Food Storage & Cooking

Milk and Honey Balls

by M.D. Creekmore - November 18, 2013 • 15 comments

What you’ll need 1 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 cup peanut butter 3 cups powdered milk Mix honey and peanut butter. Gradually add dry milk, mixing well. With greased hands, form into small balls. Roll the balls in additional milk powder. Chill in refrigerator until firm. From Old Timey Recipes Note: If you have a […]

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The “4 Block” Rocket Stove! – DIY Rocket Stove

by M.D. Creekmore - November 18, 2013 • 20 comments

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Why You Should Include Comfort Foods In Your Survival Food Storage

by M.D. Creekmore - November 13, 2013 • 108 comments

We think we can adjust to eating beans and rice or wheat gruel everyday for weeks or months – that we can tough it out – some can others can’t, and why make things harder than they need to be? We crave variety and having a supply of familiar comfort foods can go along way […]

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What You Should Know About Food Grade Plastic Buckets

by M.D. Creekmore - November 11, 2013 • 17 comments

There seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding the selection of plastic buckets for food storage. The main concern is what is food-grade and what is not. Unfortunately there is a wealth of contradictory information available on the web as well as from other sources. There is no easy or sure way to tell in […]

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Recipe of the week : Poor man’s fruit cake

by M.D. Creekmore - November 11, 2013 • 9 comments

Combine in sauce pan… 2 cups of raisins, 2 cups hot water and 3/4 cup lard. Coo for five minutes, boil rapidly, but don’t let it burn. Set aside. Sift together 3 1/2 cups flour with 2 teaspoons soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Add to first mixture, now cooled. Stir […]

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Recipe of the week – Corn Cakes

by M.D. Creekmore - November 4, 2013 • 11 comments

  Fried on a griddle, these cakes are served with butter as a bread or with sorghum molasses as pan cakes. 1 egg, beaten 1 cup corn mill 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup hot water or milk 1 tablespoon lard 1 teaspoon sugar Mix dry ingredients, then stir in the others. Drop […]

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How to make a # 10 can oven

by M.D. Creekmore - November 1, 2013 • 23 comments

This is a guest post by Blake Holliday and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In this as in every thing else I build, I strive to use or reuse what is around me. What with our economy in the toilet, everyone I know is trying to save every penny they can or at least that’s what they […]

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Potato Biscuits

by M.D. Creekmore - October 28, 2013 • 12 comments

What you’ll need… 1 cup Mashed Potatoes 2 Tablespoons Butter 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Tablespoon Honey 2 Cups Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar Stir butter into potatoes, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk, add honey. Mix baking powder, sugar, flour, adding milk as you mix. Press into 3/4″ […]

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My method of making wine. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - October 11, 2013 • 10 comments

This is a guest post by Bugjuice and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I have been using this method for about 40 years and never had a failure yet. We took lessons from a master wine maker and his raspberry was the greatest. We always made our wine in the wash room near the furnace and […]

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How much do I need?

by M.D. Creekmore - October 4, 2013 • 118 comments

This is a guest post by SW and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. We all come to this journey our own way. For me I started in gardening, then moved into homesteading, and on one of the homesteading sites I got introduced into prepping. I will be the first to tell you that I’m not a […]

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Ten Minutes (or less) to Better Food Storage

by M.D. Creekmore - October 2, 2013 • 18 comments

This is a guest post by NotQuiteAHermit and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. If there are commandments (ten or less, I presume) for food storage then the top two are probably rotate your supplies and be aware of expiration dates. Here is a simple step that will make your life easier and help you keep the […]

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Surviving SHTF means thinking and doing outside the box if you’re a vegan

by M.D. Creekmore - September 25, 2013 • 53 comments

This is a guest post by Doc and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Tonight while eating a very satisfying supper, I  thought about thinking outside the box when prepping.  What did  I have that got me to thinking?  I made a couple of wraps (spinach  tortillas) with leftover stir fry (cabbage, carrots, onions, summer  squash, and […]

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The wonderful world of pickling. Part I

by M.D. Creekmore - September 23, 2013 • 15 comments

This is a guest post by Ugnius V and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. There is no point in rewriting all those numerous books on preserving your food. So I shall endeavor to share my best experience in pickled food, nothing more. Let’s start with basics. There is several important differences in Lithuanian and English language in […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Sprouting

by M.D. Creekmore - September 23, 2013 • 20 comments

Question from Hunker-Down In a grid down situation we may be stranded at home for long periods of time, and there may be no way for food to be trucked out of the fields and factories to our local stores. Since staying healthy would be much harder in those circumstances, we would like to have something green […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : How to use dried beans

by M.D. Creekmore - September 18, 2013 • 72 comments

Question from Susy I am trying to learn to use dried beans. I have several recipes that use beans that I and my family enjoy. My problem is in using dried beans as substitute for canned beans. My dried beans turn out mushy when I cook them. How should I be preparing dried beans for […]

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Low Cost Food Storage Ideas for New Preppers. Here’s How To Do It Yourself and Save!.

by M.D. Creekmore - August 16, 2013 • 27 comments

Generally, the first items purchased by a prepper are foodstuffs, and these preps can be made slowly and relatively inexpensively, over a long period of time, or one can bite the bullet and spend a fortune to “prep” quickly, and in today’s socio-economic climate, quickly is the byword. This usually involves purchasing ready made and assembled food packs from some company offering a 5 gallon survival pail sufficient to feed you for anywhere from 3 weeks to six months, or by buying surplus MRE’s. Both of these are good options, but you are paying for convenience and there is a better and much less expensive option.

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5 Reasons to Have a Solar Stove in Your Equipment

by M.D. Creekmore - August 7, 2013 • 6 comments

by Linda Bailey Although technology could be viewed as the beginnings of the fall of privacy, the innovations that have been developed can also play a pivotal role in survival. Solar equipment of all kinds can be utilized to benefit survival. The solar stove is just one of those devices that can make a difference in food preparation in order […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : What to put in my 5-gallon buckets?

by M.D. Creekmore - August 5, 2013 • 30 comments

Question from – Chuck R I recently picked up a few food-grade 5-gal buckets which I would like to use for long-term food storage. My idea would be to use each bucket to put up a coordinated set of dry good supplies, the same in each bucket, rather than one item in each bucket. I would […]

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What You Should Know About Wheat

by M.D. Creekmore - July 24, 2013 • 28 comments

If you’ve read my book “31 Days to Survival“ then you probably know that wheat is a staple of my food storage program, along with beans, corn, rice, honey, salt, powdered milk, spices, canned fruits, vegetables and meat. Yet wheat seems to be the sticking point for many preppers. They don’t know where to buy it, how to […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : What to buy and How Much With $150 per Month Allowance

by M.D. Creekmore - July 24, 2013 • 63 comments

Question from – Jeffrey My question is if you had $100.00 each month to spend on groceries and $50.00 a month to spend on other preps, how would you decide what to buy with these monies? And how much? Also tips on how to make that money go farther when buying preps would be appreciated. […]

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