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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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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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Ammo Cans: The Army’s Trash Is A Prepper’s Treasure

One of the problems with being a prepper is storage.  For ammunition, the most popular solution is the military style ammo can.  These come in a variety of sizes with 50 cal. and 30 cal. being the most common.  These… Continue Reading

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Scum Weenies: Are Canned Vienna Sausages A Decent Prep?

Article by Salty & Spice We’ve all seen them, and chances are good most people have actually eaten them… the ubiquitous Vienna Sausage. I gotta be honest, the name Vienna Sausage sounds a bit too fancy for these gelatinous packed… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Rainwater collection & water storage at both home and The Place

In this edition of the 3BY podcast, Salty and Spice take a look at their current water collection and storage situation at both the homestead and at The Place. Spice details her water collection system and drip irrigation systems at… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: The Jersey Boys

Paranoid’s Security System.  Guarding the food dish.  😊 The Jersey Boys: When I set out to write this series, I found that among the “defined terms” for this site was “The Boys”, meant to refer to household pets.  Consequently, I… Continue Reading

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Gasoline storage: One can per month, every month for a year.

Why a picture of two empty gas cans? These two cans are on their way to the Gas Station, they got used to top off my truck and car as part of our gas storage and rotation system. I fill… Continue Reading

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Food review: Louisiana Red Beans & Rice from Backpacker’s Pantry

This is a dehydrated pouch meal meant as camping supplies but certainly suitable as fairly shelf-stable and compact storage food that doesn’t need refrigeration.  You add boiling water to the pouch, stir, seal it up for about 20 min, and… Continue Reading

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Review: Loma Linda Canned “Swiss Stakes” (not a typo)

We are always looking for medium-term storage food (3-5 years), and recently picked up a few Loma Linda products to test them out. First up? Loma Linda “Swiss Stakes”.  The “Stakes” are not actually meat, they are vegetarian textured vegetable… Continue Reading

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When it’s hard to choose…Pick Both!

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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Where Am I Going To Put All This Stuff?

After the WTC experience, I realized there was no way I could predict the type of disaster.  I never in my wildest imagination (wild at times) could have dreamed that one up.  Suicidal maniacs hijacking airplanes and flying them into… Continue Reading

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Review: Augason Farms Regular Rolled Oats 20lb Long Term Storage Pail

I’ve got to admit, I love me some oatmeal in the morning.   How do I love thee, gruel?   Let me count the ways:   It’s a quick and easy. It’s very easily cooked over a fire – I… Continue Reading