food-storage

Hampshire Pig for Meat and Breeding
June 11, 2019 . · Pigs

The Hampshire pig is recognized easily by the wide white belt that continues down the front legs on a black hog. The Hampshire pig is the fourth most recorded breed …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more …

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A Guide to the Best Survival Foods
May 7, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Emergency survival and preparation is a hot topic right now. You’ll find many articles online regarding what foods should be on your survival items list. Some are better for long-term storage …

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Surviving Spring Power Outages
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

It’s all fun and games until the lights go out. Losing power during the summer is hot, sweaty, and miserable. You hold glasses of milk against your perspiring forehead then drink …

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Tips for Tiny Living on Your Land

By Molli McGee of the Tiny House Society — Have you heard about tiny living? Tiny living refers to living in a tiny house typically no more than 400 square …

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Surviving Weather-Related Power Cuts and Outages
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

It’s all fun and games until it’s lights out. But a little preparation can help you survive power cuts and outages. Losing power during summer is hot, sweaty, and miserable. You …

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What Should be in an EDC Bag?
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Every Day Carry or EDC bags are about prepping on the smallest scale. You’re more likely to use what’s inside this kit than your food storage or bug out bags. …

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Justifying Extreme Survival Supply Lists and Toilet Paper
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

I watched a preppers show where a man used methane from his own poop to cook his food. It made me reconsider my own survival supply list. The word is …

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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make the same thing …

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Water: The Most Important Emergency Essential

By Lauren Clark – When people discuss emergency essentials and preparedness, many think of food storage first. Water is usually an afterthought, if a thought at all. However, water is the most …

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How Zombie Culture Shaped Homesteading Today
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

We can thank apocalyptic fiction and zombie mania for a giant surge in self-reliance and homesteading today. It’s amazing how people grow when they question, “What if?” Mainstream society gained …

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A Guide to Using Steam Canners
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Steam canners have been around since at least the early 1900s, but for many years the United States Department of Agriculture maintained that steam canning is unsafe. Last year, the …

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Choosing and Using Canning Lids
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Artwork by Bethany Caskey For canning food in jars, only lids designed for the purpose will provide a safe seal. Lids for home canning come in one of two diameters, depending …

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How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food preservation methods to …

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How to Make a DIY Barrel Smoker
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Barbecue competitors know all about building a DIY barrel smoker. Smokers can be built from many different humble beginnings. These cookers are meant to prepare all different types of meat …

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