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Wheat and Wheat Grinding 101

Wheat and Wheat Grinding 101 | Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Great canning recipes

CAA Flickr Photo of the Week by 7thswan – Canning Across America

An evacuation plan in 12 boxes... BRILLIANT. 1. The 72- Hour Kit 2 Car Kit 3. Nuclear Kit (shudder) 4. Water Box 5. Portable office 6. Camping Box, 7 First Aid Kit, 8. Wardrobe, 9. Kitchen Box, 10. Pantry Box 11. Tool Box. 12. Library. (Article goes into detail about what to put in each box)

Evacuating your home 101 - The evacuation plan - I Get Ready

Altoid tin alternative to sterno, cardboard & wax. This burns fast and hot! It will last a few hours and can be hotter then sterno and more “pocket friendly”. Making a few of these at a time will show its value quickly.

Better Sterno Alternative

Top 5 reasons why you should have nylons in your 72 hour kit. This is really interesting!

For power outages: use solar yard lights as night lights indoors. Safer for kids than candles and they last a long time!

Ever Never Again: Be Prepared!

Mini Car emergency kit in a wipe container.

Homemade Diced Tomatoes - My Whole Food Life

Stock Your Pantry - this post lists dry & canned goods to stock up on + lots of recipes for mixes & seasonings + lots of money saving tips.

72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your house, this list comes directly from FEMA. Keep it in a cabinet in the garage.

Hurricane Prep: Crisco Candle for emergency situations. Simply put a piece of string in a tub of shortening, and it will burn for up to 45 days....I'll be danged...who knew?

Best Emergency Notebook I've seen with printables so you can make your own for your family! The military teaches you how to do this. It's called "my life in a box" for emergencies.

Some very 'boring', normal things on the list - There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, and “forget” about, which you may need later during varying degrees of an emergency. The following are 55 suggested items that you can store and have ready. By no means is this intended to be all inclusive. It’s intended to get you thinking. In no particular order…

Prepared LDS Family: 12-Month Food Storage Preparedness Plan for 2013

Make your own 50-hour candles for less than 2 bucks each. You can even add scents and color.

7 core areas of preparedness: food, water, heat, lights, sanitation, medical, safety

6 foods that (if stored properly) you can stock and store forever.. no expiration.

Items to "hoard" or have on hand in case of an emergency

CASH! Many Hurricane Sandy victims couldnt buy essentials because they werent carrying cash! Keep about $100 in ONES in your survival kit.

This Website is fantastic for someone like me who gets overwhelmed by the thought of food storage etc. It breaks down what you need to buy for food storage per month, 72 hr kit ideas and lots of other ideas!!!!

I STRONGLY recommend this site for anyone who wants to become more prepared and self-sufficient!

Canning tips from Real Simple

Quartered and cleaned cabbage ready to blanch and freeze for later use

How to make your own: peanut butter, yogurt, bread, spaghetti sauce, pasta, biscotti, salsa, guacamole, jams and jellies, baby food, granola bars, cheeses, barebecue sauce, ice cream, hummus, pesto, applesauce, pretzels, potato chips and dog treats.

Meals in a Jar for emergency preparedness. This is like making your own MRE's (that will feed a whole family!)