At My Patriot Supply, we don’t
believe being prepared should be a luxury reserved for people with large
disposable incomes. We believe in offering high quality products at prices that
just make sense; prices anyone can afford. We also believe in providing our
customers with the most opportunities to learn, share knowledge and tips, and
receive the care and expertise they expect when it comes to purchasing self-reliance products. It’s one of the main reasons
why we’re so proud and excited to be able to offer you a physical hub for
products, knowledge, and in-person interaction with The Patriot Supply Store
opening this July.
My Patriot Supply was founded
in 2008 to share our passion of self-sufficiency and emergency preparedness
with you and others like you. Not only do we understand the motivation and
drive one can have to become a self-reliant survivalist, we practice the
lifestyle ourselves. It is through this passion and dedication that we’re able
to share our knowledge and products with everyday folks looking to make
conscious, forward-thinking decisions about their emergency and survival
preparation. We stand behind the products we offer, and hope our experience and
knowledge shines through. Now it’s time to add a personal touch to such an
important aspect of a survivalist's life. We’re ready to help you get the job
done with hands-on customer service and expertise, live and in person at The
Patriot Supply Store.
Our goal at My Patriot Supply has always been to
continue to develop our inventory to reflect the needs of our self-reliance
community and we feel this is shown through our product offerings. Our heirloom vegetable seeds and emergency survival food provide you with the tools needed to grow your
own food and store rations efficiently. Our preparation and survival equipment
like our water treatment products and survival gear provide a dependable array of equipment to help
you become more self-reliant and secure in case of an emergency. We believe in
catering to survival enthusiasts of any level at any end of the spectrum. A
single approach will not fit the bill for everyone, and it’s why we have taken
that extra effort to address all areas of survival preparation for the hobbyist
and super enthusiast alike.
My Patriot Supply has had the
good fortune of being able to share our passion with customers all around the
globe. With the launch of The Patriot Supply Store, we’re excited to get back
to the roots of emergency preparedness, survival preparation, and
self-reliance: sharing our knowledge face-to-face and learning from one
another. Come visit us this July and see that passion in person.
foods properly so as to avoid spoilage is an important component to long-term
preparedness. Furthermore, storing foods that are nutritious and healthy will
make the process more worthwhile and efficient. Types of foods as well as their
containers need to be considered before beginning the process of long term food
storage. Let’s highlight some foods you should consider storing and the proper
way to store such foods.
These amazing grains have a multitude of uses and advantages that make
them a prime candidate for your food storage collection. To begin, they are a
versatile grain and can be added to a variety of foods and dishes. Second, they
are very cheap. Third, rice is a fantastic source of calories.
When properly stored, rice has an amazing shelf life that could last
upwards of 30 years. These grains should be stored in an air-tight container
and away from light exposure. Including oxygen-absorbing packets in your
container will further prevent spoilage and help give your rice a longer shelf
It can be suspect to absorbing moisture, but salt can last for years and
years. Aside from adding a bit of flavor to your foods, salt can be used to
cure or preserve cuts of meat, act as a gentle cleanser for utensils and
appliances, remove stains for clothing, clean your teeth, and relieve pain from
poison ivy or mosquito bites. This household commodity could also act as a
bartering tool if the need arose.
Keep salt away from moisture-prone areas and sealed tightly when not in
Jumping back to grains, wheat is a must-have for food storage. It is a
staple of the diet of billions around the world, and its applications are far
and wide. Use wheat for baking breads and other foods, feed it to livestock if
you have any, or use it to make your own beer should time and supplies allow
it. Wheat is high in carbohydrates and contains vitamins, minerals, and
essential protein needed for a daily diet.
Keep your wheat fresh by storing it in areas of low moisture and cool
temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent insect infestations,
consider vacuum sealing your wheat, freezing your wheat, or heating it before
Indulge your sweet tooth once and a while! This sweet treat has a
fantastic shelf life that, if stored properly, can last generations. Honey
makes itself valuable and long-lasting due to its very low water content and
high sugar content, which makes an unwelcoming home for bacteria and other
invaders. Furthermore, crystallized honey can be gently heated to return to its
thick, gooey form.
