Month: July 2019

Freeze Dried Foods and Dehydrated Foods – What’s the Difference ?

Everyone has heard of dehydrated foods. It’s the simplest and least-expensive way to store food for longer periods of time; it’s something that’s more affordable for families to do at home–if they can afford to spend the time preparing and dehydrating foods for emergency food storage. But what of freeze-dried foods? To some people the term may be completely new, or sound familiar but unsure of the definition. Some may have even tried freeze-dried food without even realizing they have. If you have had “astronaut ice cream” before, then you have tried freeze dried food. When gathering food for emergency food storage, hiking, camping or other similar reasons, it is good to know the difference between these two types of prepared food storage. Not only will k...

10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Past About Self-Reliance

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal. If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even more – and...