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How long does masa last?

Knowing how long it will last can be important for chefs and home cooks alike. From the shelf life in your pantry to its lifespan when refrigerated or frozen, this…

How to Stockpile Food and Water for 1 Year

The most important aspect of survival is being prepared. Learning how to stockpile food and water for 1 year is essential. When you are facing a natural disaster that means…

How Long Does Peanut Butter Last?

While peanut butter is an excellent source of Vitamins, healthy fats, proteins, and carbs, it’s important to ask: how long does peanut butter last? When you’re in survival mode, you…

How to Make Milk Powder at Home

While having fresh milk on hand would be neat, it’s not always possible and even more so in times when stores don’t get a supply or can’t even be accessed….

Benefits of Dried Food Preps

There are huge benefits of dried food preps, find out how and why you should do this. Dried food is around 11% of its original weight. Therefore, 100 pounds of…

Water Freedom System Review

Lets talk about doing a water freedom system review for a minute. What’s the one item that takes up the most space in your emergency stockpile right now? What’s one…

Finding Food in a Desert

As we mentioned in a previous article, the desert is one of the harshest environments on the planet.  Water is incredibly scarce, both plants and animals struggle to survive there,…

How to Store Honey at Home

Honey is more than just a thick, golden liquid. It has many nutritional and health benefits and can be consumed, used as a beauty product, and is an effective medicine….

How Long Do Dried Beans Last?

One of the best shelf-stable protein sources you can stock up on as a prepper is dried beans. This wholesome food is a powerhouse of nutrients, and they’re incredibly versatile. …

How Long Can You Go Without Water?

The rule of threes states that you can only survive three days without water under normal circumstances.  In this article, we will discuss how long you can go without water…

How to Make Yeast At Home

Used since ancient times for bread making and also popular for producing alcoholic beverages, yeast is one of those essential ingredients you absolutely need to stockpile. Although packaged is affordable…

Does Baking Soda Go Bad?

Baking soda is considered an excellent multi-use non-perishable to have in your food reserve. Although the consensus is that baking soda doesn’t go stale when passing its recommended shelf life,…

Best Foods to Stockpile

Life is unpredictable, and we cannot tell when a natural catastrophe will hit: a wildfire, a tsunami, tornado, or a flood. But what we can predict for sure is that…

How Long can you Go Without Food?

You face all kinds of threats when you are surviving in the wilderness.  If you have done much studying on survival, you have seen the rule of threes.  This states…

Big Berkey Water Filter Review

When it comes to keeping your family safe in case of an emergency, you want the best possible tools, and one of those is the Big Berkey Water Filter. We’re…

How to Make Pemmican in a Survival Situation

Americans boast a long list of survival inventions that can save your life. Pemmican is an excellent source of nourishment for those that desperately want to survive and is rather…

How Long are MREs Good for?

For most people in a pinch, MREs are life-savers. MRE stands for Meals Ready to Eat and is an absolute necessity when packing up for your next adventure. Some MREs…

Food and Water 101

Water Stockpiling and water filtration

It goes without saying that access to water is key in any survival situation. The ultimate aim is to be self-sufficient by having a water collection system or water filtration system if you have access to a water source. As a backup, you should always store safe, clean water that will last you a few months to a year if there is a water crisis, so learning how to properly stockpile water is important to make sure you always have access to it in case of an extended emergency, or if you’re having to shelter from danger.

Food Storage and Stockpiling

Knowing which foods to stockpile will be essential for your ability to survive an emergency and will be your second most important consideration after securing your water supply. You need to have as varied a diet as possible while balancing that with the need for the food to have a long shelf life. As such it’s important to have a clear idea of what types of foods are appropriate for each type of survival situation and how much you need depending on how long you, and how many mouths you need to feed. Properly storing these foods will be key to their longevity and so investing in the right storage methods and equipment is hugely important.

Growing food and hunting

As part of a long-term survival strategy, being able to create your own food source is a great aim. This makes it much easier to be self-sustainable, less reliant on stockpiled food that is at risk of perishing or being stolen. However, you will require skills for both growing and hunting and in the case of growing, enough fertile land to make it worthwhile. Knowledge and equipment are key here, but mastering these two skills means you will be much more self-reliant and much better equipped to survive long-term. It also acts as an insurance policy for your stockpiled food should something happen to it, or you simply run out.