Category Archive: Food

How to Make and Store Delicious Lemon-Based Fruit Drink Concentrates

A great way to incorporate the flavor and nutrition of some of our favorite fruits into a long-term stockpile is to turn them into a concentrate.  While juices don’t have the same level of nutritional potency when compared to whole fruits, they can still provide us with an excellent supplement.  Not only that, but having …

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The Importance of Curing Potatoes for Wintertime Storage

The Importance of Curing Potatoes for Wintertime Storage Potatoes are resilient by nature, and they can keep for months as long as they are stored under the right conditions.  However, it’s necessary to cure them beforehand in order to make sure that they are in optimal condition to hold up during the long winter ahead.  …

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How to Make Chimney-Jet Alcohol Stove

  Chimney stoves work by creating an updraft through the stove that feeds the flame with oxygen and by having the flame start inside the stove which causes it to really heat up and vaporize more fuel.  The simplest versions are singled walled while others are doubled walled.  The heat output can be adjusted by …

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Primitive Fishing Tool – The Gorge Hook

The Gorge Hook is a highly effective and simple to make primitive fishing tool… In this episode I demonstrate how to make, bait, and use the gorge hook in an actual fishing situation. This tool is among the simplest of the primitive fishing hooks. It is in essence a straight bodied device tapering down to points on each …

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Common Poisonous Berries in North America

Blueberries, mulberries, boysenberries and raspberries are all colorful, delicious and grow on bushes in the wild.  It’s tempting to grab a handful of berries as you are walking along a path in the woods, but many of us are scared of eating something that is poisonous.  Let’s take a look at a few berries that should be …

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Food Storage for Bugging-In

  You want to concentrate on dry and canned goods to represent the largest part of your stockpile. These items are usually pre-cooked or only require water to prepare. They are easy to store and can last a long time if they are packaged properly.   You want to avoid relying on refrigerated or frozen items. If …

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How to Make Nutritious Milk Kefir at Home

Milk kefir is a fermented food or beverage that has the consistency and taste similar to yogurt.  It is also very nutritious and boasts a number of medicinal benefits that range from soothing digestive issues to boosting the immune system.  It is loaded with good bacteria as well as a range of vitamins and minerals that …

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4 Mistakes Preppers Make Early On

Prepping isn’t rocket science, and a lot of common sense goes a long way. But, for many who are new at the game, getting things just right can seem a bit confusing. How do you prepare for every possible eventuality? What steps can be taken to provide options when all hell breaks loose? These questions …

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Wheat Storage: How Much and For How Long

Wheat and rice can be stored for decades under the right circumstances, and both products provide essential nutrients and carbohydrates. However, there are some things to consider while calculating how much you will need and how the supplies should be prepared and stored. Here’s a brief summary of what you need to know in order to …

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Civil War Hardtack – AKA “Survival Biscuit”

How to make Civil War type “Hardtack.” Many a Civil War soldier depended on “hardtack” to keep him in the fight. Hardtack was a thick and hard “cracker-type” of biscuit make with flour, water and salt. It was known to be so hard and tough that only by soaking it in water, coffee or frying …

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