Survival Food Series: Step-by-Step Hardtack

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Tried and true, hardtack is an easy to prepare food that has traditionally been used by sailors, soldiers, and cowboys as part of their rations. Throughout American history, whenever it was time to load up the wagon and get out of Dodge in a hurry, a crate full of hardtack was just about mandatory. This hard and dry cracker/biscuit/bread requires minimal water and can … [Read more...]




9 Easiest Veggies for Beginners

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x Getting off the grid isn’t just about electricity. If you truly want to be self-sufficient, you have to get off the “food grid.” Shopping at your local farmers market is not enough… The local farmer’s market is a very good resource, however, because it helps you learn about what kinds of veggies are grown on local farms. It also puts you in contact with … [Read more...]




10 Survival Foods You Should Be Growing

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x Gardening, whether it's hydroponic, aquaponic, or traditional, is an essential survival skill. No matter how much food you have in storage, unless it can clone itself, it's entirely finite. Even if it's entirely secure and pumped so full of preservatives it could last a hundred years, it's not truly sustainable. In fact, a diet loaded with heavy … [Read more...]




Top 7 Food Hoarding Blunders

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x Q: What's better than a survival food cache?  A: A survival food cache that you can actually use in a crisis... You might think I'm being disingenuous, but I'm really not. Creating a survival food cache takes a lot more effort than just piling up some canned goods in the hall closet. And believing you have a comprehensive food cache when you really … [Read more...]




Top 7 Food Hoarding Blunders

foodshelving

Q: What's better than a survival food cache?  A: A survival food cache that you can actually use in a crisis... You might think I'm being disingenuous, but I'm really not. Creating a survival food cache takes a lot more effort than just piling up some canned goods in the hall closet. And believing you have a comprehensive food cache when you really don't can be more … [Read more...]




9 Easiest Veggies for Beginners

pepp

Getting off the grid isn’t just about electricity. If you truly want to be self-sufficient, you have to get off the “food grid.” Shopping at your local farmers market is not enough… The local farmer’s market is a very good resource, however, because it helps you learn about what kinds of veggies are grown on local farms. It also puts you in contact with others who can help … [Read more...]




10 Survival Foods You Should Be Growing

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 12.39.38 PM

Gardening, whether it's hydroponic, aquaponic, or traditional, is an essential survival skill. No matter how much food you have in storage, unless it can clone itself, it's entirely finite. Even if it's entirely secure and pumped so full of preservatives it could last a hundred years, it's not truly sustainable. In fact, a diet loaded with heavy preservatives may send you to … [Read more...]