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May 14, 2019

The Blogging Pilgrim

    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Sprouting

Sprouting seeds at home is the cheapest and most convenient way to have fresh greens with all the healthful benefits in any season. Sprouts are nutrient-dense, and an incredibly simple way to enhance everyday meals. Sprouts are full of antioxidants, protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Broccoli sprouts have been found to contain 50 times as much of the antioxidant sulfurophane as mature broccoli.

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Radiation Exposure First Aid

Potassium iodide helps block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland and is used to protect people from the carcinogenic effects of radiation exposure after an accident at a nuclear power plant or other nuclear explosion. The effectiveness of Potassium Iodide as a specific blocker of thyroid radioactive iodine uptake is well established. Do you have a nuclear power plant near you? Are

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Camping Gear

Lightweight tents, privacy shelters and cots make hunting, backpacking and camping a relaxing, enjoyable, vacation experience. Roughing it doesn’t have to be so rough, you can be prepared AND comfortable! It’s great to have all the right camping gear on hand and ready to go when you are feeling the need to retreat into the wilderness for a little R&R. There is nothing more fun

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Light, Heat and Cooking

Designed for camping and backpacking, these stoves are portable and convenient for disaster or emergency situations. Having a stove and plenty of fuel allows you to cook your food and can provide some heat. Be sure to have a well ventilated area when using stoves with open flame. Designed for camping and backpacking, these heat sources are portable and convenient for outdoor activities or emergency

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Water Filtration and Storage

Need pure water but all that is available is muddy and full of viruses and other gut-wrenching pathogens? Whether “packing in” or “bugging out” or your municipal water is contaminated, we have the solutions! Here is the complete selection of the “World’s Best” water filtration equipment, both the Berkey and Katadyn lines of water filtration devices. Three days without water and you are dead –

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Trauma Kits

Be prepared to respond to emergency situations with a”Mini” S.T.A.R.T. Medical Unit, a S.T.A.R.T. I  – Burn Unit, a S.T.A.R.T. I Deluxe Medical Sleeve, a S.T.A.R.T. II Trauma Kit, or a Mayday Trauma Kit. Our emergency trauma kits have critical supplies that are imperative in performing first response aid. For the most part, only emergency facilities and ambulances are equipped with such emergency first aid

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Emergency Preparedness

A good Emergency Kit guarantees having the right supplies on hand for first aid, traumas and emergencies. Cuts, scrapes and even worse happen all the time, when you are working or playing outdoors and in the home or office during routine activities. How prepared are you in the event of an emergency? Are you prepared, and I mean truly prepared if someone gets hurt? Ask

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One Year Food Packages

Complete packages of food for one or more people for one full year. Each package has total weight and nutritional information. The packages vary in contents from basic survival to deluxe variety to accommodate your specific needs. Complete one year food packages from the basics for one person to deluxe variety for four people. Our one year food supply packages have the calories, proteins and

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Storable Food Variety Packs

Variety packages of dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, meat substitute, baking needs and cereals. Expands your long term food storage, adds assortment and versatility. Incorporate as much versatility as possible into your long term food storage plan by adding our storable food variety packs.As you accumulate items for a long term food storage, you may find that you have covered the caloric requirements through

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Storable Foods in Cans

Dehydrated fruit & vegetables, baking ingredients, milk, meat substitute, grains and legumes in #10 cans make starting or expanding a food storage program far easier in limited space. Buying a wider variety in smaller quantities can make using your food storage more interesting. Get greater variety in your food storage with different fruits, vegetables and desserts in #10 cans. For many, storage space is a

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