Category Archives: food

Will the Dying of the Honey Bees bring Agricultural Disaster?

In recent years, honey bee colonies have been dying off at an unprecedented rate. The problem is termed “colony collapse disorder”. Several different possible causes have been proposed, but researchers do not agree on the cause or solution [Wikipedia article]. … Continue reading

Stored Food: How Many Calories?

The average woman in the U.S. consumes about 1800 calories (kcal) per day; the average U.S. man consumes just about 2600 kcal/day; the average adult consumes about 2200 kcal/day. [1] One months’ worth of calories (31 days) would then be … Continue reading

Possible Solutions to the Impending Food Crisis

Is there any Prepper on the face of the earth who thinks that a food crisis is impossible or highly improbable? I think not. One of the cornerstones of prepping is storing food and growing your own food. Why? because … Continue reading

Panic Buying when the SHTF

1973 was a year of real shortages. In December of 1973, a Wisconsin congressman put out a press release warning of a possible shortage of toilet paper within a few months. Few took notice. Then Johnny Carson used that news … Continue reading

How Much Protein, Fat, and Carbs should you store?

The three macronutrients are protein, fat, and carbohydrates. You can survive for quite a while with too little vitamins and minerals in your diet. Or you can store and use a multivitamin and mineral supplement. But protein, fat, and carbs … Continue reading

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans goes off the rails

Edited to add: Photos of school lunches from around the world The USDA is preparing to release a new version of its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” this year. The last set of guidelines is the “2010″ edition (released in Jan. … Continue reading

The California Drought is a very serious problem

All of California is under a drought. And the vast majority of the land area in California is under severe, extreme, or exceptional drought. See the Drought Map here. How long has this been going on? For the last 2 … Continue reading

Multi-vitamin Multi-mineral Supplements for Survival

So here’s the scenario. Some SHTF or “End of the Supermarket as We Know It” situation has disrupted the food supply. Now you are eating from your stored food and your survival garden. You may have built up a good … Continue reading

Sale on Mountain House Freeze-Dried Foods

Our advertiser, Ready Made Resources, is having a sale on Mountain House foods: 32 to 60% off all summer long. Mountain House is well-known among preppers and survivalists for their high-quality freeze-dried foods. The freeze-dry process allows a much wider … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Olive Oil

One mistake that I notice some preppers making is not storing enough dietary fat. Everyone stores grains, dry beans, other dry goods. Not everyone stores vegetable oil. Why? We are all bombarded with subtle and not-so-subtle messages in the media, … Continue reading

The Copper content of Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes

Storing foods high in carbohydrates is relatively easy: white long-grain rice and white pasta keep very well and are high in carbs. But stored protein is more problematic. Rice offers about 8% of its calories in the form of protein, … Continue reading

Sale on Freeze-Dried Food for your Preps

Our advertiser, Ready Made Resources, is having a sale on Mountain House freeze-dried foods: 25 to 60% off (with free shipping for orders of 6 cans or more). Mountain House is well-known among preppers and survivalists for their high-quality freeze-dried … Continue reading