Starting yesterday, April 2nd, the Orem Costco and the Sandy Costco are again hosting their Food Rotation System special event. They are offering the Shelf Reliance can rotating shelves for $269 which is a great price. If you have been planning on purchasing one of these systems, now is a great time to get your Food Storage organized with these great products and save some money at the same time.
Based on the Costco Special Events file, the Orem and Sandy Costcos will be hosting this event from April second to April eleventh.
The West Valley Costco location will be hosting the same event April sixteenth to twenty-fifth.
Do you have a favorite recipe for using your food storage? Maybe a comfort food your family wouldn’t want to go without, or something that makes excellent use fo the basics? Well here’s a good chance to show your stuff, and have a chance to win some *awesome* prizes. Our friends at Shelf Reliance are having a recipe contest this month.
Entries can be emailed to [email protected]. For more information, such as the rules and details, go check out their page.
Also, go ahead and send along your favorite recipe to me, and we’ll post them up on the site here. Of course, just watch out because I’ve got a few recipes up my sleeve, and I’m gunning for that #1 prize myself :)
My wife is from California, I’m from Washington. We both grew up learning about the dangers of earthquakes, and the likelihood of them happening. While she had far more experience with them actually happening than I did, I do remember having earthquake drills in school. Learning to stay away from the windows, and what would help protect me from the roof falling in. Living in Utah now, my son hasn’t had drills like that in his school, some might say because of the lower risk of earthquakes. We’ve had family lessons on how to react in the case of an earthquake, among other emergencies, but what do other people have to say about earthquakes in Utah? What would be the general populations reaction? Continue reading “Utah Earthquake Education”
After some recent discussions on her blog, Marie at Food Storage…A Necessary Adventure decided to start up an Idaho Preppers Network. Good to see more initiative out there. If you are an Idaho Prep blogger, get added. If you are a prepper, join up to read. And please add a link on your blog too.
If you know of another regional prepper blog network that we don’t know about, or maybe you are just starting one too, let us know.
Ever been called crazy for having a preparedness mindset? Ever questioned yourself if that drive to store up a few more cans of food might be just a little too much? A friend of mine, who is a trauma counselor, decided to start writing a bit about the psychology of preparedness.
After hearing him talk a bit about generalized difficulties he sees on a daily basis, our discussions went into what you will start to see in his posts. To be mentally stable, you must have some security, some anchor in your life. He starts here by establishing some of the basic needs we have for mental stability. I’d recommend giving it a read, then keep your eyes open for the rest of the series, should prove very useful in helping yourself understand your basic reasons for preparedness, and why maybe others you know might not feel the same.
With an economy just starting a free-fall, rights being repealed left and right, job losses, and more, you need to make sure that you are prepared both physically, as well as mentally for what may come.
Real worldmodern and historic data have shown that government efforts to suppress gun ownership negatively affects law abiding citizens while having little to no affect on criminals or the criminal use of firearms. Citizens of England and Australia have come to that realization, perhaps too late.
Listening to these people talk about the incremental way that their rights were first infringed upon, then completely taken away reminds me of a famous quote by Martin Niemöller:
“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.”
As liberty loving Americans we need to stand up for not only ourRights but the Rights of others.
When I lived in Southern California, I began to get into long range target shooting. Through this hobby I met Tom Miller and Don Anderson, two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Tom is a retired ATF agent and FFL dealer. I bought my EDM Arms Windrunner through Tom as well as both of the Nightforce scopes that I own. His prices and most of all his friendly service are second to none.
Don was his right hand man, helping out at gun shows, but more than this, he was a regular at the monthly .50 cal shoot at Angeles Ranges. He allowed anyone interested to shoot his .50 cal, .408 CheyTac or .338 Lapua for free, just to promote interest in the sport. He invested in all the best equipment to reload .50 cal ammunition and would sell it to anyone at his cost to shoot in their own rifles. This of course represented a considerable amount of time he was giving away, just to help promote the sport.
About 2 years ago, a while after I left California, I found out that Don’s house had been raided by SWAT teams, the ATF and LA County Sheriffs. All his semi-automatic firearms were taken away. This was followed by two years of silence. Don had done nothing illegal and we all assumed that the DA and others were hoping they would be able to let it die without admitting they were wrong. Continue reading “Friend in need.”
Today they have a great write-up on canning food you’ve purchased in #10 cans. They have several pictures that walk you through the process of using a canner at home to dry pack food you’ve purchased at the store. This can be wheat, rice, pasta, sugar, salt, or any other dry food you can buy in bulk.
One of my favorite comfort foods to have around is cheese. While I do not consider myself any kind of cheese-snob by any means, I do have several varieties that I like to have on hand (Cheddar, Jack, Gouda, to name a few), and really care about the flavor and texture of those cheeses. These cheeses make up a very important part of my regular diet, and having to go without them would not only cause me and mine to feel the lack of something, but our bodies would probably quickly notice it, and our digestion would likely suffer.
I’d like to link today to a great post by a friend of mine, Jordan Gunderson. I’ve known Jordy for a few years now through our local geek community, and was ever so proud when recently he had told me about how his family had been dedicating themselves to getting their three-month, then year’s supply of food in place. He had obviously put in some good thought and research into things, much like any geek will do when dedicating themselves to solving a problem.
This is a habit I got myself into a long time ago. It’s a fairly simple principle – if you do at LEAST one small thing to prep every single day, it will all add up very quickly! Following this principle, I make sure that every day I’ve done something to prep. It might be as simple as fill a 2 liter bottle with water or doing a quick visual inventory and making a mental checklist of what I need to pick up at the store soon. Other (funner) days it’s something much more complex like stocking up on medical supplies, buying another gas can, filling it and putting it with the others.