Everyone can use a little more nutrition in their diets. A lot of the food available on store shelves these days is nutritionally inferior to what our grandparents ate. From the bleached bran-less flours to the tomatoes “developed” for picking and shipping unripe, much of the natural healthy content of common foods is missing unless […]
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February 19, 2013
You’ve probably heard the term Meal, Ready-to-Eat, or MRE for short. It’s a term coined by the U.S. Military in the 1970′s when the armed services recognized the need to provide troops in the field with a variety of nutritionally balanced meals that were relatively easy to carry, had a long shelf-life, and could be […]
January 15, 2013
Canning is an easy and quick process that requires some fresh products, such as tender and young vegetables or fruits.When you plant your own veggies you will definitely find yourself with a certain amount fresh produce more than what you can use in cooking. When you do, then you should think of canning.
October 4, 2012
For far too long, keeping an emergency food supply was seen as something that was only done by paranoid people waiting for the end of the world, or something similar. In recent years however, there has certainly been a boom in the amount of people who have realized the importance of being prepared.
September 4, 2012
What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten? Ask that to most kids and they’ll say something like brussel sprouts or lima beans. Or maybe they’ll remember some pancakes that daddy made when he added baking powder instead of baking soda (true story). If you aren’t already privy to that well-kept secret, there’s a big […]
May 11, 2012
The food you eat gets from the farm to your table, by moving from link to link along the “food supply chain,” which is a highly complex, delicately balanced and extremely fragile logistics system.
Any international or national event, which causes the breakage of one or more links of the chain will disrupt food deliveries to stores, leaving you with little or nothing to eat, and at the mercy of anyone with morsels to sell at extortionate prices.
March 22, 2012
A while back, I posted a series of pieces on why and how you should protect your food for the long-term. I suggested ways to get rid of pests and keep out oxygen and light so that the food would remain viable and nutritious for longer periods of time. The main way I proposed was […]
March 5, 2012
In the first installment, I covered how to choose wheat for long-term storage and various sources. In the second one, I gave information for growing, harvesting, and storing wheat. This time, I want to address those left out by the first two segments- those unable to eat wheat-based breads. Defining the Problems The issue of […]
February 27, 2012
In the first installment of this series, I covered the differences in the various types of wheat and their uses. This time, I want to focus on the growing conditions needed for wheat and options for storing it long term. Can I grow my own wheat? Good question- one just about every preparedness-minded person gets […]
February 20, 2012
Just about every preparedness guide will tell you to store wheat and lots of it. What many do not say is that there are different types of wheat and it matters which types you buy and what you do with each. Whole grains should be an important part of most people’s diets, so why isn’t […]