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Aug 13 16 8:54 PM
In this Canning for Preppers
Introduction we will go over the basic canning technique used to
preserve; fruits, tomatoes, jellies, jams, and many other high-acid
vegetables. Canning is ideal for preppers and survivalists that own
urban/rural farms. However, most farms are susceptible to environmental
dangers. This fact makes canning a necessity for any prepper. Canning is
really one step beyond Continue reading Introduction to Canning for Preppers→
No power outage or mechanical failure will cause your pantry full of
home canned food to go bad, as can happen with frozen food. This is the
reason I do not freeze food now.
I lost half a freezer full of food due to a two-week-long ice storm
power outage. Besides, where food only stays good for a year, max, in
the freezer, it stays great tasting for years on the pantry shelf neatly
packaged in shining glass jars.
Canning for me is a form of therapy, I get away from the world for a
few hrs every week and can all of our family’s vegetables we grow. I
found a great article that goes over canning as a 101. Check it out in
the link below
Canning 101 Pickles, Fruits, Jams, Jellies, and More
Aug 15 16 4:09 PM
After learning the basics for canning
you can begin to stock your two year food supply using these simple
steps. If you are unable to can your own food simply purchase the
necessary items from bulk food stores. In addition, you can purchase
bulk two year food storage supplies like the Wise Company Food Supply
(on the right) with a Continue reading Steps to prepping a two year food storage supply→
Aug 15 16 5:36 PM
Fist let me say that when I found out
that the North Korean Army has to grow their own food… I was like fuck
that shit. If I had to grow my own food I would kill mother fuckers on
principal. Now… I am not as violent towards the idea. Today we have the
Highest GDP to debt ratio since Continue reading Victory Gardens – Grow Your Own Food→
Sep 1 16 1:46 PM
thedailysheeple.com / THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT / SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Editor’s Note: And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder…
Miami, FL — Last week, a Miami-Dade judge became the focus of
much-deserved anger when she ruled on an ordinance banning front yard
vegetable gardens. The village of Miami Shores, according to the ruling,
has every right to take legal action against residents who dare to grow
food in their own yards because they are “ugly.”
The ruling was a whopping ten pages long as it was filled with legal
analysis and definitions of what constitutes a vegetable. Even though
she ruled in favor of the ban, Judge Monica Gordo acknowledged that she
wasn’t quite sure how a vegetable garden can ruin the aesthetics of
However, she stated that the democratically elected government has
every right to dictate what constitutes an ugly front yard, and gardens
are apparently a contributing factor.
“Given the high degree of deference that must be given to a
democratically elected governmental body … Miami Shores’ ban on
vegetable gardens outside of the backyard passes constitutional
scrutiny,” Gordo wrote.
The court’s decision was based on a three-year long legal battle
of Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts. They were facing a fine of $50 a
day, not for robbing banks, or trafficking humans, or running some other
criminal enterprise — but for growing their own food.
Sep 3 16 6:08 PM
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Container gardening is getting bigger and bigger every year. Space is
becoming a premium and more and more people are living in apartments
because of the cost of renting a house is just so expensive.
If you’ve chosen to try your hand at container vegetable gardening,
there are a few things to consider that normally don’t apply to ordinary
Mike from Mike’s backyard nursery will discuss some trouble-shooting
tactics and ideas for first-time container gardeners that will help get
you on your way to enjoying the produce of your labors. I love this
website, I have got so many awesome tips from Mike.
21 Container Vegetable Gardening Tips
Sep 4 16 7:06 PM
is a simple, effective method of preserving fruits, vegetables, nuts,
and meats. Drying removes the majority of the water that is in food,
making it less hospitable to bacteria and mold. Drying has many
advantages over other preservation methods. First, dried foods are
easier to store than fresh or canned foods because they take […]
Sep 16 16 6:37 PM
So often when considering long term storage of food for survival
preparedness, people think of bulk rice & dried beans, buckets of
wheat berries, and other such dry goods. Another additional
consideration should be ordinary ‘canned food’ from your local grocery
Why? Because they don’t ‘expire’ as most people think they do,
they’re easy to acquire (and often on sale), and you can buy just about
any food ‘in a can’ these days…
Sep 24 16 12:55 PM
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Root cellars are just fantastic. They were essentially the first
refrigerators built. They can keep your fruit and vegetables good all
year round by keeping your food 40 degrees lower than the summer
temperature outside and in winter the root cellar will keep the food
just above freezing.
