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Summer is grilling season and that means barbecue. BBQ sauces are a much needed ingredient in summer, but even if it’s raining or cold, you can make awesome BBQ dishes indoors, on a grill pan, or in the oven. I used to buy bottled barbecue sauce until I realized just how easy it is to make my own. Seriously! There are only a few basic ingredients and then you can change up the recipe to make each sauce unique and delicious. You can make sauces that are hot, spicy, sweet, smoky, citrus-flavored or ethnic. The combinations are endless.
Slather your homemade barbecue sauce on tofu, tempeh, seitan or vegetables. Check out these 15 Savory and Saucy BBQ Dishes. Use it as a condiment on sandwiches. Trust me, once you see how easy it is to make your own barbecue sauce, you’ll never buy the bottled stuff again. Here is how to make amazing BBQ sauces with 7 ingredients or less (not counting salt and pepper).

1. The Basic Ingredients

tomatoes-1200x798liz west/Flickr

Barbecue sauce is really easy to make. The basic recipe is a combination of a tomato base, an acid, a sweetener, and seasoning. Once you know the basic formula, you can mix and match ingredients to create new and exciting BBQ sauces. You can adjust the amounts of the ingredients if you prefer your sauce more tomato-y, more vinegar-y, sweeter, spicier or smokier. Sauces should simmer for about an hour but I have been known to throw it together in a bowl and just pour it over food in a pan for quick caramelization.
The tomato base can be ketchup, tomato paste or fresh tomatoes. The acid can come from apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar and/or citrus juice. Sweeten the sauce with agave nectar, sugar, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, dates or stevia. It’s up to you. The seasoning part is where you can play most by adding the ingredients that will give the sauce its unique personality.

2. Easy BBQ Sauce

My go-to Easy BBQ Sauce recipe is 2 cups ketchup, 1 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup maple syrup, 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. black pepper. Combine it all in a saucepan. Stir and heat over medium heat until it comes to a bubble. Lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes until it thickens. Add salt to taste. Once you have this basic sauce recipe, you can change up the ingredients, adding spices and flavors to make it your own.

3. Add Fruit

For a barbecue sauce with a bright fruity citrus flavor, just add in the juice of an orange. I usually add in the zest and pulp too so it’s well-infused with orange-y goodness. To makeOrange BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine 2 cups ketchup, 1 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup maple syrup, the zest and juice of one orange, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. black pepper. Stir and heat over medium heat until it comes to a bubble. Lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes until it thickens. Add salt to taste. If you prefer, you can add in fruits other than orange. Try mango, papaya or cherries.

4. Add Heat and Spice

When I want a BBQ sauce that has a lot more kick and richer, deeper flavors, I go for this one that gets extra heat from red onions and chiles. Using balsamic vinegar in addition to apple cider vinegar adds a rich, syrupy flavor that is just incredible and it balances the heat perfectly. To make Spicy Balsamic BBQ Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1 ½ cups ketchup, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbs. brown sugar, 1 minced red onion, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 Serrano chile that has been seeded (if you want less heat) and minced. Stir and let simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens. You can also add hot sauce or Sriracha to give it as much heat as you can handle. Check out our 6 Tips for Cooking Spicy Food the Right Way and then Try the New Food Trend: How to Combine Sweet and Spicy Flavors in Your Recipes.

5. Make It Asian

For Asian barbecue dishes, you can quickly whip up a sauce that is sweet, salty, thick, and tangy. Add lemongrass and peanut butter to make it Thai. Add a bit of teriyaki sauce to make it Japanese. To make Chinese BBQ Sauce: Combine ½ cup hoisin sauce, ½ cup ketchup, 2 Tbs. minced ginger, 2 Tbs. brown rice vinegar, 1 Tbs. agave nectar, 2 tsp. Sriracha (or more to your liking), and 1 minced garlic clove. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the sauce occasionally. Add salt to taste.

