Category Archives: food

14 Wild Turkeys crossed the Road

The other day, I had to stop my car to let a flock of wild turkeys walk leisurely across the road. I counted them: 14 fat birds. I don’t know anything about the legality (or illegality) of killing delicious-looking wild … Continue reading

How Much Storage Space for One Year’s Food?

If you wish to store more than a month or two’s worth of food, storage space becomes an issue. What if you wanted to store 6 months’ worth of food, or a year or more? How much storage space do … Continue reading

Food Shortage? The Best States to live in (or move to)

Suppose there is a severe disruption in the commercial food supply: The End Of The Supermarket As We Know It. If you can’t grow all of your own food in your backyard, what would be the best State to live … Continue reading

“Survival Bread” Recipe

This survival bread can be made from ingredients that store well (dry milk, dried egg whites, sugar, flour, etc.). If you don’t have one whole fresh egg, increase dried egg white by 10 grams and increase oil by 5 grams. … Continue reading

Shifting Trends In Food Storage

Over the last five or ten years that I’ve been prepping I’ve noticed a few different trends in how people have looked at food storage. ¬†Food storage for emergency situations is always a popular topic in the prepping community and … Continue reading

Hulless Barley and Hulless Oats

It’s not practical to grow wheat or rice in your backyard garden. Both those grains need to be hulled in order to be edible. The additional time and expense is probably not worthwhile, for a small amount of grain. But … Continue reading

7 Ways the Food Economy Could Collapse

You don’t realize how fragile the current U.S. food economy is. There are multiple ways that the food production and distribution system could fail. Here are 7 possible disaster scenarios: 1. Congress bans GMO foods That doesn’t sound so bad. … Continue reading

The Typical American Diet after the SHTF

You will soon be a vegan. Whether you like it or not. If/when the U.S. agricultural system collapses — and we are definitely headed in that direction — there will be very little animal-source food in the marketplace. Prices for … Continue reading

The Impending Severe Vegetable Oil Shortage

The vegetable oil supply in the United States is a house of cards. We import about 30% of the vegetable oil we use, over 5.2 million metric tonnes per year [1]. If that trade is disrupted by some economic or … Continue reading

Getting Back Into Prepping

After a couple of very hectic years trying to keep up with work and dealing with a crazy travel schedule Butch is finally home and getting back into prepping. ¬†That is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

Giving Away Food when the SHTF

If you have a large cache of stored foods and perhaps also a survival garden, you are well-prepared for any disaster scenario that disrupts the food supply. But a certain problem is inevitable. Most persons do not store food. Most … 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