Category Archives: Cooking

Staying Healthy as a Prepper

DestroyDiabetesThis is an excerpt from my newsletter issue #19.

If you are overweight, have diabetes, or come down with heart disease or stroke, that is bad enough during “normal” times when you have reasonably good access to medical care. If you are in a WROL or TEOTWAWKI situation, then all of your other prepping efforts amount to nothing.

Along that line, I got an article proposal from a freelance writer last week offering to do an article for the blog. I do occasionally have guest articles on DFWPreppers, so I invited her to submit one. It was reasonably well-written, and had some good tips. But one of her tips almost caused me to gag Read more on Staying Healthy as a Prepper…

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Raising Pigs as a Food Source

Ever since I saw this little video clip on the news, I’ve been thinking about how pigs, cute though they may be, can contribute to survival in a hands-down, SHTF situation. This is a cute little pig, but let’s not kid ourselves – eventually it will turn into a really big piece of meat on the hoof.

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Food Storage Solutions to THRIVE on!

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Food is one of my favorite topics – isn’t it one of yours, too?  When I think about all the things that I need to prepare for in a crisis situation, my thoughts always turn first toward the question “what will we eat?”  That’s probably why you see so many posts on this blog about food.  Food I cook now, food I put aside for later, using freeze dried food, buying too much food and using it up before it goes bad (while hoping all the time that I still have set aside enough for later), and even making sure that I have the best emergency and camping equipment with plenty of food to take along if the worst thing that happens is that I “get” to go camping (not my favorite activity, by the way – I’m a city girl at heart).

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Power Goes Out – Solar Oven Can’t Compete with Clouds!

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Yesterday evening, just before I was ready to cook my dinner, our power went out. Unexpectedly, of course. I mean, when does your power ever go out that you are expecting it to happen?  I called the power company and went through an amazingly difficult series of screens and prompts.  Fortunately there was still daylight; else, I am not sure whether I could have seen all the numbers I had to punch in to get the message across.  I do have a flashlight, but from experience,  finding the emergency numbers and figuring out the last seven digits of my ESID are hard enough without having to hold a flashlight under my chin!

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Surviving by Raising Rabbits for Meat

Chris Tolliver, over at American Prepper Network, is singing my song!  He’s talking about one of my favorite topics – raising rabbits for meat in a survival situation!

This is a Californian meat rabbit. Yes, it's a "white" rabbit! (Photo Wikipedia)

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