Monthly archive - July 2012

Heirloom Seeds : Know your Survival Needs

Heirloom Seeds

Why buy Heirloom Seeds?   

Survival Preparation

 Regeneration for future blooms 

Currency for bartering

NON-GMO, NON-Hybrid

Rapid Fire Bunker Features Heirloom, Non-GMO, NON-Hybrid seeds in the following varieties:

1) Garden Preparedness Seeds      2) Medicinal Herb Seeds   3) Salsa Seeds 4) Culinary Seeds  5) Ancient Grains  and 6) Fruit Preparedness Seeds.     Grows, regenerates young sprouts, gardening for future needs!

Prepare Now…Protect Later

Dehydrated Food Vs. Freeze Dried Food

Wise Freeze Dried Food

Dehydrated Food

Freeze Dried Food Vs. Dehydrated Food

 What is the difference between Freeze Dried Food and Dehydrated Food?  Here is a quick summary on how to tell a freeze dried food product from a Dehydrated food product.  Ingredients: Freeze Dried Food, such as Wise Company  Emergency Food and Mountain House Emergency Food, will generally be full of seasoning and mixed with several ingredients.  Dehydrated Food will not have seasoning and usually only have one specific ingredient in a # 10 Can.  Cost: Dehydrated food costs less than freeze dried food.  For Example: A single #10 can of dehydrated mushrooms will equal 27 cans of canned mushrooms which weight is mostly water weight.  Taste: Bar none- Freeze dried food tastes the best due to the fact it already has seasoning and multiple ingredients in the pre-packaged container.  It is a one stop shop for backpackers, hikers and a quick meal during any natural disaster or Emergency situation.

Drugs & Survival Do Not Mix!

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, on half of all Americans are dependant on a prescription medicine.  One in every six Americans is taking three or more medications daily to sustain health.

What happens if due to a natural disaster, your distribution channels for buying prescription drugs is shut down.  How long would it take before society began experiencing adverse effects from individuals (100 million individuals) crashing from drug withdrawal.

As with many Americans, we all know someone taking something… Antidepressents, Mood Enhancers, Restless Leg, Cholesteral, Heart Disease, Diabetes, the list is endless.  What to do?

As a rule of thumb, in a pre-packed first aid bag, it is essential for anyone taking Pharmaceuticals for daily function, to have at least one months worth of Prescription Drug and a paper prescription from your physician.  In any emergency situation, Evacuation, Flood, Fire – having these items pre-packed in a First Aid Bug Out Bag could be the difference between life and death.

Prepare now…Protect Later

Diabetic : Buging in with Style!

 I am Diabetic and the question of Food Storage for survival purposes is a challenging one. What happens when food distribution channels dry up?  What happens when a natural disaster takes out my power for a week…or worse, a month?  What do I do for food storage solutions to control my insulin in an extreme survival situation? There are several  Long Term Food storage solutions for individuals with Diabetes.  Granted, it isn’t as simple as popping into Rapid Fire Bunker Survival Store and picking up some MRE’s or Wise Food Buckets…but it is a simple solution…Read On. With Food Grade Buckets, Gamma Seal Lids for air tight food storage,  Oxygen Absorbers and Mylar Bags : Food Storage Challenges just got a lot easier. 

1) Look for # 10 cans of dried vegies – There are Colorado Survival Stores carrying locally canned dried goods such as Mushrooms, corn, tomatoes (technically a fruit, but who is judging).  These are easy to store and last  10+ years. 

2) Varietal Grains such as Amaranth, Barley, Corn, Millet, Brown Rice, Oat Groats( whole oats w/ hulls removed), Quinoa and Sorghum (also known as Milo and low in Gluten) are easily storable in food grade buckts with a GAMMA SEAL Lid to lock out all air.  Throw a couple of Oxygen Absorbers in the bucket and you have yourself an airtight solution to dry food storage.  Although difficult to find, Heirloom seeds are still available at a couple of Colorado Retail locations.  Heirloom seeds will regenerate future seedlings. It is important to seek non-Hybrid, Non-GMO Heirloom seeds. Planting your own garden and growing your own Grains, Vegetables & Medicines is an option that will complement the Diabetic challenge in survival situations.

3)  Wise Food does have a meat and rice bucket that stores for 25 years.  Their meat is real, dried meat and it tastes great! With a food diet that must be modified to accommodate health, it is important for Diabetics to put the proper thought into Survival Food Storage for Emergency preparation. 

There is nothing worse than being caught in a blizzard or a power outage with no food, insulin spiking and body function breaking down due to lack of proper food storage planning. Prepare now…protect later!

Edible Plants Class

edible-plantsClass – Edible Plants Class
Location – Rapid Fire Bunker Training Room
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $55

Brief Description – We’ll explore several areas to inspect this spring’s early green delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. The earlier you start in the spring, the more foods you can harvest in the year. It also pays to see plants at different stages of growth. Many plants will have emerged, others we will identify where they are going to grow.

Colorado Handgun Safety Class

Firearm SafetyClass – Handgun Safety
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $110

Brief Description – Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. This class is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling and storage and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.

 

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Adult CPR Class

Trained-CPRClass – Adult CPR Class
Location – Rapid Fire Bunker Training Room
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $75

Brief Description – We offer CPR Certification and First Aid Certification and upon successful CPR course or First Aid course completion you may order a professional, full-color wall certificate which can be framed for display or a conveniently sized wallet card to accompany you at all times. CPR certification and First Aid certification are issued in exclusive partnership with National Health and Safety Foundation® and are valid for 2 years from date of issue.

Colorado CCW Classes

Class – Basic First Aid
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $110

Brief Description – NRA Basic Pistol Class.
The NRA Basic Pistol course exceeds Colorado State training requirements for a concealed carry permit.  The class includes live instruction from NRA certified instructors, video and power point presentations, coffee and doughnuts, lunch, and hands on experience with firearms.

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Home/Vehicle Prep

Emergency Prep ClassesClass – Home/Vehicle Prep
Location – Rapid Fire Bunker Training Room
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $60

Brief Description – There are actions that should be taken before, during and after an event that are unique to each hazard. Identify the hazards that have happened or could happen in your area and plan for the unique actions for each.  Local Emergency management offices can help identify the hazards in your area and outline the local plans and recommendations for each. Share the hazard-specific information with family members and include pertinent materials in your family disaster plan.

BOB 101

Bug-Out-Bag ImageClass – Bug Out Bag 101
Location – Rapid Fire Bunker Training Room
Address – 5765 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120
Cost- $55

Brief Description -A bug-out bag  is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hourswhen evacuating from a disaster. It is also known as a 72-hour kit, a grab bag, a battle box, and other popular names include “Personal Emergency Relocation Kits” (PERKs) GO Bag and GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism subculture.