Category Archive: Food Storage

DIY Tandoor Oven – Very Cheap

These kinds of ovens are used throughout the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and even parts of Central Asia and China. They can be large, permanent structures ensconced in a kitchen or outdoor area, or they can be smaller, portable ovens that can be carried from place to place. Based on Nick Collins’ flower-pot tandoor; this …

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How to Gut and Prepare Snakes for Dinner

Snake meat is loaded with nutrients that we all need in our daily diets, and preparing and cooking a snake is not that difficult.  You can even eat ones that are poisonous as long as they are properly cleaned beforehand.  Let’s take a look at the basic steps so that you can turn to this …

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Long-Term Food Packaging: Mylar Bags vs Cans

Mylar bags were initially used by NASA for a number of purposes, including food storage for astronauts. They are essentially a special form of polyester that is incredibly airtight and water resistant. They are light-weight, incredibly strong and create a nearly impenetrable barrier that protects contents from oxidation and other chemical processes that cause spoilage or …

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What You Need to Know About Sugar Withdrawal

America’s addiction to sugar has reached epidemic proportions years ago, but we still don’t quite appreciate the extent of the problem. Some estimates reveal that the average American consumes almost 200 pounds of refined sugar per year, but that doesn’t include all the sugar derivatives that are found in many of our favorite drinks and …

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Common Desert Plants and Trees Produce Excellent Foods

There are a number of cacti and trees in the desert southwest that provide an assortment of edible, and sometimes tasty foods. You can enjoy fruit buds, seeds and starchy components of certain trees simply by knowing where to get and how to prepare them. Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular and …

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A Peach Salsa Canning Recipe Worth Surviving For

If you’re on the hunt for some peach canning recipes in order to make the most of this year’s harvest, then this salsa variant may be the answer.  It ticks all of the boxes in terms of being healthy, zesty, delicious and shelf-stable, and it’s also really easy to prepare.  Ingredients: 3 lbs of diced …

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Canned Foods That You May Not Know About

A lot of people don’t realize how many different types of canned foods are available in stores or online.  In fact, most of us walk right past items that are perfect additions to our stockpiles without even knowing they are there.  However, many of these foods can help to round out our emergency food supply …

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Why Oatmeal is Such an Important Stockpile Item

Oatmeal is one of the best dry-goods that anyone can include in their stockpiles.  Not only does it serve as a fast and easy meal, but oatmeal also provides us with a number of important benefits both in and out of the kitchen as well.  Here are a few examples of why you definitely want …

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Could You Do it?… Eating Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects

Eating various critters in the wild is a great way to enhance protein and nutrient intake. However, there are also some drawbacks to consider as you are hunting for your next non-traditional dinner.   Let’s examine the benefits and concerns that exist so that you can maximize this opportunity while reducing health risks. The Bad Snakes, lizards, …

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The Little-Known Benefits Associated with Raising Quail

Quail are similar, yet different to chickens in a number of ways that may make raising them an attractive option for some.  They are smaller, lay eggs on a more frequent basis and require less hands-on management.  On the other hand they produce less in terms of food volume than their chicken counterparts.  Here are a …

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