Since looking into pantry preparedness, I've learned a lot along the way and I'd like to share what I've learned.
That led me to ask myself, "Am I negligent in the area of crisis preparedness?"
SB Canning on Facebook – Tons of canning information and tips
Emergency Essentials Preparedness Checklist – "By making the necessary preparations, you can have the confidence of knowing you and your family will have their needs met in an emergency, whether it is an economic, man-made, or natural disaster."
Be Prepared Educational Article – "FEMA recommends storing a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day for two weeks. One gallon will only provide enough water for drinking and light sanitation so it´s wise to store more if you have the space. For comparison, the average person normally uses 70 gallons per day."
Over the Top Prepper's Check List – I included this one just for fun. This is a mile long list of everything anyone could imagine to learn/do/buy/store/prepare. "The Minimum Capability is the minimum amount of preparedness that you should strive to accomplish as fast as possible."
34 Ways to Use Duct Tape – "This miracle stuff was created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field."
12 Months of Prepping – "Let me help you break down the overwhelming task of emergency and disaster preparation by providing you with a month by month calendar of things to do, tasks to complete and items to purchase."
American Preppers Network Bug Out Guide – "Learning how to build fires, create shelter, navigate, preparing food and other survival skills are more important than what equipment you choose to carry with you."
How Basic Can You Get? Series by The Survival Mom – Lesson #1 Lesson #2 Lesson #3 Lesson #4 Lesson #5 Lesson #6
Every Day Emergency Kit – A checklist of items to have at the ready by The Survival Mom – Bug Out Bag
TEOTWAWKI Shopping Guide – The end of the world as we know it shopping list by The Survival Mom
101+ Vegetable Gardening Tips & Ideas – Jane at Mom with a Prep gives quite a long list of links that will help you get ready for this season's gardening.
101+ Dehydrating Recipes for Food Storage – Mom with a Prep has listed a variety of dried and dehydrated recipes here. "A perfect way to preserve foods that are more easily stored than canned varieties, and lend themselves to be easily integrated into meals or packed for hiking/camping/emergency foods."
101+ Canning Recipes for Food Storage – Mom with a Prep again, listing some helpful information on canning. Jane says, "This is not the be all and end all of recipes as there are more than anyone can count, but this is a good basic resource on how to can the most of what you produce or stock up on."
SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation – "From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster." (Affiliate Link)
The Meals in a Jar Handbook: Gourmet Food Storage Made Easy – "Using Chef Tess's tried and tested dry-packing method, learn how to make meals that are not only delicious and family – friendly, but also shelf – stable for an average of 5-10 years."
Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios – The is written by a mom who is sharing what she has learned when she researched how to prepare her family for any crisis.
The Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way – Easy-to-read instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues – plus natural remedies for almost every possible medical condition in situations where modern healthcare is inaccessible.
The Survival Mom – "I prefer to think of myself as just a very smart and very aware mom who will do whatever it takes to safeguard her family."
Young LIving Essential Oils (Sign-up for the Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit)
FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System I love my FoodSaver! FoodSaver 11" Roll, 3pk
FoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer (To use for meals in a jar food storage)
waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons) (This is for inside your tub, to store water during a shortage or outage)
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Emergency Thermal Blankets (12 Pack) – Grizzly Gear – Folds to 52" X 84"
Paracord Planet Nylon Core 550lb Type III 7 Strand Paracord
Canning Tomatoes – by the Food Channel
There will be more to come…
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