food-storage

How Zombie Culture Shaped Homesteading Today
October 31, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites 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?” …

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A Guide to the Best Survival Foods
September 10, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Propagating, Collecting and Saving Seeds

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone; Photographs by S. Tullock Had the Pilgrims not brought and introduced abundant seed varieties to the New World, we would not be enjoying …

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How to Make a DIY Barrel Smoker
August 1, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How a British Family Constructed Their Own Root Cellar

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – In Buckinghamshire, England, Ali Freeman and her family, farm an impressive eight acre smallholding with a menagerie of animals and abundant vegetable plots. I …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Tips for Tiny Living on Your Land

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Water: The Most Important Emergency Essential

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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