Oct 25

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

Customers line up to get in for shopping at a state-run Bicentenario supermarket in Caracas May 2, 2014.  President Nicolas Maduro is introducing a controversial shopping card intended to combat Venezuela's food shortages but decried by critics as a Cuban-style policy illustrating the failure of his socialist policies. Maduro, the 51-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, trumpets the new "Secure Food Supply" card, which will set limits on purchases, as a way to stop unscrupulous shoppers stocking up on subsidized groceries and reselling them. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3NL83

I’m always surprised, and often more than a little disturbed, when I hear folks say that when SHTF occurs, they’ll just go hunting, or they’ll trade for the food they need, or they’ve got a few boxes of MRE’s, so … Continue reading

Oct 04

Survival Food – 59 Long-Term Survival Foods and Supplies at the Grocery Store

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There is a whole industry that has grown up around the prepping and survival community. This industry is working overtime to provide everything from pre-packaged meals to the latest survival knife. And while I appreciate their efforts in providing everything … Continue reading

Oct 04

I Have No Money to Spare: How Can I Start Prepping? [RQ#9]

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Exactly 1 month ago, I received a question from a reader of Survival Pulse’s daily news asking for urgent advice. Unfortunately, when I sent an email back to the address written into the contact form, the email bounced, and so … Continue reading

Sep 19

Ordinary Canned Food For Preparedness

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So often when considering long term storage of food for survival preparedness, people think of bulk rice & dried beans, buckets of wheat berries, and other such dry goods. Another additional consideration should be ordinary ‘canned food’ from your local … Continue reading

Aug 07

What Are You Prepared to Do When Your Family Is Hungry?

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Food is one thing that virtually everyone can agree you need to have because we have all, to some extent in our lives, known the feeling of being hungry. Yes, the seriousness of the actual hunger is probably very relative … Continue reading

Aug 07

8 Reasons Why Prepping Is Good for You

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Many people are scared that all of their efforts towards prepping would be futile if TEOTWAWKI never actually comes. The problem with this parochial view is that they never take into account the high possibilities of disasters such as floods, … Continue reading

Jun 26

Steal This Old “Frontier Survival Medicine Hack” When Forced To Be Your Own Doctor In A Crisis

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We can learn a lot about how to survive hard times from the early settlers, wouldn’t you say? I mean, we talk about surviving a disaster like a major blackout… grocery stores being looted during civil breakdown… and hospitals being … Continue reading