Food Supply

Prep to Live, Not Just Survive

Prep to Live, Not Just Survive

I had an interesting conversation the other day on the idea of survival and emergency food. The words “good enough for survival use” and “if you are hungry enough, you . . .

How To Can Hot Peppers

How To Can Hot Peppers

Hot peppers are a staple in many home gardens and when well-cared for peppers can overrun your home in much the same way that zucchini can. There are many . . .

The Best Foraging Books Worth Reading

The Best Foraging Books Worth Reading

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019.

Foraging has been growing more popular over the last few years, so there have been plenty of foraging . . .

Cooking Oils and Fats For Preppers

Cooking Oils and Fats For Preppers

This article is about putting back oils and fats for cooking and survival. While I am trying to pick out good choices, I have to say that there is a . . .

How To Can Sauerkraut

How To Can Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a fermented food made using cabbage. The fermentation process can take upwards of six weeks and is achieved by slicing the cabbage into strips and submerging in a . . .

Exploring Food Preservation Methods

Exploring Food Preservation Methods

This post is meant to be a starter guide and overview for those that are just getting started with food preservation or those that want to explore other methods. I . . .

The Canned Seafood Special

The Canned Seafood Special

.I really like seafood. Living near saltwater as a child and part of my teen years meant that seafood was fresh, available, and sometimes really inexpensive because people in my . . .

How to Dehydrate Green Beans

How to Dehydrate Green Beans

Dehydrating vegetables is an easy and proactive way to add homegrown food to your food security vault. Dehydrating greens beans, like many veggies, is easy. You only need a few . . .

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

You won’t be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn’t available. And, most of the meals we cook on a daily basis need some . . .

The Canned Sardine Showdown

The Canned Sardine Showdown

Sardines are a great inexpensive way to add some protein during hard times. In this post, Matt and I will be comparing seven different types of sardine so you can . . .

How To Make Jerky

How To Make Jerky

Jerky is an ancient food preservation process that fits well into this modern world. There is a word for jerky – dried meat – in almost all regions of the world. The . . .

The Fancy Smoked Fish Face Off

The Fancy Smoked Fish Face Off

I used to love smoked salmon growing up out in Washington. I usually only ate it when people gave it to us because even out in Washington it was not . . .

The Prepper Ham Slam

The Prepper Ham Slam

Some of you may have read my post on chicken in a can. I wanted to share various types o meat with you because I know a lot of you . . .

How Long Does Canned Food Really Last? 

How Long Does Canned Food Really Last? 

Editors Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018.

One of the biggest chores that preppers face is the accumulation of an emergency food supply. Prepping is not . . .