Food and Water

Food and water will be one of the most basic survival needs, so it’s best to take care of them ASAP. You’ll need a food and water stockpile, renewable sources of both, plus you need to be covered in ‘bug out’ and ‘get home’ scenarios.

How to Make Your Own (Salt) Water Distiller

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Drinking tap water is not as safe as most people may believe. Instead, it can be a cocktail of fluorine, chlorine, plus other chemicals. Now, imagine if the SHTF. Your water mat be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria, protozoa and even viruses. There are many ways to purify it but …

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47 Foods to Dehydrate for Your Stockpile

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Preserving your own food and building up your food storage isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, money, and effort but putting up your harvest and having food on hand is an essential part of any survival plan. Dehydrating your own food can make the process quicker, easier, and …

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How to Stockpile Emergency Water

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One of the greatest challenges to preparing your retreat for when SHTF is knowing how much water to store and how to store it. In a disaster situation, you never know what may happen to your water sources – you may be unable to collect water for a long period …

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50 Preps You Can Get Almost Free with Coupons

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When a catastrophe does occur, there is usually a run-on food supplies and survival equipment. People run to the stores and stock up on food, water, firewood, generators, and sometimes just about anything they can get their hands on. Being prepared really matters. Having a stockpile really matters. Saving money …

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How to Know Your Food Is Spoiled

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There are many methods and theories on how long to keep and use food, or when it has gone bad. There are some signs that are visible, and many that are not. Scientists say that not all bacteria are harmful, and there is a big difference between spoilage bacteria and …

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Making Your Own Dog Food

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When considering the future and preparing for a SHTF situation, you will have to analyze the many problems you will be faced with and how you can best solve them. Part of this will be family members and their special needs. I will not debate the advantages vs. the disadvantages …

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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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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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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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