Food & Kitchen
We took out our solar oven for the first time this season because it was the perfect day to bake some homemade bread…
Here’s how to dehydrate chicken into tasty chicken treats. How I prepare them, dehydrating temperature & time, storage, and shelf life considerations.
Read this to discover several tips how to know when your dehydrated fruit or vegetables is done. How to know how long it takes…
Read this for a quick understanding about botulism and home canned foods. What you can do to destroy it before consuming.
How to dehydrate Vidalia onions using my Excalibur food dehydrator. Why I do it, how I store dehydrated onions, and my shelf life results.
Lets hear it — what’s your favorite foods to dehydrate — and tips you’ve learned along the way?
A list of how many pounds of flour or wheat berries needed for preparedness based on making your own bread for 3 months or 1 year.
A few tips how you might organize the foods in your chest freezer. I’ve been doing this for years and it works quite well for us.
How to balance and evenly consume your food storage preps as you begin to consume them – which many are doing right now because of the pandemic.
Milling your own flour from wheat will advantage long term storage (decades), self reliance, healthy homemade bread, and even frugality.
List grams of protein and calories per ounce for canned meats such as pork, beef, chicken, tuna, and even SPAM. The best for preparedness is…
A bread machine is ridiculously easy to use, and is a great preparedness kitchen appliance (an example why in the article). Make your own bread at home!
Stay out of the grocery store! How much food to survive a pandemic? 90 day minimum, 2000 calories/day. Here’s a meal plan and grocery list as one example.
RICE and BEANS together are a cheap and effective survival food combination for calories, nutrition, and food storage.
Updated information on using a thermal slow cooker, how (and why) we use ours. It’s easy, very low fuel usage, a good alternative cooker for preparedness.
3 recommendations for a hand flour mill. A lower cost model (though a step above entry-level), a very popular heavy duty unit, and then – one of the best.
This Turkey Cooking Time Chart is a combined average of Butterball, Honeysuckle, Jenni-O, Norbest, Shady Brook, and Foster Farms recommendations.
We’re not supposed to reuse canning lids. However evidently some have had success. I am polling our readers for their own experience (if they’ve tried it).
My bread wasn’t rising as much. Could it be the yeast? How old was it? So I did a comparrison efficacy test with old and newer yeast. Here’s the result…
Tips to keep your cutting boards safe from contamination and different ways how to disinfect them for health safety
Freeze dried food is expensive. But there are good reasons for that. So before you purchase a big quantity, consider my tips of what to look for…
3 reasons why this particular model is a great 1st choice food dehydrator for most typical home consumers are price, stackable trays, and patented air flow design.
Recommendations on using a portable generator to operate a chest freezer or refrigerator during a longer lasting power outage than just a few hours.
Don’t be afraid of home canning! It’s really not difficult. Follow well known recipes from BALL and other sources is perfectly safe. Here are some tips…
A list of methods and fuel sources for cooking food during times without electricity. Good preparedness is having backup plans for disruptions such as this.
Looking for a good can organizer for the pantry or kitchen cupboards? Here’s the most popular and well reviewed… You’ll actually see what you’ve got!
This is why most grocery store vegetables taste ‘not so good’, especially when compared with freshly picked garden veggies! What do you think about this?
You may be surprised to find out that not all #10 cans of Freeze Dried foods or Mylar foil pack meals last ‘forever’. Some are shorter than you think…
Pressure canning chicken is easy. It may take a few hours, but you’ll end up with delicious meat not requiring refrigeration during storage! Here’s how:
Do you eat rice twice or more each week? If you do, you may have arsenic-related health concerns. Here’s how to minimize arsenic in your rice through preparation and cooking.
The REAL definition of food expiration dates such as Use-by, Best-by, and Sell-by dates are causing 90% of Americans to throw away food prematurely.
Dry beans are a staple food for preparedness (they store well). Here are several recipes. Lets get your input for your favorite bean recipes too!
2 great ways to store dried beans for medium or long term storage. One method allows easy diversification of many varieties. The other for decade+ storage.