by Survival Sherpa Foraging wild food requires practice, knowledge, and experience on your landscape. Notice I used the word your land. What you’ve read in books and watched on YouTube may not apply to your locale. While survival principles may
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By Claire Winson Whether they came for land, seeking relief from religious persecution, gold, or driven by a sense of adventure, there are many lessons that the west-bound pioneers of the mid 1800s can still teach us today. The men, women,
Once upon a time, root cellars were the only way people had to preserve their food. These wonderful cold-storage areas became less common when refrigerators became affordable. Houses were no longer automatically built with a root cellar beneath or nearby.
With a pressure canner, there’s a whole smorgasbord of foods that you can preserve safely. Not everything, however, retains it’s ‘safe to eat’ status as a home-canned preserve. Luckily for preppers, the list of what is safe to can far
You never know how long food shortages will last. If you’re not living in the city, chances are you won’t starve in a famine. There is always something to forage for, just to get by. But in winter, you need
By Blake Alma If you are in a short-term survival situation, food is not a priority. However, if you know you will be stuck in the woods for a few days, trapping some meat will do you much good. If
Fresh herbs should be a priority for every survivalist. They are great for flavoring foods but they are also packed with vitamins and some have medicinal uses. Herbs grow like weeds outdoors in average to sandy garden soil but conditions
Looking for something to add to your stockpile this weekend? How to Make Homemade Bread in a Can How to Make 2400 Calorie Emergency Ration Bars Designed to Feed You for a Full Day The Top 10 Cereal Grains You
When it comes to emergency food supplies a lot of people think military-style MREs are the gold standard. They do have some advantages – they’re rugged, easy to prepare and can be eaten cold in a pinch – but they
If you’re ever forced back on your own resources for the long term, home canning is going to be an essential skill. You can’t grow your own vegetables all year round; there’s a growing season followed by a harvest season,
If you keep chickens, you’ll know that at certain times of the year, you’ll have more eggs that you know what to do with. Eggs are tricky to store long term and pickling them is one of the best ways
Across the table from a government worker I was discussing the importance of emergency food. The discussion was centered on freeze dried meals and canned foods. We were discussing the feasibility of both in a serious disaster situation. We were
By C. Nelson In the USA, or any other advanced economy, it’s now easier to get food than it’s ever been. Most of us, especially in cities, can buy food pretty much around the clock – or we can store
My grandma always made the best canned foods…. Now, if you’ve never heard of this vegetable spread, let me tell you now that it’s unbelievable. It’s delicious on bread or even as a topping on rice for a quick vegetarian
Making cheese has been an art for nearly ten thousand years beginning in Europe, then spreading around the world. There’s hundreds of different kinds of cheese with a range of flavors, textures, and appearances. Since it’s been around for so