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How To Preserve And Store Fresh Apples

I know what you might be thinking: rather have the apples fresh then preserved, you’ll just pick them fresh off the shelves! But “fresh” is not exactly what you get off the shelves, because according to Martin Lindstrom (marketing visionary and author), the shelf life in the U.S Read more

How To Store Potatoes For Long Periods Of Time

The potato is one the most commonly used vegetables all across the U.S. It has high nutritional value, as it contains antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C and starch. If you’re the type of person that knows his potatoes and can’t get enough of them, I’ll show you how to make provisions to last for long periods of time. Whether you’re buying them from a local supermarket or you’re harvesting the spuds yourself, you must be aware of the fact that only the potatoes that are in perfect Read more

How to make alcohol at home

Alcohol is probably the most common vice in the world. Made from fruits or cereals, it is available everywhere, but at a different price. A good survivalist prepares for the crisis by stocking large quantities of alcohol, even if he or she is not a consumer. This is because in dire times, this product can make for a hefty bartering currency. Read more

10 Incredible Off-Grid Uses For Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an all-natural chalky, soft powder formed from the microscopic fossilized remains of ancient single-celled animals, called diatoms. If you haven’t heard of diatomaceous earth and some of its amazing uses in and around your home, get ready to have one of those hand-against-your-forehead Read more

Could you stomach these Great Depression meals?

With all the talk about food storage and growing our own food, I did a little digging around to find out what some people ate during America’s Great Depression of the 1930’s. Surprisingly, a few of these were made by my mother and grandmother, traditions, I’m sure, from a more frugal era. I still have a soft spot for Chipped Beef on Read more

Food Storage Wisdom

A generation or two ago, families had the good sense to always maintain a good food storage program because they understood that bad things can happen to food supplies. At some point, America became complacent Read more

17 Clever Food Storage Tricks

If you’re like most of us, building your food storage out can be a daunting proposition. Not only can it be costly, but it also requires figuring out what kind of food to store, when it needs to be rotated, how much to buy per person, and more. Read more
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