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

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

Jun 26

Hardtack: A Simple DIY Survival Food From History

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With only two ingredients and a little time you can stockpile a survival food that’s been used for centuries. Let’s take a lesson out of the history books and learn from various soldiers, sailors, and explorers throughout time. It’s time … Continue reading

Jun 26

UN Report Says Organic Farming Is Solution To World’s Food Needs

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Small scale organic farming is the only logical solution to the world’s food needs, according to a report from a United Nations organization. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, or UNCTAD, recommends in a 341-page report the world … Continue reading

Aug 13

Ten Principles of Preparedness: #6 Fuel

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Yes, I’m an airhead sometimes.  There have been times in which our power has gone out and so I tell myself “Oh well. Since the power’s out I might as well watch some television to pass the time until it … Continue reading

Jul 07

37 Awesome Survival/Prepping Hacks

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Many people think that if they just have this one tool, or the right gun, or a super-secret hide out, they can survive anything. They are wrong. The thing about survival, whether it means walking 100 miles through the Amazon … Continue reading

Jul 07

Extreme Survival: Are Your Off-Grid Survival Skills Good Enough?

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also with content from David M. The will to survive is encoded in our genetic structure. When you’re faced with a situation where you must catch what food you can to stay alive, where you must rely on the elements … Continue reading

Jul 04

After the Freeze Dried Food is Gone

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What happens when you have eaten through all your supplies of dehydrated, canned, and stored food?  Even the most optimistic among us should not begin eating on your stores of food without giving a thought as to what comes next. … Continue reading

Jun 16

17 Critical Survival Items You Gotta Store For A Crisis

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While stockpiling food is an important part of preparing to face a disaster, your stockpiling shouldn’t be limited to just food. Experience has shown that in the face of a major disaster, much more than the food supply line is … Continue reading

Apr 28

Flat Broke, Living In A Moldy Basement And Relying On Food Stamps And Medicaid

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Could you imagine being a single parent and trying to survive in America today on $10.50 an hour?  For a moment, I want you to imagine that you are living in a moldy apartment that is so badly maintained that … Continue reading

Apr 27

5 Simple Steps To Self-Sufficiency This Year

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In a world of increasing instability, the world of self-sustainable living starts to look less like something out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie and more like something every person can and should be striving for. Now, don’t worry. This … Continue reading