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Using Wax to Improve Your Food’s Shelf Life

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There is perhaps no more discussed matter than that of finding the best way of improving the shelf life of food to allow for stockpiling and ensuring access after TSHTF. The matter is of special importance for those who are looking to increase the food’s shelf life without compromising their …

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How to Make Hardtack

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photo by looseends on Flick, modified under the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license When thinking about survival situations, food is always a priority.  Sure you can hunt, fish, or gather food.  However, having food available for bugging in or bugging out is an even better option.  In my endless hunt for survival foods, …

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Storing Food in 2 Litter Water Bottles

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Long-term food storage is a concern for many preppers, and there are at least fifty methods of storing food for long-term disasters. Most of these methods are very well and good, but they require in many cases some special skills (such as canning and vacuum sealing) that make them unsuitable …

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Diatomaceous Earth is Perfect for Preppers

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Determining what you need for after SHTF can be a real challenge. There are so many needs to think about from growing food to first aid. That’s exactly why diatomaceous earth is perfect for preppers. It’s a natural product that can help keep people and animals healthy, protect food storage …

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Everything You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

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If there’s one thing that apocalyptic movies got right, it’s that when faced with a disaster, people will strip the shelves of the nearest grocery store bare in a matter of days. People will rush in and out, grabbing anything and everything that they think can help them survive for …

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How to Make Jerky for Your Stockpile

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When you decide what types of food to keep stocked for bug-in or bug-out situations, there are dozens of good choices. Canned goods are great for bug-in situations, but nobody wants to carry all that weight in their pack if they are on the move. Another option would be MREs …

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Cast-Iron Delicacies

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A good cast iron skillet is one of the best tools you can have for your kitchen. It is also great for cooking over a campfire. Cast iron is durable, inexpensive, and easy to use. It evenly distributes heat and holds that heat for long periods of time. This means …

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How to Rehydrate Food

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Dehydrating food is a common practice that our ancestors came up with before today’s dehydrators were invented. It’s the easiest way to ensure that your survival food will be fit for long-term storage. Having a stockpile of dried foods is one of the things people consider when preparing for emergency …

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