Food Storage and Survival with Angela Paskett

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On the Food Storage and Survival Radio Show we’re talking preparedness with a family focus.  Angela is the mother of four children from toddler to teen and has been prepping with her family for over 14 years.  Tune in for fun interviews, tips, and useable ideas to help you and your family become better prepared for an uncertain future.

Angela is also the author of Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival, published in May, 2014.

Find more from Angela at her blog Food Storage and Survival
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Food Storage and Survival: Canning Your Own Jams , Jellies, and Syrups

Raspberry jamAugust 13, 2014 – Got some extra fruit?  Want to make your own jams, jellies, or syrups but don’t know where to start?  In this episode we’re talking about canning your own jams, jellies, and syrups, including freezer jams and cooked jams!  From what you’ll need to how to get it done.  Tune in and you’ll be making your own delicious jam in no time!

Mentioned in the show:

Apricot Freezer Jam

Plum Cooked Jam

Juicing Berries and Making Jelly

Using Freeze Dried Fruit to make Jam

Ball Blue Book

Corn Cob Jelly

Dandelion Jelly

Food Storage & Survival: Seed Saving 201

FSS episode 63 imageSaving seeds allows your garden to keep producing for you for many years to come.  In last week’s episode we covered basic seed saving.  Ready for some more advanced seed saving?  In this episode we cover saving seeds from tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and onion!

Mentioned in the show:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Saving Tomato Seeds

Saving Cucumber Seeds

Saving Carrot Seeds

Saving Onion Seeds

Food Storage & Survival Radio: Seed Saving 101

Food Storage & Survival: Episode 62 imageJuly 30, 2014:  Gardens are only a sustainable source of food if you have seeds to plant each year, and the best way to get those seeds is to save them from plants you grow.  In this episode, we cover seed saving basics and how to save seeds from some easy plants like green beans, peas, squash, lettuce, cilantro, and radish!  Tune in next week for more advanced seed saving projects including tomato, cucumber, carrots, and onion.

Mentioned in the show:

Saving Squash Seeds

Saving Radish Seeds

How to cut and seal Mylar bags

Food Storage & Survival: Eight of the Best Water Storage Container Options

Food Storage & Survival: Episode 61 imageJuly 23, 2014:  Access to clean water is one of the first necessities in many emergencies, and the easiest way to have clean water is to have some stored. In this episode we discuss the various containers that are available for storing water from empty two liter soda bottles to bathtub bladders and some pros and cons of each. Listen in, then get some water stored for your family!

Mentioned in the show:

Pros and Cons of Popular Water Storage Containers

Water storage options at Thrive Life

Food Storage & Survival: Tips to Travel Prepared

Food Storage & Survival: episode 60 imageJuly 16, 2014:  It’s summer and we’re going places! Whether you’re headed across the country or just across town, in this episode I cover travel tips for being prepared on your way. Including travel by car and airplane and traveling with a firearm.

Mentioned in the show:

Garden drip system
Water timer
TSA prohibited items

Food Storage & Survival: 10 Everyday Reasons to be a Prepper

FSS episode 59 imageJuly 9, 2014: Not buying doomsday? Pretty sure the poles aren’t going to swap places in your lifetime? That’s okay, there are still good reasons to be a prepper. In this episode I share 10 Everyday reasons to prepare your family.

Mentioned in the show:

Not Buying Doomsday? 10 Everyday Reasons to be a Prepper

Vehicle Emergency Kit with Printable Checklist!

Food Storage and Survival: 6 Tips for Success if You’re Planting Your Garden Late

FSS episode 58 imageThink late June or early July is too late to plant a garden?  Think again!  We are practically professionals at planting later than desired, and in this episode I share six tips for success with a garden planted late.

Mentioned in the show:

Kelly Kettle Basecamp

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

Utah Colonial Heritage Foundation

Find your extension office

USDA hardiness zones

6 Tips for Success if You’re Planting Your Garden Late

Food Storage and Survival: 8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Preparedness Knowledge

FSS episode 057 imageJune 25, 2014: Knowledge is power.  In this episode I share eight easy ways to increase your preparedness knowledge.  From free videos to books and magazines to podcasts, there’s sure to be a method that fits your learning style!

Mentioned in the show:
Food Storage and Survival Blog Roll
Food Storage for Self Sufficiency and Survival
8 Easy Ways to Increase Your Preparedness Knowledge
Backwoods Home Magazine
New Pioneer Magazine
Prepare Magazine
Survivalist Magazine
Summer of Survival Webinar series
Grow Your Own Food Webinar series

Food Storage & Survival: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Family Together in an Emergency

FSS episode 56 imageJune 18, 2014: What if an emergency happens and your family isn’t all together? Or you become separated in the aftermath? In this episode I share seven tips to help better your odds of keeping your family together in an emergency! Plus a little about the benefits of getting to preparedness events.

Mentioned in the show:

Summer of Survival

Preparedness Events

What’s Your Threat?