Man has been eating sausage since before the ancient Greeks began to record history. And for a good reason, sausage, made correctly, cannot only help to preserve meat but is one of the finest meals you can put on a plate.
Man has been brewing beer for ages. In fact, some of the earliest written records were Babylonian clay tablets detailing how to make ale. Besides the fact that it tasted good, brewing beer and ale helped to sterilize the not-so-clean drinking water of ancient times. That’s right, beer started out as “health food.”
Curing ham with salt is a food preservation skill that came to North America with the arrival of the first European pioneers. Born from the need to cure and preserve meat without refrigeration, dry salt curing was an old-world method already familiar to these pioneers.
Up until the early 1900’s, most soaps were a homemade concoction that neither looked pretty, nor smelled pleasant. It was generally a mix of lye leached from wood ashes and fats leftover from animal slaughter or cooking.
The abundance of the maple tree (sugar, syrup, etc.) has been used for what seems an eternity. My Native American ancestors tapped these trees long before the first Europeans set foot on this land, but once they arrived, these early pioneers soon learned the value of maple syrup.
Every homestead exploits various techniques for preserving homegrown produce since having a well-provisioned home is a fantastic convenience. In the winter, when your pantry is stocked, and your freezer is full, you won’t have to go to the grocery store to buy organic produce.
The glow of a lantern light joins the flicker and crackle of the fire in a potbelly stove to keep you company while your boots dry by the stove, and the November wind howls outside. Warm and comfortable, you’ll get a good night’s rest in the cabin, ready to get out to your stand at the crack of dawn.
The average prepper spends a lot of time on the road, they have to get to and from work, they have various shopping trips, or they vacation into the wilderness. If you are a survivalist and your main concern are bad roads, changing weather, and perhaps rioting that brings all traffic to a stop, having a proper vehicle medical kit can help you save lives.
The current events unfolding around the world have made it clear that proper sanitation is a critical step during an emergency. The pandemic keeps showing us that careless people will get infected, and their faith remains unknown. Supplies run low, and people get desperate during a medical emergency, and as we’ve all seen that hand sanitizer has become an item of great value.
We usually take water for granted. While water is almost never scarce in most areas, uncontaminated water might become very scarce following a wide-spread disaster like a nuclear war or economic collapse during which all pollution control endeavors were abandoned.
Being a prepper, there is always the chance that you will have to come to terms with having no energy, no electricity, therefore, no availability to essential requirements. We saw the Backyard Revolution and thought that we had to try it. This article is our review of it, and hopefully, it will help you decide if it will be beneficial to you.
As a prepper, you may want to try learning how to make homemade wine using an inexpensive process that you can easily replicate whenever and wherever you want to. That is the case even more so with preppers! To do this right, you need to have the capacity to follow detailed instructions to the letter – that is how you can get the correct results every time you attempt to prove you do know how to make wine to everyone. (Or just yourself for a little gratification when bugging in.)