Category Archives: Food and Cooking

A Top Vital Prepping Skill: Adopting Healthy Habits

When the topic of prepping is brought up, it’s typically associated with stereotypical concepts like stored food and underground bunkers. And there’s no question that more advanced prepping like this is necessary if you want to be ready for the worst.  If you want to genuinely prep for any world-altering disasters that might come your way, though, there’s one easily-overlooked skill that should never be ignored: adopting healthy habits. Why Do Healthy Habits Matter for a Prepper? The idea of maintaining a “healthy habit” is critical to prepping success for a few reasons.  For starters, most prepping is very focused … Continue reading

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Survival Spearfishing

Guest post by Coty Perry It’s said that spearfishing became popular in the early 1930s as a method of underwater hunting. Today, it’s an afterthought for many, but preppers understand that spearfishing is a great way to catch fish without requiring extensive gear that can break or get lost.  The more methods you have for gathering food, the better, and spearfishing may be a skill that comes in handy someday.  What Spearfishing Gear Do You Need?  First, we need to talk about gear. Part of what makes spearfishing desirable for survival fishing is the fact that it doesn’t require much. Depending … Continue reading

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Storing Bulk Food Basics

There are a number of reasons to start storing food in bulk. Whether you’re storing for the current (or the next) pandemic or experimenting with a canning hobby, food storage is a great way to bulk up your preparedness.  When getting started there are some key basics worth keeping in mind as you begin your food storage adventure. Here are some useful tips to help get you started: Pick Nutritional Foods to Store   When it comes to which specific foods to store in bulk, evaluating your relationship with food can and should impact your food storage project. It can be … Continue reading

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Tips for Growing a Successful Victory Garden

The COVID-19 pandemic was a significant wake-up call to a lot of people. Anyone who was complacent in their emergency planning or simply “knew” the stores would always have what they needed have been shaken up in a big way. Perhaps that describes you, or maybe you simply want help preparing for future supply disruptions on the horizon. Either way, we can take our cue from something our grandparents worked on 80 years ago: victory gardens. Victory gardens were fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens planted at home during World Wars I and II. They were used by residents all over … 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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DRIED EGG RECALL

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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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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Information on Freezing Foods

While writing a tip for the weekly prep tip email, I came across some good information that I wanted to pass along.  There are three PDFs put out by the North Dakota and Iowa State University Extensions about freezing foods.  Being one to never to pass up databasing great prep information, I also downloaded them to my computer and stuck them into my notes database. Additionally, I uploaded them to this website, and am putting the links to both the PDFs here and in their original locations. I’m archiving the PDFs here on this site because information sometimes goes missing … Continue reading

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Exclusive offer to Preparedness Podcast Listeners – 10% Off on Legacy Foods!

This promotion has expired. ——————————————————————————– Legacy Premium has give the listeners and visitors of The Preparedness Podcast a limited time offer. You will not see this sale anywhere else! The offer is 10% off your entire purchase from their site. This is in addition to FREE SHIPPING. Another exciting benefit that we introduced on Episode 125 Part 1 is that you can now customize your storage food purchase! You can put together your favorite meals and get more of the ones you want and less of the ones out that aren’t on the top of your list. IF you choose … Continue reading

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