To ensure a stable consistency and color, you should consider storing
honey in a place with consistent, cool temperature and low light exposure. You
do not need to refrigerate honey, and it actually spreads or pours better when
not refrigerated. Simply keep it in a container that is tightly sealed, and
enjoy this sweet treat for years to come.
Learning to become a farmer is an essential component of survival.
Storing the necessary agents of food growth is equally essential. Here at My
Patriot Supply, we stress the importance of seeds through our sale of heirloom vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds and carry a
wide variety of all three types.
To take some of the guesswork out of storing these seeds, all our seed
packets come in special, triple-layered, resealable, and reusable mylar
packets. This significantly increases the shelf life of our heritage seeds and
provides you with a means to plan ahead for long term storage of your fruit and
At My Patriot Supply, we carry a fantastic selection of delicious meals
for long term food supply through our Patriot Pantry. We believe emergency survival food should not be synonymous with “flavorless”
or “inedible” which is why we take care in offering a variety of meals and
Food for long term storage can be a great solution for your short term
food needs as well. The smallest of our kit sizes, the 72 Hour Kit, includes a
great selection of emergency food supplies to take along on a camping trip or a
long car ride. It is also a great solution for potential power outages if you
wish to keep your larger supplies untouched.
suggestions in mind when prepping and stocking your long term food supply, and
share with us some ideas you have as well!
is a cyclical, sustainable, food production system that marries the raising of
aquatic animals (aquaculture) with the cultivation of plants in water
(hydroponics). The result is a
symbiotic relationship that benefits all organisms involved and allows the “farmer"
of these systems to cultivate their own, personal food supply. For individuals
interested in self-sufficiency, aquaponics can be an excellent addition to your
emergency preparedness strategy.
aquaponics system has three main components and a fourth, secondary component
that helps move the process along. These components are a fish tank, a water
tank, a grow bed, and a pump system, respectively.
A fish tank is where your fish or other aquatic life will
live. Ammonia from the excrement of these marine animals will accumulate in
their tank which increases the toxicity of the aquaculture. In order for the
marine life to survive, this ammonia-rich water needs to be filtered.
Using a pump system, this water can be sent out to a separate
water tank. The tank’s purpose is to distribute your already-fertilized water
to the plants in your grow beds, and just like watering any type of plant, you
don’t want to overdo it.
With the aid of the pump system, you can regulate flow of
this nitrate-rich water into the grow beds where your various fruits or
vegetables are planted in soil (or a soil-like substitute) or suspended above
shallow pools of water in a frame. The plants will then use this water to feed
themselves and, in turn, produce filtered, clean water. The water trickles
through the grow beds and back into the water tank where the fish live. Your
only added element is a bit of fish food.
Picking the right pump for your system is important.
Ultimately, you want to be as energy efficient as possible. Do your research
beforehand to find pumps that can run on very little electricity or completely
on renewable energy. Your last – and perhaps most important – ingredient is
water. A steady pH level in your water is crucial. Too drastic of a change will
result in loss of crops and fish.
self-sustaining food system! Is your interest peaked? If so, then you might be
asking yourself what can be grown in an aquaponics system.
The truth is
some plants need soil to grow correctly. This is especially true of root
vegetables like carrots as well as several fruits. Carrots and radishes can do
well in containers depending on depth, and our heirloom Little Fingers carrot seeds or heirloom Champion radish seeds would be good places to start for
your first system. Fruits are very nutrient rich and require more time and a
well-stocked system, but a great option is some of our heritage Small Sugar pumpkin seeds as they stay on the smaller side
when full grown. Using soil (or a soil substitute like gravel or clay), while
not the standard practice of hydroponics, acts as a biofilter allowing your
system to absorb additional chemicals from the water before it makes its way
back to the fish. It’s also a better way to get the aforementioned,
harder-to-grow fruits and vegetables to flourish.
has become a very profitable industry with commercial-scale systems built all
around the world, yet it’s still a viable means for someone looking to try a
new hobby or increase their knowledge of food cultivation as a means of
survival preparation. It’s an accessible practice as systems can be small,
making portability and lower upkeep convenient factors. This may all sound like
a new wave in agriculture, but the truth is ancient civilizations like the
Egyptians, Aztecs, and Chinese were practicing aquaponics by creating “floating
gardens” that could be moved around or raising fish in rice paddies,
respectively. Get growing and good luck!