Storing okra and tomatoes (Sudan) - In hot climates, food doesn’t stay fresh for long. Tomatoes go off in just 2 days. After 4 days carrots and okra are rotten. One solution is the zeer pot. It’s a low-cost fridge that doesn’t need electricity. Using this simple technology, the same vegetables can last for up to 20 days. It’s made up of one pot inside another, with wet sand in between. As the moisture evaporates, it cools the inner pot, keeping up 12kg of produce fresh for up to 3 weeks.

Storing okra and tomatoes (Sudan) - In hot climates, food doesn’t stay fresh for long. Tomatoes go off in just 2 days. After 4 days carrots and okra are rotten. One solution is the zeer pot. It’s a low-cost fridge that doesn’t need electricity. Using this simple technology, the same vegetables can last for up to 20 days. It’s made up of one pot inside another, with wet sand in between. As the moisture evaporates, it cools the inner pot, keeping up 12kg of produce fresh for up to 3 weeks.

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Maryland Food System Map - A project of John Hopkins Center for a livable future:  visualizing information to improve food systems

Maryland Food System Map - A project of John Hopkins Center for a livable future: visualizing information to improve food systems

We must occupy the food system to create food democracy. ~Vandana Shiva  #health #diet #corn #occupy #freedom #food #nutrition  @Simple Reminders

We must occupy the food system to create food democracy. ~Vandana Shiva #health #diet #corn #occupy #freedom #food #nutrition @Simple Reminders

This site has a calculator that helps you determine how much food you need on hand to meet your family's needs.

This site has a calculator that helps you determine how much food you need on hand to meet your family's needs.

Alfredo Moser (pictured) has been using plastic bottles filled up with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms since 2002

Brazilian mechanic uses plastic water bottles and bleach to create LIGHT - illuminating 1million homes

Alfredo Moser (pictured) has been using plastic bottles filled up with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms since 2002

Survival fishing: How to make a trotline from paracord - http://survivingthesheep.com/survival-fishing-how-to-make-a-trotline-from-paracord/

Survival fishing: How to make a trotline from paracord - http://survivingthesheep.com/survival-fishing-how-to-make-a-trotline-from-paracord/

Butter in Your Food Storage. the best tutorial so far I've found..  Idea from the comments:My cousin makes this... but shakes the butter a few times as it cools. When it is finished, it is nicely blended, the consistency of soft margarine or butter from a tub, no mixing needed, great for spreading on toast just as it is. She now cans all her butter and rotates it into her years supply.

Butter in Your Food Storage. the best tutorial so far I've found.. Idea from the comments:My cousin makes this... but shakes the butter a few times as it cools. When it is finished, it is nicely blended, the consistency of soft margarine or butter from a tub, no mixing needed, great for spreading on toast just as it is. She now cans all her butter and rotates it into her years supply.

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