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
People sometimes refer to biltong and beef jerky interchangeably, and admittedly, they have some similarities. Usually, biltong is cured in larger slabs of meat, whereas jerky is cured in strips. Biltong retains a little moisture, which some people think may shorten
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
The more prepared you are for an emergency the more likely you are to get through it without any serious harm – and the thing about preparation is it’s better to start long before disaster threatens. The ideal situation is
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
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Looking at the state of the world, being prepared is more important than ever. Terrorism is on the rise around the globe. Rogue states like North Korea become more dangerous as their stability fails – and North Korea has nuclear
If you haven’t yet tried making your own butter, then don’t wait another day. It’s kitchen alchemy at it’s easiest, and great fun to make with the kids. You can make butter in a food processor or blender, but we’re
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,
Jerky is becoming increasingly popular in today’s market. Several years ago when people thought of jerky, the first thing that came to mind were the cheap packaged tubes of processed meat. They were fatty, salty, and low quality. Recently, jerky
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