Tag Archive for cooking

Feed the Beef!

For the first several millennium, cattle lived off grass or whatever forage was around.  Cattle were leaner and typically had a lower weight than they do now.  Then some time after 1875, farmers started to wonder why pork was preferred…

Solar Cooking on the Cheap and Easy

Everyone needs a solar cooker.  Even if they think they may never use it they need one.  You know, just in case.  They can be range in price to $350.00, or they can be as cheap as a roll of…

Vinegar Making For Prepared Families

Quite often people stock up on vinegar for canning, cooking, cleaning, health benefits, and getting rid of bacteria.  Most likely they store white distilled vinegar because it is easily available and cheap.  A very long shelf life doesn’t hurt.  People…

Wood Resources – Not Always Easy to Get

While many people are stocking up on propane and gasoline to operate furnaces and generators, others are stocking up on wood.  Many people think that having a large supply of propane will get them through any hard time that might…

Bonfire, Campfire, or Cooking Fire?

Frequently people comment that they will kill a rabbit, bird or deer and just cook it over a fire.  It’s pretty obvious that they have visions of putting the animal, or parts of the animal, on a stick and cooking…

Campfires: Cooking on an Open Fire

Cooking on a campfire is a skill every prepper should master.  Hopefully you will never be in a situation in which you will be forced to make a fire and cook your fresh kill.  Surprisingly, many people think it’s simple.…

Should Preppers Use Stored Water During Drought?

In a word, no.  No, you should not, even if your well goes dry, as long as you can get water from any other source.  Even if you have to drive a long distance to haul water, you should not…

Free Prepping Series, Part 6: Food Stores and Budgeting

In this article on food stores and budgeting we will look at one of the most difficult things to prepare: a food supply.  It sounds and looks easy enough.  Just buy extra food when you go to the store, right?…

Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners Series, part 7

Welcome back to part 7 of our little primer.  Today we are looking at all that stuff you found in the garage.  Did you find plenty of scraps?  How about all sorts of screws, nuts and bolts?  Nails galore?  Did…