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How Much Can You Do Without?

April 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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If your budget is tight, or negative, and you’re wondering how you can trim your expenses, or you’re looking for more ideas to save some money, here are some things to consider as to what you might do without.

Even if your budget is on-track, by trimming or doing without ‘this or that’ may enable you to save cash to purchase more food storage or preps, etc…

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Safe Plastics For Food and Drink

April 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Food Safe Plastics

Plastics that come in contact with your food or drink ‘should’ be safe based on the following general information. Look for the Recycle symbol (often on the bottom of the container) and read the number located inside the symbol.

The following list cross-references the recycle number (recycling symbol) with what is generally considered safe for food (or not safe).

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Appetite Fatigue

April 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Appetite Fatigue

Imagine that the worst has happened and the $hit has hit the fan. The supply chains of distribution have been all but non-existent and all of the stores have long since been looted and emptied of their goods.

You’re lying low and you’re staying alive off your own food storage of rice and beans while using a camp-stove and fuel you’ve stored ahead. The thing is, you’re only eating rice and beans. Day after day. Week after week. You only had a few weeks worth of other food varieties and they’re long gone now. All you have left are the several buckets of rice and beans you stored for a long-term disaster.

Don’t be that person who is suffering from appetite fatigue.
Ask yourself, “Am I going to eat this sh*t day in and day out?”

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FOOD STORAGE 101, Date and Rotate

April 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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One of the easiest ways to make your food storage a success is to practice good rotation. Organization and Rotation are the keys to not losing your food storage to spoilage. Being organized enables you to rotate your foods without having to consciously think about doing it.

Let me explain what I mean:

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How Much Is 1 Trillion Dollars

April 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Have you ever really grasped how much $1-Trillion dollars actually is?

The United States National Debt is currently $17.5 Trillion dollars, our unfunded liabilities (Social Security & Medicare) are $129-Trillion dollars — numbers which are mind-boggling for people to fully realize or comprehend.

Here are a few real-world visualizations to help you see the enormity that ‘just’ $1-Trillion dollars actually represents…

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The United States Debt Meltdown, And The Coming Dollar Collapse

April 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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The United States government and the Federal Reserve must keep interest rates near zero – because if they don’t, there will be great difficulty in paying the interest on the debt they’ve accumulated, which could bring it all (the economy and our way of life) crashing down.

There’s one problem though. The only way the United States can maintain their zero interest rate policies is for the world to continue accepting the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The thing is – they’re not, and plans are nearly implemented to circumvent the United States dollar for major countries such as Russia and China (and others).

The carrot and the stick approach (by the United States) isn’t working so well anymore. The carrot (the strength of the dollar) is becoming increasingly rotten and the stick (the willingness to use the military) has weakened considerably as Americans have grown war weary.

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Food Storage Calculator: 1-Year Of Bulk Foods

April 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Food Storage Calculator

Use this food storage calculator to calculate quantities of bulk staple foods based on 1-year of preparedness from recommendations by the church of LDS – a popular source in the realm of food storage.

In an uncertain world there is a certain amount of good sense in planning ahead.

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