Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Banana chips are a sweet and tasty snack, but store-bought variants may contain too much sugar or other ingredients and harmful preservatives. To ensure that your banana chips are tasty and good for you, try making dried banana chips at home using the simple recipe detailed below. You can also try making savory or spicy banana chips … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Top 5 vegetables that are cheaper to grow than buy

Organic fruits and vegetables have become increasingly popular in recent years as consumers look for healthier options. Aside from being more nutritious than conventional produce, organic foods are grown without using chemical pesticides that are harmful to human health. But organic foods don’t come cheap. They can put a serious dent in your wallet over time. … Continue reading Top 5 vegetables that are cheaper to grow than buy

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

Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself or buy food from the dollar menu at a fast-food restaurant. As a prepper, your whole family can eat well if you know when to buy ingredients and how to plan your meals. (h/t to PennilessParenting.com) By being practical, you can save money on groceries and … Continue reading Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

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

Drought-resistant cactus pear could become a sustainable food and fuel source, new research shows

Cactus pears could become a sustainable source of food and fuel in places in need of these two resources. Those are the findings of a recent study by researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno. Published in the journal GCB Bioenergy, the study covered five years of research. The group had set out to look at how successful different varieties of cactus pear would … Continue reading Drought-resistant cactus pear could become a sustainable food and fuel source, new research shows

6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead

Some preppers envision a homestead in a quiet location as their endgame. If you have the same goals, don’t let having a small patch of land stop you. If you wish to start small-scale homestead farming, you must be ready to work hard before you can see good results. Experienced homesteaders know that you don’t need to … Continue reading 6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead

Massive U.S. food shortage coming – get a backup supply ready RIGHT NOW

The hunger-relief organization Feeding America estimates that our country will be short eight billion meals in the next four months. Their food banks put out three times the usual this year, due to Covid-19 joblessness and homelessness, totaling over 17 billion pounds of food. On average, at least 10 percent of Americans cannot afford food that contains … Continue reading Massive U.S. food shortage coming – get a backup supply ready RIGHT NOW

Food supply 101: Can vinegar go bad?

Vinegar is a common pantry item used for a variety of things. It is used for cooking, pickling, removing stains, eliminating weeds and washing pets. Many people also use vinegar to shed weight and extend the life of ornamental flowers. With that many uses, homesteaders love to stock up on vinegar. But you might be wondering if you need … Continue reading Food supply 101: Can vinegar go bad?

Rabobank says “biblical” surge in food prices soon to come

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the United States is on track to maintain its current stocks of food based on an expectation of maximum acreage planted and healthy yields. However, Rabobank writers Michael Every and Michael Magdovitz disagree, warning that a crisis of “biblical” proportions could be on the way. Food and feed prices have increased … Continue reading Rabobank says “biblical” surge in food prices soon to come