Category Archives: food

Fishing as a Supplemental Source of Food

I happen to live near the ocean, in Massachusetts. I can walk to at least a couple of different locations, a bridge and a jetty, where the fishing is good. There are plenty of amateur fishermen in the area. Some … Continue reading

Subsistence Farming for Survival

To my mind, survivalism goes beyond prepping, so as to add complete or near-complete self-sufficiency. And that is beyond the preparedness level of most serious preppers. So while a prepper might have an extensive backyard garden, as a supplemental food … Continue reading

The 11 Most Important Foods To Store

Storing food is one of the bedrock tasks of any serious Prepper. When the SHTF, you can buy food at much higher prices — if any is still available. You can grow your own food, if you have the resources … Continue reading

No Internet equals No Food

I touched on this subject in a previous post: Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet. In considering what would happen if we lost the internet for a lengthy period of time, I reached a strange but compelling … Continue reading

Leaf Protein Concentrate – a survival food

The leaves of many plants are a good source of protein: amaranth, spinach, lettuce, kale, alfalfa, as well as the leaves from plants that produce other edibles: beans, grains, sweet potato, etc. The main problem with leaves as a protein … Continue reading

My Top 20 Survival Food Crops

In alphabetical order, not order of importance, here are my top 20 picks for survival food crops: 1. amaranth – high in carbs, a complete protein, high yielding, easy to harvest (no hulling). 2. beans – good source of protein, … Continue reading

Shelf-stable Milk as a Prepping Resource

When the SHTF, certain aspects of modern life, which are most vulnerable to disruption, will fall first. Food, especially perishables, are likely to be the first to go. It’s fairly easy for the agricultural system to ramp up production of … Continue reading

The Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses

The typical grocery-store version of molasses is not blackstrap. It’s watered down or sugared up. True blackstrap molasses is thicker, less sweet, and much better for you. How can you tell the difference? Check the nutrition label. Blackstrap molasses is … Continue reading

When Money Can’t Buy Food

Sooner or later, it will happen. Some kind of disaster will unfold, wreaking havoc in the economy, panicking consumers, and thereby triggering a run on the grocery stores. You might remember that, in March of 2011, an undersea earthquake triggered … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: the small farm

When the SHTF, how will the local small farm survive and thrive? What preparations can be made beforehand? Half of all farms in the U.S. have 45 acres or less of cropland [1]. And there are about 2 million farms … Continue reading

Table Salt: a cheap and useful Prepping supply

Ordinary table salt is inexpensive, even if you buy brand-name at retail. It is cheap cheap stuff. But it’s also a sometimes overlooked prepping supply. This post is a quick overview of the usefulness of salt. First, table salt (NaCl) … Continue reading

Wasted Agricultural Land and Future Food Shortages

A food disaster in the U.S. is inevitable. The drought in California continues unabated. We are relying, more and more, on imported food, and at the same time, food exports are increasing. The amount of agricultural land in the U.S. … Continue reading