Food Storage

11 Food Storage Tips You May Have Never Thought About

Why is food stockpiling a big deal? Because most people expect to bug in for most disasters and emergencies. It’s easier to hunker down, as well as safer. Now, if you’re “trapped” inside, it must be because something bad is happening outside. This limits your ability to get fresh supplies and gives you no choice but to survive on what you’ve already stockpiled.

Choosing the Best Containers for Your  Stockpile

Choosing the Best Containers for Your Stockpile

So you spent time and money putting together a stockpile to last you weeks, maybe even months. You chose the foods with the longest shelf life, you made sure you only got things your family enjoys and you cached them in various places around the house, maybe even at your bug out location.

Customizing Food Storage to Your Family’s Needs

Customizing Food Storage to Your Family’s Needs

Now that you’ve made the decision to create a food storage system based on your family’s needs, the first step is to determine where you’ll put it. You may only have enough space to store a few weeks’ worth of surplus food if you’re short on space.

How to Make Baking Powder

How to Make Baking Powder

Baking powder is one of those must-have ingredients in everyone’s pantry. If you plan on cooking any type of cookie, pancake, muffins and so on and you need to have baking powder.

As far as prepping goes, the problem with baking powder is that it’s shelf life is only about 9 to 12 months. And what I’ve seen — especially when it’s been already opened — the shelf life appears to be even shorter than that.

So in an extended SHTF situation, what are you going to do if you need to bake some cookies (only slightly kidding here)?

Book Review: Food Storage For Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Book Review: Food Storage For Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Angela Paskett owner of the blog Food Storage and Survival had asked me recently to review her new book called “Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival”.

How to Make Yogurt from Powdered Milk

How to Make Yogurt from Powdered Milk

I’m a big fan of yogurt, especially the thicker kind like Greek yogurt. If I had to go without it during TEOTWAWKI you might as well end my world right then and there.

How to Can Bacon at Home

For you guys out there that think that canning is for a bunch of old grannies let me tell you…canning can be manly.

How to Make Homemade Yeast

How to Make Homemade Yeast

When I first started prepping, one of the first things I started to store was buckets of wheat given that it’s relatively cheap and has a shelf life of 30+ years.

Pemmican: The Original MRE

Pemmican: The Original MRE

Invented by the natives of North America, pemmican is the original MRE.

Pemmican was used by indian scouts as well as early western explorers as an instant, ready-to-eat, high-energy food. It was light, compact and high in protein, good carbohydrates, and sustaining fats.

Fight Food Fatigue: 20 Oft-Forgotten Items in Your Long Term Food Storage

Fight Food Fatigue: 20 Oft-Forgotten Items in Your Long Term Food Storage

One of the major mistakes people make with regards to food storage is buying a huge amount of one or two staples (ie rice and beans or wheat and powdered milk) and nothing else. While there’s no problem with storing thousands of pounds of wheat, if that’s all you have you are going to suffer […]