A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

Preparedness

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.

How Much Toilet Paper Do You Need?

The average American household of 2.6 people uses 409 regular rolls of toilet paper a year. The company calculated that the 24/7 stay-at-home orders that has kept millions of people locked down, increased the home TP consumption by 40%.

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Education – Plan B

It really doesn’t matter where you have chosen to be if a national crisis erupts, you are probably not inclined to put your children on a school bus and send them miles away from you so having a plan B only makes sense.

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Who Buys Emergency Preparedness Trauma Kits?

One of the questions we get asked a lot about our large-scale first-aid kits is “who buys this stuff?” We have trauma kits for 1,000 people, 500 and for all different situations and most people can’t imagine who might need such a thing. They’re thinking about their little personal first-aid kit that’s in the car or home. It’s good for the occasional scrap or cut, but not for a major emergency.

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Why Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Are Important to Long Term Food Storage

I’ve recommended vitamins and minerals to supplement the typical American diet for years. Considering most of our food comes from corporate farms and is over processed, I just don’t feel it contains everything a healthy body requires. If we need supplements now, why would we not consider them necessary as part of a long term food plan?

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Emergency Food Storage Comparisons Don’t Tell The Whole Story

Emergency Food Storage Comparisons are extremely helpful when you are shopping for emergency food but can be misleading when the term ‘year supply’ is used. All One Year Supply food packages are not created equal and it’s not just the calories or cost per serving that must be considered.

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