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15 Tips for Shopping for Food Storage

By |2022-09-19T19:24:24-07:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Food, Storage, Systems|

It can send your head spinning when you think about taking on the task of Food Storage for you and your loved ones. With all of the varying complexities of personally doing your own food storage and even buying from food storage companies, it may be difficult to sort through and prioritize what is important [...]

7 Ways to Live WITHOUT a Refrigerator

By |2022-09-02T11:32:44-07:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

In the past when the power went out, you weren't worried too much unless it lasted for more than a day or two. All that food you have in your fridge and freezer would be in serious jeopardy of spoiling before long. Add in the factor that recent energy consultants are forecasting a shortage of [...]

4 Ways to Stretch the Harvest Year Round

By |2022-09-01T23:06:06-07:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Food, Permaculture, Planning, Preserve, Storage|

The saying goes, you strike while the fire is hot. And notwithstanding that it is wise advice if you are blacksmithing anything, it also can apply when it comes to the seasons generally used to grow food; the sustenance that you need to have all year round. Now with Aquaponics indoors you don't have to [...]

Your Own Seed Vaults – Build Your Own vs Pre-Made Kits

By |2022-08-24T18:29:48-07:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Planning, Seed, Storage|

Recently, there has been a few Native American stashed caches found dating back a few hundred years. Not of gold or anything like that. What they put away in sealed clay pots was way more valuable to them than gold... they found corn seed, as pristine as if it had been placed therein yesterday ready [...]

How to Store Seeds for the Long Term

By |2022-08-11T13:00:37-07:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Seed, Self Reliance, Storage|

I remember going into my grandma's "catch all" cupboard when I was a child and was amazed at her collection of the seeds of her favorite flowers and vegetable plants. Back in the day, it was just a way of life to keep those types of essential things around. You never knew when you were [...]

Learning Pioneer Eating Methods

By |2022-08-06T22:31:15-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food, Self Reliance, Storage|

The movies don't give it justice. Whenever someone is hungry, John Wayne can whip out the hardtack or the salted bacon and make a fulfilling meal out of those meager fixin's. Or, if you have seen the wind breaking clip from Blazing Saddles, those beans of a "musical" nature are plentiful. They’d sit out under [...]

The Top 7 Core Areas for Self Sustainability

By |2022-01-23T19:08:59-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Your Current Self-Sustaining Status Who of you could, if there is no money, no grocery stores, no food banks, or electrical power at all could continue to live a life similar to what they had previous to the "Snap"? Now certainly we aren't looking at a society after someone named Thanos clicked his fingers together, [...]

Safety Tips for Home Canning

By |2021-09-04T21:42:05-07:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Like many of us born post 50 years after World War II, I grew up in a family and in an area that was an "asphalt" type of lifestyle. My parents grew the backyard garden, and we occasionally would turn the harvest into a canning project. This slowly gave way because of time and convenience [...]

Common Canning Mistakes You Can Avoid

By |2021-09-04T14:33:37-07:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Canning has been an important part of food preservation ever since it was discovered. To have the ability to preserve food beyond its natural cycle is a phenomenal feat. To have that ability to eat, and be nourished in the cold times from what was harvested in the warmth of summer is a simple miracle [...]

6 Spoilers of Food Storage

By |2021-09-04T14:34:33-07:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Food, Self Reliance, Storage|

As you are looking and working towards getting your food storage up to snuff, there are two considerations: buy the food outright and/or grow the food on my patch of land.  Now, having food and having a place to grow more can be considered two of the most valuable commodities to have if the world [...]

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