6. Add Booze

For a barbecue sauce with a boozy punch, mix alcohol like bourbon or whiskey with a sweet fruity taste like peach preserves. To make Peachy Bourbon BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup Dijon mustard, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 1 cup peach preserves. Heat over medium heat until the jam melts, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 Tbs. bourbon. Add salt to taste. Always be sure to add the alcohol after you remove the sauce from the heat.

7. More Recipes

Buffalo BBQ Chicken [Vegan]
These are just examples of simple barbecue sauces you can make in half-an hour or less. For a sauce that combines barbecue sauce with Buffalo sauce, try this recipe for Buffalo BBQ “Chicken.” For a tangy sauce with an abundance of hot pepper, this Triple Thread Barbecue Sauce will blow your mind. Or try The World’s Healthiest Barbecue Sauce for a sauce that’s good for your body and your taste buds.
Homemade barbecue sauce is fast, easy and much healthier than any store-bought brands. You get to choose what does and doesn’t go into your sauce (and your body) and nothing tastes better than that.

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Summer is grilling season and that means barbecue. BBQ sauces are a much needed ingredient in summer, but even if it’s raining or cold, you can make awesome BBQ dishes indoors, on a grill pan, or in the oven. I used to buy bottled barbecue sauce until I realized just how easy it is to make my own. Seriously! There are only a few basic ingredients and then you can change up the recipe to make each sauce unique and delicious. You can make sauces that are hot, spicy, sweet, smoky, citrus-flavored or ethnic. The combinations are endless.
Slather your homemade barbecue sauce on tofu, tempeh, seitan or vegetables. Check out these 15 Savory and Saucy BBQ Dishes. Use it as a condiment on sandwiches. Trust me, once you see how easy it is to make your own barbecue sauce, you’ll never buy the bottled stuff again. Here is how to make amazing BBQ sauces with 7 ingredients or less (not counting salt and pepper).

1. The Basic Ingredients

tomatoes-1200x798liz west/Flickr

Barbecue sauce is really easy to make. The basic recipe is a combination of a tomato base, an acid, a sweetener, and seasoning. Once you know the basic formula, you can mix and match ingredients to create new and exciting BBQ sauces. You can adjust the amounts of the ingredients if you prefer your sauce more tomato-y, more vinegar-y, sweeter, spicier or smokier. Sauces should simmer for about an hour but I have been known to throw it together in a bowl and just pour it over food in a pan for quick caramelization.
The tomato base can be ketchup, tomato paste or fresh tomatoes. The acid can come from apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar and/or citrus juice. Sweeten the sauce with agave nectar, sugar, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, dates or stevia. It’s up to you. The seasoning part is where you can play most by adding the ingredients that will give the sauce its unique personality.

2. Easy BBQ Sauce

My go-to Easy BBQ Sauce recipe is 2 cups ketchup, 1 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup maple syrup, 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. black pepper. Combine it all in a saucepan. Stir and heat over medium heat until it comes to a bubble. Lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes until it thickens. Add salt to taste. Once you have this basic sauce recipe, you can change up the ingredients, adding spices and flavors to make it your own.

3. Add Fruit

For a barbecue sauce with a bright fruity citrus flavor, just add in the juice of an orange. I usually add in the zest and pulp too so it’s well-infused with orange-y goodness. To makeOrange BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine 2 cups ketchup, 1 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup maple syrup, the zest and juice of one orange, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. black pepper. Stir and heat over medium heat until it comes to a bubble. Lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes until it thickens. Add salt to taste. If you prefer, you can add in fruits other than orange. Try mango, papaya or cherries.

4. Add Heat and Spice

When I want a BBQ sauce that has a lot more kick and richer, deeper flavors, I go for this one that gets extra heat from red onions and chiles. Using balsamic vinegar in addition to apple cider vinegar adds a rich, syrupy flavor that is just incredible and it balances the heat perfectly. To make Spicy Balsamic BBQ Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1 ½ cups ketchup, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbs. brown sugar, 1 minced red onion, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 Serrano chile that has been seeded (if you want less heat) and minced. Stir and let simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens. You can also add hot sauce or Sriracha to give it as much heat as you can handle. Check out our 6 Tips for Cooking Spicy Food the Right Way and then Try the New Food Trend: How to Combine Sweet and Spicy Flavors in Your Recipes.

