Category Archives: food

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

How much Protein should you Store?

I’ve been reading up on diet and health lately — as you might have surmised from some of my recent posts. One interesting question is how much protein, fat, and carbohydrates is best for a healthy diet. And this affects … Continue reading

Which Supplements Should You Store? Zinc

Not every vitamin or mineral supplement is good for your health, especially when the dosage is high. All the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary to health. But in excessive amounts any nutrient might be harmful. For my own preps … Continue reading

Prepping in a Small Town

I now live and prep in a small town of a few thousand residents. There’s no Walmart or Target or Home Depot or other “big box” type store in easy driving distance. It’s not the suburbs of any city. Not … Continue reading