40 Non-Processed Snacks That Meet Your Need for Speed

In a society that is geared towards instant gratification, the problem with non-processed food is that it isn’t “quick”.  One of the major reasons that people give for eating processed foods over whole foods...

Food Storage Calculator Spreadsheet – Free Download

If you have been interested in Prepping for more than two minutes, you have heard that you need to have a plan for food storage in case of disaster. Food is one of the...

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...

Supersizing Food Storage with BUCKETS

Editors Note: This article and photographs are all courtesy of Jamie S. (bio below) who was kind enough to allow us to repost it here on the Prepper Journal. Please take a minute and...

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...

Building your Food Storage

Editors Note: Another guest post from John Hertig to The Prepper Journal. A follow-on article to his recent post on Building Water Storage Systems.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you...

DIY MRE Alternatives

MRE’s enjoy unending popularity within prepper folds, although sometimes the issues – weight, waste, size, and expense – lead us to looking for alternatives. Palatability is another common kicker for many, and the lack...

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.

Pressure Canning for Preppers

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

How to Make Your Garage The Ultimate Pepper Storage Unit

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Megan Nichols to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well...

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...

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...

Prepper Must-Haves: Drink Mixes

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of...

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.

Prep to Excesses – Supplies to Over Stock

Balanced storage is important to ensure we really can weather life’s storms, great and small, personal or widespread. However, there are some things that make sense to stockpile in excess. They’re typically going to...

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.

Ration Bar Roundup (And Alternatives)

Emergency food bars are commonly talked about in the prepper and survivalist world as an alternative to meals and a bug-out bag item, but they also have a lot of value in boosting calories,...

What Are You Prepared to Do When Your Family Is Hungry?

What if something happened and you were unable to acquire any more food through traditional means and your family is hungry? What would you be forced to do in order to live?

Long Term Food Storage Issues in Canada

Meat canning/storing is not my thing nor my focus. That said I have zero intent to be 100% vegan in SHTF but frankly the concept of not being mainly vegan in SHTF for everyone who is prepping is likely unachievable and unhealthy.