Canning and Preserving

How To Make Your Own Beef Jerky Step-by Step

This article first appeared on The act of preserving meat for later use is nothing new even though the methods for doing so have changed [...]

How To Save Perishable Food In An Off-Grid Emergency

“That morning, when Helen apprehensively opened the freezer, she found several hundred pounds of choice and carefully wrapped meat floating in a noxious [...]

Lessons From History – Eating Well Off Home Food Preservation

Growing and storing foods is commonly a goal we strive for as we seek self-sufficiency. [...]

BILTONG: The Ultimate SHTF Food For Preppers

For centuries mankind has endeavored to preserve meat. Seafarers, centuries ago, pickled meat in large wooden caskets and devoured this during the months they [...]

Meat Potting: An Almost Forgotten Skill Worth Rediscovering

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

How To Dry Can Food For Survival

Wouldn’t it be great to just reach for a jar and know that all you had to do was add water, juice or broth and everything would be ready to cook? [...]

A Return To The Old Paths: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans

Invented by the natives of North America, pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

How to Make Yeast For Long-Term Storage

Bread, beer, and wine are all staples 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

Curing hams used to be the best way to preserve pork before there was reliable refrigeration. [...]

Potted Meat: A Lost Skill Of Long Term Meat Storage

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

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

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 [...]

How the Early Pioneers Preserved Food and What They Ate

When we think of the Wild West we often think of the old films with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. They’d sit out under the stars, eating beans from a can and [...]

15 Foods That Last Forever

This article first appeared on Although there are many foods that will last for decades when stored properly (wheat, beans, pasta, [...]

How to Can Fresh Small Potatoes

Canning is an easy and quick process that requires some fresh products, such as tender and young vegetables or fruits.When you plant your own veggies you will [...]

20 long lasting foods that should not miss from your SHTF pantry

Whether you're preparing for a major pantry clean-out or you're about to load up on essentials for a long term blackout, there are quite a few items where an [...]

The Ultimate Survival Food? 4 Simple Ways to Dry and Smoke Meat

Drying and smoking meat are primitive methods of food preservation used by pioneers, early explorers and primitive tribes. Here are four ways to dry and smoke [...]

Hardtack:World’s first Original Survival Food

Thruout hystory bread has been a vital staple of life.Archeological evidence sugest that pre-neolitic cultures cooked a very simple flat bread on hot stones. [...]