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Just Enough Government to Get the Job Done

How much is Just Enough? With any political philosophy it all comes down to this: How much your philosophy attempts to force those who disagree to live under rules your philosophy promulgates. The founding philosophy of America was Liberty. The concept of Liberty...

We are Tribal at our Core

Characterized by a tendency to form groups or by strong group loyalty. I watched a short ‘TED talk’ regarding PTSD which had been recommended by a MSB reader (incidentally, no, I don’t have PTSD). The speaker drew some intriguing observations, one of which pointed out...

Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

This is an ongoing running forum. Every Saturday I trim the comments back to the most recent 100, and let it run all week. This open-forum is for: – Sitting around the campfire with fellow MSB’rs – Off-topic conversation throughout the week – Preparedness...

4 Things That Affect Your Food Storage

The shelf life of your food storage is affected by many things, perhaps most important are temperature, moisture, atmosphere, and containment. Here’s more detail…   Food Storage Temperature Temperature greatly affects food storage life. Based on the Q10...

Tuna in Oil vs Water | Best for Preparedness Pantry

Tuna in oil or tuna in water. What’s the difference between them? And which should I get for my long term storage deep pantry? Tuna in Oil vs Water The main difference is tuna in oil has about four times as much fat. And more calories per can. If you’re here viewing...

Dehydrate Strawberries with Excalibur Food Dehydrator

When strawberries are in season, take advantage of it! Buy on sale when the market is flooded with fresh strawberries and use a food dehydrator to preserve them for later! Strawberries are a great ‘sweet tooth’ addition to your preparedness deep pantry. When...

Whole Wheat Homemade Bread Recipe & Tips

Making your own wheat bread from scratch can be so much healthier than processed bread. You will control and know every ingredient that goes into making a loaf, without any of those unpronounceable ingredients listed on store-bought loaves… There are countless...