A time wracked with suicide and fear the great depression was a holly terror on the nation. Many people exclaim that the crash of 2008 cost them everything. The truth is that the “everything” of 2008 was very different than
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Stockpiling food is a key part of being prepared. Even if you have the skills and space to grow your own, you can’t be sure that a disaster will leave your crops intact and edible. Sure, you can recover from
One of the best and tastiest ways to conserve meat is to smoke it. The meat is delicious, and if you keep it in a cool, dry place, it can last up to a year and sometimes even longer. The
I think we should make a comprehensive list with the foods we prefer to store (price, quantity, shelf-life, flavor). We’ll all get a lot of good ideas to add to our stockpile/pantry. I think diversification practices well in food storage, security,
Dehydrated potato flakes are a highly portable, convenient source of nutrition. They are fairly easy to cook, don’t weigh much and keep for a long time without refrigeration. Also, you know what’s in them when you make them from scratch
ORAC stands for ‘oxygen radical absorbance capacity.’ It is a unit of measure to determine the antioxidant capacity of a particular food. The higher the ORAC unit value, the more antioxidants a food will have. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and
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
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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