What happens when disaster strikes and you have to stay home, but the power is out? It can take days or even weeks for everyone in a region to have their power restored after a mass outage. Some emergencies may require us to stay indoors, leaving us without access to a working stove or our usual shops. And any shops
While most emergencies are resolved within 72 hours, it is possible for a disaster to knock a community out of ‘normal’ for weeks or even months. In the last few articles of this series, we discussed how to catch and prepare fish to eat. Fish are a great source of proteins and nutrients in an emergency. However, humans need a
“Do those have gluten?” Is a question we get asked often here at Total Prepare. For some, avoiding gluten is a dietary choice, made on the advice of books or gurus. For people with Celiac disease, eating even a trace amount of certain wheat proteins (gluten) can mean hours of discomfort grappling with constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or a whole
Being prepared for an emergency is crucial to personal and community well-being. Despite this, even known earthquake zones see less than half of the population actually readying themselves for potential disaster. Here at Total Prepare we understand that getting yourself in the proper headspace for gathering supplies can be a difficult task. After all no one wants to spend money
MREs or Meals Ready to Eat are a marvel of modern survivalist technology. With built in heaters, a respectable 5 year shelf life, and menus that are sure to please, they find popularity with outdoorspeople as readily as with the prepper community. MREs were developed in the USA as a way to feed soldiers on the move without weighing them down.
In this final installment of our series we're going to talk about food storage royalty. With its' all-in-one nature, compact packaging, solid flavours, and impeccable calorie/protein counts this is easily the most difficult item to keep on our shelves. I am of course talking about Meals Ready to Eat. Commonly referred to as MREs these rations were originally designed for military
Throughout the last few weeks we've discussed a few of our favourite long term food storage options. We touched on the importance of calories and protein in your meal planning, and reviewed Legacy, Wise, and Augason Farms pre-made meals. Today, we'll look at a few other food storage options that are perfect for short term preparedness, or bulking up your
Options abound when it comes to choosing a Freeze Dried Food (FDF) brand to trust. Total Prepare has done much of the legwork already, narrowing our selection carefully to a handful of brands we keep in our own kits. Today we'll look at the most common question we receive at Total Prepare. What's the Difference Between These FDF Brands? Great question! As