5. Make It Asian

For Asian barbecue dishes, you can quickly whip up a sauce that is sweet, salty, thick, and tangy. Add lemongrass and peanut butter to make it Thai. Add a bit of teriyaki sauce to make it Japanese. To make Chinese BBQ Sauce: Combine ½ cup hoisin sauce, ½ cup ketchup, 2 Tbs. minced ginger, 2 Tbs. brown rice vinegar, 1 Tbs. agave nectar, 2 tsp. Sriracha (or more to your liking), and 1 minced garlic clove. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the sauce occasionally. Add salt to taste.

6. Add Booze

For a barbecue sauce with a boozy punch, mix alcohol like bourbon or whiskey with a sweet fruity taste like peach preserves. To make Peachy Bourbon BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup Dijon mustard, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 1 cup peach preserves. Heat over medium heat until the jam melts, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 Tbs. bourbon. Add salt to taste. Always be sure to add the alcohol after you remove the sauce from the heat.

7. More Recipes

Buffalo BBQ Chicken [Vegan]
These are just examples of simple barbecue sauces you can make in half-an hour or less. For a sauce that combines barbecue sauce with Buffalo sauce, try this recipe for Buffalo BBQ “Chicken.” For a tangy sauce with an abundance of hot pepper, this Triple Thread Barbecue Sauce will blow your mind. Or try The World’s Healthiest Barbecue Sauce for a sauce that’s good for your body and your taste buds.
Homemade barbecue sauce is fast, easy and much healthier than any store-bought brands. You get to choose what does and doesn’t go into your sauce (and your body) and nothing tastes better than that.

