4 Switchel Recipes You’re Going to Love

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Switchel is a refreshing and healthy beverage made from citrus fruit, a sweetener, such as molasses, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup, warm spices such as ginger and cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar. It is debatably of either Caribbean or Colonial American origin, and farmers used to drink it doing hard physical work in the … Read more

Emergency (or Everyday) Food Nuggets

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Food nuggets, aka energy nuggets,  power chunks, power balls, aka many other names, are small, nutrient dense and calorie dense balls or cubes bigger than a marble and little smaller than a golf ball. They ideally meet the following criteria: They are easily packed and transported, are lightweight and do not easily crumble or fall … Read more

Power Gels for Survival

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by Derrick Krane Power gels, aka energy gels are small packets of complex carbohydrate syrup, usually some combination of maltodextrin, brown rice syrup, honey, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and flavorings. Though these are technically not power gels, I have also included packets of pureed fruits and veggies aka Baby food on this list.  These packets … Read more

Healthy Versus Unhealthy Survival Food

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With plenty of clean drinking water and shelter to sleep, the average adult can survive for several weeks or longer without food. This means that in a short-term survival situation, any kind of food, even unhealthy food or “junk food’ will be comforting. This is fine for a short-term situation where the goal is to … Read more

Reasons You Should Stockpile Coffee

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by Shannon If you’re one of those folks, living in a nine-to-five world and just trying to make it through another day without falling asleep in random places, coffee is a blessing. Some people don’t function unless they’re on the second cup of coffee. One fun fact about coffee is that it was associated with … Read more

How to Make Delicious Survival Bread

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by Jack Woods These are by far the easiest camp breads that you can make, and they are all delicious. Most of these recipes are for campfire cooking using Cast iron pans or a Dutch oven. The first example can also be cooked over a fire using just a green willow branch. The French Canadian … Read more

A Few Delicious Outdoor Cooking Recipes

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by Jack Woods I have spent years in the outdoors. Over that time, I have accumulated many recipes from simple home cooking recipes, camping, and survival meals and some very unusual meals that seem truly desperate. When I asked for this topic, writing about outdoor cooking, I figured I could simply list out a few … Read more

Planning a Survival Food Stockpile

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 is particularly … 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

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 MREs

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MRE’s, or Meals Ready to Eat, are a common sight in the military and camping world. They offer a lightweight, convenient and calorie-rich meal that can be eaten on the go. However, they can also be expensive and difficult to find. For those looking for a more affordable and DIY option, making your own homemade … 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