It has been repeated so many times that we all have come to believe it ... "you can live three days without water and three weeks without food". Turns out going three weeks without food could be much more painful during and harmful after those 3 weeks.Our friends over at Be Survival relates a somewhat scary story about the impact to your body when you deprive it of food for an extended period of time. As the body does what it can to try and stay alive, it goes on a scavenger hunt … [Read more...] about Can You Really Live 3 Weeks Without Food?
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I have to admit I am a bit of a creature of habit. This is especially true once I find something I like to eat. Well, my latest habit is adding sun-dried tomatoes to a lot of my favorites. For instance, I recommend adding dried tomatoes to pepperoni pizza, or if more adventurous you might try add them to a pesto chicken pizza. (I think I know what I am having for dinner tonight!)Dried tomatoes and other dried fruit can cost you a pretty penny, but there is a way to save … [Read more...] about DIY Solar Food Dehydrator – Tomatoes, Apples, And More, Oh My!
Seems like water filters are everywhere. At home we have water filters on faucets and in our refrigerators. There are any number of water filters available for camping. I even read recently that McDonald's uses filtered water for their Coke machines (which supposedly helps make it the best tasting Coke in the world or something).Kind of makes me wonder how any of us are still alive after drinking nothing but tap water while growing up.In the video below Survival Lilly … [Read more...] about DIY Emergency Water Filter
Okay, I admit I have occasionally tried a cherry, grape, or strawberry while in a grocery store to check on the quality and taste before I bought some. I expect I will be changing my ways though after reading more about the possible harmful bacteria and pesticide residue that may be present on unwashed produce.Fresh vegetables and fruits are highly recommended sources of many types of dietary nutrients. But before you fuel up with those fruits and vegetables there are some simple … [Read more...] about Your Produce May Be Home To Disease-Causing Organisms
Convenience is not something that you might normally associate with your preparedness efforts. Often times you need to do some major research and/or searching out a supplier that carries just the right items you are looking for. This is especially true if you are looking for the best price.Well, it seems we may be overlooking a great resource right in our own neighborhood - our local grocery store. Ask A Prepper put together a great list of more than 50 long-term survival foods … [Read more...] about 59 Survival Supplies And Foods Available At Your Grocery Store
Being prepared takes many forms, and a lot of people do not feel the need to go too hard-core. They do not anticipate any sort of cataclysmic even or government crisis.On the other hand, most everyone understands the need for some basic emergency preparedness. Something simple like a power outage due to a storm, for instance. Little Things published an article listing survival foods they recommend you always keep in your house.1. Dried Fruit - Dried fruit provides … [Read more...] about 15 Important Survival Food List Items You Should Always Keep On Hand
There is a lot of reminiscing about the good old' days. For some, that may be looking back to the simpler life of the 1950's and 60's. Others, at least partially based on the portrayal of the Old West in Hollywood movies, will romanticize what it would have been like back in the Pioneer days.Life was certainly much harder back then without all of our modern conveniences. On the other hand, people were much more self-sufficient, especially those that left the relative safety of … [Read more...] about Serious Preppers Are Bound To Know These 3 Pioneer Recipes
No one knows when the SHTF, so it is best to be prepared now. One of the top items on everyone's list is going to be food. Freedom Prepper supplies us with a list of long lasting foods. Consider variations on these foods to break up the same old, same old. These food items are going to last much longer than most of the foods you normally buy at the grocery store.You don't need to go out and buy all of this food all at once. Pace yourself and fill your pantry over … [Read more...] about 18 Long Lasting Foods To Stockpile Today
You do not need to the a Certified Food Preparation Specialist to know that you need to keep meat refrigerated to keep it from going bad. Unfortunately, you won't always have a working refrigerator available when you have meat available.There are a number of ways to preserve meat in the wild without refrigeration. Many of these techniques were common knowledge only a couple of generations ago, but are now all but forgotten.Bio Prepper outlined 5 ways to preserve meat in the wild. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Keep Meat From Going Bad In The Wilderness
After a major catastrophe or economic collapse, transportation will become a problem for any number of reasons. Lack of fuel, impassable roadways, broken-down vehicles, and unwilling drivers will all contribute to the problem to varying degrees in different areas. Given the just-in-time inventories of many stores, this becomes an issue real quick. Most people do not realize that stores are restocked on a daily basis, and really do not have much extra capacity back in the … [Read more...] about How Hungry Would You Have To Be To Start Eating Bugs?