Why Survival Recovery ?
We need to identify ways we can prepare for emergencies and be self-sustaining. With the tips and articles included in this site, folks who are just beginning this journey and need a little help can find helpful resources and great ideas. Follow the links provided in the following topics and learn more.
Welcome to Survival Recovery
Preparedness Has It's Rewards!
Preparedness can be rewarding in many ways. First and foremost knowing that no matter what the circumstances if you have gone through the effort of planning well and doing the homework your crisis will be met with carefully selected comforts instead of stress and fear.
When times get tough from a natural or man-made disaster, using your supplies is easier than wishing you had them!
Today's news has a thousand reasons why you would need survival supplies...
Read through the pages, forum, and blog here for information relating to readiness. Our purpose is to show you how to get started. This information has been published in a step-by-step guide that is easy to understand and simple to use.
Selecting a variety of nutritious choices is important when planning to store survival foods.
Choose good options to provide energy as well as the important vitamin and mineral rich building blocks the body needs to repair and replenish needed energy reserves.
Selecting good foods from grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein categories to insure your daily dietary needs can be met.
Nutritional food storage planning only has to be as complicated as following the recommended daily allowance charts as outlined by the USDA's health studies.
Survival meals are the same as serving a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner under normal conditions. The portions, items, and ingredients remain the same. How the product is stored and prepared is the only difference.
A favorite meal can be created using the ingredients from canned, frozen, or freeze-dried products.
Be as gourmet as your imagination will allow it!
See: Healthy Survival Food
Vitamins and Supplements
Vitamins A, C, and D base vitamin necessity!
With the best storage foods in stock we still might be short on the full nutritional needs our bodies use to replenish our systems reserves in crisis mode.
Adding supplements to your storage supply is an excellent way to see to the nutritional needs of your family.
Adding vitamin, mineral, herbal, and nutritional supply to the emergency foods we store is a great way to make sure our needs are met.
Store and pack in emergency kits. Choose as complete a multi-vitamin as possible for each family member.
Meal replacements in the form of shakes, supplements, and complete nutrition powders are a great feature in your food storage or 72 hour kit.
See: Vitamins and Supplements
Survival Kits & First Aid
Having prepared the necessary tools for the event of a necessary evacuation or a situation where your home has been disturbed in a calamity, a 72 hour kit is your best friend. The kit you choose should include basic tools, foods, water portions, change of clothing, hygiene products, medicines if needed, a complete first aid kit, and a bed roll.
See: Emergency Kits
What can you create yourself in your kitchen, shop, or grow in your backyard?
Using your resources to the best of your ability and becoming as self-sufficient as possible now means that when crisis or disaster comes into your life you are better prepared.
Learn the skills of the homemaking arts.
Cooking, baking, canning, and a variety of other food creation activities can add not only healthy things to your pantry they add healthy things to your diet. The more basic your ingredients, the better the food is for you. Without the additives the foods will taste better as well!
Essential food storage ingredients begin with your baking staples.
See: Baking Basics
Planting A Survival Garden
A simple garden can be a salad lover's delight! There is nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato!
Even in small spaces you can plant and grow items to supplement your survival food pantry. Herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, and other delicious items can be grown in pots.
Planning a small garden on a porch or balcony or just in the little space you have is not difficult. Look at the area you might want to put your containers and see how much light it gets. If you are receiving at least 3-5 hours of direct sunlight you CAN garden here!
See: Container Garden
Preparing your family and home involves more than stocking goods and foods.
Run regular training exercises so your family is aware of what they need to do when that time comes and less likely to panic.
Target specific disaster drills for the area you live in whether it is tornado, earthquake, flood, hurricane, or heavy winter storms. Begin with a map of your home and discuss the actions needed to be taken when disaster strikes.
See: Before ~ Disaster Readiness
Survival & H20
Fresh water can be hard to come by in a disaster scenario.
Though the body needs food for energy it needs water more to keep the body functioning at peak performance. Water is the most vital substance you will select.
A water supply for you and each member of your family should be your first priority.
With the advance of filters, supplies, and treatment options, storing good, clean H2O is only a few steps away.
See: H2O - Water
Healthy Survival Food Choices
Tips & Tricks
Food Group Articles:
72 Hour & Emergency Kits
Energy & Power
Hygiene & Waste Management
The Survival Garden
Books on Gardening
What to plant
Survival Recovery - The Journey