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Trying to Add Juice to Your Long Term Storage?

By Survival Dad / April 12, 2021

We make use of juices for all kinds of things in the cooking area. From using as a base for sauces to adding to smoothie mixes, juice has a great deal to provide. While numerous may think of juice as just something that you buy and take in really swiftly, the truth is that there […]

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The Six Essential Questions That Should Be On Your Food Storage Checklist

By Andrew J. / April 30, 2018

Any prepper worth his/her salt knows that one absolutely must have food stored away for any possible emergency. During a time of crisis, you are your own best friend. The supermarket shelves may be empty or the store itself may be closed, and if you’re unprepared, you’ll probably end up going hungry. However, storing food […]

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The Survival Superfood You’ve Never Heard Of

By Emma C / June 29, 2016

There are two crucial benefits that have time and again earned this superfood the title of ‘ultimate survival food’: nutrition, and shelf-life. The name ‘pemmican’ comes from the Cree word ‘pemi’, meaning ‘grease’ or ‘fat’, and is a concentrated combination of dried, lean meat, fat, and protein. Used over the generations by the Native Americans, […]

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What the ‘Sell By’ Date Really Means (and other helpful food storage tips)

By Andrew J. / April 29, 2016

Every year, people in the U.K. throw away more than 93 million gallons of milk, 733,000 tons of potatoes and 473,000 tons of bread, according to U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.1 Similarly, the average U.S. family of four wastes more than 2 million calories, which equates to $1,500 worth of food, every year.2 Wilted or spoiled […]

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Brilliant Ideas for Using Tin Cans in a Survival Situation

By Andrew J. / January 10, 2016

There is one item that every prepper in the world is guaranteed to have: canned food. Even if they mostly have dehydrated or freeze-dried food, every prepper has at least one can or corn or beans somewhere. And of course, canned food usually comes in tin cans. Most people throw them away without a second […]

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Ideas for Using and Recycling PVC

By Andrew J. / January 9, 2016

PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride is one of the most, if not the most, widely used plastic piping today. It is relatively inexpensive, comes in various diameters, and can be joined together with solvent and PVC cement. Because of the various diameters, and the fact it is impervious to water and decay, PVC pipe is ideal […]

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Storage Secrets So You Won’t Poison Yourself

By Andrew J. / December 15, 2015

You stock up on extra food when you go to the grocery store. You buy the bulk-sized bags of rice, flour and sugar. You dry your own spices and want to make sure that they stay fresh. But what containers should you use? Is any old container good enough or are there ones that you […]

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A Great Idea for Rainwater Catchment

By Andrew J. / October 23, 2015

When I was a kid, we didn’t have city water. We had a cistern as many in our community did. However, our cistern was not so good, it was made of cinder block, leaked and had to be cleaned at least once a year. Also, instead of just collecting water we had to have water […]

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How to Store Honey Long Term

By Andrew J. / June 3, 2015

Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey has been a pantry staple for centuries. In the far stretches of human history, honey was stored for food, making wine and used for medicinal purposes. They stored raw, unfiltered honey in porous, sealed jars and stacked them in cold caves. In fact, recently, scientists examined five-millennia-plus-old jars of honey unearthed […]