Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2021
There has been a big focus lately on being prepared and surviving the coming apocalypse. Well, that might be too dramatic. But you get the gist.

While being prepared can conjure images of repurposed missile silos, compounds deep in the woods, and some cult-like leader preaching about the end times, most people aren't going that route. Most people are looking to be prepared for emergencies, be able to help some neighbors, and keep the cost of doing so down. And by most people- I mean me and my family.

Enter this quick (but by no means scant) e-book. Riley has done a great job of taking something that may seem overburdensome and making it very accessible. We all should have some food storage, some extra items, and necessities put away in case of an emergency, disaster, or other unplanned events.

We want to be able to shelter in our homes (they are our castles after all) and be able to survive the difficulty with relative ease. This book aims to help with that. Think about your pantry, your root cellar, and your day-to-day function.

This book is less concerned with the 30,000-foot view of the compound layout and space and instead focuses on HOW you are going to do that. You need to eat to live. Surviving and having a generator is worthless if you have no food- that is the focus of this book. How are you going to eat and prepare for emergencies?

Food storage is more than 10lb cans with beans and wheat. It's more than bags of rice and jars of spaghetti sauce and green beans. We need to think of nutrition as well- about the foods that not only sustain life- but also help life to thrive. We need to think about vitamins, micronutrients, and balancing this so that you don’t end up nutritionally deficient while you are calorie-dense.

How do you preserve food with a pressure cooker for canning? (much less do you know what you can actually can? Some foods don’t preserve well) Find out here. How about dehydrating food without a fancy dehydrator? Find out here. What about what kinds of food to store/preserve/consider? Find out here.

What about growing your own garden? Find out here. Or maybe even having some buckets on your porch if you don’t have yard space. That is covered as well. Riley does a good job of hitting those high points and giving you tips and tricks along the way.

Oh, and did you consider what your food should taste like? Yes- salt, spices, the flavor is important. I’m very happy that Riley chose to add this to the book as well- flavor and wanting to eat food is important- even more so in an emergency as well- it brings comfort to have something taste good.

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to prepare for emergencies and then start turning that plan into action when it comes to food and food storage. Great information, very clearly written and formatted and presented- and the logical flow of the book is a plus too! I highly recommend this book and suggest you add it to your prepper-themed- shelf!
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