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Prepare Yourself And Build A 72-Hour Disaster Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Preparation seems to be on everyone’s mind after THAT article was published a few weeks ago. I’ve always been a person who likes to be prepared but I’ll be honest, getting an emergency kit together has never been a high priority. I did, however, already have a small pre-packed kit that I purchased over 7 years ago, way before I owned a home or had children, from the American Red Cross.
After reading up on the BIG earthquake, we are bound to have, I knew it was time to get our kit updated!
I decided to focus on building our 72-hour home emergency supply kit first before worrying about a car and/or work kit. The challenge felt a bit overwhelming in the beginning but after a few clicks on Amazon, a trip to the store, a good dig around our basement pantry and some deep breathing, I had a well-stocked kit in no time. 
If disaster strikes, the federal government expects everyone to be self sufficient for at least 3 days. And in catastrophic circumstances, it might take that long for rescue or help to arrive. Having enough food and water in the house will be key in an emergency. I plan to keep a 72 hour supply of emergency ration food in our kit while also supplementing with some other tastier food options, like the big jar of peanut butter I bought at Costco. My plan is to bulk up our emergency food supply over the next few months by grabbing a few cans of extra food during my weekly grocery store runs.
In the case of a large emergency, there may not be any electricity or gas which means there will be no way to cook or refrigerate your food. Having a large selection of canned, ready-to-eat food will be a huge help. You want to make sure to get canned food that can be eaten directly out of the can and are also calorically dense so items like beans, chili, tuna fish and canned meat are great items.
My tip is to buy an extra can or two of food when they are on sale. Canned food does have an expiration date so you’ll want to check your emergency food stash at least once a year and rotate out items that are nearing their expiration date. Donate or eat those items and remember to replenish your supply! I also purchased Emergency Food Rations and Emergency Water from the American Red Cross which each last 5 years before they expire. They are not necessarily tasty items but they do provide your body with dense caloric nutrition while having a long expiration date.
I also updated my Red Cross kit with a hand crank radio that triples as a flashlight and phone charger while adding some emergency blankets, extra clothing and important documents. In the Seattle area, the Official Emergency Station is KIRO 710 AM or KOMO 1000 AM. If you have children in your home, I found a great article on stocking Go Bags for each member of your family from babies to adults.
I was storing my kit in our basement but after some discussion with my husband, we’ve decided to move it upstairs to an area where we are more likely to be in an emergency. I’ve separated our items into a storage bin and a Go Bag. The storage bin holds most of our food and water while the Go Bag has important documents, some food and water and first aid supplies. The Go Bag will be important if we need to leave quickly.
Here is what the Red Cross suggests that everybody has in their emergency kit to last at least 72 hours. For those extra prepared people, check out this list from FEMA.
72 hour Emergency Kit
Basic Supplies
  • Water: One gallon per person, per day.
  • Food: Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents - birth certificates, social security cards, real estate contracts, insurance contracts, bank records and passports, immunization records and any other important personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and Emergency Contact Information
  • Extra Cash (Small Bills and Coins)
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Maps of the area
  • Hand-Crank Radio
Extras
  • Baby Supplies: formula, diapers, medications
  • Pet Supplies: collar, leash, id, food, carrier and bowl
  • Two-way Radios
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Games and Activities
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Whistle
  • Surgical Masks
  • Matches
  • Rain Gear
  • Towels
  • Work Gloves
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Household Liquid Bleach
  • Entertainment Items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Tool Kit
  • Trash Bags
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Baby Wipes
  • Family Plan
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Prepare Yourself And Build A 72-Hour Disaster Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Preparation seems to be on everyone’s mind after THAT article was published a few weeks ago. I’ve always been a person who likes to be prepared but I’ll be honest, getting an emergency kit together has never been a high priority. I did, however, already have a small pre-packed kit that I purchased over 7 years ago, way before I owned a home or had children, from the American Red Cross.
After reading up on the BIG earthquake, we are bound to have, I knew it was time to get our kit updated!
I decided to focus on building our 72-hour home emergency supply kit first before worrying about a car and/or work kit. The challenge felt a bit overwhelming in the beginning but after a few clicks on Amazon, a trip to the store, a good dig around our basement pantry and some deep breathing, I had a well-stocked kit in no time. 
If disaster strikes, the federal government expects everyone to be self sufficient for at least 3 days. And in catastrophic circumstances, it might take that long for rescue or help to arrive. Having enough food and water in the house will be key in an emergency. I plan to keep a 72 hour supply of emergency ration food in our kit while also supplementing with some other tastier food options, like the big jar of peanut butter I bought at Costco. My plan is to bulk up our emergency food supply over the next few months by grabbing a few cans of extra food during my weekly grocery store runs.
