Category Archives: Food and Cooking

Episode 235 – Harvest Right: In Home Freeze Dryer

One of the biggest challenges we face in our preparedness plans is food storage. Freeze-dried food has a long shelf life, but can be expensive. Now, you can freeze dry your food at home with the Harvest Right In Home Freeze Dryer. It’s a great unit that allows you to freeze dry nearly any food. Now you can control what is in your food and the taste! I first saw this at the Spring 2014 PrepperFest and decided to interview someone from the company to learn more about the unit. I had a great talk with Matt NeVille from Harvest Right, and … Continue reading

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Episode 232 – Marjory Wildcraft, the “Most Dangerous Woman In America”

Marjory Wildcraft is called the “Martha Stewart of Self-Reliance” and she will show you how to grow half of your food in less than an hour per day if you click here.  Most recently, Marjory was featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic and a presenter for Mother Earth News. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her video series “Grow Your Own Groceries” which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world (get your copy of this amazing video set by clicking here … Continue reading

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Episode 231 – Cast Iron, Seasoned Steel, and a Starvation Study

On this episode, I discuss using cast iron and seasoned steel for everyday cooking. I also go over a 1944 WWII study on starvation, which I think can give us some good information on how and why we need to make sure we are storing enough calories in our food storage. Announcements If you enjoy the podcast, here are a few quick and easy things you can do to help: Tell 3 friends about it. Please write review for books on Write review for podcast on iTunes, or wherever you listen to the podcast. Go to the website and … Continue reading

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10 Questions to Ask About Your Food Storage

(Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out the podcast on the same topic) Your food storage is one of the most important aspects of your preparedness plan. Food is one of the critical needs we have to maintaining life and the ability to continue functioning. Therefore, it is vitally important to ensure your food storage is going to meet your needs when the time comes for your family to rely on it. Below are ten questions to ask yourself about your current food storage to see if you are on the right track. 1. Do I Have Enough Food Diversity? … Continue reading

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Episode 221 – 10 Questions to Ask About Your Food Storage

-= PODCAST TOPICS =- MERS-Cov – Arrives in the US Notes for this section: The very first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the United States has been reported in Indiana, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday. Also good info here: MERS Arrives in U.S. (bottom of WHO MERS-CoV Website CDC MERS-CoV Website A Ukraine War? – Or Convenient Excuse? Notes for this section: This isn’t conspiracy theory, more like conjecture. We know from our own history that when economies tank, countries usually go to war. This war footing helps jump … Continue reading

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Episode 220 – Product Reviews: Mega 1 Meals – Prepper Pete Prepares

Just to clarify about the Preparedness Capability Checklist on Amazon – If you buy the PRINT version first, you can get the Kindle version for $2. Not the other way around. Overall Topics: Passing along a suggestion by a listener for developing situational awareness using sketches. If you’re a beginner prepper, get trained in survival skills. We’ve covered this before, but it’s always a good reminder to either get skills, develop new skills, or brush up on the skills you have. Having survival skills is the foundation to all your preparedness efforts. Product Review: Mega 1 Meals from Legacy Foods … Continue reading

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Hey folks, if you haven’t heard about this already, there is a USDA food recall for dried eggs and any foods made from those dried eggs due to a possible Salmonella contamination. ** THIS EFFECTS LONG-TERM STORAGE FOODS! ** This is a Class I recall, which means “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” Not all food storage companies are affected, but those that are include: Wise Foods eFoods OvaEasy I’ve confirmed that Legacy Foods, PrepareWise and Buy Emergency Foods are not affected by this recall, as are any … Continue reading

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Episode 203 – Thrive Food

When putting together the food storage part of your preparedness plan, keep in mind that you should have a wide variety of foods. This should encompass: Pantry Food – this is the foods in your pantry, freezer and fridge and you eat everyday. Lightweight, Quickly Made Food – freeze-dried and MRE meals. Bulk Storage – grains, salt, sugar, staples, etc. Freeze-dried Bulk – food that are individual components, but packed and sealed for long term storage. Thrive foods is in that last category, and their line of foods is quite impressive. In this podcast, I talk with Krista Hampton, our … Continue reading

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Aquaponics for Prepping

AQUAPONICS FOR PREPPING By Anthony Faircloth (Author’s note: Please note that the system I describe below is a large “backyard” aquaponics system and is not to be confused with an extensive commercial system.) The Dream Imagine that you have the ability to walk to a building, such as a barn or a greenhouse or even an inside room like your basement, where you harvest a few pounds of fish. Right after you pull the fish out of the tank you take a few steps and harvest a salad by clipping off the leaves of several types of leaf lettuce, pulling a … Continue reading

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Information on LDS Home Storage Centers

A listener (Katzcradul of YouTube) sent me the following link about the changes going on with the LDS canning centers. I’ve talked about on the podcast how these can be a great resource for people building up their food storage. The article, Concern Over Changes to Home Storage Centers Unnecessary, specifically states, “No home storage centers are being closed, but the Church is making welcomed modifications in its operations at most of these centers that will help to better serve the needs of members of the Church, as well as significantly improve efficiency.” The article continues to state, “In all … Continue reading

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