Monday Musings 12/21/2015: How do You Know Where Your Meat Came From?

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog.

First the blog updates…

Getting ready for Christmas!  Not much going on by way of prepping projects, as this is Christmas week and we are taking care of last minute gifts and greetings.  We’ve already mailed everything going out of state; now we are just finishing up wrapping gifts and doing our Christmas baking.

In between, I am reading books for review such as Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation by Linda Loosli, as well as testing items that I will post about soon.

Who won Prepper’s Survival Hacks?  Robert won the drawing.  He left the following response to “favorite prepper hack”

Made fire starters from toilet paper rolls and dryer lint dipped in wax.

Thank you for entering the giveaway!  We will have another one next week!

How do You Know Where Your Meat Came From?

Meat labels will no longer show where your grocery meat came from.  Congress has repealed the country of origin labeling (“COOL”) rule, the bill has been signed so it is now official.  Now, we will no longer see “Product of the U.S.A.” in meat labels.  Even with the meat labeling, consumers were already worried about tracing sources of e-coli and salmonella outbreaks.  Now meat sources can be anywhere in the world and there would be no way for the consumer to tell from the package.

There are a few things you can do if you are concerned about this:

  • Get to know your store’s meat department manager.  Find out if the meat the store sells is locally grown.
  • Buy meat from a farmer’s market – talk to the store owners and get to know them.
  • Buy organic or locally grown meat from a company like Whole Foods.
  • Check out Local Harvest for local sources

I just heard about this myself and there is not a whole lot of information about it yet.  More on this topic later.

Now for the links…

Avoid Losing Your Preps To Marauders Or Seemingly Innocent Neighbors

My First Ferment: Sauerkraut

Small Space Prepper Must Haves

The Six Laws of Survival: Strategies for Beating the Worst Case Scenario

How Your Family Can “Take Back” Christmas!

7 Ways to Immune Yourself from the Layoff Bug

Take care and have a great week everyone!


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