In the case of a large emergency, there may not be any electricity or gas which means there will be no way to cook or refrigerate your food. Having a large selection of canned, ready-to-eat food will be a huge help. You want to make sure to get canned food that can be eaten directly out of the can and are also calorically dense so items like beans, chili, tuna fish and canned meat are great items.
My tip is to buy an extra can or two of food when they are on sale. Canned food does have an expiration date so you’ll want to check your emergency food stash at least once a year and rotate out items that are nearing their expiration date. Donate or eat those items and remember to replenish your supply! I also purchased Emergency Food Rations and Emergency Water from the American Red Cross which each last 5 years before they expire. They are not necessarily tasty items but they do provide your body with dense caloric nutrition while having a long expiration date.
I also updated my Red Cross kit with a hand crank radio that triples as a flashlight and phone charger while adding some emergency blankets, extra clothing and important documents. In the Seattle area, the Official Emergency Station is KIRO 710 AM or KOMO 1000 AM. If you have children in your home, I found a great article on stocking Go Bags for each member of your family from babies to adults.
I was storing my kit in our basement but after some discussion with my husband, we’ve decided to move it upstairs to an area where we are more likely to be in an emergency. I’ve separated our items into a storage bin and a Go Bag. The storage bin holds most of our food and water while the Go Bag has important documents, some food and water and first aid supplies. The Go Bag will be important if we need to leave quickly.
Here is what the Red Cross suggests that everybody has in their emergency kit to last at least 72 hours. For those extra prepared people, check out this list from FEMA.
72 hour Emergency Kit
Basic Supplies
  • Water: One gallon per person, per day.
  • Food: Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents - birth certificates, social security cards, real estate contracts, insurance contracts, bank records and passports, immunization records and any other important personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and Emergency Contact Information
  • Extra Cash (Small Bills and Coins)
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Maps of the area
  • Hand-Crank Radio
Extras
  • Baby Supplies: formula, diapers, medications
  • Pet Supplies: collar, leash, id, food, carrier and bowl
  • Two-way Radios
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Games and Activities
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Whistle
  • Surgical Masks
  • Matches
  • Rain Gear
  • Towels
  • Work Gloves
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Household Liquid Bleach
  • Entertainment Items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Tool Kit
  • Trash Bags
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Baby Wipes
  • Family Plan
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Prepare Yourself And Build A 72-Hour Disaster Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Preparation seems to be on everyone’s mind after THAT article was published a few weeks ago. I’ve always been a person who likes to be prepared but I’ll be honest, getting an emergency kit together has never been a high priority. I did, however, already have a small pre-packed kit that I purchased over 7 years ago, way before I owned a home or had children, from the American Red Cross.
After reading up on the BIG earthquake, we are bound to have, I knew it was time to get our kit updated!
I decided to focus on building our 72-hour home emergency supply kit first before worrying about a car and/or work kit. The challenge felt a bit overwhelming in the beginning but after a few clicks on Amazon, a trip to the store, a good dig around our basement pantry and some deep breathing, I had a well-stocked kit in no time. 
If disaster strikes, the federal government expects everyone to be self sufficient for at least 3 days. And in catastrophic circumstances, it might take that long for rescue or help to arrive. Having enough food and water in the house will be key in an emergency. I plan to keep a 72 hour supply of emergency ration food in our kit while also supplementing with some other tastier food options, like the big jar of peanut butter I bought at Costco. My plan is to bulk up our emergency food supply over the next few months by grabbing a few cans of extra food during my weekly grocery store runs.
In the case of a large emergency, there may not be any electricity or gas which means there will be no way to cook or refrigerate your food. Having a large selection of canned, ready-to-eat food will be a huge help. You want to make sure to get canned food that can be eaten directly out of the can and are also calorically dense so items like beans, chili, tuna fish and canned meat are great items.
My tip is to buy an extra can or two of food when they are on sale. Canned food does have an expiration date so you’ll want to check your emergency food stash at least once a year and rotate out items that are nearing their expiration date. Donate or eat those items and remember to replenish your supply! I also purchased Emergency Food Rations and Emergency Water from the American Red Cross which each last 5 years before they expire. They are not necessarily tasty items but they do provide your body with dense caloric nutrition while having a long expiration date.
I also updated my Red Cross kit with a hand crank radio that triples as a flashlight and phone charger while adding some emergency blankets, extra clothing and important documents. In the Seattle area, the Official Emergency Station is KIRO 710 AM or KOMO 1000 AM. If you have children in your home, I found a great article on stocking Go Bags for each member of your family from babies to adults.
I was storing my kit in our basement but after some discussion with my husband, we’ve decided to move it upstairs to an area where we are more likely to be in an emergency. I’ve separated our items into a storage bin and a Go Bag. The storage bin holds most of our food and water while the Go Bag has important documents, some food and water and first aid supplies. The Go Bag will be important if we need to leave quickly.
