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Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Foods
WaterBOB Bathtub Storage - Designed for emergencies, this water bladder can be put into your tub when needed and filled. It holds up to 100 gallons, is BPA free, and comes with a hand pump to make water retrieval easy.
Long Term Storage Containers
Water Filtration and Purification
MPOWERED Luci Inflatable Solar Lights - Luci lights are rechargeable inflatable solar lanterns. They store flat but can be easily inflated when needed. We bought our first Luci lights over eight years ago and they are still going strong. Since then, they have broadened the options available and now offer different models with features such as a USB charger and colored lighting.
Beeswax Taper Candles - Candles are always a good lighting option. They provide a soft, warm light and help create a comforting atmosphere. Tapers are one of my favorite candles for prepping because they offer a lot of light for their size. I prefer beeswax because they are all natural and emit a soft, sweet fragrance without the use of harmful artificial ingredients.
Chamberstick Candle Holder - If you use taper candles, it is nice to have a candle holder. These chambersticks are the old style short holder with a finger loop for easy carrying. They have a nice wide base for stability and are a great combination of elegance and functionality.
Essential Reference Books
First Aid & Medicinal
All New Square Foot Gardening
The Forager's Guide to Wild Foods
When choosing seeds for your garden, especially if you are choosing seeds with survival in mind, it is important to choose non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollenated, heirloom seeds so that they can produce seed for you to use the following year. Having them packaged in mylar or a sealed can for long-term storage is essential. Here are some great seed options.