Do you Recognize this Enemy of your Food Storage?

Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry; “Do you Recognize this Enemy of your Food Storage?” was written Bandurasbox – AKA Salena   Not too long ago, my husband took a three week-long business trip to the West coast. Although he has travelled often domestically and abroad for his job in the past, this trip was particularly difficult for me […]

What do you use to store your preps in?

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Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry; “What do you use to store your preps in?” was written By Trish We all have various ways to store our preps for various scenarios. Most of us purchase our storage outright from whatever store we like. But what about recycling the plastic storage we find with other items. I’m a strong […]

8 Must Read Food Storage Resources

Added about 30 new cans of canned food to my food stores.

1. Food storage calculator: Use this calculator to determine the minimum food storage requirements for your family for one year. While not an exact science it is a good starting point – you’ll still need to make the final list based on each family members needs. 2. Start your food storage on $10 a week […]

Message from Augason Farms – Please, Rotate Your Food Storage!

One of the most significant things a family can do to prepare for a potential challenging disaster is to have an abundant supply of food and water available to them. Food storage provides security and peace of mind that if faced with a disaster, your family won’t starve. In order to effectively store food, you […]

Stone Tools : Using a mortar and pestle


Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry, “Stone Tools : Using a mortar and pestle” was written by Blake Holliday This to me, maybe to others is an interesting part of history. We all know of things like the pyramids in Egypt and South America where the stones are so well dressed that a blade from a pocket knife won’t fit […]

More Pinto Bean Recipes

As most people seem to like Mexican food I thought I would send this posting to you. These recipes were given to me by my Mexican friends over the years. The first recipe is in keeping with the recent bean posts. The second recipe is for the rice that pairs nicely with the beans.

Savory Pinto Bean Biscuits : Recipe

I started with the potato biscuit recipe you posted and this is how it evolved. Savory Pinto Bean Biscuits 1 cup mashed beans 2 TB butter 1 TB honey 1 TB molasses ½ tsp each of sea salt, pepper, garlic powder & onion powder 1 cup buttermilk or soured milk ½ tsp baking soda 2 […]

Pinto Bean Recipe: pinto bean recipes your family will love

A number or great pinto bean recipes for your table…

Little known Pinto Bean Recipes and Uses That Will Make Your Taste-buds Dance

We all know that the pinto bean is a wonderful source of fiber and protein, but fewer people know that it is a great source of B vitamins which are vital for new tissue growth and repair. Vitamin B also helps us maintain an “upbeat attitude” and helps us deal with stress. The pinto bean contains calcium and is also full of many other micro-nutrients which are also important for overall health.

What Everybody Ought To Know About Cooking Pinto Beans Fast

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By anonymous bean   Cooking pinto beans begins with sorting. The reason for sorting is mainly to make sure the beans are free from rocks. Many people also like to pick out the beans that are darker or odd shaped although those beans will not hurt you. Sorting To begin sorting, pour a few cups of […]

Infographic Ten Things to Do Now!

By: Sam Churchill

Many of you will recognize this list of ten things to do now from reading my article – The Preppers Checklist – Ten Things to do Now, that a is a popular and useful checklist for new preppers, to get started, so I thought that I would bring it back albeit in a different form, to reach more readers and to hopefully get more people prepping.

Please help me spread the word by sharing this list with everyone you know via email,  or any social media outlets that you are active in. Also feel free to re-post this infographic list on your blog or website, as long as a credit is given via a link-back to this post.  Thank you for your help…

Make Your Own Beer – Homemade Kentucky Beer

Photo by: Jerry Andrews

Make your own beer – Homemade Kentucky Beer submitted by Anonymous (15 gallons) Use 15 gallon plastic garbage can with clip on lid. You need: Approximately 6 oz. hops 3 lbs. extract of malt 9 lbs. granulated sugar 1 tablespoon molasses 1-1/2 teaspoons granulated yeast. Place in vessel with approximately 2 gallons water, or more […]

Top 5 Barter Items for Surviving in a Barter Economy

Photo by: Eric Golub

In a post collapse world, barter would be essential. Currency may have little value, while the value of certain things like sawing needles and matches for example, could increase dramatically.

Put back what you will need for your own survival first, then and only after ensuring that you have enough survival supplies such as food, water, water filters, first-aid, fuel, weapons and ammunition etc, to meet your own needs should you worry about stocking up on trade items.

The Perfect Survival Food?

I started using this recipe years ago after seeing a similar one in Kurt Saxon’s old now defunct “Survivor”  newsletter – you could probably live on this one food for years with no bad health effects associated with malnutrition, it has everything the body needs to survive and then some – you could say that […]

Prepping Tips for Beginners – Helping You Prep Better

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by WVMike Food Prepping Tips for Beginners One of the Pack (RedC) asked me a while ago if I would write up something on how I got to the level of food storage I currently have as well as what keeps me motivate. The easy answer is a little at a time and bad times are […]

Mountaineer Hash

Cook together 1 medium chopped onion and 1 medium chopped pepper in 3 tablespoons butter until onion is yellow. Add 1 pound ground beef and saute until mixture falls apart. Add 2 cups canned tomatoes, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 cupp uncooked rice, 1 teaspoon salt. Mix and pour into greased baking […]

Real Food, Real Solutions

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I got to thinking about rising food prices in the U.S. and what we can do about it, other than growing as much of our own food as possible. One solution is to cook meat-stretching meals, as meat tends to be one of the most expensive elements in any recipe.