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.
What will be the first grocery store items to disappear during a SHTF scenario when all of your neighbors are rushing out to the grocery store down the street? Will the items they purchase be the items they really should be purchasing? Maybe, but then again, maybe not. For the purpose of this scenario, let’s…
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 basically two types of flour mills… Electric…
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…