Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

August 29, 2015 Rourke 6

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 […]

Infographic: Buried Container Root Cellar

August 20, 2015 Rourke 0

Root cellars are used to keep food supplies at a lower temperatures for better off-grid, non-powered storage. Burying a trash can is an easy way to build a root cellar. If you enjoy how-to, backyard projects this one […]

Survival Food: Peanut Butter

July 16, 2015 Rourke 10

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 […]

Letter Re: Homemade MRE

May 29, 2015 Rourke 1

Rourke: In case you missed it reader Karen left some great info ina comment related to my recent post “Homemade MRE“: Thanks Karen!! I’ve come up with a list of quick protein meals, with the […]

Homemade MRE?

May 22, 2015 Rourke 30

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 […]

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 […]

A little off-grid cooking……

March 12, 2014 Rourke 1

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 […]

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 […]