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Having a long-term survival food supply for emergencies is essential for ensuring the safety and survival of your family. That’s why learning how to begin storing survival food is such an important skill– one that develops into a lifestyle that prioritizes complete autonomy, even in the wake of the most severe disasters.  
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When fresh meat sources become scarce in the wake of a disaster, protein is not something you can afford to cut out of your diet. That's why canned meat plays a pivotal role in emergency preparedness plans.
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Humans have been growing, consuming, and storing rice for centuries, and for good reason. Rice is dense with nutrients, versatile in its applications, and can be easily stockpiled for long-term food storage, due to its remarkable shelf life. 
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In North America, the cost of living has been on a sustained upward trend, with inflation reaching a four-decade high. This trend has increased pressure on personal budgets as the cost of necessities such as gas, groceries, and everyday bills continues to escalate.
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There are so many questions you must answer when stockpiling and prepping for the safety of your family, like “What should I be prepping?”, “Where should I store my stockpile?”, and many more. We are here today to answer “how much food to store per person”!
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Finding the best gifts for homesteaders can be a little tricky. They tend to be a pretty self-reliant group! But there is actually a  wide range of homestead gifts out there, making it hard to choose the most appropriate one. To help you out, we’ve compiled an extensive list of 31 fantastic homestead gift ideas. So let’s see what we’ve got!
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In an unpredictable world, a sense of self-reliance is a pillar of strength. This isn't about harboring a pessimistic outlook, rather, it's about being prepared for whatever comes your way. As with mastering any craft, from carpentry to perfecting a steak, precision, quality, and persistence are key. This extends to the art of food storage. It takes some time and a lot of research to learn how to effectively store food long term. One of the basics that you’ll need to have on hand in case of emergency is sugar. How to store sugar long term is not as simple as it may seem at first. 
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Rice cost spikes, triggered by a global rice shortage, could hit the wallets of many around the globe, according to the latest Fitch Solutions report. But the good news is that there are some steps you can take now to keep your grocery bill down when this happens.
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Having a robust food storage plan is critical for emergency preparedness. From short-term disruptions like blizzards to long-term shutdowns to food access in the aftermath of a civil war– how you feed yourself and your family will depend on what you’ve prepped ahead of time.
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Life can be full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. This is why it's important to be prepared for anything. One way to do this is by having a Bug Out Bag ready. This isn't just some ordinary bag—it's a survival kit for emergencies. It's not just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.
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Some may say coffee is just a means to stave off the morning's grogginess. They're wrong. Coffee is a symbol of self-sufficiency, an energy boost, a pillar of personal independence, and a calming ritual in a world that can't sit still. As coffee consumption soars, it's time to ask the tough question: what if you can’t go out and buy coffee? This article offers wisdom on how to store coffee long term, guaranteeing a robust cup of joe amid whatever life throws at you.
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The key to getting prepared for unexpected emergencies and disaster scenarios starts with creating a long-term food storage list. A list of the best food for long-term storage will help you methodically plan ahead for unexpected disasters and keep your family fed despite disruptions to food access. 
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