Archive for the ‘Food Storage’ Category

Comments Off on How to Cure Meat in the Field

When most people go hunting, they are able to quickly field dress any animals they are able to kill, and either take them home or to a processor to be properly butchered.  For many people, especially those in survival situations, this is not an option.  Being able to properly cure your meat in the field will allow it to last for significantly longer without going bad, which could be life saving. In order to properly preserve meat, you need to act as quickly as possible after a successful hunt.  You need to have raw meat either frozen, smoked or dried so that it won’t go bad.  During the winter months, it is possible to allow the meat to freeze without […]

Comments Off on Be Ready for Weather Emergencies

When it comes to prepping there are many different potential threats that we need to be ready for.  Everything from civil unrest to medical pandemics and even foreign invasion.  While it is certainly smart to be ready for these types of things, the most likely disaster will be weather related.  Almost all parts of the world experience some type of severe weather including hurricanes, tornados, severe snow or ice storms, floods and many others. Preparing for weather emergencies will be different for everyone, depending on what types of weather is most common in the area.  No matter what the threat, however, there are certain things that everyone has in common.  Food, water and shelter are three of the necessities people […]

Comments Off on How To: Start a Food Storage Program

If you want to be truly ready for any disaster or emergency situation, you need to make sure you have enough food and water stored away for you and your family to survive on until the disaster is over, or you can establish other sources of food. Depending on your geographic location, the number of people in your family, and other factors, you’ll typically need 3-12 months of food stored up.  Some factors to consider are the ages of those in your family, how skilled you are at gathering food from the wild, and things like that. While it may seem overwhelming to try to build up 3-12 months of food for your entire family, it doesn’t have to happen […]

Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs were first developed for the United States Military in the late 1970’s, with the first pack being delivered in 1981.  The military was looking for a solution to the problem of keeping solders fed in virtually any situation.  Whether on the front lines of battle, or stationed in a remote area, having a food which could be stored for years, air-dropped in or just carried conveniently was extremely important for the survival of military personal. The History of MRE Meals The first version of the MRE’s were given to the 25th Infantry Division in 1981.  This division lived on this food for 34 days, consuming nothing but these MRE’s.  While the troops rated the […]

Comments Off on Preppers Ideas for enduring Food Shortage

Do not blindly rely on the Government, to help you come out of such disaster. Many people are assured that the politicians and the administration will take care of them.

Comments Off on Basic Survival Tip: How to Preserve Foods without Electricity and Sun

  Recently the question was posed to me about preserving foods in a crisis that outlasted the current supply of food stores. This was a survival question that seemed to have a basic answer until there were conditions placed on the preservation methods. I needed to come up with a solution to preserve foods without using modern methods, and solar power was out of the mix. This added complexity to the equation. I set out to research the problem and was amazed at how out of touch I am with our recent history. Modern refrigeration is… well… exactly that modern! We have not had these luxuries for very long, and prior to the refrigerator, most of our food stores were […]

Comments Off on Food Fresh Tips | Short Term Preservation

How many times have we brought food and then forgotten about it only to remember it because it begins to stink? Against this, you cannot do anything, but you can ensure that your food lasts longer and keeps fresh. How? There are many things you can do, such as regularly clean your refrigerator and regularly check the food in there and also that you keep in the cupboards or anywhere else. But its not just about checking them. This cannot prevent anything. All you will be doing is throwing away food items before they stink up the entire kitchen. So, what canyou do to keep the food fresh? Practical List of Tips for Ensuring Food is Cleaner and Fresher: 1) […]

Comments Off on Solar Dehydrator

This is the new Indirect Solar Dehydrator I finished last week.   The windows off to the side collect the heat, the metal plates inside the windows heat up and put out more.   There is a screened hole going into the cabinet and a DC fan pulls the heat up and through the Dehydrator. The fan is powered by a small solar panel sitting on top of the Cabinet.               I needed the space to dry all the herbs the wife is growing. Then we bottle them and sell the herbs. Pretty cool hu? Thanks for stopping by.    

Comments Off on Dutch Oven Cooking with Food Storage

Dutch Oven Cooking with Food Storage Have you ever wondered how you would cook your food storage when there is no gas or electricity for any length of time? There is a real possibility that this could happen. For instance, ice storms that take out power lines for weeks, tornadoes that do the same, earthquakes breaking natural gas and electrical lines, or a virus in the computer system of the power company. Any of these emergencies could happen to us today. Think about it. There’s not always sun to use your solar oven, the barbeque doesn’t bake bread very well, and that camp stove is going to run out of fuel if you have to use it for very long.  […]

Comments Off on Preppers Emergency Food Supply

The Importance of Emergency Food Supply When a disaster strikes, you will lose some of your essential facilities. You will more than likely lose electricity, hence no refrigeration and even in some cases no gas may be available. This state may last for a while depending on the extent of the damage caused so does that mean that we do not eat during those times? Of course not! This is where emergency food supply comes in. During those trying times we need strong high – energy, non – perishable, no – preparation food for short – term aid. Likewise if you require this same type of non –perishable food for long periods or even if you are just a big […]