There are always difficulties to be encountered and dealt with when it comes to prepping. The following mistakes most prepper make are unknown or often overlooked. While some problems can be overcome rather quickly, there are some that can prove deceptive and can lead to disaster.
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 essential pantry 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. For example, cayenne pepper can be found in just about any classic chili recipe. Even more, this red pepper has many healing properties 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. Only by keeping your eyes on the local and National Weather forecasters you can stay safe. You will have a chance to face whatever Mother Nature brings. Even if you are following the forecasts 24/7 in order for surviving 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 sure, 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 perhaps you have to be your best bodyguard, and this means you will need these guns in order to survive. Here are the guns every prepper should own.
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 require 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., and will eventually help them survive an earthquake.