8 Foods That You Can Freeze Dry

Freeze drying of food as we know it has been around for more than a century. The process, also known as lyophilisation, involves freezing an item of food, lowering the pressure inside the freezing chamber, and then removing the resulting ice through the process of sublimation (1).

The taste and quality of the reconstituted item is typically better than that of dehydrated food, due to the freezing process. Some freeze dried foods can last more than 20 years and, if stored properly, retain most of their nutrients during that time.

If events of the past couple of years have convinced you of the practical need to stockpile food freeze drying is one of the best ways to do so. (more…)

What is an EMP?

We humans are pretty clever and like to think that we’re one step ahead of things most of the time. Then something like a tsunami happens, crashes over our defenses and washes entire cities off the map. Or viruses get loose and cause global chaos.

Through it all though we have our trusty electronics to stay in communication with one another and, if push comes to shove, we can always hop into the car and hightail it out of Dodge. Or can we? (more…)

7 Things You Might Not Know About Body Armor

Body armor has been with us for thousands of years, but in this case we’re not talking about bamboo slats or chain mail, or those head-to-toe metal suits so popular during the Middle Ages. We’re talking about body armor designed to stop a bullet.(Bulletproof Vests)

That type of body armor has only been with us for about 100 years and did not become widely manufactured and distributed until after Kevlar (1) was developed in the 1960s. Today everyone from the President to deer hunters wear body armor but there are still a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding what it is and what it is capable of. Body armor typically only covers your chest and torso, if you want full protection, consider a ballistic helmet to protect your head. (more…)

Can You Buy a Bulletproof Vest?

Many people are unclear about bulletproof ownership laws. Some may have read things about the legality of buying bulletproof vests that were contradictory or even untrue. Although there are many legitimate reasons to own a bulletproof vest, most people have been told that wearing such a vest is illegal if you are not a law enforcement officer, such as in the military or police force. (more…)