food (when fresh bread was unavailable) for both the brutal soldiers of the oppressive Federal government and the brave Confederate patriots defending their homeland. Hardtack was a virtually indestructible 1/2-inch thick cracker about three inches by three inches, pierced with sixteen holes and made from flour and water.
During wartime or a natural disaster, food shortages and lack of natural gas or electricity for cooking requires a great deal of improvisation and reliance upon back-to-basics cooking techniques used by our forefathers in order to survive. In an emergency it helps to know what to do with all that nature has to offer and how to make the best use of it. In order to have a proper meal you will have to improvise ways to cook the food available, for you and your loved ones.
Just as in home defense, the first idea is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By this, one should stay out of trouble, or situations that might lead to trouble. For example, if you are in the middle of a heated argument over a parking space, give it up. How did you get in such an argument in the first place? It’s not worth it. Don’t worry, you’re not less of a man if you step back. If you obey basic rules of prevention, it is relatively unlikely that you will be threatened. However, it is possible that even though you try to stay out of trouble, it might come to you. What then?
If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada or Washington, then chances are you will be hit by an earthquake sooner or later. In fact these five states have the highest number of recorded earthquakes and they keep leading the charts. What if the Big One comes, what then? Should we rely on the authorities to save and protect us or is it better to be prepared and know in advance what should we do if disaster strikes? Everyone should know these guidelines that can make the difference between life and death.
The recent hijacking attempt on board a Boeing 737 makes you really think if we are really safe when flying. The plane, flying from Washington DC’s Dulles Airport to Denver International, was forced to turn back after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions and started showing signs of aggression. People claim he start yelling “Jihad! Jihad!” as he ran down the aisle before being confronted and tackled down by the other passengers. What are we to do in case a hijack situation arises?