Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Give Away: Mylar Bags!

Does anyone doubt that we are experiencing tough times on the homefront? It would be easy to take a doomsdayer attitude, but God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity. And besides, these things are not new. Tough times have been around since God told Adam he would have to till the ground to produce his own food; it's just that tough times are new for our generation, and particularly twenty-first century Americans. Since we're so steeped in luxury living, the road ahead will probably seem even more bumpy that it would have for our ancestors.

So, how should we respond? Do we plan? Or do we ignore it? And should our lives look different in any particular way given the economic and political forecast on the horizon? If you haven't read my series on Prepping Basics, please carve out some time to do so. Although I haven't finished this series I'll probably do so soon since it seems so timely. (You may want to bookmark the index page for later reference and to see when I've added posts.) 

Another article I'd like to encourage you to read is David Barton's post Preparing For The Unknown at The Blaze. (Thanks to Megan at A Blossoming Homestead for sharing this link!) Please take a few minutes and read Barton's article; it's exactly what I'd like to say to everyone I know! As a historian, he has a keen eye for using the past to help anticipate some of what we can expect in the near future.

To help you in your food storage preparations, USA Emergency Supply is hosting a nice give-away to help you store some of your bulk food supplies:

Twenty 5 Gallon Mylar Bags! 

These bags are definitely a prepping basic! I just spent some of my grocery money this month to restock rice, beans, and grains for my pantry.  And I used mylar bags from USA Emergency Supply to repackage the rice for long term storage. I'll be getting to the beans soon, too. Seems like we go through the grain so fast (baking all our own bread), that I haven't been able to buy enough to package some for long term, but I hope to get around to it as soon as possible.

These bags are tough and work well to seal food from insects and oxidation. Be sure to use some oxygen absorbers along with the items your packing. For a demonstration, view my link How To Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers.

Enter The Give-Away!

1. Visit USA Emergency Supply and read one of the posts under Packing Your Own food Storage.

2. Come back here and leave a comment about a tip or fact that you learned which will help you in your own food storage. (Please leave an email if you don't have a blog!)

3. Blog, FB, or Tweet this post with a link back to Homestead Revival™ and you can leave a second comment for a second entry.

This give-away ends Friday, March 11 at 11:59 pm PST.


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