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

Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

The quest for clean water does not stop even after SHTF. Therefore, it’s important to know how to purify water when you’re forced to source it from lakes and streams. Different ways to purify water Water purification differs from water filtration. The latter uses a porous substance to filter water and is less effective at removing pollutants. Meanwhile, purification is a chemical … Continue reading Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

Prepper recipes: How to make hardtack, a long-lasting survival food

Hardtack is a hard biscuit made of flour, water and salt. It is a long-lasting food that’s perfect for long-term emergencies. In fact, the oldest surviving hardtack was baked in 1851 and remains edible to this day. A Civil War staple, hardtack is a survival food that deserves a spot in any prepper’s food stockpile. Hardtack recipe … Continue reading Prepper recipes: How to make hardtack, a long-lasting survival food

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

US facing obesity problem as poor parents feed their children cheap, unhealthy foods

Obesity is an ongoing problem in Western countries, especially in the United States. In most cases, parents of children in poor families try to save money by buying cheap but unhealthy foods to make sure they don’t go hungry. However, eating processed foods often results to obesity because these food have little or no nutritional value and … Continue reading US facing obesity problem as poor parents feed their children cheap, unhealthy foods

Prepping tips: 16 Alternative containers for your bug-out gear

Before SHTF, you need to pack a bug-out bag with items that will help you survive the trip to your bug-out location when it’s time to evacuate. Most preppers will store their bug-out gear in a sturdy backpack, but you can also use alternative containers like a duffel bag or even a wheeled suitcase. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com) Backpacks … Continue reading Prepping tips: 16 Alternative containers for your bug-out gear

10 Tips for stockpiling food

Having a well-stocked refrigerator, freezer and pantry is a good idea in the best and worst of times. It can help keep you and your family fed and safe when SHTF. Ideally, your stockpile should have nutritious foods that fuel your body so you can easily handle emergencies or carry out vital survival tasks. Your stockpile should … Continue reading 10 Tips for stockpiling food

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

LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage

  It’s important to prepare everything you need before a power outage because when the lights go out, you might get disoriented and your family might panic. Stay calm, get everyone some flashlights and listen to the news if you experience a blackout in your neighborhood. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Keep the lights on: Prep before SHTF Here … Continue reading LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage