Planning a Survival Food Stockpile

by Karen The issue of stocking up enough food for societal collapse, or even just extended emergency situations, is one of the first things people think about when they are prepping. This is a good thing, because aside from having safe shelter and water, food is the most important thing to have stored away. This … Read more

Equipment Review: Solo Backpacking Stove

I was recently contacted by the folks at SoloStove.com about testing out one of their Solo Backpacking Stoves. Of course I said “Yes!” and within days arrived at my door was a small cardboard box containing the stove.   Upon initial inspection the fit in finish was immaculate. I deal with Quality Control in my regular job … Read more

Storing Thanksgiving Dinner

  by Lee Flynn Thanksgiving leftovers can be a pain in the butt to store. If they don’t get eaten fast enough, they can spoil. If you’d rather have them as food storage, however, it can be even more difficult to store what you’ve already cooked or what you didn’t even open. Do not worry. … Read more

Mylar packing food for long term storage

Rourke: This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It is just as relevant today.   Storing food continues to be my main priority in gathering survival supplies. Canned goods are the mainstay of much of my stockpile along with some freeze-dried. Over the past few months I have added some additional food via storing … Read more

Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

By Lee Flynn Why keep dehydrated food on hand? There are a lot of good reasons to dehydrate and store foodstuffs, and it is something that everyone can do with a little bit of practice. Dehydrated food takes up less space and weighs less for camping trips. For those who want be prepared for any … Read more

Survival Food: Peanut Butter

One of my biggest priorities in Preparedness is increasing my food stores. Although not difficult – for me it is a matter of money, space, organization and planning. One of my favorite food storage staples is peanut butter. Peanut butter can be eaten right out of the jar, on crackers, on bread – it just … Read more

Homemade MRE?

First off – let me say that what I am about to describe does not replace a military-type MRE. Military MRE’s are superior to “home made” MRE’s in many ways. For those on a budget – there is an alternative to military MRE’s – and they are sitting on your local grocery store shelf. They … Read more

SHTF Scenario: What’s Your Food Supply Situation?

by Cherie Many are concerned that the U.S. government will mandate curfews or home quarantines should an Ebola pandemic become widespread here in the States. Others believe that World War III is right around the corner as well as the potential for martial law and natural disasters. Prepare Well In Advance Commercial trucks deliver 10 billion tons of food and … Read more

Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300

Note from Rourke: What follows should be considered a “starting point” or a supplemental addition to other food storage efforts. It was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com.   Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300  By MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large   You are out of excuses!    This plan is THE fastest, … Read more

Survival Biscuits?

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 my major concern when looking at my preps. I feel like I could just never have enough. At this point … Read more

11 month test – canned crackers

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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 cabinet. She was referring to several jars of crackers that I had canned back in November of 2013. Would they … Read more

Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

  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 weather forecast said that the temperature would be in the mid 90 degree range with 70 to 90 percent humidity … Read more

Letter Re: Food storage and vermin

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 long term stores, inventorying them, rotating my stock, refreshing my water every 6 months and fleshing out my medical kits … Read more

A Little Off-Grid Cooking…

A buddy of mine and I recently got together for a little “off grid” cooking. Several methods of cooking were represented including a using a Deadwood Stove, a small backpacking stove, and an “expedient” stove made from a cinder block. On the menu was an assortment of freeze-dried foods. The Deadwood Stove worked well as … Read more

Watch Out For Food Storage Lies

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 years when it comes to food storage,  A lot of companies are claiming anything in order to get your business. … Read more