Category Archive: Food Storage

Try This Delicious Raspberry Vinaigrette Canning Recipe

Vinaigrette dressings are very easy to make, they don’t require a lot of specialized ingredients, and they can be processed and stored for at least a year.  They are also one of those items that you’ll be happy to have on hand if you ever need to tap into your stockpile during a crisis.  Here’s …

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Making a Native American Earth Bowl

  Making a stew using a earth bowl made out of clay; I use deer jerky and yellow wood sorrel, dandelion leaves, yarrow, garlic, and lamb’s quarters. Cooking the stew with hot rocks. Making a Native American Earth bowl.

Choosing Road Kill for Food

Road kill presents a wonderful and easy opportunity to cash in on a meal. However, there are some inherent risks associated with partaking of this option. Not every kind of animal is suitable for consumption, and it’s also important to assess whether a particular find is safe to clean, prepare and enjoy. Here are a …

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Survival Fish Trap Using Just One Hand.

  Amazing Survival Fish Trap using just one hand and some rocks, expending the least amount of energy possible during the construction and catching. You don’t need any tools, or weapons. The key to survival is keeping your head. It doesn’t matter what your are up against, if you loose your head then that’s it, …

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Making Food From Pine Trees

  This common tree has many different unexpected uses, including being a high-energy food source.

Catch Live Game With a Wood Cage Trap

When in the wild it can sometimes be beneficial to catch your game alive. This simple cage will do just that when paired with a dead fall triggering mechanism. This cage requires a surprisingly small amount of cordage to build. Start by tying two sticks together with two strands of about 2 1/2 feet of …

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OUTDOOR COOKING – COOKING STEAK ON A STONE

I show how I cook a steak on a stone over a fire. Things to consider are: Making sure the stone is very hot in order to properly sear the steak. Cut and thickness of steak also affects cooking times. Fatty cuts are more forgiving than a leaner and thinner steak. Always season your steak!

Starting Heirloom Seeds Indoors

Becky shows you how to start heirloom seeds indoors using small paper cups, and some dirt from her homestead. She shows you how to start tomato, pepper, and zucchini seeds, but you can use what you learn to start any seeds you want.

How to Make Sauerkraut

Learn how to make probiotic rich sauerkraut at home using only 2 ingredients! You will need four to five pounds of thinly sliced cabbage and two table spoons of quality sea salt. You can also use a mandolin to slice the cabbage. It is important to put a hand guard on for safety. Using your …

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How to Pickle Veggies

Pickling Dos and Don’ts • Don’t be lured by “European-style” canning jar marketing — these options will only make the process more difficult and expensive. • Don’t buy new cookware if your jars are too big for your largest pot; buy new jars instead. Jars are far less expensive and come in 8-ounce and 16-ounce …

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