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 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

Re: Emergency Food Supplies and Young People

Mr. Rourke,   I really enjoyed the article “Emergency Food Supplies and Young People”, but it left out one VERY important item that will affect many people right away, and then subside.  People have food stores, but they don’t eat the type of food in them very often.  When I was growing up, my parents bought … 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

Guest Post: Do You Have What it Takes to Raise Backyard Chickens?

by Nate Smith The simple fact that you even find yourself reading this article probably means that you satisfy the first requirement of raising backyard chickens: desire. Obviously, without a strong desire to keep chickens the occasional hassles and burdens of doing so would quickly become overwhelming, leaving you wondering why you ever got started … 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

Guest Post: What is the best type of food storage?

by Adam Torkildson Importance of storing food properly Almost everyone prefers good, tasty and hygienic food. In today’s world, hygiene is a major point of consideration. Food storage in a proper manner is one of the best ways of keeping the food hygienic over an extended period. If food is not stored suitably, it loses its … Read more

The Low Carb Prepper

While in many ways we prep just like everyone else. We are well armed with guns, the related skills and ammo. The Big Berkey is backed up with 40 gallons of stored water. We have various methods of cooking and heat, everything from home made stoves burning wood, rocket and wood gasification types with stored … Read more