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Preserving Meat Without Refrigeration

Preserving Meat Without Refrigeration

If you haven’t considered what would happen without power, start by looking in your kitchen. Your refrigerator would no longer work. Meats and perishables would spoil quickly. While we all want to think we won’t ever be without electricity, no ...

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Making Coffee When the Power is Gone

Making Coffee When the Power is Gone

Coffee has been a staple for years, a part of the quintessential American experience from tales of cowboys around the fire, to busy executives trying to hammer out that new great idea. Making coffee without an electric coffee maker, however, ...

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Hurricane Survivor Tips

Hurricane Survivor Tips

Dear Editor, I have lived stateside for 22 years now but I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean Sea, so it is exposed to a lot of hurricane activity every year. Like most islands, ...

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Real Life Reader Survival Story

Real Life Reader Survival Story

We lived on the Mississippi coastline when Hurricane Frederic came through in 1979. Although we had everything we needed, my husband thought we should pick up a few more batteries, just in case. When we got to the store, there ...

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Real Life Crisis Survival, Part 2

Real Life Crisis Survival, Part 2

Editor: This article is courtesy of Frank, a consultant from Phoenix who was doing mission work in Guatemala last week when a volcano erupted. Two days later tropical storm Agatha hit, devastating the country. Last week I mentioned that in the midst of a power outage and a tropical storm, our little “crisis” took an unexpected turn. About 8:30 pm I heard a knock on the front door. It was odd, not just because it was raining cats and dogs, but because the neighborhood was somewhat isolated.

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