Category Archive: Food Storage

A Return To The Old Paths: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans

A Return To The Old Paths: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans Pemmican is a concentrated nutritionally complete food invented by the North American Plains Indians. It was originally made during the summer months from dried lean buffalo meat and rendered fat as a way to preserve and store the meat for use …

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Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar

Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar Most people think that if you don’t have a root cellar, you can’t store vegetables long term. That simply isn’t true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store. You really don’t …

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The Prepper’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milk

The Prepper’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milk Most preppers stock a significant amount of dry milk because it’s so highly perishable that it tends to be one of the first things that people run out of when a disaster strikes. But for someone who has difficulty digesting lactose, adding that kind of milk to their coffee …

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5 Techniques To Preserve Meat In The Wild You Should Practice

5 Techniques To Preserve Meat In The Wild You Should Practice There are several methods to preserve meat in the wild and before we look at them below. I’d like to remind you that while a preservation method or technique you use to keep your meat safe for days, or even weeks, it’s ultimately pretty …

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Expiration Date Cheat Sheet: The Best Time to Replace Just About Everything

Expiration Date Cheat Sheet: The Best Time to Replace Just About Everything How long can you rely on these everyday household goods? Stockpiling food, tools and other resources is a futile act if you don’t pay close attention to the potential longevity – or otherwise – of your goods. When times are good, we don’t …

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Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham

Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham A century ago most of the hog’s meat was cured and smoked to preserve it. This process is still used today by some, but curing hams it’s becoming a lost skill. Nowadays we rely too much on refrigerators. You can buy a hundred pounds of meat, …

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Meat Potting: An Almost Forgotten Skill Worth Rediscovering

Meat Potting: An Almost Forgotten Skill Worth Rediscovering When I sat down to write this, I remembered my grandmother. She potted meat like this in 10 gallon crocks. The cooler you could keep the crock, the longer the meat will last. (Basement, cellar, etc), but don’t let it hard freeze or the crock will crack. …

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50 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks The World Needs To Know

50 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks The World Needs To Know In our busy world, there never seems to be enough time to get everything we want and need to get accomplished actually done! Even finding time to learn ways to save time on common household chores can be a real challenge. Having time to make your …

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How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate – an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine

How to Eat and Grow Pomegranate – an Amazing Fruit for Food and Medicine When it comes to survival foods, you’ll want to grow pomegranate. If you don’t have the space to grow your own, or your not in the ideal pomegranate growing zones 7-10, then you can add this to your list of foods …

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Living Without a Fridge and What You Can Learn

Living Without a Fridge and What You Can Learn For any homesteader living self-sufficiently, food storage is quite a bit different than it is with modern technology.  Without refrigerators and freezers, there is a little more planning involved in food storage.  On the homesteading blog Just Plain Marie, there are plenty of great tips on …

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