Category Archives: Food Storage

How To Build A 6-Month Food Stockpile On A Super-Strict Budget

Despite what you often see on TV and in the movies, stockpiling food is not only for those with conspiracy theories or living through a zombie apocalypse. It is now a part of life for those of us who are “what if” people or those with very strict budgets. Let’s face it: It’s not easy getting by in today’s economy. If we can save a little money on what we need to live by building a stockpile, then that’s

32Off-Grid Best Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds For Skin, Hair, And Health

Whether your skin and hair seem lackluster or you are suffering from tummy troubles or your immunity is at an all-time low, pumpkin seeds can come to your rescue. Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita pepo) were first discovered by Mexican archaeologists back in 7,000 B.C. Traditionally, these seeds were used to treat tapeworm infections, and urinary and prostate problems. It’s not surprising that pumpkin s

How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator

If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. The fall season brings bountiful harvest from your own garden as well as inexpensive prices from local farmers’ markets. In winter months, prices on produce inevitably rise. So it makes sense to store as much as you can while fresh produce is bountiful and cheap. One of the oldest – and easiest

How long can you REALLY keep your leftovers? Experts reveal how carving meat off the bone, adding salt to your eggs and storing cakes in the freezer could make your meals last months

Chef Travis Harvey advises carving turkey and ham off the bone after dinner  He says slices of meat and poultry can be kept in the freezer for three months  Make prawns last longer by peeling them before storing in the freezer Iced cakes last for three months in the freezer but six months without icing  No matter how hard you try, chances are you’ll still be looking at some leftovers from Christmas dinne

Back To Basics: 4 Types Of Homemade Cheese

Without a doubt, life is made tastier by cheese. We put it on everything from burgers to macaroni and kids love it. We mix it in sauces to add flavor and texture and we eat it plain as a snack. It’s a great source of calcium and protein and most kids will eat cheese even when they won’t eat many other foods. However, if SHTF, cheese is quickly going to a hot commodity because it’s not something that keeps for

7 Survival ‘Forever Foods’ That Could Outlive You

by: Sandra A. Preparing for a crisis that includes a shortage of food takes work. You know your food storage should include a variety of foods. And that they should be rotated. But did you know that there are foods that actually could outlive you? If not, read on. Here are 7 foods that will last at least 30 years: 1. Sugar. Stored in air-tight containers, sugar can last more 30 years. But not all sugars last as l

5 Everyday Items Your Great-Grandparents Repurposed (That You Should, Too)

It’s a shame how wasteful the average American is today. Fortunately, for those who want to save some money or limit their contribution to the landfill, there are ways to reuse almost any common household object – just like our grandparents and great-grandparents did. Here are five things that you should really think twice about before throwing out: 1. Empty jars and bottles Empty jars, bottles, food containers

9 Foods You Aren’t Stockpiling But Should

Image source: When it comes to stocking up on food, you more than likely think that you have covered all your bases and that you have what you need. But there are many foods that you may not have thought about, and these foods can be not only important to your physical health, but to your mental health as well. Here are nine foods that you may not be storing, but should. 1. Comfort foods. Duri

What You Should Never Can?

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 outweighs the list of what isn’t.  Also, foods that can’t be canned can usually be preserved in other ways, so there are always options for storing your homegrown har

How To Keep Your Winter Stockpile Safe

Building your stockpiles is only part of the equation for survival. Once you have items stored up, you also must protect them all year long. This winter, your reserves can be threatened in numerous ways. Are yours going to make it through until spring comes? Here are five common threats that winter can bring. So you can adequately prepare, you’ll also find tips on how to avoid these threats. That way you can make

Prep Blog Review: Gardening & Farming Winter Tips

For many people, gardening and farming are two activities related to spring and summer, but not for preppers.  Even though the outdoor gardening and farming season is ending, you can continue growing your own food during winter. Is important to keep your plants safe and your flock warm during the cold season and don’t forget to start preparing for the moment when you’ll start working again in your lovely outdo

4 Lost Thanksgiving Dishes That You Can Recreate at Home

by Mary Kurz The Pilgrims ate venison and wildfowl when they celebrated Thanksgiving. So, if you want to go authentic, leave the spiral-sliced ham at the store. Their meal included other foods like pumpkin, strawberries and beans, too, when they could get them. The meal generally consisted of whatever they were able to grow, hunt or forage for in the wild in this period of the year. Some of the recipes are easy to

How To Make Pemmican: A Survival Superfood That Can Last 50 Years

Packed with calories and nutrition and able to be packed and stored for long periods, pemmican is often called the ultimate survival food. Created by Native Americans and adopted by European explorers of the New World, pemmican is a concentrated blend of fat and protein from lean, dried meat. The word “pemmican” is derived from the Cree root word “pimi” for “fat” or “grease.” Traditionally, the meat