Food and Water

Survival Food – A Starter’s List of Must-have Survival Food Items

The best of your savings and investments need not be in banks and stock markets, a roller coaster of an economy, war and terror, natural disasters and climate change have all necessitated the formulation of a backup plan to endure and survive unprecedented emergencies. We, as human beings are all programmed to hope for the best but it certainly does not hurt to prepare for the worst.  After all, both are survival techniques in their own way.

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Sustainable Living

Self-reliance Guide: Hot and Cold Smoking Red Meats and Fish

If you are familiar with smoking fish or other meats you’ll know that you can get some amazing flavor if done with some care and knowledge. Off-grid people and hunters have been doing this for hundreds of years with little to no modern conveniences or cooking tools. By smoking your own meats, you can also have the enormous benefit of being able to save and preserve the meat or fish for longer periods of time. Often, smoked meat can store for many days depending on type of meat and smoking method used.

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Food and Water

A Closer Look at the Top Survival Foods for Storage

There are a lot of food options at the grocery store… almost to the point of feeling overwhelmed just choosing a box of cereal or a can of soup. There is also a lot of consensus on the standard foods for survival, which I will list below.

You can also choose to create your own survival foods. Over at The Survival list Blog, they have outlined one such recipe for survival. It consists of one half pound each of pinto beans, corn, wheat and rye. It requires cooking on a crock pot or over flame. The issue I see with these types of recipes is that it will be relatively hard for someone to prepare if a worst case scenario happens. Most people will want or only be able to eat already prepared foods, canned food, or something as simple as rice.

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