13 Oct 2017

Using Acorns as a Survival Food

I’ve long known that you could eat acorns. I just didn’t know how. I knew that Native Americans relied on acorns as a food source and that they somehow had a way to turn them into flour for little cakes. I live in an area that has some oak trees,

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Dehydrator sheets with apple slices and cinnamon
31 Jul 2017

Buyer’s Guide: Food Dehydrators for Preserving Summer’s Bounty

Forms of food dehydration have been around for centuries. Modern devices have resulted in things like banana chips being popular snack choices in your local grocery stores. Now, there are many affordable options that can fit on your counter at home, allowing you to save leftovers from your garden and meals.

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Another Reason Why Seeds Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit
30 Oct 2016

Another Reason Why Seeds Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit

A lot of preppers have seed kits, which is a smart investment because if there really is a natural disaster or a societal breakdown, being able to grow your own food is going to be a key to survival. Gathering wild plants can work but if you don’t find enough

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Why Your Survival Seeds Should Be Heirlooms
25 Oct 2016

Why Your Survival Seeds Should Be Heirlooms

Let’s face it, we’re not all gardeners. Some of us have green thumbs and some of us don’t. I personally am in the camp of the person who wants to have a green thumb but it doesn’t come naturally. I didn’t grow up in a household that gardened, unfortunately, and my

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Book Review: Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild
11 Oct 2016

Book Review: Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild

We’re getting to know the Bushcraft series of books, because we already had “Bushcraft 101” by Dave Canterbury, then checked out “Advanced Bush Craft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival” by Dave Canterbury, published by Adams Media. Now we’ve gotten our hands on the new one,

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bags of food in storage
22 Apr 2016

6 Ways You’re Ruining Your Long-Term Food Storage

If you want to survive long-term, you better know what it takes to store food. If you have been stockpiling food as part of your emergency preparedness plan, you need to make sure you’re using techniques. If not, you could be in for a nasty surprise just when you need food the most.

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08 Feb 2016

Canning Basics For Preppers: Do’s and Don’ts for Long-Term Food Storage

Simple canning basics for preppers will aid in making the process less intimidating. Canning is easy once you get the hang of it. What’s Canning and Why Do it? Canning is a procedure that applies high heat to food in closed jars to prevent spoilage from air and other microorganisms

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14 Jan 2016

How Prepared Are You? How to Evaluate Your of Food and Supplies Stockpile

Are you well-stocked as part of your emergency preparedness strategy? The key for preppers is having a good supply of food, water, and other essentials on-hand in the event a catastrophic event presents itself. Do you have what you need? Do you have food that is both nutritious and easy

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