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Feb 4 17 1:21 PM
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it comes to food preservation, this article is one of the best… It goes
over some of the main ways to preserve foods and goes into detail about
If SHTF we will need to have enough food stockpiled to
survive, that’s the plan anyway. So any knowledge you can learn now will
be invaluble if something really does happen, just a simple snow storm
could put you house ridden for days if not weeks, do you have at least
that much food and water to survive?
Best Practices For Long Term Food Storage
Feb 5 17 7:45 PM
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think generally we all would like to raise chickens, either for the
eggs or just as pets. Lets be honest tho, do you really know what
keeping chickens costs to raise? I know I didn’t until I read the
amazing article from mindyourdirt.com.
They go into detail how
much it costs to raise chickens from chicks to full grown chickens that
lay eggs. From the initial investment costs to what to expect for your
return on investment. James’ example goes into specifics about what it
will cost and what you could potentially make with 4 hens. This is a
great starter for backyard chickens if you are a novice in this area and
want to add them to your homestead.
Backyard Chicken Eggonomics: How Much Does it Really Cost to Raise Chickens?
Feb 17 17 4:51 PM
Gardening is a very productive and enjoyable experience, and when
done well, it will produce not only a pleasing array of plants, but also
useful herbs, spices, and veggies. Gardening is one of the easiest and
cheapest ways to start becoming self-sufficient, and as such it is a
skill every prepper should acquire.
As your skills as a gardener improve, so will your yield and what you
are capable of producing year round. The benefits of growing and
maintaining your own garden are numerous, and there is something to be
gained for everyone. But the first step to a good garden is the seeds.
Here are 12 tips for starting them properly.
Feb 18 17 1:25 PM
Feb 25 17 9:29 PM
You may have seen the commercial on television for
an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or
A home freeze-drying
unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars
for a quality unit). If you are only interested in occasionally
freeze-drying left over foods, then you may want to consider simply
buying your foods already freeze-dried, however, because it would be
difficult to recoup the upfront expense.
Some people, of course, raise their own
livestock, or buy beef on the hoof, for example, and then have it
butchered or they hunt large game such as moose or elk. If you are
trying to put enough meats and other foods away for the winter and have
limited freezer space, a freeze-drying unit may be well worth the price.
Those with large gardens could benefit as well because canning is
laborious and it requires considerable space for the jars.
Feb 27 17 8:05 PM
living in an era when there is no refrigeration. Ever thought about the
foods our pioneer ancestors ate, and ancient people before them? Foods
from 150+ years ago or long before that.
Compare that to the “food” we eat for decades before we woke up to the idea of eating real food.
Meals in the past were most often prepared from raw ingredients and
seasonal food items. Here we are, human beings in the 21st century,
several lifetimes and a world away from our grandparents and their ways.
Have we become better at living? I think not.
watch as we become ever more expectant that the world owes us a living.
We are straying away from our roots on a dangerous road from which
there will be no turning back. I don’t want to see our forefathers’
knowledge disappear. Wouldn’t we be better off looking at what the
pioneers took with them when they traveled from Independence, Missouri
all the way to Oregon City?
was unreliable even then, so don’t think that they made this five-month
journey counting only on that. If your life depended on this, how would
you plan to get it done? I know I would stick with whatever the pioneers
had with them. In today’s article from Bioprepper you’ll find the ways
the pioneers preserved their food and what they ate during their long
Mar 4 17 6:18 PM
Mar 4 17 6:26 PM
A brief overview of how my family stores food for an emergency situation
and our thought process for acquiring certain items. $30-$50/month used
very strategically can build a family a nice supply of food if you stay
dedicated to the cause.Being prepared for an emergency is the
sensible thing to do because in the end we are responsible for our own
well being and it's foolish as adults to expect other people[government]
to take care of us in an emergency situation.
Mar 4 17 6:41 PM
Link to Mormon canning centers. https://providentliving.org/self-reli...
long term food storage is as simple as visiting a LDS Home Storage
Center location. We have found the best prices on emergency survival
food can be found at LDS canning locations. As the economy gets worse
food is going to become more and more expensive. It seems to me that
families should have a minimum of 3 months worth of food stored in your
Mar 18 17 3:11 AM
Spices and seasonings added to a long-term food storage (deep pantry)
will enhance what otherwise might be dull and mundane (with some of
your ‘staple’ foods such as rice & beans, etc..), enhancing flavor
Spices may consist of dried seeds, fruit, roots, or bark of plants.Herbs are considered leafy parts of plants used for the same purpose.
Most spices and herbs contain essential oils which are responsible for their flavors and aromas.
While spices are not considered a priority for an emergency food supply, they
can add needed flavors to foods during a long-term situation when you
might be somewhat repeatedly eating the same or similar food staples day
in and day out…
Mar 18 17 3:21 AM
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) for daily intake of protein is
56 grams for men and 46 grams for women. In other words that’s
approximately several ounces per person per day. Note that these min.
requirements do not factor laborious working conditions. The CDC
(Centers for Disease Control) recommends that 10–35% of your daily
calories come from protein.
The foods that contain the most protein are meats. And if you’re
putting together a deep pantry for long term food storage, it may be a
bit of a challenge to store meats – because most of us purchase meats
fresh at the grocery store.
Here’s what you can do:
Mar 29 17 3:34 PM
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This is a very simple article that details some very important pieces of the food storage
process. Its a full article that doesn’t talk about the actual food to
be stored. Rather, it focuses on how to store and plan to do things the
right way with your food storage. The 10 requirements that are covered
in this article are all crucial elements to food storage. My favorite is
number 9 which talks about making sure you have a secure and safe water
source for all the dried food you have bought.
