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

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

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

Home gardening basics: A detailed guide to growing vegetables indoors

Growing vegetables indoors is a lot less challenging than beginners might initially think. Once you get over the technobabble, it will become apparent that indoor gardening is something that even people with no green thumb can do. The following is a detailed but simplified guide to getting started with indoor gardening: (h/t to NewLifeOnAHomestead.com) Growing space The … Continue reading Home gardening basics: A detailed guide to growing vegetables indoors

Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Mold is a nasty fungus that thrives in warm and moist areas like bathrooms. Removing mold has to be done frequently because it grows and spreads quickly. Unfortunately, regular upkeep can be just as dangerous for your health because many commercial household cleaners are toxic. Bleach, for example, is known to trigger asthma, compromise reproductive health and damage organs. Some household cleaners also contain the … Continue reading Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

Store-bought eggs are laid by caged chickens fed an unnatural diet with antibiotics that may be harmful to your health. Meanwhile, farm-fresh eggs are laid by chickens set free on pastures to forage for their own food. Here are some of the important differences between farm-fresh and store-bought eggs, from shell color and taste to nutrient content. … Continue reading Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

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

Prepper projects: Setting up a rainwater shower at your homestead

As a prepper, you need to be a frugal spender. You can also be thrifty with your preps, like harvested water. With some additional tools, you can use rainwater to make an outdoor shower for your homestead. (h/t to PrimalSurvivor.net) Why build an outdoor shower? If you have harvested water and an outdoor shower, you can clean off … Continue reading Prepper projects: Setting up a rainwater shower at your homestead

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

14 Clever ways to reuse orange peels

Citrus fruits like oranges make for tasty, healthy snacks. Unfortunately, many people chuck the peels right into the garbage bin after they’re done. But what may look like garbage could have a few practical uses in the house. So the next time you enjoy a juicy, tangy orange, save the peels and reuse them instead … Continue reading 14 Clever ways to reuse orange peels