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

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

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

Canning Bacon

[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 canner; a rack on feet OR 2 racks and jelly jars with caps and rings;  quart jars with caps and rings, preferably wide-mouth, … 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

Guest Post: Long Term Food Storage Plan

Long Term Food Storage Plan by Matt K   Remember that USDA food pyramid that’s been inflicted upon us for so many years? Even if the suggested serving counts don’t work for you, this pyramid serves as a good reference point for preparing meals. This is the same reference you should use when putting together … Read more

Our Cooking Preparations

by Jim Jones – KC5DOV Having been prepared for Y2K or not so prepared as we later learned the following winter when we lost electrical power for eight days, I was relieved and let down at the same time that we had weathered another apocalyptic disaster aimed at changing our lives forever.  One of the main … Read more

Having a balanced supply of food………

Having a balanced supply of food is critical to survival: My first and very important point is : NO  matter how much food is stored … it is not a supply  if it isn’t complete and nutritionally balanced,   Let me explain. There are three types of thinking, where food storage is concerned : Those who … Read more

Homemade bread – cheap!

Bread – I love it. Any diet that says “Sorry – no bread, no way, no how!” isn’t going to have me following it. After the fan turns a variety shades of brown I suspect it might be a tad bit difficult to go to the local market and pick up a loaf. However, it … Read more