How to Make a Simple Root Cellar

Editors Note: Even though at this time most of us are worried about whether or not are gardens will thrive this year, I do think it is good to plan for the Winter too...

Short Term Emergency Food Supply List

One of the biggest hurdles to actually doing something that can save your life is getting started. I know many people who research topics, watch movies, create lists and pages and pages of bookmarked...

MREs: Best Prepper Food or Waste of Money?

If you are reading this article, I would imagine that you have never eaten an MRE before. Why do I say that? Well, for anyone who has eaten MREs you probably already have a...

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Taste Test – Review

When it comes to long term food storage, there are several obvious candidates. In Prepper and Survival circles, we talk about storing grains in Mylar bags packed in 5 gallon buckets with oxygen absorbers,...

How Long Will Your Food Last After SHTF?

One of the central pillars of preparedness is being able to feed yourself. Preppers focus some of their attention on stockpiling food as well as creating renewable sources like gardens or livestock (chickens and...

Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies

Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: “Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies”, this may be familiar ground for a lot...

How Many Canning Jars Do You Need?

When we work our way toward a goal of self-sufficiency, a lot of times producing and preserving food comes up. There are lots of methods, and there are thankfully things like dry meats, grains...

How Much Food Is Enough? Understanding How Long your Food Stores will Last

When starting their food storage people commonly ask: How much food do I need? There are a few considerations to make when deciding on quantity. Each food storage type has its own characteristics so...

Guide to Food Storage – 9 Effective Tips

Editor's Note: This article has been generously donated by Roger Gallager and discusses one of the most important preparedness items to tackle; food storage. Having a supply of foods for your family to eat...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 2

Our last article; the first in this series of 5 things you need to go off grid now, began with the concept of preppers looking for an ideal life of untethering ourselves from “the...

Feeding the Beast During SHTF – Bread Options

I do like my breads and I do like something sweet now and again, so here’s half a dozen ways we can still get them, even without a working oven or supermarket.

After the Freeze Dried Food is Gone

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 on your stores of food without giving a...

How to Preserve Tomatoes and Apples With a Homemade Solar Food Dryer

By: Mary Lou Shaw I saw dried tomatoes selling for $10/pound at a food coop and thought that price was outrageous. Now that I make and eat my own dried tomatoes, I think they’re priceless. My...

Food Storage: Knowing What You Have is More Important than Buying Something New

The other week I stopped and stared at my pantry. Looking in on all of the cans of food, bags of rice, beans and jugs of water gives me a sense of accomplishment and...

Pros and Cons of a Vegan Diet Post Apocalypse

For most people likely the idea of having to eat an exclusively vegan diet is their idea of the apocalypse! No more bacon and beef burgers. Leaving aside the other valid reasons to embrace a vegan diet before SHTF this article is a

Real Food Storage Ideas for Real Preppers

As you consider the following and plan your food storage, bear in mind that your survival in any scenario will have a great deal to do with the decisions you make now about your food.

A Killer Lurking In Your Pantry

For Pi Day this year, I decided to make my family an apple pie to celebrate the obscure and nerdy mathematical holiday.  We had canned apples from last fall and I still had about...

Trail Foods from History – Food Preservation Ideas

They’re also methods we can use to just preserve foods, and let us preserve the convenience of dropping something in water to create a meal.

Act Now to Ensure You Have Food Security for your Family

In our recent contest, I asked a question of the people who entered and it was, “What aspect of prepping would you like to learn more about?” The answers were all across the spectrum...

13 Tips for Using Oatmeal from Your Food Stores

Using mostly things that are also already in my storage or that are easy and inexpensive to obtain, I can churn out desserts, snacks, sides, dinners and breakfasts that are interesting and varied, and don’t really taste like oatmeal.

No Excuse for Starving

Faced with a SHTF event, I know that the acquisition of security, shelter, food, and water will be imperative to ensuring my family’s survival.

5 Emergency Food Mistakes Preppers Make

Here are 5 mistakes that preppers often make when starting to build their emergency food supply, and how to fix them.

Conventional Guides to Crop Rotation

Plants with really good, healthy soil can fight off a lot of diseases and overcome leaf damage from pests without problems. However, even when we start with really good soil, certain practices mean we strip it out, stop the nutrient cycling, or otherwise break those systems. Rotation is one way we can prevent some of the stripping and reduce the disease load for our plants.

Emergency Food Strategies

The various types of emergency foods that are available, coupled with the commercial hype surrounding them, can understandably lead the prepper to make less than optimal decisions with regard to the types and amounts...

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

One of the hardest cords to cut for homesteaders is dependence on commercial feeds. However, I’ve put together some ideas for root vegetables that can cut some of our feed bills and feed dependency and alternative or “forgotten” ways of storing and using grains.

Preppers and Big Agriculture: What You Don’t Know About Food Preparedness!

In regards to basic food preparedness it most notably means that it will require more and more food to maintain a healthy nutritious lifestyle.

Pressure Canning for Preppers

Most people preparing for the dark days ahead don’t use their pressure canning to its fullest potential

Long Term Food Storage: Benefits of Storing Wheat

Even these individuals should consider storing wheat in some measure, and I'll be discussing the reasons why at the end of this article.

Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips

This guest post was generously contributed by James Tolboe. When most people think of long term food storage, pantries filled with canned goods is what often comes to mind. However, we have to be very...

Feeding the Beast During SHTF – Soups & Substitutions

Here are some formulas and ideas for turning common storage foods into actual meals, increasing the variety of meals we can make with a few standard ingredients.