Food supply basics: 11 Foods to stock up on if you’re on a tight budget

As a prepper, you don’t need to break the bank to stock up on healthy foods for your stockpile. If you’re on a budget, you can buy affordable foods like bananas, beans, canned meat and rice. Using these ingredients, you can serve delicious, healthy meals to your family even after SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Shop wisely to build … Continue reading Food supply basics: 11 Foods to stock up on if you’re on a tight budget

How to make survival energy bars from scratch

Energy bars are a great addition to your survival rations because they are high in calories and have a long shelf life. You can easily buy them in large quantities and fit them into your bugout bag (BOB) or survival kit. But not all energy bars are good for you, especially since they often contain added sugar, … Continue reading How to make survival energy bars from scratch

7 Foods to never dehydrate

Food dehydration is the process of reducing moisture in food to prevent the proliferation of bacteria. It’s one of the fastest and least expensive methods of food preservation. Dehydrating foods also reduces their weight, which means you can easily pack dehydrated foods in large quantities for camping and bugging out. However, not all foods can … Continue reading 7 Foods to never dehydrate

9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

You don’t need to have a backyard to grow your own food. If you’re limited to a cramped balcony, a small patio or even just a sunny windowsill, you can still grow vegetables. The key is to use containers, such as pots, planter boxes and barrels. You can even recycle old baskets and reusable bags … Continue reading 9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

5 Reasons you should stockpile food right now

Last month, inflation in the United States jumped to its highest rate in nearly 13 years as the country rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in consumer prices reflected a surge in demand and shortages of labor and materials made severe by the pandemic, leading many economists to believe inflation is here to stay. For preppers, … Continue reading 5 Reasons you should stockpile food right now

6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

Living on a homestead seems like sunshine and rainbows from afar. But there’s actually more to homesteading once you get up close and personal. You’ll need to know more than just how to keep the house clean, the animals fed and the vegetables watered. But don’t fret. Each homesteading skill you learn will take you one step … Continue reading 6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

5 Reasons to stockpile food now

Inflation in the United States has jumped to the highest rate since 2008 as the country rebounds strongly from the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many economists believe the current rise in inflation is not transitory because of evidence of structural changes in supply at a time when demand for all products is robust. Put simply, inflation is here to … Continue reading 5 Reasons to stockpile food now

14 Ways to preserve blackberries for long-term storage

Blackberries have one of the shortest peak seasons of all fruits in the United States, where harvests usually run from July to August. Blackberries also don’t ripen after they’ve been picked, so they have to be picked when they’re exactly ripe. This means you have a very short window for enjoying sweet and juicy blackberries. Luckily, there are several … Continue reading 14 Ways to preserve blackberries for long-term storage

Prepping food supply 101: How to survive if you run out of supplies during a long-term disaster

Preppers know that they shouldn’t be complacent just because they have a sizeable survival stockpile. Before SHTF, you should also start a home garden, learn about food preservation techniques and know how to find and purify water. These crucial skills will ensure that you can survive a long-term survival scenario if you run out of … Continue reading Prepping food supply 101: How to survive if you run out of supplies during a long-term disaster

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm your belly. Plus, … Continue reading Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth