Food supply 101: Food preservation and storage techniques to learn before SHTF

Preppers know that they need to stockpile enough food before SHTF to keep their family fed for a long-term survival scenario. If you’re a newbie prepper, you can start your own food supply by learning how to make DIY meals, ready-to-eat (MREs) or pemmican. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) The point of prepping is not to panic or become … Continue reading Food supply 101: Food preservation and storage techniques to learn before SHTF

Maine ratifies food sovereignty rights into their state Constitution

Across the Nation, cities, municipalities and even rural towns have routinely voted to keep livestock out of city limits, dictating what people can and cannot raise on their own property. This has led to the persecution of raw milk farmers and other small producers. Some cities have even targeted and fined people for converting their lawns into small self-sustainable … Continue reading Maine ratifies food sovereignty rights into their state Constitution

Food storage tips: Stock up on foods in gallon buckets

Before SHTF, you need to stock up on foods with a long shelf life like beans, pasta or rice. If you have five-gallon buckets, you can store grains and other bulk foods in your survival stockpile. To extend the shelf life of bulk foods, you can also add oxygen absorbers to the gallon buckets. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) … Continue reading Food storage tips: Stock up on foods in gallon buckets

Global food ecosystem under severe pressure due to staff shortages, extreme weather

The list of problems impacting food supply chains this year continues to grow, as extreme weather and worker shortages are pushing global food prices upward and leaving people hungry. Right now, the global food ecosystem is under intense pressure due to a shortage of staff. The reduction in supplies and lack of workers are threatening … Continue reading Global food ecosystem under severe pressure due to staff shortages, extreme weather

Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Rice is an essential component of many preppers’ emergency food stockpile for many reasons. For starters, it’s high in calories, meaning it can keep up your energy in the event of a disaster or SHTF scenario. It also lasts for years if kept at room temperature and is inexpensive when bought in bulk. It’s also very … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Avoid these 7 mistakes when buying canned foods

Canned foods are must-haves in your food stockpile because they are compact, inexpensive and last significantly longer than fresh foods. But it’s because of these characteristics that people sometimes neglect their stocks or buy canned foods haphazardly, thereby significantly compromising the quality of foods in their stockpile. Here are seven mistakes you may be making when buying canned foods: (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) … Continue reading Avoid these 7 mistakes when buying canned foods

Meat-eaters paying the most as food inflation soars

Soaring food prices are affecting grocery shoppers all over America. Among those, the hardest hit are meat-eaters, who are bearing the brunt of the surge in prices. According to a Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 U.S. adults, one in three Americans say that they’re spending more on groceries than they were at the start of 2021. … Continue reading Meat-eaters paying the most as food inflation soars

How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

Seed paper is considered by many to be nothing more than a novelty item. But as a prepper, you might find that this ingenious item may help you increase the amount of food you’re growing in your survival garden. As its name suggests, seed paper, or plantable paper, is a kind of handmade paper that has been … Continue reading How to make seed paper that can grow into plants for your survival garden

Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

Most prepper stockpiles include an assortment of food supplies like store-bought canned goods, home-canned produce and other crucial survival items. Before SHTF, make sure your supplies will last for a long time by storing canned foods properly. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Follow the tips below to avoid spoilage and food poisoning when stocking up on canned foods. Pay attention to “Best … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Cooperation Humboldt, a transition initiative in Humboldt County in California, is providing mini-gardens for free to help communities in the state’s North Coast become self-sufficient and achieve food independence. The organization initially provided free lawn conversions but decided to shift its focus later on. Tamara McFarland, a leader within the cooperation, was concerned that the lawn conversion project failed to reach individuals who would benefit … Continue reading California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens