Category: Food

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With the threat from North Korea of a potential and possibly imminent nuclear war on the horizon, many preppers have taken to gathering items which protect them from the effects of radiation.  Food can do that as well, and here are ten things you can grow to reduce that damages done by radiation.It’s terrifying to think about, but there may come a day when the United States will be struck by one or more nuclear weapons.  Because of this, Natural News compiled a list of ...
It seems that there’s always some kind of disaster, either natural or manmade, that prove the value of being prepared. Even if it’s not a Red Dawn scenario, there are hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, and even job losses that just make stockpiling food smart.But, there are some foods that you shouldn’t try to stockpile.Some of these are foods that you just shouldn’t stockpile at all and some of them are foods that you have to stockpile in a certain way to keep them from going bad. ...
You have to love autumn. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling down, and the joy of the holiday season is right around the corner.Fall is also a time to do your canning in preparation for winter. Now, if you live on a farm, you have to harvest what you have and can it, but if you’re an urban prepper who has to buy produce, then you have to plan a little better.Unlike a farm garden that likely provides months, if not years, of food, urban preppers have to decide how much food will be necess ...
Pretty much anywhere you live in the United States, with the exception of the most desert areas, there are flowers that are rich in medicinal benefits.As with most flowers, they likely grow throughout the summer, but you need to get in a stockpile before they’re snowed under.Of course, all of these flowers may not be available in your area, so check their zones. You may even want to consider growing some of these in your yard or your permaculture setting.It’s important that you know what’s avail ...
Healthy pigs can feed your family for months when SHTF. Check out this list of 9 ways to for raising healthy pigs.Whether you want to raise pigs for food or for profit, you need to see to it that they are healthy. After all, it is comforting to know that the meat you’re eating came from an animal that has been given the right, balanced diet, proper treatment, and shelter. These will also reflect on the quality of meat you’ll be selling in the market. We pulled together some tips on raising ...
I’m a big fan of meals prepared over an open fire. The smell of food sizzling over scorching wood is more than enough to get my mouth watering. The actual taste of the food brings a certain feeling of nostalgia that is difficult to place. After all, the campfire was our ancestors first kitchen; Which may have something to do with it. In addition to that nostalgia, comes a smokey taste and texture that is difficult to replicate, anywhere, but in the field as a campfire chef.I have had some o ...
The worst has happened. Just look how hard Texas was hit by Harvey Hurricane.Disaster has struck and you were caught flat-footed and unprepared. Or maybe you were prepared, but didn’t stockpile enough, or your supply was compromised.For whatever reason, you go to the grocery store because you’re out of water and food but the shelves are bare. So where do you turn when you need to buy food but the grocery store shelves are empty?First, if you were caught without any type of prepping, you should h ...
Anyone who’s lived in Florida during hurricane season knows that you can’t always rely on the power grid for electricity. Residents of Texas also know that it doesn’t take a natural disaster to take down the grid. During the summer, millions of air conditioners often push the grid past its capacity, which causes brown outs and black outs. Of course, experts warn that power grid cyber attacks are also possible.Keeping the power on is becoming increasingly more difficult, but today we ha ...
There seems to be a never ending list of gear and items that are required during an emergency situation. There are so many factors that are difficult to address due to the unknowns. If you were to ask ten different survivalists for a list of their “Top” preparedness items, you’d probably get 10 different answers.And that’s perfectly OK! Every individual has a different location, climate, season and experience level to deal with. However, food and water supplies certainly position high on that li ...
There’s a lot to buy on the path to preparedness and self-sufficiency, and garden supplies are no different. Happily, there are a few things that can be had for free or very inexpensively that can make a big impact on garden costs. Here’s a handful we can get as we drive around during our normal daily lives.Tea & Coffee Grounds – Freebie – I won’t belabor this one; it’s on every garden tip list. Nutrients, moisture retention and drainage, aeration – they’re enormous garden boosts, and can be ...
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