Are There Worms In Your Water?

The idea of drinking water with worms in it certainly isn’t appealing. But residents of a small Oklahoma town have recently been advised not to drink the [...]

Common Prepping Supplies that Don’t Last Very Long

After prepping for the last couple of years, I am starting to discover some items in the emergency kit or bug-out bag do not last as long as I thought.  Not [...]

The 10 Rules For Your Emergency Food Pantry

Those of you who plan to take the first steps toward preparing for emergencies may feel a bit overwhelmed at where to begin. After all, there is a lot of [...]

9 “Crazy Simple” Tips To Build Your Emergency Food Supply

These days, it seems as though everyone has something to say about emergency food and emergency food storage. You will find advice telling you not only what [...]

Are you a pantry stocker?

  I grew up in the suburbs (still live there actually) where grocery shopping was done once a week, and the pantry was stocked [...]

Food Storage; Cheese

Most of us love cheese. I know I do! We buy a lot of cheese in our house and keep it in our deep freezer. Store bought, cold cheese can stay in your freezer [...]

Preparing Canned Onions

Onions are a staple ingredient in many recipes. Their savory flavor often is the finishing touch to your favorite meal. Canning and preserving onions leaves [...]

How to Can Fresh Green Beans

Garden fresh green beans are a staple for any pantry. When you can green, string, Italian, or wax beans, select beans that are tender and small. Remove the [...]

Ingredients Matter: Store Foods Your Family Will Actually Want to Eat

One common misconception about emergency preparedness is that food storage quality doesn’t matter as long as you have some food stored that will last for a [...]

Waste Not, Want Not : Food Preservation and Preparation

How many times have you scraped food off your plate and thought to yourself, "Man, do we waste so much food," or  money down the drain so to speak?  How much [...]

The Pantry Primer: Meal Planning While You’re Building Your Stockpile

It’s really easy to get sucked into purchasing food for the here and now, and to forget about creating a stockpile.  We live in a “just in time” [...]

The Art of Dehydrating Foods

It takes some work, depending on the amount of food you are looking to preserve by dehydrating, but the pay-off is definitely worth it. A couple of years [...]