Category Archives: Food

7 Reasons Preppers should have a Garden!

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It is about that time when your plants will start blooming.  So it is about that time to get the garden going.  This is one of my favorite times of year seeing all the new sprouts and then actually enjoying the fruits of my labor. Growing a garden is a very important thing to do

Managing Food Storage Wisely: Guest Post

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At the heart of emergencies lies the fact that no one ever knows when they are going to hit. A sudden storm could ravage through town, or a local attack could put the community into lock-down mode. Although some poke fun at those who stock up on bread, milk and eggs before a common snowstorm,

Practically Free Raised Garden Bed

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Because Josh and I are trying our best to be less reliant on grocery stores, the government and outside services in general, a clear choice in becoming more self-sufficient was to start a garden. We honestly weren’t sure how we were going to do with this challenge because neither one of us really has much

Simple Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness- Guest Post

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Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness By Lee Flynn Camping, hiking and even exploring mountains and woods can be exciting and thrilling, especially if you consider yourself an avid nature lover. Whenever you are planning to take a trip to the woods or a new environment altogether, there are a few survival

10 Dollar Store Prepper Finds!

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Today Megan and I went to the Dollar Tree dollar store.  It is an actual dollar store and nothing over $1 (.99 Only stores seem to be a little better and have a little more, but we don’t have one here). So I decided to set out to see what I could get for $10

Why Not Chickens? Beginners Guide for Preppers

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As a prepper I think self-sufficiency plays a big part of being able to be prepared so why not try raising chickens.  Here are some reasons to have chickens as a prepper. Chickens are easy to raise. They really don’t take too much work and have a big upside. Chickens are cheap to buy.  Depending

Essential Alternative Cooking Tools for Preppers and Survivalists

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As preppers and survivalists we need to be prepared for many different types of situations.  If there were to be a total collapse having your food storage would be extremely beneficial, but it doesn’t do you any good if you have no way to cook it. Here are some alternative ways to cook your storage

The Perfect Prepper Home

I apologize to my readers that I have not gotten out an article in a while.  I have been with busy with home projects as my wife and I just bought our first home two weeks ago.  As this is right now taking most of my time I thought a post about what a prepper

5 Steps for Food if Your Fridge Goes Out

Hollywood has done a great job of bringing attention to survival training. With movies about doomsday and zombies attacking, learning how to be prepared to cope with any disaster has become mainstream. There has been a definite spike in interest of survival prepping as well as urban preparedness.   One of the things you must

How to Build a Rocket Stove From Trash

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What is a rocket stove? A rocket stove is basically a wood fire enclosure that directs the heat and fire to the pot or skillet that is on top of the stove.  By the name it sounds high tech and fancy but wood rocket stoves are actually quite simple in design and simple to make.

Free Food Storage Buyers Guide

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When you really first start prepping and are getting your food stocks going it can be overwhelming.  Knowing where to start and the benefits and limitations of your food storage will definitely help out in the future.  Preparewise.com has written a great in depth guide on some of the problems and how to pick your storage

Tips for Keeping Your Emergency Food Storage Organized

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Every family, indeed every individual, in America should have their own store of survival food to which they can turn in case of emergency. You cannot know exactly what sorts of emergencies might lead to you actually using your emergency food supply, and we all hope and pray that we may never have to use

Guest Post: 5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation

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5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation Water Storing water should be at the forefront of your planning. A person can go much longer without food than they can without water, so in case an emergency arises each person in the household should have a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day to survive.

What and How You Should Store Food

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If you are a person who is afraid of the future and want to be prepared for any situation storing food is a must. Storing food can really be an art and is one of the categories I have discussed in my earlier beans, bullets and band aids post You really need to ask yourself

Survival with Freeze Dried Foods

Click on the graphic to check out Food Insurance which sells freeze dried foods.  Look below the graphic to see why you should have freeze dried foods. Freeze dried food is identified as food that is void of water. The process of freeze drying food, which is also known as lyphilization, helps to extend its

How Our Food Storage Helps Us in Times of Typhoons

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This is a guest post from a reader in the Philippines.  Thanks for the article and showing that prepping isn’t just for Americans! A tropical country, like the one in which I live, generally experiences more or less 20 typhoons in a year, some more devastating than others. Personally, I experience around seven typhoons in

Start a Survival Garden with Heirloom Seeds

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Starting a survival garden will not only save you money in the long run, but would also be very important if there was a disaster in which the stores ran out of food. Eating healthy is all the rage these days. In grocery stores you will see the regular fruits and vegetables then you have the organic