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...

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 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...

Survival Gardens: Bedding Down for Winter

First let’s give a nod at the growing zones that are just entering or hitting the main strides of their production seasons. Best of luck to you! For many of us in the northern hemisphere,...

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...

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...

Short On Prepping Space

I think most of us, regardless of our situation, periodically wish we had a little more elbow room. For some, though, available space is even tighter. That doesn’t mean prepping is impossible, even for super-tight...

Prepping 101 – Food Preps: 30 Days Worth Of Food

When you start to consider prepping, one of the first things you need to start prepping for is food. Simply put, food is one essential you need to live and your family must have...

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.

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...

Preserving the Harvest – Canning and Dehydrating

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. With the dog days of Summer upon us it is time to think of how to bring home the best possible harvest 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...

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...

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.

7 Prepper Food Storage Mistakes

1 - VARIETY Most people don't have enough variety in their storage. 95% of the people I've worked with only stored the 4 basic items we mentioned earlier: wheat, milk, honey, and salt. Statistics show...

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,...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Canning Jars – Versatility Via Variety

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Size ultimately does matter. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

Prepper Pantry – Finger Foods

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. 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 three...

Sponsor Highlight – Mother Earth Products

Recently we had a new sponsor join the Prepper Journal and I have only now been able to get around to announcing them properly.  Mother Earth Products contacted us a few weeks ago about...

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...

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...

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.