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 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

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 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, cheapest and … Read more

Survival Biscuits?

I wrote this awhile back over at 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

My favorite “survival” food

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 with a menu system. Having a schedule of what we can and will prepare would likely take the edge off … Read more

Why MRE Food Is Crucial For Emergency Planning

by Billy Brown You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for an emergency. With so many tornadoes and hurricanes it just makes sense to be prepared to evacuate your area at a moments notice. You’ll need to have a food supply, shelter and method of transportation during a disaster. How prepared … Read more

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 eventuality. That is why it is so important that we keep an emergency supply of food in our homes, and enough for each person who … Read more