Category Archives: food

Rebuilding the Seed Supply after the SHTF

Few people realize that, if any disaster collapses our current agricultural production system, we will need to rebuild our supply of seeds for planting crops — the main commercial supply and also the seeds for gardens and small local farms. … Continue reading

Bare Minimum Survival: 3 Foods Only

The absolute bare minimum of food that you need to survive (though not in particularly good health) is three foods, to provide the three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. 1. a grain for carbs and some protein 2. an additional … Continue reading

NASA says the World is Running Out of Fresh Water

Here’s a disaster scenario that Preppers don’t often consider: the world is running low on sources of fresh water. Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers – in locations from India and China to the United States and France – … Continue reading

Preppers, What’s In Your Freezer?

If you have a large stand-alone chest freezer in your basement or garage, dedicated for prepping food storage, kudos. In my situation, I have only the freezer in our kitchen refrigerator, and some of that space is for ordinary daily … Continue reading

The Fragility of Our Food Distribution System

Our current system for production and distribution of food is fragile. But it doesn’t seem that way. You can go into almost any supermarket almost anytime — some markets are open 24/7 — and take your pick from over forty-three … Continue reading

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