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how to freeze dry food

How To Freeze Dry: The Ultimate Guide to Freeze Drying Foods at Home for Survival Prepping

April 26, 2023 7 min read

Creating a supply of emergency food with a long shelf life is essential for survival prepping. With a hefty supply of emergency food, you can be ready to keep yourself and your family fed during disruptions to your food supply, like food shortages, natural disasters, or full-blown SHTF scenarios.  
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Global food shortages

Surviving the Scarcity: Current & Future Global Food Shortages

April 17, 2023 5 min read

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that severe global food shortages are already here. The world is experiencing the greatest number of people going hungry since World War II, according to The World Food Programme (WFP). 
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shelf life of spam

Shelf Life of Spam: How Long Does SPAM Really Last?

April 17, 2023 5 min read

Spam is a divisive meat product—either you love it or hate it. But, regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, Spam is an iconic canned meat product. For many, the image of a Spam can is seared into their memory banks. 
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diy emergency food supply

DIY Survival Food: Finding The Balance Between DIY Emergency Food & Professional Kits

April 14, 2023 7 min read

For most of us, our emergency food supply consists of shelf-stable food staples and processed foods with long shelf lives that can easily be cooked or prepared without having to go to the store. For example, it’s common to have a pantry full of canned soups and meat products, pickled vegetables, canned fruits, jams, jellies, and bulk items like rice, pasta, flour, and beans.
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apocalypse survival

How to Survive the Apocalypse: Practical Tips for Apocalypse Survival

April 11, 2023 8 min read

Disaster preparedness is more than just worrying. It’s about taking practical steps to prepare you and your family for the worst-case scenario, like surviving the apocalypse. A full-blown apocalyptic event is admittedly unlikely—however, we still prep, because once it happens, it’s too late to get ready! 
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survival food kits

Survival Food Kits: Pros and Cons to Consider for Survivalist Food

April 04, 2023 5 min read

Everyone knows that preparing emergency food for natural disasters and SHTF scenarios makes sense, but sometimes, it’s unclear how to begin prepping. Should you grow a garden and preserve your harvest? Should you go to Walmart and buy everything on the shelves?
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food on the plates

Can You Live Off One Food? The Truth About Foods You Can Survive On

April 04, 2023 5 min read

If you are like us, you enjoy the occasional hypothetical survival situation to keep you on your toes and thinking. Well, have you ever considered what food you can live off of? 
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peanut butter in a jar

How Long Does Peanut Butter Last: What You Need To Know About The Shelf Life and Spoilage of Peanut Butter

April 04, 2023 5 min read

Does peanut butter go bad? The short answer is yes—but not anytime soon. Peanut butter is a great pantry staple, which is why we include it in our prepper supplies at home. We like peanut butter because it tastes good, is nutritional and versatile, and has a reliable shel
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apocalypse prep

Preparing for the Apocalypse: The Ultimate Apocalypse Prep List

March 13, 2023 6 min read

In emergency preparedness, we often focus on short-term responses to temporary disasters, for example, surviving a tornado. This makes sense because short-term disasters are much more prevalent. But we cannot forget about apocalypse prep. 
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 long term food storage containers

Long Term Storage Containers: Our 10 Favorite Food Storage Containers

February 02, 2023 7 min read

The long-term shelf life of food relies directly upon where the food is kept, and the storage containers responsible for protecting the food. Therefore, long-term food storage containers and a location that remains cool, dry, and dark are essential for adequate long-term food storage. You simply cannot have one without the other.
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prepping on a budget

Budget Prepping: How to Start Preparing on a Budget For An Emergency

January 23, 2023 9 min read

One of the most considerable barriers for beginner preppers is the financial aspect. Prepping on a budget is hard. We know that it can be challenging to allocate additional funds for prepping emergency supplies amongst the other expenses we pay for daily, weekly, and monthly living.
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food for bug out bag

Food For A Bug Out Bag: Bug Out Bag Food You Can Count On

January 20, 2023 9 min read

If SHTF and your location becomes unsafe, you may need to grab your bug-out bag and evacuate. Ideally, you’ll already have prepped bags, designated evacuation routes, and a safe bug-out location waiting for you.
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