Here is what the Red Cross suggests that everybody has in their emergency kit to last at least 72 hours. For those extra prepared people, check out this list from FEMA.
72 hour Emergency Kit
Basic Supplies
  • Water: One gallon per person, per day.
  • Food: Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents - birth certificates, social security cards, real estate contracts, insurance contracts, bank records and passports, immunization records and any other important personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and Emergency Contact Information
  • Extra Cash (Small Bills and Coins)
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Maps of the area
  • Hand-Crank Radio
Extras
  • Baby Supplies: formula, diapers, medications
  • Pet Supplies: collar, leash, id, food, carrier and bowl
  • Two-way Radios
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Games and Activities
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Whistle
  • Surgical Masks
  • Matches
  • Rain Gear
  • Towels
  • Work Gloves
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Household Liquid Bleach
  • Entertainment Items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Tool Kit
  • Trash Bags
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Baby Wipes
  • Family Plan
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Prepare Yourself And Build A 72-Hour Disaster Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Preparation seems to be on everyone’s mind after THAT article was published a few weeks ago. I’ve always been a person who likes to be prepared but I’ll be honest, getting an emergency kit together has never been a high priority. I did, however, already have a small pre-packed kit that I purchased over 7 years ago, way before I owned a home or had children, from the American Red Cross.
After reading up on the BIG earthquake, we are bound to have, I knew it was time to get our kit updated!
I decided to focus on building our 72-hour home emergency supply kit first before worrying about a car and/or work kit. The challenge felt a bit overwhelming in the beginning but after a few clicks on Amazon, a trip to the store, a good dig around our basement pantry and some deep breathing, I had a well-stocked kit in no time. 
If disaster strikes, the federal government expects everyone to be self sufficient for at least 3 days. And in catastrophic circumstances, it might take that long for rescue or help to arrive. Having enough food and water in the house will be key in an emergency. I plan to keep a 72 hour supply of emergency ration food in our kit while also supplementing with some other tastier food options, like the big jar of peanut butter I bought at Costco. My plan is to bulk up our emergency food supply over the next few months by grabbing a few cans of extra food during my weekly grocery store runs.
In the case of a large emergency, there may not be any electricity or gas which means there will be no way to cook or refrigerate your food. Having a large selection of canned, ready-to-eat food will be a huge help. You want to make sure to get canned food that can be eaten directly out of the can and are also calorically dense so items like beans, chili, tuna fish and canned meat are great items.
My tip is to buy an extra can or two of food when they are on sale. Canned food does have an expiration date so you’ll want to check your emergency food stash at least once a year and rotate out items that are nearing their expiration date. Donate or eat those items and remember to replenish your supply! I also purchased Emergency Food Rations and Emergency Water from the American Red Cross which each last 5 years before they expire. They are not necessarily tasty items but they do provide your body with dense caloric nutrition while having a long expiration date.
I also updated my Red Cross kit with a hand crank radio that triples as a flashlight and phone charger while adding some emergency blankets, extra clothing and important documents. In the Seattle area, the Official Emergency Station is KIRO 710 AM or KOMO 1000 AM. If you have children in your home, I found a great article on stocking Go Bags for each member of your family from babies to adults.
I was storing my kit in our basement but after some discussion with my husband, we’ve decided to move it upstairs to an area where we are more likely to be in an emergency. I’ve separated our items into a storage bin and a Go Bag. The storage bin holds most of our food and water while the Go Bag has important documents, some food and water and first aid supplies. The Go Bag will be important if we need to leave quickly.
Here is what the Red Cross suggests that everybody has in their emergency kit to last at least 72 hours. For those extra prepared people, check out this list from FEMA.
72 hour Emergency Kit
Basic Supplies
  • Water: One gallon per person, per day.
  • Food: Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents - birth certificates, social security cards, real estate contracts, insurance contracts, bank records and passports, immunization records and any other important personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and Emergency Contact Information
  • Extra Cash (Small Bills and Coins)
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Maps of the area
  • Hand-Crank Radio
Extras
  • Baby Supplies: formula, diapers, medications
  • Pet Supplies: collar, leash, id, food, carrier and bowl
  • Two-way Radios
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Games and Activities
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Whistle
  • Surgical Masks
  • Matches
  • Rain Gear
  • Towels
  • Work Gloves
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Household Liquid Bleach
  • Entertainment Items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Tool Kit
  • Trash Bags
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Baby Wipes
  • Family Plan
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Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate – Homeowners Spending Money Like Its 2006! – Snoqualmie Pass Living

