Prepper must-haves: 25 Non-electric kitchen items for your homestead

If you’re a prepper, you probably spend some of your money on various supplies for your survival stockpile. When SHTF, feeding your family will be one of your priorities. If you’re worried about not being able to cook food during a long-term blackout when you have to bug in at home, make sure you also … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 25 Non-electric kitchen items for your homestead

Reduce food waste by learning how to store fresh fruits and vegetables properly

The average American household wastes more than 30 percent of the food it obtains. Unfortunately, this wasteful habit has financial and environmental consequences. To reduce food waste, store food properly, shop better and start meal planning. Basic tips for storing produce properly When storing fresh fruits and vegetables, remember these three important factors: ethylene, airflow and temperature. Some … Continue reading Reduce food waste by learning how to store fresh fruits and vegetables properly

Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

A prepper understands the importance of stocking up on supplies before SHTF. While food and water are important, you also need to stock up on other items with many survival and medicinal uses like baking soda. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Before disaster strikes, you should stock up on enough baking soda so that each family member has … Continue reading Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

13 Essential non-electric kitchen tools for your off-grid homestead

While electric appliances are convenient, when you’re dealing with a long-term power outage you may have trouble cooking if most of your tools run on electricity. As a prepper or homesteader, having manual or non-electric kitchen tools ensures that you can prepare meals and preserve food even after the grid goes down. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) Below is … Continue reading 13 Essential non-electric kitchen tools for your off-grid homestead

Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Activated charcoal can be used for water filtration and gas masks or for treating poison. In an SHTF scenario, it would be ideal to have it on hand all the time. While making your own activated charcoal takes time, it can be done at a fraction of the cost in stores. A pound of activated charcoal would … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Depression is not a joke. It can affect a person’s way of thinking, behaving and feeling. Although the condition is primarily blamed on the lack of certain chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain, it is actually very complex and can be caused by stressful life events, medications, health problems and family history. A person who … Continue reading Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Prepper sanitation: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes

Despite the fearmongering of mainstream media and the government, sensible citizens know that the best way to prevent Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice social distancing and maintain proper hygiene. Make it a habit to wash your hands thoroughly with running water and soap. If you’re cleaning at home, use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and … Continue reading Prepper sanitation: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes

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?

5 Food storage lessons from World War II

Prepping isn’t an easy endeavor but modern preppers have it easier compared to those who experienced World War II (WWII). Back in the early 1940s, people had to survive on war rations, which would have made feeding a large family difficult, especially if you were on a limited budget. But despite these difficult times, people endured … Continue reading 5 Food storage lessons from World War II

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