5 Forgotten Plants Our Ancestors Used For Food

Big-5-Forgotten-plants-Our-Ancestors-Used-For-Food What would you say if I told you that there were between 12k and 25k different enjoyably edible things on our planet but we only actually eat about 500 of them, at the most? [...]

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25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING

25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING
Pioneer life has a special meaning in America. In less than 300 years, civilization spread across a vast continental wilderness. [...]

5 Ancient European Recipes For Your Survival Kitchen

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Food and survival are symbiotic things, I mean, you can’t think about surviving without food, water and shelter, right? [...]

Living In a Homestead Could Get You “SWAT Raided For Code Violations”

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Editor’s Comment: It isn’t just that most people aren’t prepared to live off the land, it is that the system wants to force you to live on the grid, and keep most from [...]

OLD WEST COOKIN’:60 Authentic Frontier Recipes – The “Real” Old Stuff From The Old West

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Pioneers didn't have much, but what they did have they made the best of. At first, the settlers favoured the customary foods and recipes from their native countries. [...]

Homesteading Skills To Learn From Pioneers

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Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. [...]

Granny medicine – Home-made remedies from the OREGON TRAIL

Granny medicine - Home-made remedies from the OREGON TRAIL
Settlers relied on “ granny medicine ” or home remedies passed from mother to daughter over the years. [...]

Old West Beef Jerky: 8 Lost Recipes

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Before refrigeration people relied on salt and smoke to preserve their meat. Most people lived on family farms and the “smoke house” was as familiar as the outhouse. [...]

This Super Root Preserves Meat Indefinitely!

This Super Root Preserves Meat Indefinitely!
Native Indians of South America used this root to make a black juice called Cassareep that preserves meat for long periods of time. [...]

Home security: The 9 steps that will keep you safe when SHTF

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I have been thinking about  home security a lot lately. I am not sure why, but this is the latest thing that has been an ever present thought as I go through my daily [...]

OLD SCHOOL WILD GAME Smoked venison sausage recipes

OLD SCHOOL WILD GAME Smoked venison sausage recipes
For most of my venison recipes, I prefer to separate each muscle and cut slices or chunks across the grain of the muscle. [...]

Old school homemade dry cured and air dried bacon

Old school homemade dry cured and air dried bacon
Back in the day, people knew how to do cool things. Well, I think they’re cool. [...]

How to Make Yeast For Long-Term Storage

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Bread, beer, and wine are all foods that have been part of history for eons, but they all require yeast to make. [...]

Old Fashioned Preserving-Grandpa’s recipe for cured smoked ham

Old Fashioned Preserving-Grandpa's recipe for cured smoked ham
Curing hams used to be the best way to preserve pork before there was reliable refrigeration. [...]

Basic Soap Making Tutorial That Anyone Can Follow

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Soap making is not as hard as you think. Although it might sound complicated, it’s a skill our ancestors took for granted. [...]

20 Lost Recipes From The Pioneers: What They Cooked In Their Journey Westward

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Pioneer life was not easy and the daily chores of managing a house where more than a full time occupation. [...]

29 Essential Tips for the New Prepper: “Start Small. Develop Your Skills. Create a Plan”

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Whether you are just starting out with prepping and are figuring out what to focus on first [...]

Potted Meat: A Lost Skill Of Long Term Meat Storage

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While I think jerky and smoking is the tastiest way to preserve meat, this is another method someone told me about. [...]

The Best Way To Stockpile Vegetables Off-Grid

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Though many of you may be considering using solar panels or other sources of energy when you go off-grid so that [...]

Back To Basics: How To Make And Preserve Lard

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Lard, or fat from a pig’s belly, has been used for centuries for everything from greasing skillets to waterproofing boots. It’s one of the easiest fats to work with and it [...]

25 Prepper Items To Look For at Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

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If you’re interested in preparedness, flea markets and thrift stores can be goldmines. Everyday, people clean out [...]