As we prepare to face the unforeseen future, we preppers have to figure out how to solve a lot of problems. One of our main concerns remains how to preserve food and water for long periods of time. Today, we will discuss about how to store food using dry ice. It is a cheap and viable method that is not as popular as the one involving oxygen absorbers.
In part one of this article, we talked about pressure canning fruits and vegetables. In this extension, we will discuss the preservation method of vacuum sealing foods as well as freezing goods for storage. Both of these methods are easy to follow and will ensure that your garden and orchard goods have no “off-season”.
If you want to keep garden produce fresh all winter long, a root cellar becomes a necessity. In the old days, having a root cellar helped people survive through the winter since they didn’t have supermarkets or any other means to procure food safety. Building your own root cellar is a great DIY option if you want to preserve your garden produce.
You may wonder, “ what does gaming have to do with prepping?”. Since most of us have kids, nephews or grand kids, keeping them busy and happy will become a problem during a SHTF scenario. No matter what activities you plan for them, they will always be attracted by the digital stuff. After all that’s the world they were born into and they are much more tech-savvy then us. After installing an Xbox emulator for my nephews I decided to share my experience. You never know when you might need this knowledge.
You have planned well. There’s the emergency kit in the corner, along with your survival backpack, where necessary supplies that can last you for at least a week take up most of the space. You’ve learned basic skills to help you when disaster strikes – how to forage for food, look for water, build a fire from scratch, and all the other tricks. However, how about improvising some survival tools from scrap, do you have the knowledge to perform this task?
Tired of the same ole ‘reruns’, endless tv series, media, commercials, and couch crashing? Me too… Getting back in tune with ourselves and our place in nature is now dire. Starting your own compost pile is but one of a million ways to get back to our ‘roots’ and spend a little more time outside of the “safety” of our high walls. Not only will you find yourself giving to nature, but you will also surely find that nature is giving a bigger gift to you! Happy Posting!
When you get stranded in the wild, nothing boosts your moral better than being able to build a campfire and a shelter. While improvising a shelter can be rather easy if you have the proper resources, things can get complicated when building a campfire. Starting a fire it’s easy, but building a proper campfire to suit a certain set of needs is an entirely different story. This article will teach you how to make 10 campfire designs that will increase your chances of survival in the wild.
With springtime waiting just around the corner, preparation for wet weather is in check. It is also highly important to have the skillset of weatherproofing if SHTF anytime soon (and yet again, who are we kidding…). Learning a thing or two about waterproofing gear will surely come in handy.
The history of silver being used as an effective antimicrobial dates back to the ancient times. Back in those times, it was even believed that eating or drinking from utensils made of silver helped boost immunity against disease. Colloidal silver is a home remedy used by many preppers and homesteaders nowadays. It’s a proven remedy and can be made safely at home as you will see in the next lines.
My family loves fresh eggs during the winter, and I’ve learned how to preserve our farm-fresh eggs to last for many months. During our first winter at our off-grid homestead, eggs were scarce, and we had to buy from the store. If you raise chickens, you know how different the taste of store-bought eggs is, and you’re probably not as fond of eating them. The next year I learned to plan ahead, and I’ve looked for ways to preserve eggs for the winter.
Long-term storage requires a few protection measures if you want to prevent your food and supplies from going to waste. Moisture is one of the enemies of every storage space, and you need to be able and prevent it. Making your homemade desiccant is an easy task and here are three useful methods you can try.
Human creativity has helped man survive for thousands of years. Wits and resourcefulness were the main keys to improve our way of life and bring comfort in times of need. The following life hacks are a testimony to human ingenuity. They stood the test of time and some of these can be useful even today.
Back in the 18th century, every day was a survival situation for most people in North America. Obtaining and eating foods with a high-calorie intake was a significant challenge. The taste wasn’t a priority back then, and people were looking for calories and durability. Such food is the bannock or Indian bread, and it is made even today on the trail.