Navigation, Family Practices for Security, Experience, and Fun What if you had that one essential prepper/survival related item with you at all times that not only gave you security and peace of mind but was also family friendly, educational, entertaining, and fun? We all practice self-reliance in one form or another to some extent in […]
This “movie trailer” for the Homesteading Summit was JUST RELEASED! It’s a pretty inspiring 50,000 ft view of what you can expect in the week ahead, watching the Mother Earth News Homesteading Summit! This 100% online event is set to kick off this coming Monday, October 31st. 35+ speaker, over 7 full days. Covering topics […]
As an avid prepper I have always been a huge fan of and promote storage your basic staples in sealed Mylar bags; stored in a 5 gallon bucket with O2 absorber. I have had oats, rice and wheat stored that way for about 5 years now and I’ll admit, I was starting to get curious […]
Storing your dry goods properly can mean the difference in food you can eat and food you can’t. Who wants to waste food right? Doing extensive research into these matters is very important. One of the biggest rookie mistakes in food storage is not learning what ways work effectively. You can throw a lot of […]
Sensible Food Storage- A video by Wendy Dewitt In the video below Wendy Dewitt teaches us sensible ways to plan, organize and store our food storage for a year. She makes learning very easy and understandable for many of us who get overwhelmed with the entire process once we start researching the many different ways […]
Most preppers already know that it is vital to have an ample supply of stored food and water on hand. It is equally important to keep and maintain a healthy seed bank precisely because the food supply may become disrupted, and it will be necessary to grow your own emergency food. Properly implemented, a good […]
The word is, that this years winter in the United states is going to be brutal compared to what we have been getting the last several years. It is suppose to hit us a lot earlier as well. Where I currently live we tend to lose power during every storm and with no fireplace or […]
Article shared by: CookingWithJalapenoGal.com Did you forget to lay that meat our for dinner aaaagain? No worries. I have a recipe that will save you and taste like you spent quite a while making it, but in reality, it only takes 10-15 minutes to make and you do not even have to use a skillet. […]
Chances are high that you have come across a few stories from the media regarding the increasing risk of economic collapse, or perhaps you have spotted several situations of rioting in Baltimore or Ferguson. You have probably witnessed photographs of shops boarding up their doors and long, empty food store shelves that were a result […]
By Patrick Brian O’Neill Manganese protects against free radicals. No, free radicals are not a militant group you need to be concerned about (okay, they might be), but the ones we are referring to attack your body at the cellular level. They can cause damage to your skin, making it age quicker than it should. […]
By Patrick Brian O’Neill Found in all “high protein” foods, cysteine is the name of an anti-aging amino acid and does not refer to the world-famous chapel in the Apostolic Palace where the Pope hangs out, even though it is pronounced the same way. It actually contains sulfur, and is very important for proper protein […]
By Patrick Brian O’Neill There are a few facts about the essential nutrient molybdenum that you should know. It is found in what nutritionists and health experts consider the world’s healthiest foods. The foods which contain high levels of molybdenum also deliver other minerals, vitamins and nutritional good guys that your body craves. If you […]
By Patrick O’Neill PatrickBrianONeill.com Arginine (also known as L-Arginine) is a naturally effective prosexual nutrient for both women and men. That means that when you eat foods that contain this incredible anti-aging sex booster, you might be able to throw away your Cialis and Viagra for good. Your circulatory system also benefits, and there is […]
This has to be the easiest meal in a jar you can possible prepare. It calls for 5 basic ingredients and only 4 cups of boiling water to make. If you are going to make a few of these up to store in your food storage then use pint size jars with O2 absorbers or […]
By Patrick Brian O’Neill Vitamin A is one of the 43 nutrients essential to healthy bodily functions. Unfortunately, your body cannot synthesize vitamin A in the quantities you need. This means you need to eat foods containing vitamin A as a part of your regular diet. Let’s take a closer look at this essential nutrient […]
Learning how to use the FIFO (First-In-First-Out) method isn’t complicated. It’s a method that refers to a safe and efficient way to store food and how to effectively rotate it so you’re always using the oldest items first before the newer ones. This will ensure that your food supply doesn’t go bad and that you’re […]
By Charles Harpole charlesharpole.wordpress.com The most prevalent error I see with food storage shelving is storing glass containers on high shelves with no “front bumper” to retard the glass containers from falling down during earthquakes or other upsets. All that carefully preserved tasty food could easily come crashing down. All food containers are subject to problems. Glass […]
Storing a variety of crops in a root cellar is a superb way to preserve your harvest, not to mention saving a great deal of money. However, if you don’t have one in place, don’t worry. It’s quite easy to create a space in order to store vegetables at the appropriate temperature and humidity levels. […]
