When it comes to survival and preparedness, much effort is spent having to do with the kitchen (food, storage, alternative cooking, etc..). When considering your preps, don’t overlook your kitchen tools. A survival kitchen needs its knives…
The following is a list (and blade images) of most various types of kitchen knives. If you don’t already have one of each, you might think about getting what you might need…
The Chef’s knife is one of the most popular knives, has a strong blade, and is heavy to hold. This is your workhorse knife. It can be used for all chopping and slicing tasks.
A serrated, long and strong blade that allows for cutting of bread with clean slices. The bread knife can also be used for slicing many types of soft foods including tomatoes.
A flexible, long, slim blade and allows for ease of movement while filleting fish and meat.
A mostly rectangular sturdy knife used for splitting large cuts of meat and ribs.
Not to be confused with a cleaver, the chopper is also a mostly rectangular bladed knife for general food preparation. It’s not suitable though for chopping through bones and other such heavy-duty uses reserved for the cleaver.
A thin curved blade with a straight edge, and is great for removing meat from the bone.
A versatile all-around smaller knife good for chopping or slicing fruits or vegetables, or smaller cuts of meat.
A small serrated knife with a forked tip for picking up pieces. Perfect for tomatoes.
The steak knife is slim and strong, and has a straight cutting edge.
Great for cutting smaller fruits or vegetables with its strong straight edge and sturdy tip.
Everyday knife with a slim, fine cutting edge blade and firm tip. Good for peeling or trimming potatoes, fruit and vegetables.
A curved blade is perfect for peeling fruit or vegetables with its firm cutting blade and firm tip.
When: Post SHTF collapse. Where: Your place. Scene: There is no bread in the stores. The stores have been ransacked. You’re a prepper and have some long-term food storage… but can you make bread or biscuits? One of the easiest ways to supplement your food storage is to have the ingredients and supplies (and…
If you are preparedness-minded (a prepper), you most certainly are aware of the benefits to store rice, beans, and wheat (among other things). But do you have any idea how to relate the number of 5-gallon buckets of storage to the number of calories contained within? I’ve done my own measurements and calculations which may…
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 dried foods. Here are the basics regarding each process:
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…
One of the most common edible plants, the dandelion, can be eaten in its entirety. There are many edible plants, and many of them are commonly found. You simply need to be able to identify them. The following edible plants are easily identifiable and are common in many regions.