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Prep A Steady Food Source: Four Considerations About Food Producing Trees

Spice plants a pear tree

It’s getting to be that time of year:  Seed catalogs in the mail every day.  It’s too early to plant yet, but it is time to be deciding about trees. Trees are best planted quite early in the spring, before… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Honey is One Sweet Prep

Honey was one of the valuables buried with Egyptian royalty.  Archeologists have found flasks of it in tombs, thousands of years old.  It’s still edible.  Now *that* is a long-term prep!  (Honey will crystalize if it sits around, but that… Continue Reading

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Seeds: The Most Bang for the Prepping Buck

I despise shopping.  Except for garden seeds.  Seeds are not just Stuff; they’re a world of Possibility.  For mere pocket change, often less than a dollar, you can pick up a packet of seeds that can feed you and yours… Continue Reading

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PrepBusters: Are All Kinds Of Canned Meat Good Prepper Storage Food?

Canned meat. It’s a staple of many preppers emergency food storage. The question? Is this a good thing, or a bad thing. The answer is that very annoying phrase “Well, it depends…” As it turns out, there are good canned… Continue Reading

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Prep For Tomorrow By Buying Quality Items You Will Use Today

Rack Of Cans

It’s hard to know how much of one’s time and treasure to spend preparing for unpredictable events.  Too little, and you’re left hanging in the wind when life throws a curve (as it inevitably will, eventually).  Too much and you… Continue Reading

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Prepper Food Review: Mountain House Pasta Primavera

This is one of those 1-2 servings, just add hot water, backpacker pouch meals.  They’re available at about $7 a pouch.  Ease of use I like these pouches for ‘go-bag’ foods, as they’re light and pack pretty small but offer… Continue Reading

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PrepBusters: With Emergency Food, What Does a Body Really Need?

Cyclists have a saying: Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. (You can’t have all three; all choices involve trade-offs.) Prepper food has to shelf-stable. At least some of it needs to be easy to cook with minimal resources. There’s a lot… Continue Reading

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PrepBusters: Emergency Food Kits – Do they really have what you need?

It’s like Myth-Busters, for preppers: In this PrepBuster series, we shine some light on some of the murkier corners of prepper information; topics where it can be hard to get a clear answer. This episode is about the nutritional information… Continue Reading

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PrepperEats: Chicken noodle casserole

Food preps tend to come in very shelf-stable but not terrible eater-friendly packaging:  5 gal buckets of staples, gallon tins of dehydrated this or that, powdered soups and similar delicacies.  It’s great to have; but we need to think about… Continue Reading

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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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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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Product Review: Red Feather Canned Butter

As I was checking out the latest prepper stories on Prepper Website (CLICKY) I came across an ad link for Red Feather Canned Butter.  I’ve been thinking about trying some canned butter for a while, so I went ahead, gave… 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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Paranoid Prepper: Viewing prepping as a hobby? Whatever works to get it done!

Prepping as a Hobby Disasters are not everyday events.  We need to keep a bit of perspective if we want to live normal lives, while getting ready for whatever Murphy throws at us.  We need a method to keep improving… Continue Reading

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Doing It Right: When It Comes To Prepping, Simple Is Better

When you are in a survival situation, when your life is on the line, you simply cannot have the vital gear you need to survive breaking. The lesson that Spice and I had drilled into our heads over and over… Continue Reading