Home canning is a wonderful way to preserve the nutrients in fresh foods, avoid excessive salt, eliminate preservatives from your diet and save money by buying in-season while prices are low. Fruits, vegetables and home-made broth are obvious choices for canning and storing food. However, some canning choices are more exotic or unusual. Here are […]
By Nevermars Soon, we’ll feel the familiar brisk change in the air. Daylight won’t be quite as harsh or last as long. Instead of our summer uniform of shorts and a tee shirt, it’ll be time to don a sweater and some jeans. Fall is coming. As gardeners, the approaching season means it’s time to […]
Storing food in your pantry, refrigerator, or other areas of your home is a great way to enjoy the most savings when a sale is occurring and to also make the most of your leftover meals that you’ve cooked. While storing food can be a great way to save money, there are a number of […]
Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]
One of the reasons I do not grow asparagus is because it takes 2-5 years to produce. Maybe I am just lazy in that aspect, but it is just easier for us to buy it in bulk and can it from home. Recently my neighbor brought us a big box of frozen asparagus. The tips […]
In today’s economy it’s getting increasingly challenging to put decent food on the table for the average family. With the rising cost of fuel it just make common sense to develop solid gardening skills. In a survival situation it is imperative to eat good, clean, wholesome food and producing your own food is a means […]
Guest post by: Lee Flynn One of the biggest concerns people have with food storage is shelf life. After all, nobody wants to dip into their emergency food supply during a real honest-to-goodness disaster and find that all of their “imperishable” goods have decomposed into brown sludge. It’s true, many foods such as canned goods […]
Canning venison sausage step by step. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Last week I wrote an article on how to make your own venison breakfast sausage, with a tasty recipe and step by step instructions. Click here for the article! This week I will show you how to can that venison sausage to […]
Written by Cin Everything to process wholesome food and to create a long term storage plan takes more time than running to the store and grabbing a roasted chicken for dinner, or a frozen entrée to pop in the microwave. There are other ways to build the larder – buying extra goods on grocery runs, […]
How to make breakfast sausage with venison. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Since I was a child I have practiced subsistence hunting, meaning we hunt for part of our meat supply that we eat throughout the year. Not for something pretty to hang on the wall. I was taught by my parents to use […]
By Stephanie Dayle Living within a day’s drive of the pacific northwest coast does have it advantages. Since I was a kid, once a year my family would take a road trip over to the Washington coast where we would buy a couple hundred pounds of tuna right off the boat. This practice continues on […]
In my prepping I need fresh ground and brewed coffee Anyone that knows me for any length of time knows I love a good cup of coffee and it is generally not a good idea to talk to me before I have had a good strong cup of joe to start my day. In preparing […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s that time of year when the beets in your garden should be finishing up. When I was a kid our choices were to eat them fresh, which I loved, or pressure can them, I despised eating canned beets. They were the source of many late nights at the dinner table while […]
We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?
Written by: Dr. Rocky Perkins
In my prepping I need fresh ground and brewed coffee
Anyone that knows me for any length of time knows I love a good cup of coffee and it is generally not a good idea to talk to me before I have had a good strong cup of joe to start my day. In preparing for an uncertain future, I have had some concerns about shortages of different items. As we travel around the country, Linda and I have noticed that in some places, the shelves are sometimes empty of even the basic of supplies. I fear this will become more commonplace. For instance, when we were in a small town in Iowa, we couldn’t find dish soap. When we approached the manager, he said “it’s on the truck”. Further examination lead the discovery that most chain stores only stock three days of products. So, I started to worry, what would happen if I ran out of coffee beans to grind and brew? I don’t want to return to that mediocre stuff they sell ground up at supermarkets. Who knows how long that stuff has sat in warehouses, on hot trucks, or on market shelves?
New to prepping? Wondering how others use those large buckets and Mylar bags for food storage? Wonder no more. The mystery that is Mylar will be revealed in three easy phases.
Peas are a great crop to add to any garden and a must have in your survival seed kit. They are among one of the first things that can be planted in the spring. Here is how to get it done!
This Jalapeño flat bread and dip turned out to be an amazing hit in our home and did not last long.
Homemade Citrus Extract – An easy afternoon project that will save you money and will make great gifts for friends and family. This article also covers why you should make it part of your food storage, and how. Anyone can do this, try it today!
Canning your peas has never been easier!! There are also wonderful recipe links included so you can make scrumptious dishes with your stored peas.