Category Archives: Food Storage

Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics

Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics. Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka bush, as well as tea trees, native to Australia and New Zealand only

Prep Blog Review: The Good & The Bad Food In Your Pantry

You probably already have a well-stocked pantry for survival, but have you checked the foods lately? While some foods from are a bless and you can use them for several purposes in a survival situation (e.g. honey), there are other foods that you are stockpiling without knowing how dangerous they are. Since there are good foods and bad foods in your pantry, for this week’s prep blog review I’ve gathered four art

Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket

Although sweet potatoes are an important staple food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, this versatile, orange root tuber can be added to many other meals all year round. While sweet potatoes have been used for ages by many cultures around the world, until recently they weren’t a regular sight on American kitchen tables outside of the Holiday season. In the past decade, however, the sweet potato has found it

How to Make Your Own Bacon (Step by Step Guide)

When I sat down to write this, I found myself questioning why I ever endeavored to make homemade bacon in the first place. But then I realized…duh, it’s bacon. My whole family loves bacon, but of course it’s not the healthiest thing for you, nor is it cheap. Upon doing some research, I came to find that making your own bacon can turn out to be tastier, slightly healthier, and much cheaper than the store-boug

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