Food & Kitchen

Favorite Bread Recipes – Homemade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Grease Fire Extinguisher For The Kitchen

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 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 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 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...

How Many Loaves of Bread Every Week in Your Household?

How Many Loaves of Bread Every Week in Your Household?

POLL question: How many loaves of grocery store bread do you go through each week in your household? Just for fun, let us know your favorite bread too in the comments. Why do I ask? It has to do with preparedness. You'll see (later). Participate in our anonymous poll...

THE Best Bread Machine For Bread Lover’s

THE Best Bread Machine For Bread Lover’s

I have no doubt whatsoever that this ‘Zojirushi’ is absolutely the best bread machine for the bread lover's kitchen. Remember, you get what you pay for. Despite the higher cost of this bread machine, trust me – it’s worth it! Why do I say that? I have one… I have been...

Complimentary Foods For Main Course Meals

Complimentary Foods For Main Course Meals

A recent comment on Modern Survival Blog had some great insight regarding complimentary foods for one's long term food storage or deep pantry. The topic is related to food items you might add to your deep pantry. More specifically foods that would complement primary...

12 Lifesaving Canning Rules

12 Lifesaving Canning Rules

When it's that time of year for canning your garden bounty, or when canning any time of the year, before you dust off your canner and heat the stove, first take a look at these 12 lifesaving canning rules. Having just canned 18 pints of beans, time for a refresher: If...

Kale Chips: Dehydrate & Make Your Own

Kale Chips: Dehydrate & Make Your Own

Kale chips (dehydrated), especially when sprinkled with spice during dehydration, are delicious! Kale, as many of you probably know, is very good for you. It’s a dark green veggie loaded with nutrition. I’ve read that it’s the most nutrient dense food on the planet....

Make Soda Yourself With Yeast, Sugar & Bottles

Make Soda Yourself With Yeast, Sugar & Bottles

Make soda yourself. Did you know that you can do it yourself? People have all sorts of skills and abilities for the sake of preparedness. But I found this one to be interesting when one of our MSB readers emailed me this: How to Make Your Own Soda for TEOTWAWKI....

Spices, Herbs, Seasonings With Your Long Term Food Storage

Spices, Herbs, Seasonings With Your Long Term Food Storage

Spices and seasonings added to a long-term food storage (deep pantry) will enhance what otherwise might be dull and mundane (with some of your 'staple' foods such as rice & beans, etc..), enhancing flavor and edibility. Spices may consist of dried seeds, fruit,...

How To Preserve Potatoes

How To Preserve Potatoes

Preserve potatoes by using any of the following methods: - Root Cellar (do it yourself at home!) (see below) - Freezer - Dehydrate - Canning Instructions for each method are listed below.   Being frugal you notice that potatoes are on sale, but if you buy too...

An Electric Flour Mill For Your Own Homemade Breads

An Electric Flour Mill For Your Own Homemade Breads

A flour mill is used to grind (mill) your own flour from 'wheat berries'. By using an electric flour mill you will be able to make your own homemade breads ('from scratch') and baked goods resulting in an organic and healthier end-product. You might say that there are...

How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey Safely

How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey Safely

To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner 😉 Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so...

What Is Your Favorite Rice and Beans Recipe?

What Is Your Favorite Rice and Beans Recipe?

This morning Mrs.J said that we're having rice & beans for dinner tonight. It gave me an idea for today's post... When we have a meal with 'rice and beans', we don't JUST have rice and beans. There's more to it... the other 'stuff' that goes with it or on it - to...

Calories Per Pound Of Rice, Beans, Wheat

Calories Per Pound Of Rice, Beans, Wheat

The most common 'staple' dry foods for preparedness and long-term food storage are rice, beans, and wheat berries. You yourself may have some of these in your deep pantry inventory. In order to fully grasp how much you actually have with regards to calories and...

Which Long-Term Survival Food Do You Have The Most Of?

Which Long-Term Survival Food Do You Have The Most Of?

Here's a question for you (a sort of poll) which may be interesting to share with others, "Of your 'deep pantry', which foods do you have the most of?" Over the weekend Mrs.J and I looked through our own food storage inventory in order to discover if we had enough of...

Dehydrated Food versus Freeze Dried Food

Dehydrated Food versus Freeze Dried Food

Are you curious to know the basic differences between dehydrated food and freeze dried food? Lots of preparedness-minded people who have a so called 'deep pantry' and will often have a variety of foods for longer term storage including dehydrated foods and freeze...

Freezer Food Storage Times

Freezer Food Storage Times

The most popular modern food preservation method is a freezer. Except for the risk of power loss and the resultant spoilage (if more than ~24 hours), freezing food is simple, easy and convenient. A common question about freezing food is how long will food last in the...

Foods That You Should NOT Store For Long Term Storage

Foods That You Should NOT Store For Long Term Storage

There are lots of foods that store well for a very long time under the right conditions, however there are foods that do NOT store well for long term storage. Here's a list of a few of the foods that you should not store for 'long term'...   Note: Long term food...

Ordinary Canned Food For Preparedness

Ordinary Canned Food For Preparedness

So often when considering long term storage of food for survival preparedness, people think of bulk rice & dried beans, buckets of wheat berries, and other such dry goods. Another additional consideration should be ordinary 'canned food' from your local grocery...

Cooking Without Electricity – Solar Oven Cooker

Cooking Without Electricity – Solar Oven Cooker

At least during good weather, especially the summertime, cooking without electricity can be simple and easy while using a solar oven cooker. Over the years I have built several 'homemade' solar oven cookers and I have also purchased one (which I still have and still...

Is There Such A Thing As Having Enough Food Storage?

Is There Such A Thing As Having Enough Food Storage?

When it comes to prepping and preparedness, the first steps that most people take are to acquire extra food (a variety thereof) to store or to deepen their pantry for a time of emergency (or worse). A household that may have normally only kept enough food on hand to...

Best Way For Home Canning When Its HOT…

Best Way For Home Canning When Its HOT…

Naturally, your garden harvest will come during the summer - quite possibly when the weather is hot. Have you ever wondered if there is a way to avoid getting your kitchen and house from getting miserably HOT while canning? Here's what I do...   CAN OUTSIDE!...

Dandelions For Dinner

Dandelions For Dinner

Dandelions are considered a nuisance by many, but to those in-the-know regarding foraging, the dandelion is a source of free food. Did you know that dandelions are edible? Dandelions are probably the easiest plant to identify, and are quite widespread. The entire...

A Good Solar Oven For Supplemental Cooking

A Good Solar Oven For Supplemental Cooking

What's a good solar oven? The one that you have! You might have already discovered that there are all sorts of solar oven cookers out there, including methods to do it yourself - to make your own. There's nothing like utilizing the free energy from the sun! There...