Category Archives: Food

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round There is something about a good building project at a low price that gets the blood pumping! These greenhouses are incredible because they work off principals that are unchanging. So much so that greenhouses just like these would have been used in colonial American. …

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8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages

8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages No matter your level of preparedness the power outage can catch anyone off guard. Now we may react and take the right steps quicker than the average person but there is still that sickening feeling with the power goes out. Have you covered all your …

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41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner I found a great collection of camping hacks that could make your camping trips better. My favorite hacks are the four that I have pictured above, you have to check them out. I love that you can add sage to a campfire to keep the …

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Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: 30 Easy Spending Cuts to Make It Possible

We can all agree that prepping costs money. It’s hard to imagine buying extra food when you feel like you can barely buy groceries to make it until the next paycheck. Thinking about spending over $100 on a prepper purchase is enough to induce a cold sweat for a lot of folks. Over at Preppers …

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How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak

How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak What great news grass fed beef is? There were many great moments in my life but once people figured out that grass fed beef was great for your body and maybe even necessary it brought me back to red meat. Of course, the issue with grass fed beef …

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How To Cut Sugar Out of Your Life

How To Cut Sugar Out of Your Life We are all aware of the issues that come from eating too much processes sugar. Whether you want to believe that your health and fitness are important to your preparedness or not is irrelevant. The truth of the matter is both health and fitness will come to …

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Make Dried Pineapple With Zucchini

Make Dried Pineapple With Zucchini There are many exciting ways to manipulate the foods that we grow as well as preserve them. I have never heard this one before. For even the most run of the mill backyard gardener they know that zucchini is going to be coming out of their ears come summertime. It …

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Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails

Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails The cattail is probably the easiest wild edible to spot and is the most referenced in paintings and pictures. It is also one of the best sources of food around a water body. For me there is nothing better than the young shoots of the cattail. They are almost …

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Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat

Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat For some of us the idea of living off of our fat sounds like a nightmare. A succession of hunger pangs followed by what could be a short sit on deaths doorstep. Its no survivors dream to be just scraping by on 350 calories a day. There are others …

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How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach

How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach Its always one of the first things I harvest each year. The spinach comes early and those delicious baby leaves are just as delicious as the previous years. Its a hard one to beat. I put them in salads, buzz them in …

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5 Morale Boosting Foods With a Long Shelf Life

5 Morale Boosting Foods With a Long Shelf Life This is a very interesting article. Particularly, in a day and age where sugar has been turned into a demon. We are supposed to pretend like we don’t like delicious sweet treats but of course, in the quiet moments, we all indulge. This article looks at …

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What You Need To Know About Meals Ready To Eat (MREs)

What You Need To Know About Meals Ready To Eat (MREs) Meals ready to eat (MREs) have become very popular in the last decade. Besides being stockpiled by preppers and survivalists, even the average Joe is buying them. Americans use them as quick meals during their camping trips and hiking adventures. If you plan to …

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3 Backpacking Stoves Compared-Under $16

Did you know there are a variety of compact cooking stoves for under $16? These miniature stoves are just the right size for an emergency kit, bug out bag, or for a backpacking trip, but how well do they work?  My husband and I are planning an overnight hiking [...]

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Lambsquarters

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Lambsquarters If you really want to feel like Neo from The Matrix take the time to not only read these articles on wild edibles but also to fully understand and seek out the food in your local area. I always like to gauge my comfort level by my desire to eat certain …

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Mid June Garden Planting Guide

Check out this Mid June Garden Planting Guide. It’s mid June and you haven’t planted your garden yet.  It happens to all of us some years.  Or maybe you have had some crop failures, seeds planted weeks ago that never germinated.  The bugs or snails may have eaten a few plants to the ground and …

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Botulism and Canning – the Whys and Wherefores

Botulism and Canning – the Whys and Wherefores When you are canning those delicious peaches you may add things like bourbon. You may be daydreaming about opening a jar in a few months and spooning them out over some delicious ice cream. I doubt you are day dreaming about a debilitation and even deadly fungus …

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How to Save Seeds For Optimal Vitality

How to Save Seeds For Optimal Vitality One of my biggest goals in self reliance is to have a garden in full bloom that was created from the seeds of the previous season. I feel like getting efficient with this process  is such a huge part of finding true food independence. I don’t want to …

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What You Should Look for When Shopping for Food Storage

What You Should Look for When Shopping for Food Storage Being prepared is big business and it is easy for the newbie to get completely overwhelmed. Each company claims they are the best value for your dollar, or the best priced, or the highest nutritional value; what about the things that are best for your family? Shopping …

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DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season

DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season Backyards and cookouts are as American as hotdogs and apple pie, and who doesn’t love grilled food, roasted corn on the cob, a cold brew. Top this off with some roasted marshmallows… (you know, for the kids ;-)), while sitting around the fire. Sweet summer memories are in …

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Goose as a Survival Game Meat

You may remember from Dickens, and the stories of that era, what a big deal a goose was on Christmas. The goose is one of the most underrated meats in abundance. These creatures are made up of dark, succulent meat and a nice fatty skin that crisps up when roasted. If you have ever had …

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300 a Month, Menu, Goals

300 a Month, Menu, Goals I am always blown away by frugality and the ability to save money in ways that the rest of us think is impossible. There are families spending $300 a week on groceries and most of it is going towards stuff we shouldn’t be eating. Let me also say that you …

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness

The 6 Pillars of Preparedness When it comes to prepping, you need to start from the ground and work your way up. Rare is the person who can just go to the store and buy all they need in one shot! Even if you were able to, you still aren’t anywhere near prepared. Just because …

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How To Support Tomato Plants Easily – And Why It’s So Important!

How To Support Tomato Plants Easily – And Why It’s So Important! There is nothing better than tomatoes in the summer. If you want to convince someone of the importance of gardening you need only have them taste a hot July tomato against something that was sitting on the supermarket shelves. The taste and quality …

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Wild Edibles: Queen Anne’s Lace or Wild Carrot

Wild Edibles: Queen Anne’s Lace or Wild Carrot This weeks is a great addition to your inventory of wild edibles. Wild carrot is a great little root that can be found in fields and this article and video offers some great advice on finding it.  When you are learning about wild edibles you have to …

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