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Homeowners are spending money like it's 2006!  The latest evidence came from Home Depot (HD). The world's largest home improvement retailer on Tuesday revealed it experienced a record number of transactions in the last three months. On average, shoppers spent more than at any point since 2006 and sales at stores open for a year or more jumped 6%.
All of that suggests Americans are ramping up spending on efforts to spruce up newly-purchased homes or ones they'd like to sell. While housing might not be back to pre-crisis levels, it's certainly looking a lot healthier.
"We continue to see positive signs in the housing market," Carol Tome, Home Depot's chief financial officer, told analysts during a conference call.
Home Depot is confident enough to upgrade its outlook for the rest of 2015. Investors loved the news, driving Home Depot stock up 3% to all-time highs. It's up 47%!
Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate, Snoqualmie Pass Properties, Snoqualmie Pass Homes, Snoqualmie Pass Lots, North Bend Real Estate, Snoqualmie Real Estate, Carnation Real Estate
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http://www.snoqualmiepassliving.com over the past year.

Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate – Homeowners Spending Money Like Its 2006! – Snoqualmie Pass Living

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Suncadia Real Estate, Easton Real Estate

Homeowners are spending money like it's 2006!  The latest evidence came from Home Depot (HD). The world's largest home improvement retailer on Tuesday revealed it experienced a record number of transactions in the last three months. On average, shoppers spent more than at any point since 2006 and sales at stores open for a year or more jumped 6%.
All of that suggests Americans are ramping up spending on efforts to spruce up newly-purchased homes or ones they'd like to sell. While housing might not be back to pre-crisis levels, it's certainly looking a lot healthier.
"We continue to see positive signs in the housing market," Carol Tome, Home Depot's chief financial officer, told analysts during a conference call.
Home Depot is confident enough to upgrade its outlook for the rest of 2015. Investors loved the news, driving Home Depot stock up 3% to all-time highs. It's up 47%!
Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate, Snoqualmie Pass Properties, Snoqualmie Pass Homes, Snoqualmie Pass Lots, North Bend Real Estate, Snoqualmie Real Estate, Carnation Real Estate
Suncadia Real Estate, Easton Real Estate
http://www.snoqualmiepassliving.com over the past year.

Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate – Homeowners Spending Money Like Its 2006! – Snoqualmie Pass Living

Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate, Snoqualmie Pass Properties, Snoqualmie Pass Homes, Snoqualmie Pass Lots, North Bend Real Estate, Snoqualmie Real Estate, Carnation Real Estate
Suncadia Real Estate, Easton Real Estate

Homeowners are spending money like it's 2006!  The latest evidence came from Home Depot (HD). The world's largest home improvement retailer on Tuesday revealed it experienced a record number of transactions in the last three months. On average, shoppers spent more than at any point since 2006 and sales at stores open for a year or more jumped 6%.
All of that suggests Americans are ramping up spending on efforts to spruce up newly-purchased homes or ones they'd like to sell. While housing might not be back to pre-crisis levels, it's certainly looking a lot healthier.
"We continue to see positive signs in the housing market," Carol Tome, Home Depot's chief financial officer, told analysts during a conference call.
Home Depot is confident enough to upgrade its outlook for the rest of 2015. Investors loved the news, driving Home Depot stock up 3% to all-time highs. It's up 47%!
Snoqualmie Pass Real Estate, Snoqualmie Pass Properties, Snoqualmie Pass Homes, Snoqualmie Pass Lots, North Bend Real Estate, Snoqualmie Real Estate, Carnation Real Estate
Suncadia Real Estate, Easton Real Estate
http://www.snoqualmiepassliving.com over the past year.