Amazing Food Storage Find

Amazing Food Storage Find

We believe that every home should have a supply of food to last them through tough times. Tough times might come in the form of a short term interruption of income or longer term economic crisis. We live in a time when food is abundant and relatively cheap. However,... read more
Store This, Not That!

Store This, Not That!

Building a great reference library is an important part of preparedness. I’m always on the look out for great resources to add to my collection. Recently, Debbie Kent contacted me and asked me to review her new book, Store This, Not That! I greatly admire... read more
Dynamite Dill

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side... read more
No Refrigerator – No Problem!

No Refrigerator – No Problem!

I read a story written by a seasoned friend of mine, Kathleen Kay, which intrigued me.  It was entitled, “Grandma’s Ways.”  She writes: “Have you ever wondered how Grandma ever functioned without electricity? … Let’s start with root cellars.  We had one out on the... read more
Valuable Lessons From History

Valuable Lessons From History

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 128 men departed England to navigate an uncharted area of the North West Passage.  The motivation was to discover an open sea route for trade through the Arctic thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  A northern route would... read more
Amazing Strawberry Spread

Amazing Strawberry Spread

Have you ever considered how you might turn basic food storage into something exciting that you might actually want to eat? Having a variety of delicious fruit syrups and spreads can make anything a whole lot tastier in addition to providing critical nutrients. Our... read more
Dried Walking Onions

Dried Walking Onions

One of my very favorite crops is Egyptian Walking Onions. They are also known as Tree Onions, Top Onions, Winter Onions, or Perennial Onions. Whatever you call them, these onions are the perfect survival crop! Walking onions are simple to grow and, once established,... read more
White Rice

White Rice

White rice, or polished rice, has had the husk, bran and germ removed. This milling process changes the flavor, texture and appearance while significantly extending its storage life. It also strips the rice of critical nutrients which are abundant in the original... read more
Honey – The Perfect Sweetener

Honey – The Perfect Sweetener

Honey is an ideal longer term food storage option. It is the only food which will never go bad when appropriately stored. It contains naturally flavored complex sugars as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids along with a variety of flavonoids and... read more
Legumes – The Perfect Storage Power Food

Legumes – The Perfect Storage Power Food

Legumes are nutrient-dense. They are a good source of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc, B vitamins and are naturally low in fat. One half cup of cooked beans contains about 115 calories and 8 grams of protein. When combined with grain they supply essential amino... read more
All About Corn

All About Corn

Corn contains many B vitamins along with Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Linoleic Acid. It contains more vitamin A than any other grain cereal. The starch content in corn makes it a high energy food. Combine corn with legumes and you have a complete protein.... read more
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