Surviving in the wilderness is almost impossible for most people. When it comes to man versus nature, nature will always win if you are not prepared. Nature doesn’t give second chances and you are on your own if you get lost in the wilderness.
Moringa Oleifera is a fantastic plant that is gaining a lot of popularity due to its multiple uses. Using plants that have multiple benefits is something we all do, regardless if we are off-gridders, preppers or survivalists enthusiasts. It’s called the tree of life and for a good reason!
Edible insects, how about that? In any survival scenario, you will need food and water in order to survive. When food is scarce you have to struggle and avoid starving, case in which you will do anything to get rid of hunger. The environment will provide you with a good source of food that might not sound so appealing at first, edible insects.
We can survive on rice and beans without any problems, but it will get tiresome after a few days. Having a well-stocked pantry is important for anyone, regardless if you are a prepper or if you live off-the-grid. Having energy foods and a good amount of protein sources will assure a tasty and complete diet. Here are a few hints on some things we can do to boost our protein supplies.
If you live off-the-grid, the loss of power might not seem catastrophic to you. However, for the rest of the people out there, having no electricity will drastically lower their life’s quality or even worse. Regardless of one’s condition, the following are the foods to hoard.
If the food from your pantry is not stored or packaged correctly, you will end up with wasted food. Besides being a waste of time and money, your family could go hungry. Since we live in uncertain times, a good survival pantry is a must, not only for preppers but for every American. You should attend to your food storage as if the lives of your loved ones depends on it. You need to know how to keep your pantry in good conditions. The food needs to last so that you can make good use of it when needed.
The indigenous people of North America survived through a lot of issues, but they also gained a lot of knowledge. This article will present one of their teachings; how to make Pemmican, a traditional food of native North Americans. Meat preservation is a hot topic among preppers and being able to prepare and later on, enjoy a good meat ration is a must when it comes to preparedness.
Someday we may have to face a world in which electricity is just an empty word or a distant memory. Without electricity, we are screwed. The best thing you could do with your fridge will be to bury it and convert it into an underground cellar. You better start learning some of these eggs and dairy preservation techniques if you want these food items.
What would happen if one day you won’t find food in the stores? Or what will you do if you get stranded somewhere away from civilization with nothing to eat? In these situations, you will have to rely on the outdoors and your knowledge about what plants can be eaten without the risk of getting sick. You will have to forage to avoid starving and keep going.
Living on seashores and beaches has its advantages and besides providing an escape route, the sea can offer so much more when it comes to food. From fish to the plants growing along the seashore and even the highly nutritious seaweed, which is versatile and easily accessible. Here is what edible seaweeds you should forage if you are at the beach.
In a crisis involving you and your loved ones, everything will lead down to the basics, you will need food and water to survive. Food will probably run out much faster than water and you will have to rely on your stockpiled supplies. This is why is better to prepare from time and store as much food as possible. When it comes to food storage we have to think of cheap and efficient methods of preserving the food and here is where dehydrating food comes in handy.
The average adult will consume 150 to 200 pounds of meat per year. Under adverse conditions, people can easily get by with less protein than 150 pounds of fresh meat per year, as that averages to almost a half pound per day! A canned, cooked one pound ham, for example, would be a real treat once a week, and easily feed a family of four.
During the War for Southern Independence, hardtack was a staple food (when fresh bread was unavailable) for both the brutal soldiers of the oppressive Federal government and the brave Confederate patriots defending their homeland. Hardtack was a virtually indestructible 1/2-inch thick cracker about three inches by three inches, pierced with sixteen holes and made from flour and water.