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PrepperMed UPDATE: Evidence Shows Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Transfers To Primates

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease of hoofstock wildlife (deer and the like).currently spreading through North America.  Affected animals look … well, like this: Why should preppers care? There’s been no proven case of CWD being transmitted to a human…… Continue Reading

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Keeping It Fresh: Maintaining The Quality Of Your Preps By Rotation

Imaging you are in a SHTF situation. You are thinking “well, as bad as things are, we will get by because we have our pantry stacked deep…” You pick up a can to open to make a meal, and notice… Continue Reading

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Six Tips For Prepping With Canned Foods

Food is perhaps the second most important prep that a prepper can have (water and water purification would be the first). Food is also one of the most daunting issues facing a new prepper, especially if that person has limited… Continue Reading

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Review: Backpacker’s Pantry Chana Masala

Backpacker’s Pantry makes a line of dehydrated foods packed into foil pouches.  You add boiling water to the pouch, stir, seal it up for 15-20 min, and it’s ready to eat.  These are good for emergency bag food (light and… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Preppers Shouldn’t Throw Stones… Especially Kidney Stones.

Is there anything less fun than kidney stones?  Not a whole lot … “The most painful thing I’ve ever experienced” is a phrase that comes up a lot when people talk about their experiences with one.  I bet I can… Continue Reading

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Six Things Preppers Often Don’t Do Enough

There are things we, as preppers, need to do more of, or do a better job of. You know it, we know it, but that doesn’t mean it gets done.  Spice and I talked about it in our weekly podcast,… Continue Reading

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Food Review: Backpacker’s Pantry Kathmandu Curry

You may have guessed this meal was designed for backpackers.  Therefore it’s light (6.6 oz), in a durable container that also serves for cooking, and withstands extremes of temperature without problems, and has a good shelf life — all excellent… Continue Reading

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Now is the Time for a Prep on the Cheap

 If you could buy an insurance policy for $1 that had the potential to add significant food – pounds and pounds of it – to your family’s larder should something dramatically bad happen in the next six months … would… Continue Reading

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Emergency Foods: What to Do About Allergies and Sensitivities

If you’re not inclined to be a label reader you might not have noticed … but many prepper foods are pretty big on the ‘processed’ scale. The problem is that means there are many, many ingredients in each food. Lots… Continue Reading

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The Most Food Per Foot? Part 2: The Taters are In

It was a great plan: This post is something of a morality tale of gardening.  Back in the spring, I wrote a post on one of this year’s garden experiments:  The Tower of Potatoes.  The plan is you build a… Continue Reading

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Oh Dry Up! Prepping on a Budget by Dehydrating Food

Let’s see, what comes in this bucket designed to be a 30-day emergency food supply?  We’ve got cream-based soups, pancake mix, breakfast cereals, milk powder, pasta and rice entrees, chili … in other words, lots of grains with enough cheap… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: You Can Prepare Anywhere!

You Can Prepare Anywhere By now you may have realized there is a prepper myth that I just don’t agree with.  The idea is that urban centers, and perhaps other locales, are simply impossible to survive in if SHTF.  I… Continue Reading

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Step-By-Step: How To Make Hardtack Biscuits Simply & Inexpensively

Making Hardtack Biscuits Hardtack has been a staple long-term storage food for over 1,000 years. Known by many names, and made in untold numbers of combinations of grains and flours, the purpose of Hardtack (or sea biscuits) is to provide… Continue Reading

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Food Rotation: Using Pantry Organizers Keeps Survival Larder Fresh

One of the most important parts of having an affordable “deep larder” is keeping food on hand that A) you like eating and B) that stays fresh enough to not have a bunch of waste. This is a big subject,… Continue Reading

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BOL Invaded By Green Aliens! (And NO, It’s Not In Roswell, NM)

Spoiler alert:  It wasn’t These aliens: Having to weed a prairie is just not right.  I blamed the morning job on the blamed fool that decided that Sericea lespedeza would make a great import to northeast Missouri.  “It’s very hardy!”… Continue Reading