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I am trying to learn ways to preserve my foods, have a safety net as well as easy meals plans… Then I ran across  472 Meals In A Jar! – Save Big, Live Better.with tons of great ideas… Some might even be made for gifts. What are your favorite ways to store food?

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Joe & I watched a movie on Saturday called American Warship, and it is about the battleship USS Iowa defending against a fleet of alien ships. Honestly I don’t believe that I will see an alien invasion in my lifetime, though what I saw at the end of the movie, which was something along the line of “The USS Iowa will be kept and maintained, with proper artillery, in a state of readiness should it ever be needed again”, made me realize that whatever situation I may face, (natural disaster, act of terrorism or whatever else) I need to be more prepared than what I am.
Even before moving away from my mother I had experienced living on the street, so I have gained an innate sense of survival skills, but I have a family to look after now! Why I haven’t started preparing years ago is beyond me, especially since we deal with Nor’easters, which can and have caused havoc all across New England and Mid Atlantic regions.So some of the things I need to accomplish over the next few months are as follows.

  • To store enough shelf stable food and water, to last 7 people and our pets for at least 6 months.
  • To have First Aid and flashlights, on hand at all times.
  • To create my own source of power to run necessary appliances.
  • To build a Solar Oven
  • To learn what to and how to barter
  • To have materials on hand to make weapons just in case I need them

I know I will think of other ways to prepare myself as well, but for now this is a good place to start. Do you prep? What are some of the things you have on hand in case of emergencies?

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