I recently had the chance to go back through my 72 hour kits. I changed out some clothing for my children, removed some things that didn’t make sense anymore and replaced the food. As I was doing this I found a few things that made me glad I had been looking over my kits.
The first item I found was in the food. I had placed pop-top mixed fruit cans, and in three of my kits the tops had been popped. The contents had gotten all over the rest of the food, and then of course had dried out. It was pretty gross. So if you are going to use those types of cans make sure you pack them in a way that they can’t get accidentally opened. (more…)
My brother passed along a video today that fits right in here on the blog. As many people know, I have a long love of cured foods. Bacon, of course, ranks at the top of my list. Bacon, and country hams were an important staple for survival to people in the Appalachians for hundreds of years before refrigeration was introduced. While I don’t have a setup for curing my own bacon (yet), this video sure encourages me to get that setup sooner than later. This 10 minute documentary is about a man who run’s a business curing bacon and ham the old fashioned way.
As I told a friend, the subjects Appalachian accent is like a Barry White with the sequences of frying bacon and country ham.
Once you’ve watched, you’ll probably want to go buy bacon or ham from their site and then once you’ve tasted the difference, try to cure bacon on your own.
Join us for an evening of free information on different options for cooking when the power goes out. Representatives from great companies such as Sun Oven, Volcano Grills, Humless, and InstaFire will be combining with Jodi and Julie from Food Storage Made Easy to help you learn about these products as well as several free or inexpensive tools you can make yourself. Come and enjoy free handouts, event discounts, giveaways and more!
Cost: FREE! Bring a friend!
Date: Thursday May 10, 2012
Time: 7-9 pm (7-8 will be instructional, 8-9 will be Q&A at individual booths)
American Preparatory Academy 12892 S. Pony Express Rd. (Just off of I15 and Bangeter) Draper, Utah 84020