Category Archive: Food

Priorities of Survival, Rules of 3

There are several rules basic to survival. They’re known as “survival rules of three“. You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food, 3 months without hope. I go into some detail on each in this video. Everyone has a different ability to cope with …

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How to Raise Catfish in a Barrel

Catfish are a hearty species that don’t need a lot of care and maintenance in order to thrive. This is one of the reasons that they make the perfect choice for backyard fish farming. Catfish are also very meaty, nutritious and easy to prepare. Let’s take a look at a simple way that you can raise …

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How to Make a Rudimentary Egg Incubator

Building and using a chicken incubator is one of the best ways to promote a productive hatch, and it doesn’t take a lot of time, effort or material to create one.  All you need is a container, light and heat to create an environment that is ideal for producing a successful batch of chicks.  Below is a …

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How to Preserve Cast Iron Products in a Few Simple Steps

Cast iron is one of the most durable and long-lasting material out there, but it is also one of the most corrosive.  Following a few simple steps during each use can reduce or eliminate the need to treat and restore oxidized items.  Let’s take a look at some common suggestions and you can start to put them into …

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Cooking Fish-On-A-Stick the Easy Way

Fire-roasted fish is one of the most delicious ways to cook your catch out in the field.  However, there are some things that you can do to make the process easier and more efficient.  Let’s look at a few things that can help you to turn your next catch into a meal with minimal effort while reducing the …

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The Best Homemade Beef Stock for Storing

Loading up on cans of beef stock or bullion cubes is one way to ensure that you have enough to compliment your food stockpile.  However, it can be expensive and many commercial products also contain additives and preservatives.  Follow the recipe below and see how you can easily make your own stock through the course of normal cooking. This …

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Cut and Dry Herbs The Easy Way

Cutting fresh herbs and then drying them is not a complicated process.  However, it’s important to be mindful of a few things in order to ensure that they remain as fresh as possible while preventing the formation of mold or other impurities.  Follow the simple steps outlined below, and you can have a steady supply of herbs on hand …

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How to Make a Cheap and Effective Live Rabbit Trap

A box rabbit trap is probably the easiest and most humane way to hunt and trap rabbits.  Shooting them requires a lot of time and skill, snare traps can be tricky and difficult to set, and most people don’t have enough land to make netting worthwhile.  Let’s take a look a simple design that can be set, checked …

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Create a Mini-Solar Heater With Plastic Bottles and a Sun Shade

You can create a mini-solar heater that is powerful enough to heat a bottle of water with some plastic bottles and a reflective vehicle sun shade.   This is an excellent way to have some hot water available for re-hydrating foods or uses that a fire may be a waste of energy to accomplish.  Take a look at the following …

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Dangers of Eating Canned Food (and How to Reduce Those Health Risks)

In today’s busy world, eating canned food has become a habit for many of us. Indeed, the FDA reports that 17% of the American diet comes out of cans. However, canned food has received a lot of negative attention in recent years due to the potential dangers aluminum and tin cans can pose to our …

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