Survival Cooking After The Collapse of Society
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by Steve Nubie
10h ago
Estimated reading time: 21 minutes Have you ever thought about how you would cook food if modern society collapsed? Imagine living in third-world conditions with no electricity. That would mean no microwaves or electric appliances of any kind. If that happened, would you still be able to cook a meal for your family? For most people, the answer is no. If that's also your answer, we're going to change that. In this article, we'll do a deep-dive into survival cooking and cover all sorts of off-grid cooking options such as fireplaces, wood stoves, campfires, solar ovens, makeshift stoves, and eve ..read more
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How to Make Biltong (The Best Survival Meat)
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by Amanda Whittington
1w ago
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes The process of drying and curing meats has been around for centuries. It was critical for food storage before people had refrigerators and freezers. But even today, it’s still a tasty, nutritious snack that is easy to store and carry. If you like beef jerky, you may want to try biltong, a close relative to the well-known, dried meat. What Is Biltong? Traditional biltong is a dried, cured meat that originated from South Africa. Typically, the meat is rubbed with salt and air-dried over the course of several days. It can be made from different types of mea ..read more
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The Easiest Way to Cook During a Power Outage
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by Steve Nubie
1w ago
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes Any power outage brings a range of challenges. The big question we always ask is, how long is it going to last? The first steps usually involve finding a flashlight that works, candles and matches, and some thoughts about how to stay cool or warm without electricity. Eventually, we get hungry. Is cooking during a power outage even necessary? Probably not in the short-term. Most power outages are measured in hours and sometimes a day or two. It’s the power outages that stretch into weeks and even months that cause a radical shift in everyday lifestyle. Howeve ..read more
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10 Disaster Essentials to Get Before It’s Too Late
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by Candi Hanson
1w ago
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Today, we’re going back to basics. If you’re an experienced prepper, you probably have all of these covered. But if you’re a new prepper, then these are the areas you need to focus on first.  The journey into disaster preparedness can be overwhelming, but focusing on a few essential areas can make the process less daunting. Starting with essentials like food, water, and shelter, and expanding to include tools, first aid supplies, communication, and reliable sources of light and warmth, this article outlines ten key areas every prepper should cover.  ..read more
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8 Trees You Can Grow In Buckets
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by Steve Nubie
2w ago
Estimated reading time: 16 minutes It’s not common to think of growing a tree in a bucket, but many people do it all the time. Typically they’re dwarf varieties planted in large planters, containers, and even… buckets. But why grow trees in buckets? There a number of reasons for considering trees in a bucket. For one, they’re easily portable, or at least easier than transplanting a tree in the ground. And while they can become very heavy, they’re still movable objects. The ability to relocate a tree makes a lot of sense when you consider the weather extremes that many of us endure. From blazi ..read more
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How People Stored Food Before Refrigerators
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by Steve Nubie
3w ago
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes It’s hard to say when people first figured out that cooler temperatures keep food fresher, but the practice of refrigeration has been going on for thousands of years. On a fundamental level, refrigeration inhibits the growth of bacteria. That’s it. It also slows down the development of mold on some foods, but bacteria is the primary threat to food safety. Most of us don’t worry about it too much, and our biggest concern with a refrigerator is finding enough room inside after a trip to the grocery store. But for anyone living off grid, alternatives to refrige ..read more
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10 Forgotten Recipes We’ll Need Again Soon
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by Steve Nubie
1M ago
Estimated reading time: 16 minutes Our pioneer ancestors were a diverse collection of immigrants who not only brought their language and customs to early America, but also a history of recipes and cooking styles designed for the challenges of unknown and wild environments. They applied cooking and recipe concepts to the wild game, plants, and ingredients they could forage and hunt. But as vital as many of these recipes were, many have been lost to time. And you won’t find a lot of these recipes calling for truffles, saffron, or coconut oil in a pioneer cookbook. What you will find are recipes ..read more
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25+ Container Gardening Mistakes That Will Kill Your Plants
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by Alan Urban
1M ago
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes Container gardening is a fantastic way to grow food, especially for beginners. It allows you to grow a variety of plants in small spaces—be it a balcony, patio, or windowsill. Plus, it provides the benefits of easy accessibility, control over soil quality, and a lower chance of pests and diseases. However, container gardening also comes with a unique set of challenges. Even the most enthusiastic gardeners can encounter pitfalls that hinder their plants' growth and health. In this article, we'll go over some common container gardening mistakes and share pract ..read more
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20 Reasons To Stock Up On Honey
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by Alan Urban
1M ago
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and nothing in this article should be taken as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor before using any of the herbs and/or remedies mentioned in this article. Honey is one of mother nature’s greatest gifts and an important item to add to your survival supplies. But it is more urgent than ever that you start stocking up on it. Over the past several years the honeybee population has dropped up to 70 percent and the price of honey is on the rise. Scientists still don't know for sure why this is happening, but it is likel ..read more
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Are MREs and IMPs Worth The Cost?
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by Perrin Adams
1M ago
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes In an unpredictable world where natural disasters, military operations, or even weekend camping trips can turn survivalist, ready-to-eat emergency meals become more than just a convenience – they become a necessity. Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and Individual Meal Packs (IMPs) represent the pinnacle of this innovation, offering nutritious, long-lasting, and compact food options that can be consumed with minimal preparation. In scenarios where cooking facilities are scarce or non-existent, their significance skyrockets. Both MREs and IMPs are designed to withstan ..read more
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