Dandelion Flower
22 Jun 2018

Wild Edibles You Can Find Anywhere

There’s nothing more irritating to me than reading an article about survival foods that focuses only on foods in the desert southwest, for instance, or woodland plants of the East Coast. I’m not in those places, and I’m not likely to be there in an emergency. Of course, it’s up

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Reseason Your Cast Iron
27 Apr 2018

Reseason your Cast Iron Pans

I got lucky enough to acquire a full set of different size cast iron cookware from an ex-roommate nearly 25 years ago. He didn’t want to take them with him and I couldn’t bear to see anyone else get them. Even though I’ve moved multiple times since then, I’ve never

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How To Choose Your Off-Grid Cookware?
20 Apr 2018

How To Choose Your Off-Grid Cookware?

We all love to cook on the grill when it’s nice out. But what if you had no electricity for your stove and you had to find some other way to cook? There are numerous different stove types and they have advantages and disadvantages. Open fire – This assumes that

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4 Insects You Can Eat Year-Round
19 Jan 2018

4 Insects You Can Eat Year-Round

What? Eating that grub doesn’t sound appealing? Well it might keep you alive. I ate a hazelnut grub when I was learning how to prepare acorns (article link on using acorns as a survival food here) and it wasn’t bad! Of course it was small. I’d have a much harder

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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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NDuR 9-Piece Cookware Kit with Kettle
16 Nov 2016

Gear Review: NDuR 9-Piece Cookware Kit with Kettle

We were shipped the NDUR 9-Piece Cookware Mess Kit with Kettle, distributed exclusively through Proforce Equipment, and intended to take it camping. We didn’t get to take it on a trip but we did put it to the test cooking all of our meals at home over the course of

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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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