Category: Food

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Vinegar: the delicious, magical, germ-killing cleaning agent and wondrous elixir that cures what ails you.Since you’re a smart prepper, you may have plenty stockpiled, but wouldn’t it be much easier, and prepper-friendly, if you could just make vinegar at home from ingredients that you already have on hand? Well, you can. As a matter of fact, it pretty much makes itself if you just combine a few basic ingredients and leave it alone.You can make vinegar from just about anything that has suga ...
The great thing about modern technology and food industrialization is that there are now all types of food commercially available.That’s great news for those of us who aren’t exactly spring chickens anymore because it makes building a diverse stockpile extremely simple.What to Stock?When you’re making your list, be sure that you include the following groups in order to have a full supply of foods that will meet your dietary needs:Vegetables: These are most easily bought canned. If ...
If you truly want to be prepared for a real SHTF scenario, you will need to learn how to depend on others less and less for basic necessities such as food. Some of us still rely on companies to provide us with our food.However, you could learn useful skills that would reduce this dependency such as growing your own food. Don’t worry about not having an open space for a garden. There are many plants which will thrive indoors.Indoor gardening comes with several benefits. First, you don’t have to w ...
Remember when Mom or Grandma would send you to the pantry or down to the basement to grab another jar of pickles or peanut butter? There were probably at least a couple of extra jars behind the one that you grabbed. That’s because they lived through times when having backup food meant the difference between eating and going hungry. They had it “just in case.” Do you practice this? If not, you should. We live in unsure times. The United States economy is by far the largest in the world; more th ...
You worked hard in your garden. You butchered your own meat. Then you went through the labor-intensive, time-consuming process of canning it, but how can you tell for sure that your food is safe to eat when you open it? There are many things that can go wrong during the canning and preserving process and eating spoiled food can make you extremely sick and can even kill you. Today we’re going to talk about how you can tell if your food has gone bad. Home-canned vegetables are the most common ca ...
Setting up an aquaponics system isn’t quite as easy as you may think, though it’s not brain surgery, either.It’s also a great way to grow fish and plants at the same time, in a unobtrusive loop that provides fresh produce grown in nutrient-rich soil and a healthy protein source, raised in an environment that you know for a fact isn’t steeped in chemicals or mercury.Plus, it’s a huge step toward self-sufficiency.However, as with everything we do, things go wrong. That’s when it’s a good idea to t ...
If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, it is important to try and use as little energy as possible. It may happen that you get stranded in an area near a water body that has fish. Well, you can eat the edible fruits or plants and also top up your meal with some fish.In survival fishing, there are many ways in which you can catch fish, be it by noodling, traps or improvisation. However, most of these activities require you to move around and consume energy. What if you have a lot ...
One of the basic criteria for perfection in the prepping world is multipurpose utility. For foodstuff, the product also needs to keep well, be nutritious and be easy to acquire or stockpile.Very few fresh items meet these criteria, but one most certainly does: the egg. Having a source of eggs for survival is just an example of good preparation if you can manage it. In addition to being extremely nutritious, eggs purportedly have more than 100 uses. We tend to think that’s a lowball estimate.In a ...
If you’re in the comfort of your kitchen surrounded by wonderful utensils, a ton of spices and foods, and a nice electric or gas stove, cooking isn’t an issue. However, if you’re huddled under a tarp or a rock ledge on the run or even just trying to live off-grid without a power source, you’re going to have to take some extra steps to prepare meals.Especially if you’re hiding, you want to keep your fires low or non-existent. You can also only carry so much food with you, so it’s possible th ...
While it’s true that you can get just about anything to grow anywhere in the right conditions, those conditions sometimes have to be contrived to the point that it’s impossible for the average person to pull off.Fortunately, these types of crops are rare. My goal for this article is to make a list of top foods to preserve by region.Know that with just a few exceptions, you can  probably grow pretty much whatever you want as long as you make allowances for growth periods and temperatures.Som ...
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