By Theresa Crouse – SurvivoPedia
People strive for independence from big government for different reasons. Maybe you’re a “traditional” prepper who is worried about, and preparing for, a future disaster. Until then, you may be perfectly happy living with all of the modern conveniences. On the other hand, you may be seeking to be self-sufficient today and in the future.
Some people do this because they’re concerned about the planet. Others may do it in order to be able to feed themselves without depending on the government or grocery stores. Maybe you’re worried about all of the chemicals used in commercial farming. Or maybe it’s a combination of all of these.
I consider myself to be resilient. The old analogy “watch your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves” applies here. I’m taking care of myself and my family today in ways that will insure that we will be able to take care of ourselves in the future, even when fragile food systems may fail. Survival is built into everything I do – I just call it being self-sufficient, present, and forward-thinking.
There are many reasons you may want to be self-sufficient, or resilient, but many of the basic tools and knowledge that you need will be the same regardless of your reason. And I’m here to tell you that as long as you have a little space, you can grow enough food to survive.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: Are You Making These Steps To Resilience?
Corn has a bad reputation today. Besides being genetically modified, corn today has been transformed into high-fructose corn syrup. It’s creeping into all kinds of foods and beverages where it never belonged.
The modern agriculture movement has taken this important crop and turned it into something to be avoided. The soil becomes so depleted it needs tons of fertilizer to continue producing. It’s been eroded, and completely disturbed. But a quick look at history will show that our ancestors depended on this staple crop.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: Basic Survival Food From Your Garden: Corn
I’ve got a confession: I’ve wanted to make Pemmican ever since I found the recipe for it in The Lost Ways, an awesome compilation of survival information edited and published by Claude Davis.
Invented by the natives of North America, pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers. These people spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: How To Make Pemmican, The Ultimate Survival Food (Video)
By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
A lot of retrospective pieces are being written about the Great Depression. Between blog articles, eBooks, and the first-hand memoirs of those that grew up during the period, it seems that preppers can not learn enough about how people survived during this period of economic woe.
On the other hand, within the blogging world, I don’t see much being written about the Cold War period. Perhaps I am not looking hard enough. Or perhaps it is there but being overshadowed by concerns of the next Great Depression.
In any case, back during the Cold War days of 1947 to 1991, the US Government as well as its citizens were apprehensive of a potential nuclear bomb attack from Russia. That was “the end of the world as we know it” scenario of the era. It was an era peppered with the do’s and don’ts of survival as well as the commercial proliferation of bomb shelters, survival gear, and survival food items.
Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: Learning From the Past: Survival Under Atomic Attack
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.
By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Having a deep pantry of food storage for ‘survival’ is (should be) much more than just a backup plan for ‘the end of the world’
While having a food stash for ‘the end of the world as we know it’ would be beneficial, the reality is such that there are many additional reasons and practical benefits to procuring a deep pantry of food storage!
Here are a few:
Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Survival Food – Its NOT Just For The End Of The World
If you’re only preparing foods to survive, it doesn’t have to be fancy but it does need to be safe and nutritious. Some foods aren’t nutrient-dense but they are packed with carbs that will give you energy to keep going. You need to learn how to prepare these foods BEFORE SHTF. Today we’re going to talk about some basic foods that you need to know how to prepare for survival.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: 10 Basic Foods To Rely On For Survival
By Theresa Crouse – SurvivoPedia
It’s really easy to prepare food right now; you just pull it out of the fridge or the freezer and toss the food in the microwave or skillet. Easy peasy. You have electricity for keeping your food cold, gas or electricity for cooking it, a car to get you to the store and a store to drive to if you need to buy more food. No real skills necessary.
But what if all of that went away?
There are some skills that you need to learn now for making food for survival just in case SHTF. Your methods of preservation and cooking, and even preparing daily meals will change drastically and if you’re caught unaware, you’re going to be in a world of hurt fairly quickly.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: 5 Basic Skills You Need To Make Survival Food