Category Archives: food

Prepping Equipment: Make Your Own Nut Milk and Soup

One of my nicer X-mas presents this year was a Soyajoy G4 nut milk and soup maker (stainless steel model). This machine deserves consideration by every prepper, as a way to make milk substitutes: soy milk, sunflower seed milk, almond … Continue reading

Stocking up on Food for the New Year

The next calendar year, 2016, could prove to be a tipping point. Our food security (and overall security) could change for the worse. So I’ve started a reassessment of my stored foods. I use a spreadsheet that calculates the total … Continue reading

Food Supply: the Danger of Monocultures

A monoculture is a large area with exactly the same type of plant. If a farmer plants a field of wheat, technically, it’s a monoculture, since it is only one variety of one species of plant. But when people talk … Continue reading

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