Food Supply

High Yielding Crops for the Prepper Garden

High Yielding Crops for the Prepper Garden

Many preppers either have gardens or plan on having them in the future. This is understandable. Gardens can help provide extra high-quality food during good times and bad. It seems…

Making Bread With Alternative Yeasts: Beer, Distillers, and Champagne

Making Bread With Alternative Yeasts: Beer, Distillers, and Champagne

Due to the pandemic, a lot of people are making their own bread. A portion of these same people are also finding that regular bread yeast, a product that was…

How To Pickle Eggs

How To Pickle Eggs

A lot of people keep a few laying hens even if they are in town. It is the time of year when the hens are laying a lot of eggs…

Best Cheese Presses for Homemade Cheese Making

Best Cheese Presses for Homemade Cheese Making

While soft cheeses do not need to be pressed, or should be pressed only lightly, hard cheeses need to be pressed to expel extra liquid and allow the cheese curds…

Gluten Free Bread On A Budget The Fast and Easy Way + Tips For Beginning Gluten-Free Bakers!

Gluten Free Bread On A Budget The Fast and Easy Way + Tips For Beginning Gluten-Free Bakers!

For those of us that have either had to give up wheat products by choice or by necessity, it can be hard to find tasty bread. When we buy gluten-free…

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Cakes make people happy. That is simply a truism. I don’t know why but a cake can put a smile on the face of the meanest grump. (Not that you freely associate with grumps, right?) So take a cake, add a birthday and you get a really happy person.

Last week I baked a cake for SurvivalHusband’s birthday: a nice tall, double layer Red Velvet Cake. Was I intimidated at the thought? Nope. (Well maybe the layer cake part since baking in an oblong pan is way more efficient and a lot easier.) And here is why: I always start with a mix. It is easy, it is cheap, and with a few special add-ins, it tastes wonderful.

Today I would like to share with you my Magical Cake Recipe – so easy even a bachelor can make it with perfect results. (No disrespect to you bachelors out there but if you can cook, chances are some lucky gal has already snagged you for her own.)

Best Books on Fermentation for 2018

Best Books on Fermentation for 2018

It may sound gross, but fermentation is actually among the safest, healthiest way to preserve food, before or after SHTF. Whether you’re already a fan, or a beginner just looking…

How To Make Yogurt & Yogurt Cheese With Powdered Milk & A Crock Pot

How To Make Yogurt & Yogurt Cheese With Powdered Milk & A Crock Pot

This is my first attempt at making yogurt from powdered milk and a dry culture. I decided to do it in my largest Crock-Pot to save on propane during our…

The Tuna Test: Matt and I taste and compare 7 cans of tuna

The Tuna Test: Matt and I taste and compare 7 cans of tuna

In this installment of our canned meat comparisons, Matt and I tasted seven cans of tuna that we picked up at nearby grocery stores. Tuna is a great inexpensive source…

Creating A Last-Minute Food Stash For Potential Quarantine

Creating A Last-Minute Food Stash For Potential Quarantine

Over the last week, more people have started to realize that they should heed warnings and make sure that they have some emergency supplies and food on hand. With all…

A Preppers Guide To Removing Arsenic From Rice

A Preppers Guide To Removing Arsenic From Rice

Rice has long been a staple food to put back. A lot of preppers have a considerable amount of calories tied up in the form of rice or rice based…

Best Freeze Dryers for Drying Food at Home

Best Freeze Dryers for Drying Food at Home

There is a lot of buzz around freeze drying foods at home. As a primer, be sure to check out the “prequel” on the Pros and Cons of freeze drying…

Getting The Most Out Of Your Food Supply During Quarantine and Other Long Emergencies

Getting The Most Out Of Your Food Supply During Quarantine and Other Long Emergencies

Something that a lot of us don’t always pay the most attention to is getting the most out of meals and supplies. Sometimes it doesn’t seem worth our time and…

Pandemic Supply Last Minute Shopping Sources With Links

Pandemic Supply Last Minute Shopping Sources With Links

Well the CDC has finally acknowledged we may have a problem. Oh really. Guess what? There was a problem a weeks and weeks ago but the prospect of disrupting an…

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Staying hydrated is important but it is about more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes. If you have found yourself working or exercising hard but still feeling bad despite…

Best Hunting Times

Best Hunting Times

No matter how you feel about hunting, we can all agree that the way meat is mass-produced is not working. It’s not working for the earth, the people and it…