Food supply tips: 9 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store

  Natural disasters and emergencies often come with little or no warning at all. Stocking up on shelf-stable foods and ingredients before SHTF will help you weather the situation successfully. Here are some of the best survival foods to stock up on before SHTF: (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) 1. Legumes Beans, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes are classic survival foods, and it’s … Continue reading Food supply tips: 9 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store

4 ways to preserve your harvest without canning

You’ve just harvested your garden, and you’re now surrounded by more homegrown produce than you can possibly eat before it all goes bad. Canning might be the most obvious solution, but let’s face it: it’s not the easiest task. Thankfully, there are lots of great ways that you can preserve your harvest without having to … Continue reading 4 ways to preserve your harvest without canning

Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

You need to be wise about the foods you keep in your survival pantry because some foods go bad quickly. Others, on the other hand, last long but are just empty calories. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) When preparing your survival stockpile, you have to consider the calorie content, cost, nutrient value and shelf life of food. Here’s why these considerations … Continue reading Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

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

Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

Salt is easily one of the most important ingredients preppers should have in their pantries. For starters, salt is a key ingredient in the daily diet of humans. It supports healthy muscle and nerve function and regulates the fluids in the human body. Plus, salt enhances the flavor of virtually any food and preserves food, too. Salt also … Continue reading Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

Food storage tips: How to dehydrate foods for long-term storage

Food dehydration is one of the easiest and cheapest methods of food preservation. It lets you extend the shelf-life of extra produce after an abundant harvest without using preservatives or chucking them in the refrigerator. Plus, dried, nutrient-dense foods are a key part of any prepper’s stockpile. Read on to learn about the various benefits of … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to dehydrate foods for long-term storage

Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Foodborne illness is a major concern for the food industry and regulatory agencies around the world. The most common cause of foodborne illness, or food poisoning, is consuming spoiled foods or products contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a costly public health problem that, while preventable, … Continue reading Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Food storage tips: 6 Traditional egg preservation techniques

Fresh eggs are a versatile ingredient and a rich source of protein. You can serve them on their own for breakfast or use them to make various baked goods. When SHTF and you lose power, you can use these six traditional preservation techniques to make eggs last longer without refrigeration. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Egg preservation basics Hens may … Continue reading Food storage tips: 6 Traditional egg preservation techniques