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Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Okay, we are back and we are ready with your newest segment of “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck.”  If you’ve been following this series faithfully you have a lot of great gear and supplies that could realistically save you if the worst were to ever happen.  This time we are recommending a few specific items to help you cover some short-comings that were created by the other items that you currently have.  What are these items?  Well, you have water.  You have food.  You even have a camp stove to prepare your food.  So what are these short-comings we speak of?  Well, the 4 items listed below will cover the short-comings you have within your supply cache.  Once you read about them, you’ll probably feel silly you never thought of them yourself.  Here we go: (more…)

The Ready Center Lipton Cup-a-Soup

Article submitted by Shirley Ready @ The Ready Center

$1.25.  That’s all this box of goodness cost the other day at my local Kroger store.  There are 4 instant soup envelopes in it and when the conditions are just right, they are FANTASTIC!  Don’t let the front picture fool you though, you’re not getting luscious chunks of great chicken in there… more like chicken pellets, but it’s good all the same.

Recently I’d been out all afternoon snowshoeing through the woods dragging my son through the snow on a sled while he was dragging his arms through the loose snow around him.  I came back to the warming hut where they have cold sandwiches (oh yay), hot cocoa (that’s better) and these babies!  I emptied the contents of one envelope into a Styrofoam cup, poured some hot water over the top and suddenly, I was in the land of sweet chicken noodle soup.  It wasn’t my mom’s homemade stuff, but man, this hit the spot. (more…)

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Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of using a compact propane fueled camp stove during a power outage or during a camping trip knows how invaluable they are.  Especially so if you are cold and wet.  These little work-horses really are a “must have” for those who live in a cold environments year round, as well as for those who appreciate a hot meal.  This pay period we recommend you go out and get one.

You’ll find that compact propane fueled camp stoves are worth their weight in gold if/when you find yourself in a real “grid down (more…)

Mac & Cheese The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Water?  Check.  Backpack containing knife and flashlight(s)?  Check.  So what’s next you ask…  A machine gun!  Duh!  Just kidding.  This pay period we recommend you cover one of the basic necessities of life:  Food.

What exactly you choose to get and how much you choose to get will depend upon your family size and dynamic.  This article, we will not be providing you with a rock solid recommendation on what exactly you should purchase.  Instead we will lay out some of the better options you have and (more…)

Survival Cap

Article submitted  by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

In this series of articles we are covering “The 4 Basic Prepping Categories” which focus on your primary needs if you would ever have to endure an emergency or hardship.  These 4 basic categories are water, food, shelter, and security.  In our first article we covered the basic planning involved to cover the water needs of you and your loved ones.  If you haven’t read that article yet, click here.  In part 2 of this series, we are going to go over the second category covered in the 4 basic prepping categories, food.

Food – There are many well documented cases of people surviving long bouts without food.  (examples: Mahatma Gandhi – 21 days, Mitsutaka Uchikoshi- 24 days, (more…)