Easy long-term food storage for a variety of staples: rice, beans, grains (like polenta & cream of wheat) and sugar. Buy in bulk, store in clean empty bottles and use what you need as you need it! They are water and air tight and keep bugs out! 1 and 2 liter sizes are great for trading too! Click for full article.
Just because you're preparing for hurricane disasters doesn't mean you have to eat like a poor college student. These meals in jars have shelf lives of 5 to 7 years. This blog has instructions on how to make a large variety of meals that can be prepared with minimal effort and resources.
The "miracle" of baking soda and peroxide. Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl.....add enough peroxide to make a paste. Rub on with fingers or sponge. Cleans EVERYTHING! Stove, oven, pans, stainless steel applicances, even the white handles of the refrig door.