Many of you have asked for a one-stop-shop for the real food preparedness series that’s been running the past few weeks. An easily printable eBook would be perfect, right, because let’s face it: when in an emergency, it’s quite possible your trusty laptop may have some issues connecting to the Internet.
A printed copy is a must-have.
I wish I could help you, but you know…God helps those who help themselves. Just kidding.
I’m happy to provide this post, which is a massive list of resources, both an index of all the previous posts here at KS plus every blog, product, article, and company to which I’ve referred or been directed over the past few weeks. You’ll have to do some clicking and printing yourself, though, to get them all in one place.
- 10 Baby Steps to Emergency Preparedness: my attempt to give you (me!) somewhere to start
- Questions to Ask Yourself: why be prepared? For what?
- Top 12 Prepping Steps from Homestead Revival(much more prioritized than mine)
- Being Prepared in the Short Term: quick meals and unplanned dinners
- Is Preparing for Disaster Faithful or Fearful?
- 24 weeks to being prepared: a simple calendar with a few tasks a week to get your family ready for almost any disaster. I printed this easy list!
- How to Overcome Food Storage Excuses
Real Food Stockpile Ideas
Almost all of these posts have been updated with ideas from readers that were included in the comments, so they’re even more comprehensive than when you read them the firs time. My hope is that this can be a great and dynamic resource for all of us!
- Preservation and Storage Techniques: an exploration of the real food pros and cons of canning, freezing, dehydrating, freeze-drying, and more.
- Meats, Proteins and Fats: including dried beans, canning your own beans and meat, and what traditional fats can be shelf stable.
- Fruits and Vegetables: Cans? Dehydrated? Freeze-dried?
- Dairy: You can can butter, preserve cheese about 4 different ways, and just eat your ice cream first. This post has a ton of additional information compared to its first published version.
- Grains: Why grains, where to find them and how to store; includes many ideas from readers.
- From Food Storage Made Easy: Healthy Food Storage
- How much? Preparedness Food Calculator
- See what a real life year’s supply of real food looks like with GNOWFGLIN’s Thank You Video: A Year’s Worth of Real Food Storage
Where to Purchase Long-Term Storage Supplies
- Shelf Reliance from Jennifer, a WAPF member in Florida: “I have an extensive allergens list as well as one which lists foods that are MSG and GMO free. (Most of our products are free of these and are grown in the US using organic farming practices). We also will be gaining Gluten free and Organic certification on many of our products soon.”
- Emergency Essentials: one of the many places you can find freeze-dried foods and tons of other survival goods.
- LPC Survival: carrying Berkey filters and bottles as well as MRE type kits and serious food storage options.
- Bulk foods from the LDS church
How to Store…
- Basics: What to Store
- Basics: How to Store Bulk Food
- Basics: What Containers to Use for Emergency Food Storage
- in buckets
- in mylar bags
- with oxygen absorbers
- storage crops
- How Long Can You Store Foods?
Preparing Your Water
- How to Store Water Without Chemicals: various methods including purification drops, filters, and more
Additional Prep Ideas & FAQs
- Creating an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
- How to Keep Cooking in an Emergency
- Where do I Store Supplies if I don’t have Much Space?
- Creative Places for Food Storage
72-Hour Survival Kits
- The resource post: Are You Prepared to Evacuate?
- Watch KS on Facebook for one reader’s awesome 20-week step-by-step guide to getting that Bug Out Bag ready to go.I’ll post one task to complete each Monday morning for the next 20 weeks. Do play along!
- UPDATE: Here’s the 72-hour survival kit checklist, one week at a time, all in one spot.
- San Francisco’s evacuation tutorial site
General Preparedness Resources for Further Reading
Bookmark these sites if you’re interested in doing this far, far better than me:
- Internet Radio Shows:
- The NEW Passport To Survival. 12 Steps to Self-Sufficient Living by Rita Bingham
- Mrs. Survival forums
- LDS Church basics of Family Emergency Planning
- FEMA‘s printable list of supplies and more
Remember to take things one step at a time and don’t try to do everything at once. That 24-week calendar is definitely one brilliant place to begin so you don’t get overwhelmed and just give up.
Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Emergency Essentials, Making the Best of Basics, and Amazon and will earn a small commission on any sales made starting here. Shelf Reliance via Jennifer and LPC Survival are two June sponsors of KS, and I’m happy to include them here as a complementary mention. Please patronize businesses that support bloggers! Thanks! See my full disclosure statement here.