root cellar

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Root cellars are making a comeback in a big way. The once commonplace structures are now being made with a wide-variety variety of earth-friendly and upcycled materials. When constructed properly, the food storage units can also be used as a storm shelter or temporary bugout location. When building an earthen root cellar or storm shelter… Read more »


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I absolutely love mashed potatoes. Don’t you? Seasoned, garlic, or with just butter, it doesn’t matter to me. Mashed potatoes is a comfort food for me, and I don’t even only have it as a side dish—sometimes, it’s the main event (especially with cheese stirred in—yum). I often make them from fresh potatoes, especially if… Read more »


Month-to-Month Prepping

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Preparing for anything is a process. The process can take you years and a lot of money if you don’t have a plan. Taking some time to plan out what you might need into a monthly shopping list of sorts will make the process a lot more bearable. You might not have several thousand dollars… Read more »


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Bread, pasta, chips, tortillas, cookies, cakes, cereal, crackers, gravy, and oats.  What do all of these foods have in common?  The answer is that they all contain gluten.  Until the last few years, I had never even heard of gluten, and now it’s a topic in nearly every conversation.  Why? You ask.  Because people all… Read more »


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When you are getting started to be prepared for an emergency, it can be difficult to know what to do first. What’s the highest priority? Should you start with storing water? Or buy pre-packaged foods such as eFoods? What about storing medicines, toilet paper, and diapers? Or perhaps sorting out which investments are good bets… Read more »


blueberries

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With my last eFoods order, along with several other things I bought several types of freeze dried fruits. I got strawberries, raspberries, and (my favorite) blueberries. I had heard they are good to snack on as well as to add to baked goods. I have decided that taking them along in a snack bag is… Read more »


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Within the last few years, there seems to be a buzz around a new health food in clean eating, and health fanatic circles.  So, it begs a few questions: What on earth is quinoa?  Is it good for you?    What do you do with it?  Is it hard to use?  Is it a good food… Read more »


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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »


non-gmo food for storage

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I tend to read the news in batches. I scan through and see the different headlines waiting for me in my RSS feed and click on different stories on a wide range of topics. One I saw was about GMO corn. To me, corn and soy beans seem to be the go-to for GMO food… Read more »