Friday, October 1, 2021

Suggestion: Long-Term Food Storage

Folks,

Unless you are in total denial about what is going on in America and the entire world, you know that we have entered a period of very high inflation, which even the "experts" in government are admitting will last a year or more. You know that there are massive global supply chain problems with no end in sight. You have seen for yourself that the empty spaces on store selves, even at the big box stores, have returned. 

This situation is NOT going to get any better any time soon. In fact, it will most likely get worse in the coming months, perhaps much worse. It is not just preppers and survivalists warning of this situation, but also business leaders, supply-chain workers, government economists and even some politicians. 

One of the most often repeated bits of advice, and it is good advice as far as it goes, is to "stock food to the rafters" while you still can. This will help you to provide for yourself and your family in the looming dark times, and put you in a better position to help those family and friends who will need help surviving. 

Hopefully, you have already begun developing your "deep larder" with canned and dried foods, which will store for a long time. But some foods are perishable and difficult to store over the long-term. 

These perishable items, such as milk, cheese, butter, and eggs are problematic for long-term storage. Your best bet is powdered, dehydrated or freeze-dried products, but this option an be expensive. For my money, Augason Farms has the best selection, excellent quality, and are reasonably priced compared to other long-tern food options.

Augason Farms has a large variety of long-term food storage options, including milk, butter, eggs, cheese, meats, beans, grains, vegetables, stews, entrees, pancakes mixes, bread mixes, and so forth. 

Right now Amazon, most Augason Farms products are listed as in-stock, and many are on sale. Here are a few  examples (as of 1:20pm EST on October 1, 2021):









Supplies and prices may not last, so don't drag your feet! (Full disclosure: I have NO relationship with Augasan Farms other than being a satisfied customer. I am a Amazon affiliate and I do make a very small percentage off of sales made through links to Amazon on this website. Thank you for supporting this website!) 

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New to prepping and don't know what to do? Check out my beginner article outlining 8 steps you need to take as a prepper.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

8 Fast Tips for Surviving Hyper-Inflation

By Timothy Gamble

Here are eight fast tips for surviving a period of very high inflation, along with links to previous articles by me that go into much greater detail on each tip. All links are to pages on the Dystopian Survival website. 

1- Get your finances in order. Reduce your living expenses as much as possible. If you are in debt, try to pay it off. Refinance larger debt (such as mortgages) into low fixed rate loans if possible. Look for ways to increase your income. (link to article

2- Stock up on canned & dry foods, water, medicine, soap, toothpaste, first aid supplies, matches, firewood, shoes, clothing, and any other necessities you might need that will store for at least a year without spoiling. Consider buying your next set of tires now. (link to article)

3- Raise a portion of your own food by planting a garden. Consider planting fruit & nut trees and berry bushes if you have the room. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider participating in a nearby community garden or starting one. (link to article) (link to article) (link to article)

4- Make improvements to your home’s energy efficiency to reduce the impact of high energy inflation. (link to article)

5- Take steps to improve your vehicle’s mileage to reduce the impact of rising gasoline prices. Consider trading to a more fuel efficient vehicle. (link to article)

6- Take care of your health so that you are less likely to need expensive medical treatment. (link to article) (link to article)

7- Think about you and your family’s personal security. Crime and even civil unrest are likely to increase. Take steps now to protect yourself and your family. Pay close attention to preventing identity theft. (link to article)

8- Investing in gold, silver and other commodities could be quite profitable during a period of very high inflation. Gold & silver investing should be on your “to do” list, but it should be near the bottom after you’ve taken care of other fundamental areas first. Remember, wealth is not wealth if you owe it to someone else. (link to article) (link to article)

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The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster - Chapters 1-14: everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuations; Chapters 15-31: disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a few; Chapters 32-56: the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plans.



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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

National Hurricane Preparedness Week - Resources

By Timothy Gamble

This week, May 9-15, 2021, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Although there are no hurricanes or tropical storms developing right now, hurricane season (June to November) is fast approaching. Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season:

National Hurricane Preparedness - Great hurricane preparedness information on the National Weather Service website. 

Tropical Weather Outlooks - Forecasts and tracking maps for hurricanes, cyclones, and tropical storms for both the Atlantic and Pacific, by the National Hurricane Center

Downloadable Graphic and Forms (link opens a .pdf) - Download an Emergency Supply Kit graphic and Family Communications Plan forms, courtesy of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). 

Hurricane Safety - Hurricane preparedness and safety information on the Red Cross website.

A quick, no frills, down & dirty guide to preparing for the End - My article giving an outline for general preparedness. It is not specific to hurricanes, but does make an excellent starting point for those new to preparedness. 

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The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster - Chapters 1-14: everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuations; Chapters 15-31: disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a few; Chapters 32-56: the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plans.



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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Free Resource of the Day Series

03-16-2021 - The Free Resource of the Day series is now complete. In February and March, I posted 23 days of links and suggestions for free resources available for preppers, survivalists, homesteaders, and anyone else interested in self-reliance. Since many of those days actually contained multiple resources, the total number of resources available for free is over 50. Topics covered range from rain water collection to military medical handbooks, from gardening videos to preparing for nuclear war. I hope you found these resources useful. 

If you missed any of these free resources, just check the Archives index (located near the bottom of the right-side column) for February and March of this year. Or you can Click Here.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Free Resource of the Day - March 11

3-11-2021 - Countryside and Small Stock Journal has a free online library of articles and guides (well over 200 by my quick count) relating to gardening, homesteading, livestock, poultry, canning, food preservation, and self-reliance. Most of these are free - look under the "More" tab at the top of their home page.

 (They also have a series of tutorials, but it looks like you have to buy a subscription to access those.)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Free Resource of the Day - March 10

3-10-2021 - Don't forget about the free resources available in your local area: 

The Public Library - Use your library card. Libraries are a great source of free information. You can check out a wide range of books on gardening, country skills, food preservation & canning, sewing, health & first aid, home improvement, auto repair, small engine repair, fishing, hunting, nature field guides, edible wild plants, wilderness survival, personal finance, and so forth.

Entertainment, too, can be had for free at your local library, and not just books and magazines to read. Many libraries today have movie DVDs, music CDs, audio books, board games, jig-saw puzzles, and other types of entertainment that you can check out for free.

Local Parks and Greenways offer lots of opportunities for free exercise, recreation, and family time. My local parks have walking/jogging trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, softball fields, and even a lake for fishing at one one of the parks. Some offer free programs and concerts on weekends or during the summer. Hiking greenways is great exercise. Bring along some nature identification guides and turn it into a learning experience.

Free Maps - Many states and localities offer free road maps at interstate rest stops, local tourism boards, and other government agencies. Having actual street maps, instead of depending on GPS and Google maps could be very useful if the Internet goes down for whatever reason. 

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Free Resource of the Day - March 9

3-9-2021 - There is a free treasure trove of information on homesteading and self-reliance in the archives section of Backwoods Home Magazine (click the link to visit there homepage - access the articles from the Browse Articles tab at the top of the page). Hundreds of articles are available, from gardening and raising animals, to firearms and even American history. 

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