Corn Stuffed Peppers

Cut fresh corn from the cob (or even canned corn will work but it’s not as good), and cook until tender in milk, add a little cream, salt pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Cut green peppers crosswise or lenthwish, remove seeds and wash. Boil three to five minutes. Drain. Fill with corn. Place filled […]

How to make a super fatted soap

Petticoat Prepper here. I mentioned my super fatted soap recipe on WDYDTPTW that I intended to send in so here it is. This isn’t an entry into the contest, it’s just a recipe. I have very dry skin especially during winter. I get red itchy flakey patches that drive me nuts and generally don’t go […]

Mountaineer Hash

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

How to prep on an extremely tight budget – even if you’re on food stamps…

This is a guest post by Raven and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I am on a really super tight budget - and while I don’t like it – I currently get food stamps and receive social security. I have learned how to budget these two in order to not only pay bills with the social security […]

Beans, beans, the musical fruit – but what if you don’t want to toot?


This is a guest post by Michele and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. We all know that beans and rice are great for long-term storage. They are nutritious, inexpensive and have a long shelf life. Beans especially are incredibly good for you, and contain a great deal of fiber, something missing in many modern diets. Sunday night, […]

I don’t like being called a prepper. I didn’t like being called a survivalist before preppers were cool.

This is a guest post by Mike S and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I don’t like being called a prepper. I didn’t like being called a survivalist before preppers were cool. And even though the my family has gone from your crazy, to you know one of these days we may have to apologize to […]

Low Tech, Low Cost Recipes Paratha


This is a guest post by Buuurr in Ohio and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. This is the first article of a series of three in that I am going to show you how to make two types of bread and one entree dish using as little ingredients and tech as possible. Why would we as preppers […]

What every prepper should know about common American plants and weeds for TEOTWAWKI survival


I once read a very interesting article from a survivor of the Bosnian Collapse in the late 90’s. This was a true end of the world as they knew it event, and it was fascinating and eye opening to read. One of the things the man talked about in his extensive article was the most useful skills to posses. Medical knowledge was the highest on his list. Lacking real world medical training, people with the knowledge of the uses of herbs and plants were able to trade and use that knowledge to survive.

Vidalia Onion & Corn Chowder

Submitted by OhioPrepper Ingredients (Approximate or to taste) 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 medium Vidalia Onions (approx 2 pounds). Coarsely chopped 3 cups mashed potatoes 1 Tsp minced garlic 2 cans fat free chicken broth 2 cups frozen corn 2 bay leaves ¼ Tsp Thyme (big pinch) ½ cup fat free sour cream Salt & Pepper […]

Stained Glass Candy

Contributed by Karen M 3 1/2 cups of sugar 1 cup of water 1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup, 1 TBSP almond extract, 1 TBSP food coloring Lightly grease one 12 x 8 inch or larger baking sheet.. (larger is better) then, in a LARGE heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Heat […]

How to Enhance Your Food Storage in Few Easy Steps

This is a guest post by DocJ and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. As many readers of this forum know, I had become a Vegan for health reasons two years ago.  This article is not to influence anyone to take similar steps.  I have found over the last two years many new skills that enhance […]

Alternate Cooking Methods to Keep You Fed Now and After the Collapse

This is a guest post by Robert H and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In an event with no power or gas, an alternate method of cooking would have to be devised.  The options are many and varied.  I will attempt to touch upon a few. Propane The use of propane is easy and quick.  A small propane […]

5 Food Storage Lies to Watch Out For


By Jeff from LPC Survival I have noticed a trend over the last few years when it comes to food storage,  A lot of companies are claiming anything in order to get your business. I wanted to expose these things as food storage lies, whether intentional or not. At the very least, they are misleading claims, […]

Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Is my list of supplies complete or full of holes?

Question from Madison U This is my complete list of prepping supplies. I`ve looked at numerous other lists and I added things to mine every time I read someone else’s. I’m still adding things to it as I see more things you could need for when SHTF. If you have something on your list that I […]

Build your stash $1 at a time at the dollar store


This is a guest post by Griffin (Somewhere in California) and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Based on all the comments from regular readers about the value of dollar stores, I had to see for myself what kinds of great deals I could find. I went to the local Dollar Tree to help me with the […]

A Combat Vet’s Perspective on Bug Out Bag Water Filtration

This is a guest post by David and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. There is no shortage of products or systems to choose from, but which ones are the best investments? I’ve been doing a lot of research into the packable water filtration systems currently on the market and I’d like to share my findings and opinions. In this post […]

Questions & Answers with The Wolf Pack : What is the best prepackaged survival food?

Worrisome is wondering…Which of the prepared food products does the pack seem to like the best? Which of them do they think is best? Is it Legacy Foods? Mountain House? Wise? Auguson Farms? Provident Pantry, LDS’ line? Or others. Which ones taste the best? Are the best deal? Thank you for your help…