Food Supply

The SHTF Emergency Coffee and Tea Kit

The SHTF Emergency Coffee and Tea Kit

Coffee and tea are both things that should be in your food stockpile. A short to long emergency can be hard enough without being forced to do without something you…

The Fall Onion and Garlic  Planner

The Fall Onion and Garlic Planner

Onions are found in practically any type of cooking. They can have a big range of flavors. In our household, a lot of recipes start with chopping an onion. On…

Comfort Foods From Food Storage

Comfort Foods From Food Storage

“Jim, I had a big pot of dry beef gravy on the stove and my boss was coming down to see how breakfast was going. I couldn’t get it to…

Juice Options For Short To Long Term Stockpiles

Juice Options For Short To Long Term Stockpiles

We use juices for all kinds of things in the kitchen. From using as a base for sauces to adding to smoothies, juice has a lot to offer. While so…

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

“Hey, is it weird having chickens in your backyard, just clucking around?” My son Carter shook his head while he thought about how he would answer. “It seems like they…

Shelf Stable Cheese and Fresh Cheese Preservation Methods For Preppers

Shelf Stable Cheese and Fresh Cheese Preservation Methods For Preppers

One thing that I would not want to do without is cheese. I like it way more than I should. When the pandemic started I realized that at best I…

Garden Tools: From Raised Beds To Large Gardens

Garden Tools: From Raised Beds To Large Gardens

There are a lot of new gardeners out there. My husband and I choose to grow three different gardens this year so that we would have better access to fresh…

FoodSaver Canning: A Fast and Easy Food Preservation Method

FoodSaver Canning: A Fast and Easy Food Preservation Method

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a Backdoor Survival reader asking my opinion on a device she had seen being promoted to preppers.  It was basically a…

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

I am always leery of any list that starts off with the word “best.” The reason being is that “best” is a subjective term that may or may not apply…

Why and How to Grow Black Beans

Why and How to Grow Black Beans

Black beans and legumes, in general, are very healthy food. They are loaded with fiber and have very little fat while offering a lot of calories – energy. A single…

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

One of the very first things I learned to do when I started to prep was seal food in Mylar bags.  As simple as this sounds, you would not believe…

Garlic Mustard Pesto: The Perfect Recipe For Foragers

Garlic Mustard Pesto: The Perfect Recipe For Foragers

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that, thankfully, is edible and extremely healthful, and can be used in a variety of dishes. My favorite use for it, however, is a…

14 Bread Machine Tips

14 Bread Machine Tips

Make fresh, wholesome bread in an automatic bread machine, commonly referred to as an ABM. 14 proven tips for bread machine users. No apologies needed – bread machines make great bread!

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Soil is one of the most valued properties for a prepper. I never understood this until I was a certain age. My father grew up on a farm and worked…

Pantry Organization and Designing a SHTF Kitchen Layout

Pantry Organization and Designing a SHTF Kitchen Layout

One thing that recent events have led to is the realization that the kitchen and pantry cannot continue to be set up the same way. I always felt that my…

Cold Frame vs Greenhouse Structures Compared

Cold Frame vs Greenhouse Structures Compared

Gardening often requires the use of a cold frame or a greenhouse, even in warmer climate. A good way to think of the difference between a greenhouse and a cold…