Non-GMO Food Supplies – A Great Deal

I know many of our regular readers already home can their own garden foods and some of you even can your homegrown meats. But, if you’re not confident that you have enough food in your pantry, or if you are new to trying to be more self sufficient, you may be looking for some good deals on foods to stock your shelves with.

The strange weather things that are happening around North America right now can lead to chaos – trucks can’t get anywhere to deliver food, because highways are covered in snow. Droughts in California are helping to make people insecure about their food supply and a huge amount of the nation’s food is grown in California. What will happen if there is no water left?

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Here’s a great deal from the folks at My Patriot Supply – but the deal won’t last. It ends January 31, so you’ve only got a couple days to check out the specials and place an order.

All of this food is made from Non-GMO ingredients and the company is located in the United States. So there’s two great things right off the bat. You’re not supporting those companies that use GMO’s in their products AND it’s an American company. One thing we like to do is to try to always buy from Canadian companies and if we can’t find what we need, we then turn to American companies. We believe in supporting our own country and our neighbour, instead of buying things made in China or elsewhere. It’s a philosophy we hope more people will agree with. Keep the jobs at home!

MPS Non GMO Food Supplies   A Great Deal

Check out these deals at My Patriot Supply – they have 3 different packages that will help. There is a 3 week food supply kit (plus 1 week Free), a 3 month food supply kit (plus 1 month Free) and even a 1 year food supply kit (plus 1 year Free). Plus, you get Free shipping for any order over $49!

When you go over to their site, you can see exactly what foods are included into each kit. They’ve got main dishes, soups, fruits, drinks and more. Every item has no trans fat or GMO’s. If you enjoy meals like chowders, beef stroganoff, chili, granola, oatmeal, etc. you will find these are all included.

Don’t forget – this special ends January 31!

Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing your family for emergencies is an important thing! Stocking food for the family is one of the most vital things to do. Dehydrated food or freeze-dried food such as Wise Food Storage products are ideal because they are lightweight and easy to prepare.

 

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Here are some tips for staying safe and getting prepared during a flood emergency.
Assemble an emergency kit

The Red Cross recommends that you have the following on hand:

  • Water – at least 3-day supply; one gallon person per day
  • Food – at least a 3-day supply of non­perishable, easy-­to-­prepare food; ideally dehydrated or freeze-dried food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-­day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage

 

Stay informed
NOAA Weather Radio, the NOAA website, or local TV or radio stations will issue flood warnings and reports from the National Weather service. If a flood warning is issued for your area, be prepared to evacuate right away and move to higher ground.
Protect emergency food and water
  • Basements are excellent for emergency food storage because of their low, constant temperatures. Ensure that food is elevated enough to stay dry. Better yet, temporarily move your supply to the highest level of the house.
  • Keep a supply of bottled water or keep a Katadyn water filter nearby. Do not use the water from a well until it has been tested and deemed safe.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables and prepare baby formula with safe water.
  • Don’t eat anything that’s come in contact with floodwater.
  • Throw out food that is not in waterproof containers (screw caps, pull tops and crimped caps are not waterproof).
  • Food in metal cans and flexible metal or plastic pouches can be cleaned by removing labels and sanitizing containers before opening.
  • Thoroughly sanitize food prep pans, countertops, dishes and utensils with hot soap and water or a bleach solution.

 

Return carefully

  • Return home only when officials have declared the area safe.
  • Before entering your home, check for loose power lines and damaged gas lines. If you see or hear either one, leave immediately.
  • As you enter, be aware that wild animals, especially poisonous snakes can seek shelter in flooded houses.
  • Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.
  • Contact your local or state public health department for specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area after a disaster as water may be contaminated.
As illustrated by recent events, even if you’re not in a designated flood plain you may be at risk for high water damage in extreme weather conditions. Take some time to assemble a kit and familiarize yourself with basic safety information. Be alert. Be prepared.