Making a root cellar is really easy and I would highly recommend any
one that wants to be more self sufficient build one. They are great and
work really well. They do not take up much space so even if you have a
small garden having one is still within reach.
In addition to raw produce, root cellars are excellent locations for a
number of other foodstuffs as well. Storing beverages, like wine, cider
and beer, all enjoy the cool, dark environment of a root cellar.
I have had a lot of messages over the years asking about pests
getting in to root cellars. Yes. rats and mice are actually the ones
that get in and can ruin your hard work by eating all of your food. This
is easily fixed by installing wire mess on the ground and any gaps you
might have. Most people miss this important part of building a root
Check out how to build an earthbag root cellar for cheap in the link
below and if you actually build one please send us a photo. We love to
see what you guys get up to
How To Build An Earthbag Root Cellar For Cheap
Oct 3 16 12:58 PM
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What happens when you have eaten through all your supplies of dehydrated, canned, and stored food?
Even the most optimistic among us should not begin eating all of our
stores of food without giving thought to what comes next. What if the
next emergency lasts two years? When your ready-made or packaged foods
and stockpiles of hard red winter wheat are gone, you will have to have a
plan for keeping your family fed.
Not only do you have to worry about where
the food will come from, but there will no longer be any nutritional
labels if we are “eating off the land”. This is valuable survival
knowledge we all should know and brush up on.
What Happens After Your Stored Food is Gone?
Oct 14 16 7:47 PM
Are you curious to know the basic differences between dehydrated food and freeze dried food?
Lots of preparedness-minded people who have a so called ‘deep pantry’
and will often have a variety of foods for longer term storage
including dehydrated foods and freeze dried foods.
Here are the basics regarding each process:
Oct 14 16 7:58 PM
The most popular modern food preservation method is a freezer. Except
for the risk of power loss and the resultant spoilage (if more than ~24
hours), freezing food is simple, easy and convenient.
A common question about freezing food is how long will food last in
the freezer? Here is some helpful information about frozen food in the
freezer, and guidelines for ‘shelf life’…
Oct 18 16 2:06 PM
The most common ‘staple’ dry foods for preparedness and long-term food storage are rice, beans, and wheat berries.
You yourself may have some of these in your deep pantry inventory. In
order to fully grasp how much you actually have with regards to
calories and ‘survival day’ equivalent, the following information should
quickly help you to figure that out.
Oct 19 16 12:25 PM
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cold room is a new term for a root cellar. Cold rooms / root cellars
are for keeping food supplies at a low temperature and steady humidity.
They keep food from freezing during the winter and keep food cool during
the summer months to prevent spoilage. Typically, a variety of
vegetables are placed in the root cellar in the autumn, after
harvesting. A secondary use for the root cellar is as a place in which
to store wine or home-made alcoholic beverages.
in the root cellar primarily consist of potatoes, turnips, and carrots.
Other food supplies placed in the root cellar over the winter months
include beets, onions, jarred preserves and jams, salt meat, salt
turbot, salt herring, winter squash, and cabbage. A potato cellar is
sometimes called a potato barn or potato house.
Check out how to make a cold room in your basement for about 400 bucks in the link below
How To Build A Cold Room In Your Home Basement
Oct 26 16 5:59 PM
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know you are probably looking at this solar food dehydrator and thinking
… boy, that’s too big… Well, this is an ideal size for off the grid
living and people who do dehydrate food all the time.
