Food

Butchering Your Own Meat: Not as Scary as You Think

Every year when we got our deer, I’d take them to the local butcher. Butchering seemed like something beyond our ability — something that was best left to the butcher. Only with the price of butchering going up, I made the decision that the next deer we harvested we’d butcher it ourselves. Honestly, I was … Continue reading Butchering Your Own Meat: Not as Scary as You Think

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8 Superfoods for Optimal Health

Having optimal health is important in any circumstance, but in a crisis situation, it could make all the difference. Being physically fit is one component of good health, but so is a healthy diet. While you are taking steps to store the affordable staples conducive to long-term storage, there are certain foods you should strive to eat regularly — and even more so if crisis strikes.

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The Top 10 Places to Store Your Emergency Food Supply

Storing your emergency food supply is a vital component of prepping. Whether you have a year’s supply of freeze dried foods or your own assemblage of edibles and water, those extra bags and containers can overwhelm your existing storage capacity. If you own your home, rent an apartment or live in a mobile home, there are ways to store your food supply in a way that keeps it fresh and accessible.

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How to Build a One Year Food Supply without Breaking Your Budget

The idea of building a large supply of food is daunting to people for many reasons. Knowing where to start, how to pay for it, and the idea of impending Armageddon often stands in the way of making the kind of preparations most of us know we need to make. Building an emergency food supply is wise because everyone should prepare for the unexpected and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some ideas for building your personal one-year food supply.

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Greens Beyond the Garden: Wild Edible Plants

While your garden is packed with healthful, nutrient-dense foods, supper doesn’t have to stop there. The fields, forests and wetlands surrounding your home offer up a veritable buffet of wild edible plants, including berries, blooms and stems. You just have to know where to look. Edible Berries Wineberries:¬†Considered invasive in many states, wineberry bushes are … Continue reading Greens Beyond the Garden: Wild Edible Plants

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