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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

15 Ways To Cook Without Electricity

When it comes to preparing for disaster, one of the first things that we need to do as preppers is determine how we’re going to cook food if SHTF. Nearly all stoves nowadays are electric so if the power goes out, you’re forced to find alternative cooking methods. For many, this will be a challenge, but not if you’re properly prepared. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm climate or experience a disa

12 Winter Hobbies For The Self-Reliant Man

Winter is a tough time, especially if you’re used to being physically active. It’s easy to get bored and stir-crazy so you need to plan for this time in advance. If a disaster strikes or even if you get a bad storm, you may not have electricity or other modern conveniences such as computer games, the internet, or video games, so be sure to have a mental list of hobbies and a stockpile of supplies to get you th

30 Lost Ways of Survival from 1880 We Should All Learn

  People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how the guys who wandered the west 150 or so years ago did it. 1.Community – We were not meant to survive in isolation forever. There are many skills we can learn from one another. Nothing will help people survive more than a tight knit community that cares for its members. In this community, you will

How to Fish for Your Off-grid Survival

Being able to fish could be a lifesaver after a crisis because you can easily stretch a limited stockpile of food to its greatest potential. Here are some ways to fish if there are no modern fishing tackle and other equipment available for use. Catching Fish Using Your Hands Here is a simple method to catch fish if you see them swimming in shallow water: Silently and slowly enter the water. Gently and slowly move

Essentials For Building Off-Grid Houses

Between high energy costs (which are expected to keep rising) and the uncertainty in the world today, the idea of going “off-grid” is gaining popularity. Preppers aren’t the only ones who are thinking in these terms, as others are seeing the potential benefits of getting off-grid and not having to pay their monthly utility bills. Those that do end up saving a bundle on their monthly budget, as well as gaining

10 Vegetables That Just Might Grow Better In Containers

Growing vegetables in containers is touted as something you do if you’re an urbanite without space for a “real” garden. People often turn to container gardening when back or knee pain make bending and digging too difficult, or when the soil is so poor that it’s incapable of supporting life. How about growing vegetables in containers because it’s a rewarding, enjoyable activity? No excuse is required. More

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking     Last week, we talked about the tools you`ll need to cook in emergency situations. Now here I am with more information on survival cooking.   So let`s see what you need to cook delicious meals outdoors:   The first thing you’ll need is a camp stove, a grill, or a camp fire. You should always have at least one bottle of fuel for when you want to cook outside. In case you use

68 Things You Should Stock but Probably Aren’t

68 Things You Should Stock but Probably Aren’t     Every survivalist message board and prepper blog tells you to stock the same things; weapons, water, food basics, etc. So, I went looking for a list of things that you should be stocking, but probably aren’t. Everything on the list will make your life many times easier after the SHTF, especially in a Bugging-In scenario. 1. Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Emergency Cooking Equipment

Emergency Cooking Equipment     If you`re preparing for the inevitable crisis coming over the USA, then you should know that stockpiling is just part of the equation. Having a pantry cramped with survival food is great, but there are other crucial things you should take into consideration.   For example: if a disaster strikes tomorrow and you`ll be forced to live off your stockpile in extreme conditi

Cooking After The Collapse

How will I cook without electricity or gas if it ever comes to that? Here’s one way…   Solar Oven Cooking Solar energy can be very easily harnessed to provide a means of cooking food. In fact, solar cooking has several advantages over conventional oven or stove-top cooking! It’s simply a matter of a box with a clear lid to allow the sun’s rays in while trapping some of the heat inside. From that basic

Dry Beans

Legume (Bean) varieties such as: Adzuki, Black, Black-eyed, Black Turtle, Garnizoano, Great Northern, Kidney, Lentils, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pink, Pinto, Small Red, Soy, and Split-pea can all be dried and stored. Quality & Purchase. For the most part, dry beans are graded U.S. No.1 (best) through U.S. No. 3, based on defects. Lesser quality beans are generally graded “substandard” or “sample”.