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Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails

Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails The cattail is probably the easiest wild edible to spot and is the most referenced in paintings and pictures. It is also one of the best sources of food around a water body. For me there is nothing better than the young shoots of the cattail. They are almost …

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Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat

Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat For some of us the idea of living off of our fat sounds like a nightmare. A succession of hunger pangs followed by what could be a short sit on deaths doorstep. Its no survivors dream to be just scraping by on 350 calories a day. There are others …

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How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach

How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach Its always one of the first things I harvest each year. The spinach comes early and those delicious baby leaves are just as delicious as the previous years. Its a hard one to beat. I put them in salads, buzz them in …

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Jerky, Nutritious Food For Every Prepper

Jerky, Nutritious Food For Every Prepper Under austere conditions, the average adult can get by with less protein than 150 pounds of fresh meat per year. Your family will need meat to survive and a cooked ham or canned chicken would be a real treat during a crisis. However, not everyone is able to stockpile …

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The Importance of Good Morale in a Post SHTF World

The Importance of Good Morale in a Post SHTF World You may remember a recent post of morale boosting foods. I like to include great articles about the morale because what you learn when you read military history or books on the soldier experience you see how much of a role morale plays in the …

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Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention?

Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention? This is a very interesting subject, I am personally anal about expiration dates, I just have a thing if they are out of date I can’t seem to eat them. If SHTF obviously I would have to get over it very quickly, to survive. I read a very interesting …

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The 15 Best Container Vegetables To Grow

The 15 Best Container Vegetables To Grow One of the most asked questions I get is, “What vegetables can I grow in containers?” I get asked this because quite a few of us can’t garden because we rent or live in an apartment and only have a small balcony or patio. The simplest answer is; …

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How To Make Bisquick (copycat) Baking Mix Recipe

How To Make Bisquick (copycat) Baking Mix Recipe My wife loves making copycat recipes because she tries to make her recipes taste better than the recipe she is trying to copy. Granted a lot of these copycat recipes are not that great and actually taste like a cheap second hand dinner someone has left on …

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What Is In That Can of Freeze Dried Food?

What Is In That Can of Freeze Dried Food? It seems that companies offering freeze dried food or MREs (meal-ready-to-eat) are popping up everywhere. While the options of places to choose from are good for the consumer, it also brings about the question about what these companies are putting inside those cans and bags. Where …

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How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in DIY Containers

How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in DIY Containers If you have ever tried to grow strawberries in your garden, you probably well know that the bunnies, squirrels and birds pretty much always get to them first. I tried my hand at growing strawberries in containers last year and I had great success. In fact, …

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