A bird in the hand……..

December 1, 2014 Rourke 14

By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)             I remember when I was growing up being told the old cliché; “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” (This picture was drawn by Erika […]

Survival Biscuits?

October 23, 2014 Rourke 3

I wrote this awhile back over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE. Food is […]

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11 month test – canned crackers

October 20, 2014 Rourke 17

My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the […]

Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

September 12, 2014 Rourke 14

  By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)               Recently I took my grandsons on a weeklong camping trip. We were going to be camping in a tent, in central Mississippi during the month of June. The […]

Letter Re: Food storage and vermin

August 10, 2014 Rourke 37

I don’t think that the importance of keeping your food stores safe from all sorts of vermin has been discussed here on this forum.  I really never thought about it truthfully.  I have been gathering […]

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

August 4, 2014 Rourke 5

  Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar.  For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, […]

Random thoughts on rice

July 17, 2014 Rourke 13

The Paleo diet I follow does not afford eating much rice except as a “cheat” food. Regardless – I have stored rice and plan to put back a lot more of it. Rice is super cheap […]

Watch Out For Food Storage Lies

February 6, 2014 Rourke 5

The following post originally appeared over at The Berkey Buy Blog. The Berkey Guy carries more than just water filtration equipment. Check ’em out. – Rourke  I have noticed a trend over the last few […]

Food Storage Recipes….Part 3

January 17, 2014 Rourke 1

Here is the third and last part of a series of posts highlighting some awesome recipes using foods commonly found in prepper’s food stores. Part One can be found HERE and Part Two HERE. If […]

Food storage recipes……Part 2

January 16, 2014 Rourke 3

Here is Part 2 of food storage recipes that several readers sent in last April. Many people store extra food but few have specific plans on what to make from their food stores. Hopefully these […]

Food storage recipes……Part 1

January 15, 2014 Rourke 7

This past April I put out a request for food storage recipes. My intent was to have some kind of contest with all the recipes that came flooding in. Unfortunately – the actual number of […]

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Ideas for cheap food storage

December 5, 2013 Rourke 21

Like many others I am living on a fairly strict budget. Adding to my food storage is not always easy as I have two boys that I must keep fed. In some recent discussions with […]

My favorite “survival” food

October 8, 2013 Rourke 11

My food storage program consists of grocery store foods, freeze dried, dehydrated, and bulk stores such as rice, wheat, and beans. I have been thinking that I really need to inventory everything and come up […]

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Canning Bacon

August 9, 2013 Rourke 11

[Rourke: The post below was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be read in its original format here.]     Canning Bacon by sevantheart, Editor at Large   You will need:   a large (tall) pressure […]

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Top 10 Longest Lasting Foods

June 8, 2013 Rourke 9

Top 10 Longest Lasting Foods No one can predict what might happen in the future, and as a result, all that we can do to be ready for it is to be prepared for every […]