Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Clean drinking water is an important part of any survival stockpile. But does bottled water have an expiration date like other food items? If you’re a beginner prepper and are still building a stockpile of your own, you can get started by buying an extra case of bottled water or two. In time, you will have … Continue reading Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Honey: The ultimate survival food that doesn’t expire

Honey is an essential survival food and storing it is painless because it has no expiration date. It is the original sweetener, known and consumed by our ancestors eons ago and have been used medicinally for 8,000 years. It is suitable for immediate consumption in its unprocessed state, unlike any other major sweetener. In its pure … Continue reading Honey: The ultimate survival food that doesn’t expire

Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Convenience foods like TV dinners or instant mac and cheese can help reduce your prep time when cooking, but when SHTF it’s more important to know how to cook from scratch. This ensures that when you’re running low on supplies, you can still cook filling dishes even if you don’t have access to prepackaged meals. (h/t … Continue reading Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Honey, powdered milk, salt and wheat: Survival cooking with the 4 basics of food storage

Survival cooking wouldn’t be complete without the four basics of food storage — honey, salt, wheat and powdered milk. For starters, these foods have a long shelf life and are easy to store. They’re also widely available, easy to prepare and nutritious. When SHTF, you can easily cook a delicious meal with these four foods. Recipes … Continue reading Honey, powdered milk, salt and wheat: Survival cooking with the 4 basics of food storage

Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

Grains, flour, pasta and other sources of carbohydrates are ideal for long-term storage, making them staples of survival stockpiles. But carbohydrates can only get you so far in a true survival situation. A well-rounded survival diet should contain protein as well. Protein is the building block of life, as all your cells are made of protein. Protein is what … Continue reading Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

13 Nutritious, energy-boosting superfoods for your survival stockpile

It’s important that your survival stockpile consist of healthy, nutrient-dense foods to tide you over a disaster. Take a look at the following energy-boosting superfoods that can meet your nutrition needs: (h/t to Survivopedia.com) 1. Quinoa Quinoa is a gluten-free superfood rich in fiber, protein and fatty acids. It also contains a healthy dose of magnesium, potassium, iron … Continue reading 13 Nutritious, energy-boosting superfoods for your survival stockpile

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

10 Homesteading tips and tricks for the all-around homesteader

Homesteading is a great way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. But the idea of running a homestead may feel overwhelming if you’re new to homesteading. There’s simply so much to consider and so much to do that beginners run the risk of making mistakes that can make homesteading unnecessarily harder than it should be. On that note, … Continue reading 10 Homesteading tips and tricks for the all-around homesteader

20 Herbal preparations for your herbal medicine cabinet

There’s more to herbal medicine than just growing or foraging for medicinal herbs. It also involves knowing how to prepare herbal formulas to maximize the medicinal properties of your chosen plants. Most people are familiar with herbal teas, but there are many other ways to use herbs medicinally. Certain herbs, for instance, are best used topically instead of orally. … Continue reading 20 Herbal preparations for your herbal medicine cabinet

Food supply tips: 10 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store

Beginner preppers can start a survival stockpile by purchasing affordable, versatile items and ingredients like beans, canned fruit and vegetables, and pasta. Read on to learn how to start prepping without going over your budget. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Stock up on affordable ingredients before SHTF Here are 10 budget-friendly ingredients that you can buy at the local grocery … Continue reading Food supply tips: 10 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store