How To Seal A Ziploc Bag

How To Seal A Ziploc Bag

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to seal a Ziploc bag? The Ziploc is probably the most common used bag for food storage because its easy to burp out the air from the bag – which helps to increase the shelf life of the food inside. Here’s how to seal a Ziploc…

Food Storage and Food Rotation Challenges

Food Storage and Food Rotation Challenges

It’s one thing to buy and store extra food to keep as part of your emergency preparedness food storage inventory, but it is quite another to keep it organized and to rotate it in a practical way to ensure no waste from spoilage over time. I’m sure that most everyone who has built up a…

Cooking After The Collapse

Cooking After The Collapse

How will I cook without electricity or gas if it ever comes to that? Here’s one way…

How To “Can” Chicken Breast

How To “Can” Chicken Breast

Canning meat is one of the most feared things to “can” at home. It is actually very easy, more nutritious and cheaper than buying canned meat. Here’s how…

How To  Get Food After TSHTF

How To Get Food After TSHTF

Food. We need it. Today it’s easy to get. We just buy it. What would we do though if we couldn’t just go out and buy it, or if there were scarcity at the grocery stores? Here are a few notes outlining methods which may lead you in the right direction…

British Berkefeld Drinking Water Filter

British Berkefeld Drinking Water Filter

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have a high quality drinking water filter in your home. Even if you think that your tap water is good enough, a quality water filter will not only make your water taste better, but it will provide a second level of protection from contaminants which may…

How Much Water For Freeze-Dried vs. Dehydrated Food

How Much Water For Freeze-Dried vs. Dehydrated Food

Freeze-dried foods have 98% of their water removed. This reduces the food’s weight by about 90%. Dehydrated foods have 95% of their water removed for vegetables and 80% for fruits. Freeze dried foods retain their original color, form, size, taste and texture. Dehydrated foods will shrivel in size as the moisture is removed. How is…

Making Cheese

Making Cheese

Preserving Milk by cheese-making….. Colby Cheese Guest post: by Christine Coburn Cheese has been around for centuries as a way of preserving milk without refrigeration. The starters will last several years in the freezer and the rennett tabs also have a super long shelf life if kept cool. It can be made with raw milk…

Solar Oven Bread

Solar Oven Bread

We just made solar oven bread, so I snapped a few pictures and thought I would share this simple bread recipe we used today. 1 cup milk 1 egg 1 Tablespoon butter 3 cups freshly milled wheat flour 2 Tablespoons sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon yeast 2 Tablespoons wheat gluten Mix together and knead…

Solar Cooking Helpful Hints…It’s Easy!

Solar Cooking Helpful Hints…It’s Easy!

Spring is here! That means the nicer weather is also here. Time to start using the solar oven. We have gotten so many nice responses to Ken’s recent solar oven post, I thought I’d elaborate some more and share with you some of my tips. First of all, using a solar oven is very easy….