It takes no
electricity and as you can dehydrate more food in one go, it frees you
up to do other things around the homestead. Like caring for your animals
and spending time with the kids teaching them the homesteading
The free plans are in the link below and let me tell
you they are detailed so even the novice DIY’er could build one of these
in no time. Remember to book mark the plans if you think you may be
able to build one next year or soon.
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Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans
Oct 27 16 8:59 PM
matter what part of the country you live in, food prices are going up.
Even on items where the price hasn’t gone up much, the size of the
packages has gotten smaller and that means you have to buy more. Across
the whole store, all departments, prices are soaring. Sale prices mean
more to the family budget than they ever have before.
is one area that has gone up the most. There are several factors that
play into the bottom line: feed and fuel cost, worries of disease
spreading, and the price of everything else going up, too. There’s a way
you can get the most for your money, ensure you don’t toss out freezer
burnt meat, and extend the usefulness of the meat for up to three years!
The best part: you only shop for meat a couple times a year.
shopping meat sales, buying in bulk, and properly freezing the portions
you’ve made, your meat will last a solid year without freezer burn. Any
meat that reaches the one year mark in the freezer can be further
processed into shelf stable meals that don’t require any refrigeration!
If you don’t already have them, it may be a good idea to get a vacuum sealer and pressure canner
to further prolong storage time. Click the link below to learn more
about this process that will save you money and lessen waste to almost
How To Buy Meat Only Twice a Year
Oct 31 16 11:26 AM
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you grow your own vegetables storing the stuff you don’t eat or sell is
important not only for a survival perspective but its a great way to
save money and have homegrown vegetables out of season. Canning is a good way to preserve them but if you want them as they are grown and not left in water a root cellar is for you.
Get some great modern DIY and vintage tips on how to preserve your vegetables over the winter in a root cellar. These are cheap to make and will save you lots of money over the long winter months.
How to Store Vegetables Over the Winter
Oct 31 16 8:54 PM
Two years ago I happened to make a particular batch of dehydrated
chicken strips. The other day while defrosting one of the chest freezers
we discovered a jar from this particular batch. Being two years old, I
thought it would be helpful to be the ‘guinea pig’ and sample it, and
report whether or not I survived…
Here’s my ‘shelf life’ report,
and the original article how I made these dehydrated chicken strips:
Nov 3 16 6:20 PM
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DIY project has to be by far the easiest and most clever way to build
canned storage! If you have been looking for a way to store your canned
food that takes up less space than just putting them on a shelf you have
found the right website.
Being prepared is so much more than
having thousands of rounds of ammo stockpiled. Food storage is a problem
in pretty much every preppers house. There is never enough space.
just a piece of plywood and some 1x3s and some 1x2s, Some L brackets
and lots of screws you can build your very own canned food storage with
out spending a fortune.
We have 4 of these storage racks in our
basement furnace room and my wife and I love them. I built them in one
afternoon for the cost of a cup of coffee.
If you can get your
hands on heat treated pallets you can make this project for free, well
unless you want to count the cost of the electricity it takes to screw
in the screws. I found 4 pallets on craigslist going for free so I
called the man and went to get them as soon as I could. Pallets are fast
becoming harder to get hold of because the wood is so valuable for
projects like this one.
See how to build this awesome project in
the link below and be sure to send us your photos if you make one, we
would love to see them
How To Build A Rotating Canned Food Storage System
Nov 3 16 6:24 PM
knows that having food and water storage is crucial for your SHTF plan,
but gas storage is of almost equal importance. Until SHTF happens we
will have no idea how much we rely on gas.
you may say to your self now, nah, I’ll go solar, I’ll go without, but
you will honestly find it hard like the rest of us. Thats why it is so
important to know how to store gas correctly.
and diesel is only good for about 1 year, 2 years at the most. I can
testify to this as I stupidly put in 3 year old gas into my new car and
it ran like an old 1900 model T… Loud and ran like crap.
gas while its cheap and store it, normally gas doesn’t store very well,
luckily I found a great article about how to store gas, read the full
How To Store Gas And Diesel For The Long-Term
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