Prepping Tip – How Long Does Canned Food Last ?

When it comes to long term food storage, there are a lot of options to consider. One of the most easily accessed options is canned foods. Sootch shares his research about how long canned food really lasts and when it’s time to get rid of it. The “best by” date is for optimal freshness – after that it can lose some of the flavor, but according to the USDA, it is still safe to eat.

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How to Prepare For a Hurricane

Helpful hints for preparing for a storm before during and after. From storing water to knowing what your first aid kit should have in it. Suggestions for the elderly, the physically challenged, and the people that are just to busy, and important links for the aftermath information that can help you feel prepared instead of scared.

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Escaping a Survival Situation

Different aspects of what survival situations you may come across in your life. Detailed information on how to survive in the wilderness or even in your own home in the event of an emergency survival situation.

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Eye on the Storm – Expect the Best and Prepare For the Worst

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Are You Prepared to Survive a Food Emergency?

Proper and adequate preparation is the logical solution to providing any of the basics needs of yours and your family’s. Whether it’s clothing, shelter, life insurance, health insurance or whatever the need, it all takes planning and fore thought. Being able to survive a food emergency is no different.

Scouting Out on Your Own

You were forced to evacuate your home and you have been on the road for several days now. Finally you have safely got out of the city and have arrived at your retreat location without undo problems. Now while the rest of the family is getting the retreat prepared you decide to take off and explore the area for any potential dangers or liabilities.

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