How Much Snow Is On My Roof: Snow Calculation And Cleaning

If you live in a winter wonderland, you should learn to calculate how much of that fluffy awesomeness is on your roof. Snow is pretty lightweight, or so it would seem, but two feet of snow on your roof is roughly 19 tons of additional weight. Most roofs are designed to take a lot of … Read more

Dried vs. Canned Beans For Prepping: Why I Store Mostly Dried Beans

I’ve been storing mostly dried beans for long term storage, but I have collected canned beans for short-term emergencies. Bulk dried beans are superior to canned beans as survival food in long-term storage. They can be boiled, sprouted, planted in the garden, or ground to flour. Dried beans are also less expensive, lighter weight, easier … Read more

Can You Live Off Of Freeze-Dried Survival Food

You can definitely survive on Freeze-dried food. It’s not much different than eating fresh food. Freeze-dried food maintains almost all of its nutrition and retains excellent color and texture when reconstituted. It’s nearly the perfect preservation technique for non-perishable survival food. You can live off of freeze-dried survival food if a healthy mix of fruits, … Read more

How Much Salt Do You Store For Long Term Survival?

In a survival scenario, salt storage is an important consideration. According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, your body needs salt to function, but salt isn’t just for eating; as a prepper, salt serves other vital functions. Below I share the research I did on salt while preparing my family’s long-term storage. I … Read more

Don’t Freeze Wheat Before Long Term Storage

To freeze wheat or not to freeze wheat, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 50 lbs of wheat berries into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the wheat to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing. Preppers should not … Read more

Best Wheat Berries For Long-Term Storage

Wheat berries are a powerhouse of nutrition capable of storing for decades in your emergency pantry. This article is being written as I plan my own emergency grain storage. Hopefully, you will find this information helpful as you plan yours. Best Wheat Berries For Long-Term Storage Hard wheat berries are the best for long-term storage … Read more

Should You Freeze Beans Before Long Term Storage?

To freeze beans or not to freeze beans, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 72 lbs of dry black beans into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the beans to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing. Do not … Read more

Should You Freeze Rice Before Long Term Storage?

To freeze rice or not to freeze rice, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 200 lbs of white rice into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the rice to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing. Preppers should not … Read more

What Foods Can I Store In a 5 Gallon Bucket?

5-gallon food-grade buckets are legendary storage containers for a reason. In the world of prepping and long-term food storage, they provide an excellent oxygen barrier and, if properly stored, keep food from spoiling for decades. I hope this post helps you to use buckets for survival food. Buckets are an excellent choice if you are … Read more

Chickpeas: Excellent Survival Food

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are a proven survival food. Cultivated since 3000 B.C., eaten by the armies of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They have a good track record as a staple food. Chickpeas are an excellent survival food. 1/2 cup of chickpeas provides 160 kcal, high protein, and fiber, and they are … Read more