Food & Kitchen

(~ 200) Article Archives under the subject of Food & Kitchen

You Won’t Be Eating Much (or any) Meat After SHTF

I was out watering the garden this morning when I was thinking about a topic for today. As I was watering, thoughts entered my head once again as to what I'm trying to accomplish this year of gardening. This year's gardening experiments are entirely to do with the...

5 Methods of Home Food Preservation

The following five methods of home food preservation will enable you to not only be frugal (obtaining and preserving bulk foods on sale) but will help you build a food storage inventory (along with your dry goods and other foods).   CANNING 'Canning' is a process...

4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Of Food Is Safe To Eat

If a can of food is dented, it may be unsafe to eat its food contents. It may need to be discarded. But not all dented food cans are 'bad'. Some dented cans of food may be perfectly safe. Here's how to tell the difference if a dented can of food is safe to eat or...

Solar Cooker, All American Sun Oven

This post originally aired years ago when we lived in 'sunny' California. I wanted to re-post it and discover if any of you currently have a solar oven or live in a climate where it would be useful more than just a few months a year 😉 We will be taking ours out...

LOCAL Foods – 5 Reasons To Buy Them

Local Foods: Better Nutrition Typically the local produce that you buy locally (farmers markets, etc..) will have been recently picked or harvested. Fruits and vegetables start losing vitamins and other nutrients from the minute they're picked. That short (local)...

Choosing a Hand Grain Mill (Flour Mill) That’s Best For You

(UPDATED)   Which Hand Grain Mill Is Best For Me? There's quite a range of prices for various hand grain mills (flour mills) and it may seem challenging to choose one that's right for you. If you will be milling wheat to make flour for bread, you will want to be...

Make A Food Storage Inventory To Know What You Have On Hand

One problem that developed after I began storing extra food for preparedness - was inventory control. Actually knowing what we had in food storage. Whether it be the variety of canned food, home canned foods, dry goods, long term food storage, freezer items,...

All American Pressure Canner That Will Last Forever…

We have had this 'All American Pressure Canner' for a number of years and I just wanted to post about it because it's so awesome. And before you panic at the price tag, remember this, you get what you pay for. And this one is no exception. While it's different for...

Favorite Bread Recipes – Homemade

Okay all you homemade bread lovers out there... Let's see your favorite bread recipes! I'm sure that most everyone will agree that there's nothing quite like the smell of breadmaking, from the rise, to the baking, to the table! And there's nothing like the taste of...

Food Dehydrator

A food dehydrator is essentially an oven. However unlike a conventional oven it's a low temperature oven. Why do they call it a food dehydrator? Because it's designed to draw out the moisture from food. To dry it out. Why would you want to dry out your food? Because...

Round Out Your Long Term Food Storage After Basic Goods Are Laid In

“Once you have the basic dry goods laid in, how should you approach the rest: meats, vegetables, vitamins, i.e. the things that help round out the diet.” ? That's an excellent question and one that should inspire some good comments! For long term preparedness there is...

Small Cooking Pot For Camping & Kit

A small cooking pot is a desirable and important item for camping or a kit (survival, backpack, bug out bag, 72 hour kit, etc..). A compact camping cookware set or an individual small cooking pot will enable: - heat up a can of... - boiling water to rehydrate a freeze...

Favorite Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Foods and Brands

A recent comment here on MSB: A few weeks ago, someone (I think new) had asked about which brands of freeze dried/canned food were the best. Several of us threw in our two cents worth about Mountain House, Emergency Essentials and so on. Thought about other factors...

Survival Food Most Common In Preppers Deep Pantry Storage

Which survival food choices are the most common? If all preppers were able to peek into the deep pantry food storage of others, what survival food types would be the most commonly found? What is Survival Food? It's any food that you have purposely acquired and set...

Cacao Powder – A Mayan Super Food Packed With Antioxidants

I just made a cacao powder blended smoothie (I threw in a banana too). For the sake of modern survival I thought that I would share with you a 'not-so-well-known' ingredient, high in antioxidants, that we have in our pantry: Pure organic Cacao Powder. We have been...

Why You Should Mill Your Own Flour From Wheat Berries

The benefits of milling your own flour are as follows: 1. Enables long term storage of wheat. 2. Self reliance and homemade bread making skills. 3. Health benefits. 4. Frugality.   Long Term Storage of Wheat Berries Since we're a preparedness blog, one very good...

Grease Fire Extinguisher For The Kitchen

  Grease Fire Extinguisher A kitchen grease fire extinguisher needs to be at least (Class B). Most typical fire extinguishers today are rated ABC, so those are fine. The following grease fire extinguisher is: - light weight - aerosol spray - easy to handle First...

Canned Food For Your Deep Pantry

Canned food may fill a big gap in food storage preparedness because they have a number of good attributes: - They come in a wide variety of food groups. - Available at all grocery stores. - Easy to store on your deep pantry shelves. - A pretty good shelf life. - None...

Food Storage Mistakes To Avoid

Food storage mistakes are more common than you may think, especially for newbie preppers. While it is one of the first things that most preppers initially set up and acquire regarding their family preparedness, there are mistakes to avoid. Food storage is easy to do,...

Canned Butter For Deep Pantry Preparedness

Canned butter is probably something that you don't have on your deep pantry shelves. When considering long term food storage, you might not have known that you can actually get canned butter. If you have been looking to add REAL canned butter, not powdered or Freeze...

Pounds of Flour or Wheat for Preparedness Bread

Yesterday we polled our audience to discover how many loaves of bread are consumed every week in their household. Based on the results we can work out a few things for survival & preparedness. 1. How much flour storage to make your own bread 2. How much wheat...