The power has gone out in your home, meaning the food in your fridge and freezer might be subject to spoilage. Most foods remain just fine so long as the outage does not last more than four hours and you are not constantly opening and shutting the appliance. If you are not sure what to keep and what to throw out followin... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 18, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on August 17, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Every prepper, both beginner and expert alike, knows the importance of sealing food for long-term storage. Sealing your food properly will ensure that it lasts a long time and is able to be consumed in the future. Even families and individuals who don’t consider themselves to be preppers can learn about these techniques to make their food available and edible in emergencies.
There are a variety of methods for sealing your food. Some of these include vacuum sealing, dry ice... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 4, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Is your container garden flourishing like it should, and you’d like to add a few herbs to the mix? There are plenty of options that do wonderfully in container gardens, so check a few out and enjoy using your own herbs in assorted recipes.
Ah, the popular Italian herb. Basil is a fantastic choice, as the annual is quite hardy following root system est... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 31, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
For many of us, we want to be independent and have control over what we eat. This desire leads us to hunt, fish and garden — all activities that can be sustainable and environmentally friendly. But have you ever thought about making your own seasoning mixes? Seasoning mixes and spices are used in a wide variety of delicious, everyday recipes. Most of us don’t think twice about picking up seasonings or spices at the grocery store, but there’s an alternative that can save you money.... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 29, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Knowing how to store food properly is a survival skill you don’t want to be without. However, stocking up on food also means learning how to store it effectively and sometimes even creatively, as you want to walk through your house without tripping over a bag of beans. Check out these creative options for storing food around your home, and feel good about your survival prowess.
Back Of Doors
Purchase assorted over-the-door orga... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 24, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Cooking is an essential life skill. Everyone must learn the basics of cooking at some point. And when it comes to survival, knowing how to cook off the grid is a must. Being able to boil water and cook meat using primitive methods can mean the difference between life and death in some emergency situations.
Off-the-grid cooking is more challenging and time consuming in the absence of electricity and modern conveniences. However, it can also be more rewarding. There is nothing more ... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 14, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Posted on February 8, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Learning the basics of homesteading, even if you are not fortunate enough to live on a rural farm surrounded by livestock, will increase your level of self-reliance skills while enhancing the chances of surviving a TEOTWAWKI disaster.
Homesteading skills will become valuable bar... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 12, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Always wanted to grow your own garden? How about a survival garden? Creating your very own food supply is a wonderful survival tactic that comes in mighty handy in the event of a disaster or food shortage. Check out a few beginner tips for survival gardening and get plantin’.
Create space to plant your garden by removing rocks, plants and other debris from your chosen area. Be sure to eliminate all weeds, as they choke and smother the veggies you... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 15, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Learning how to can your own food is one sweet survival skill. Whether you want to preserve food in preparation for any upcoming zombie apocalypses or are simply interested in learning more about this important skill, use the following beginner tips to get you started.
Equipment & Sterilization
Necessary equipment includes jars (duh), lids and a canner. Water bath canners are recommended over pr... Continue Reading →