Apr 2 17 2:11 PM
SHTF you need protein to stay alive. Rabbits, hares and squirrels will
be abundant and pretty easy to catch. Remember, there will be no
supermarkets, Walmart and the like will be gutted in 3 days. This will
be a way of life so print this info off. You may just need it one day!
You can check out this article on how to field dress a squirrel, it will really come in handy. Also, you can get some fairly inexpensive rabbit and squirrel traps here, they will definitely come in handy if SHTF.
handy article will also teach the basics on how to cut up rabbit and
squirrel and, more importantly, how to prepare Southern Fried Rabbit.
Ok, granted, if SHTF you probably won’t have the ingredients to try this
recipe, but in the meantime you can give it a shot, it’s excellent. See some yummy recipes below:
Rabbit, Hare and Squirrel Recipes
Apr 2 17 2:13 PM
love to use calculators to figure out how long their food supplies will
last. There are grain calculators, calorie calculators, personalized
calculators for the size of your family – all sorts of calculators.
But despite careful computation, there are a few factors that people frequently leave out of the formula.
example, they underestimate their caloric needs. In a world in which
you are relying strictly on your stored food supply, chances are that
you will be working much harder than you normally do. Let’s face it, our
lives are pretty cushy for the most part. But if you were providing
your own heat by chopping wood and making repairs on your property by
using manual tools, that would be a lot of work.
you were providing your own food by tilling fields, planting seeds,
nurturing your crop, harvesting it and preserving it, you’d be expending
a whole lot more calories – and those will need to be replaced.
are many factors that will influence the number of calories (and the
type of calories) that your family members will require in a long-term
crisis. Without figuring these in, unfortunately, your careful
calculations may add up to a misleading sense of confidence in your food
The good news is, there are lots of simple things you can add to boost your caloric intake and nutrition.
Apr 4 17 3:25 PM
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is an important part of any prepper or survivalists fan. We all fear
starving to death in times of need or disaster. When you read an article
like the one here you get a reminder that food stores can run out and
people can suffer greatly because of it. When a government takes control
of the food supply things can get really bad. You will notice in most
of these countries we are looking at some form of dictatorial rule. From
a great author we get a look at several countries on the cusp of
This article is a great reminder of the importance of your own food storage
and growing as much of your food as possible. These are real life
accounts of people on our planet today. In 2017 there are children
starving to death. Be sure that you prepare so your family is not in a
perilous position like this.
May 1 17 7:00 AM
have never had success in the garden like that that in the raised bed.
Having full control of the soil and the moisture in your garden is
crucial and the raised bed just cannot be rivaled. In my own personal
experience, I saw a yield well over 100% when I stopped growing in the
garden soil and began building raised beds.
This article does a great job at breaking down your first raised bed
with information on choosing a location, materials to use and
construction. If you have questions about raised bed gardening you
should read this article and get started tomorrow. You will never have
the success in direct ground growing that you can have in a raised bed.
Make the change today for sustainable food tomorrow.
How To Build A Raised Bed Garden
May 20 17 10:41 PM
Looking for home canning tips? I thought one of the best ways to
discover some of the lessons learned would be to hear it straight from
others who have some experience with home canning and their own
Recently someone on the blog wrote the following comment,
“Literally, everything we’ve ever canned is in our canning bible
(the recipe, process, problems, jars canned, modifications to procedures
and why, dates, etc…). It is group indexed with a different section for
everything from fruits, vegetables, pickles, jellies, meats etc… This
is a treasure trove of information that we would be lost without.
Actually, we wouldn’t be lost, but it would become a royal pain in the
rear if it were lost, stolen, or destroyed.”
This gave me the idea to ask our own readers for their input for home
canning tips, which could become a resource in the comment section for
others who happen across this page in the future while doing their own
web-searching on home canning.
So lets hear from you home canners… What are some of your own tips and lessons learned?
Jun 11 17 2:19 AM
Ideas for do-it-yourself raised garden bed planters while dealing with cold weather climates and a shorter growing season.
Some of us live in northern regions and climates where the growing
season is shorter and cold weather from winter takes its time releasing
its stubborn grip on the land.
This can create a challenge, especially when trying to grow foods which require a longer growing season.
I’m sure that there are all sorts of ideas how to build raised garden
beds, however lets also talk about ideas how to deal with cold weather
early during the growing season.
I recently received an email from one of our MSB readers, “hermit
us”, who has a very interesting solution to this problem. He implemented
a sort of green house to each of his raised garden bed planters and I
thought that I would share it with you:
Jun 13 17 6:12 AM
powder isn’t just for bodybuilders. It can be a great addition to your
prepper stockpile (or even to your diet right now!)
lot of folks aren’t getting enough protein for good health. If we ate
the 10 servings of fruits and vegetables that are recommended along with
a sufficient amount of protein, we’d be eating almost constantly. But
we often end up reaching for unhealthy snacks to fill us up that do
nothing to meet our nutritional needs.
good quality protein powder can turn a “snack” into a nutritional
motherlode at the touch of a blender. In fact, you don’t even have to
have a blender if all you want is the protein part. There are shaker
cups with a little whisk ball inside that will thoroughly mix most good
protein powders with nothing but people power. ( I like the ones with at
least 28 ounces for more shaker space.)
can also play a part if you have a family member who isn’t eating for
some reason. Perhaps they’re sick and maybe they just don’t have an
appetite due to the stress of the situation. A shake loaded with protein
powder, nutrient-rich fruits, and a base of milk (dairy or non-dairy),
can provide everything a person needs with no chewing required.
Wondering what kind to get, how to store it, and how long it’s good for? Read on.
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