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Emergency Water Storage

Earlier this month in Charleston, West Virginia nearly 7,500 gallons of a chemical used in coal processing leaked from a plant into the nearby Elk River, the major source of drinking water for the area. As soon as the problem was made known to the local authorities, a ban on the water was placed, af... read more

January 30, 2014

How to Prepare for Cold Weather

Many of us are already in the throes of winter, but if you’ve yet to be hit by winter’s chill or need a handy to-do list for next year, here are some tips about preparing for the cold. 1. ClothingWear extra layers! Remember to keep the layers looser rather than tighter. Wearing tight clothing c... read more

December 27, 2013

5 Reasons to Grind Your Own Grains By Hand

Nutritional ValueCompared to freshly ground flour, store bought flour can be quite stale and often has significantly reduced vitamin content. Everyone needs a stable diet of grains, fruits, and vegetables in order to be healthy; using a grain mill ensures you are getting all of the nutrients possibl... read more

December 22, 2013

Chemically Treating Storage Water

Treating water is essential before storing it. If you neglect to do so, algae and other biological contaminates can infect the water over time, deeming it undrinkable. The most common and effective ways of treating water are boiling, filtering, and using chemical treatments. All three are effective,... read more

December 21, 2013

Where to Begin?

Today we will be giving a few tips to those of you in the beginning stages of your emergency situation preparation. Sometimes, starting out can be the hardest part of a journey. We're here to help the first steps seem a bit more doable and within reach. #1 – Don't Panic!After you've done your res... read more

December 17, 2013