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In an emergency scenario, taking care of our medical needs is critical. A small cut on our hand can be an opening for a lethal infection that could threaten your life. Be sure to stock supplies that will take care of major injuries, but the most likely need for medical supplies are for things like minor cuts and scrapes, burns, sore throats, ear infections, and many other types of infections such as staph, bladder, sinus, skin, etc. Recently, a lot of our customers have been asking about colloidal silver – or nano-silver. We wanted to delve into some studies and information to help you know if colloidal silver is right for you. What is Colloidal Silver? Broadly, colloidal silver is made up of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid.  ...
Author: Brandon Garrett
Posted: April 15, 2014, 9:28 pm
MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) shelf life is a little bit tricky. Like most shelf stable, long term food storage items, there are important things to know in order to store them properly. The most important concept to understand with MRE shelf life is: MREs are temperature sensitive. According to Temperature What that means is the cooler the storage temperature, the longer the shelf life and inversely, the warmer the storage temperature the shorter the shelf life. It is quite possible that an MRE that is sent to the dessert in Iraq where the temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit will only stay fresh for a period of a few months. Whereas an MRE that is stored in a cool basement that is 65 degrees year round will store for a  ...
Author: TheReadyExpert
Posted: March 31, 2014, 4:57 pm
Ice fishing has come a long way since its origins with Native Americans in the great lakes. It’s moved from a basic line in the water to people building fully stocked ice houses around the hole. Ice fishing is a great recreational activity, but it can also be a great way to bring food to the table during the winter time. In a survival situation, ice fishing can provide an essential meal when there are no plants to scavenge. Here are some basic tips on ice fishing. Picking a Spot When you think of dangerous situations, fishing probably doesn’t top the list. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, ice fishing can be dangerous. The most obvious threat when ice fishing is falling through the ice. You’ll always need  ...
Author: Brandon Garrett
Posted: December 19, 2013, 12:42 am
A Utah man is setting out to do something that no one has ever done before – ride a bicycle to the South Pole. And the Ready Store is along for the ride! During Dan Burton’s journey, he’ll be fueled by freeze-dried food from the Ready Store. He’ll face some of the world’s harshest conditions. In fact, scientists recently discovered the world’s lowest temperature of -136° in Antarctica. “The high temperature is probably going to be in the minus-teens,” Burton told the Deseret News. Besides the cold temperatures, Burton will face a 20- to 30-mph headwind. In these conditions, he expects to travel 20-30 miles a day. “The sun came up a month or so ago, and it doesn’t set again until March,” Burton said, adding that “it’s going to  ...
Author: The Ready Store
Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:45 pm
Paracord can be an awesome tool in your preparedness arsenal. This durable nylon rope can be tied into tons of different designs including bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches and more. If you’re in an emergency, you simply unwind the strong cord and use it to bind, haul or anything else that you might need. You can even use it for hunting! Create a sling for hunting and hurling objects with a great design and a 60 feet of paracord. Check out the design below! What is Paracord? Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a soft, lightweight nylon rope that was originally used for parachuting. Typically, 550 paracord (which is the paracord used for our bracelets) is made of 32 strands of nylon sheath on the outside and seven strands of  ...
Author: Brandon Garrett
Posted: November 21, 2013, 8:00 pm
What if you were stranded in the wild without a can opener or knife? How would you open your food storage? This video will show you a quick and easy way to open a can without any tools, can openers or knives! Check it out! Impress your friends at parties with this simple, helpful trick that might, someday, just save your life!
Author: Clayton Krebs
Posted: November 18, 2013, 7:22 pm
Oatmeal is one of the essential staples every food storage needs. When it comes to mother nature’s creations, oatmeal is the “jack of all trades.” From the obvious health benefits to a myriad of other strange uses such as skin care and odor absorption, the oatmeal sitting in your pantry will come in handy. Health Benefits There is a good chance at some point in your life your doctor will recommend eating a bowl of oatmeal on a regular basis. There are many health benefits to adding oatmeal to your diet plan such as lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, increasing antioxidants, increasing heart health, and more. Lower Cholesterol. Oatmeal contains a very important fiber known as beta-glucan. Since the 1960s, studies have shown that this particular fiber is responsible for  ...
Author: Clayton Krebs
Posted: November 16, 2013, 12:44 am
How would you like to have fresh vegetables and fruit year round? Sounds pretty good right?  Having an underground greenhouse will keep the temperatures hot in the winter and help prevent overheating in the summer; making it possible to grow your garden vegetables through the cold winter months. How it Works We all learned in school that under the earth’s crust is magma which heats the entire sphere. Surprisingly, if you dig down 4 feet, the heating process becomes apparent. For the vast majority of the planet, 4 feet below the surface will stay between 50° to 60°F even if the weather above the ground is 10°F with a cold wind! This phenomenon is called the thermal constant and it’s what the underground greenhouse thrives on. The original design for  ...
Author: Brandon Garrett
Posted: November 9, 2013, 5:48 am
Tinfoil has many uses. While most people use it for cooking and storing leftovers, there are a number of other uses that make this household product worth adding to your emergency preparedness plans. Here are our top 10 favorite uses. 1. Sharpen Scissors Yes, you read that right. To do it you will first need to smooth the foil out followed by fold the sheets into strips making several layers. Next grab your scissors and start cutting. Eight or nine passes of the foil sheet should do the trick! 2. Clean jewelry and silverware Line a bowl with aluminum foil and fill it up with hot water. Next add 1 tablespoon of bleach-free powdered (not liquid) laundry detergent. Then simply place the jewelry or silverware in the solution for one  ...
Author: The Ready Store
Posted: November 7, 2013, 4:13 pm
You might not have ever thought that WD-40 could be used for more than loosening up rusty parts or greasing up your bike chain. In fact WD-40 can be used for many purposes that might just lead to your survival. Here are 13 ways that you can re-purpose WD-40 to help you in any situation! Feel free to add your own ideas and experiences at the end of this article. Help spread the word to others by sharing this on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ pages. Prevent Snow Build-Up on Windows Does the weather forecast predict a big winter snowstorm? You can’t stop the snow from falling, but you can prevent it from building up on your house’s windows. Just spray WD-40 over the outside of your windows before  ...
Author: Jonathan Dick
Posted: October 22, 2013, 6:27 pm




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