Category Archive: Canning

How to Build Inexpensive Basement Storage Shelves

How to Build Inexpensive Basement Storage Shelves Having room to store your preps is always going to be a tough one. Shelving and storage is expensive and could cost in the hundreds if not considerably more. My family and I have a small house and we have plenty of storage issues! So I did what I do …

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How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack

How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack Canning meat is probably one of the only sure ways that you will have meat if SHTF. Let’s be honest, probably 3/4 of you that read this can’t hunt. Horrible to say and I know we all will try our hardest to acquire …

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From a Complete Newbie to a Confident Canner

From a Complete Newbie to a Confident Canner Canning or ‘jarring’ your own food is a skill that is making a huge comeback. People are learning how to make jams and jellies and pressure canning their harvests. In doing so, they are creating shelf-stable foods that require no refrigeration and will last years if properly …

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10 Canning Tips for the Newbie Canner

10 Canning Tips for the Newbie Canner My wife and I can all the time and love it. It gets us together as a family unit and after a good batch of canning you can sit back and look at them and say, “well dear, that’s us good for a week or so if SHTF” …

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How To Can Water for Emergencies

How To Can Water for Emergencies Stocking an emergency water supply is something everyone should do-regardless of their situation. Natural disasters can disrupt water supply, contamination can occur with chemical or biological hazard leaks, and cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Bottled water is definitely easy to come by when conditions are …

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Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full Stocking up your food supply is one of the main aspects of prepping and something that a homesteader always keeps in mind.  There are plenty of options for storage foods, like canned food, pouched food, dried foods or fresh produce in root cellars.  A problem a lot …

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Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life

Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life It may seem like survival skills should come along with common sense, but with modern conveniences, it’s easy to get someone else to do most things for you.  Food preparation, laundry services, and vehicle maintenance can be easily outsourced these, days but what do we do in …

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Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life

Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life Do you know many other preppers in person? Are there people in your life that don’t call themselves preppers but pretty much do the basics of what any prepper would want to do – keep their house well stocked …

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Vegetable Storage in a Root Cellar

Vegetable Storage in a Root Cellar As the growing season draws to a close and the winter months approach, it’s time to think about storing food for the winter.  Freezing and canning are a great option and can definitely extend the shelf life of your harvest.  Nothing beats fresh vegetables in the winter months, though. …

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18 Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping

18 Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping Prepping can be expensive and yes you can spend a lot of money on a few preps BUT I found 18 low cost ways to start your prepping journey. When the need to prepare for an uncertain future becomes a pressing reality for the new prepper, it’s easy to get …

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