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Chocolate Rations

February 27, 2017 PreppersSurvive 5

Candy may not be the most vital necessity but comfort food may feel like it during hard times.  I add candy to my food storage a couple times a year, usually after the holidays or the summer (smores season) when Hershey bars go on sale. These goodies are […]

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Food Storage Starter Kit

February 21, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

Having a month supply of food storage is simpler than you might think.  It’s known as a food storage starter kit.  In one box (19 x 13 x 7.5) you can put 6 cans of food that will make 90 meals.  The 6 cans are a bit bigger […]

Storing Canned Food

Storing Canned Food – 4 Rotation Ideas

November 19, 2016 PreppersSurvive 1

I’ve had several people tell me they don’t believe in food storage.  When I asked why, its always for the same reason.  The summed-up version: they bought a large supply of canned food, stored it for five to ten years, then threw it away.  Have you ever thrown […]

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An Uncensored Peek Inside a Prepper’s Pantry

October 25, 2016 PreppersSurvive 4

My friends and family get caught off guard by me sometimes.  “Can I get a picture of your prepper’s pantry for an article I’m writing”?  The first few times I asked this, the response was the same, an indulging smile followed by an awkward silence.  The hesitation, which is totally […]

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8 PRINTABLE Food Storage Cookbooks PDF

July 12, 2016 PreppersSurvive 0

Food storage is, for many of us, the most expensive prep.  However, not all of our food storage preps need to cost money.  The Prepper community is growing (YAY!!!) which means there are a wide variety of resources available to us and some of those resources are FREE. […]

Canned Food Gone Bad

Canned Food Gone Bad – Do you know all 8 signs?

February 1, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

How can you tell if canned food is bad?  Do you know the signs of spoiled canned food that might be deadly?  There are several ways harmful bacteria can contaminate canned food.  In the United States, there are over 100 cases of botulism are reported each year.  This harmful bacteria […]

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Prepping for Beginners – plan, checklist, tips

January 22, 2016 PreppersSurvive 3

Preppers Survive gets quite a few emails each month.  My favorite emails are from newbie Preppers because they have an intensity and an urgency in their comments and questions.  This intense urgency is how I felt when I first started prepping.  I laboriously looked for articles on prepping for beginners.  It […]

Bug Out Bag Food Ideas

Bug Out Bag Food Ideas

October 22, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

Choosing the best food for your bug out bag can be challenging.  There are several things to consider:  shelf life, calories, taste, weight, bulk, fragility, and prep time.  Here are several bug out bag food ideas that I have used in my emergency kits over the years that […]

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Powdered Milk Uses

July 21, 2015 PreppersSurvive 2

It took me a long time before I would even considered purchasing powdered milk for food storage.  First, I do NOT enjoy milk.  It’s just not something you’ll find in my fridge.  Second, my parents introduced me to powdered milk as a child, YUCK!  My dad had a seasonal […]

What's in an MRE & why preppers like them

What’s in an MRE? – MRE Product Review

June 23, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

I bought an MRE seven years ago but never tried it or even opened it to see what was inside, it simply sat in my bug out bag until now.  While reading One Second After (a fictional doomsday story) I learned that there were goodies inside the pouches and […]


How to Start a Mushroom Farm

March 24, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

In time of need, people will be driven to eat just about anything. While mushrooms are widely accepted as a source of food, trying to consume them from wild sources can be very dangerous. On the other hand, starting your own mushroom farm now will give you a […]

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4 Knife Sharpening Hacks

February 24, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

Most bug out bags have a knife, many do not have a whetstone or knife sharpening tool.  There are several easy hacks that might surprise you.  These knife sharpening hacks will put a cutting edge a pocket knife, machete, or a kitchen knife with items you’d find in or around your […]

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Food Storage Checklist

January 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

  Food storage is an important part of emergency preparedness.  Below is a list of ideas to help you get started or add your supply.  When developing your food storage goals its important to have a two week meal plan and the recipes for each meal printed out. […]

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Food Hacks

November 19, 2014 PreppersSurvive 1

Becoming self reliant and having food storage is becoming more prudent each year.  Below are (3) Frugal Ideas:  UpCycle, Bargain Hunting, and a DIY Project. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Recipes Using Powdered Milk

Powdered Milk Recipes

October 20, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

Many food storage checklists have powdered milk on them but what does one do with powdered milk once you have it?  Will I be able to rotate it like the rest of my food storage?  These were my two concerns with adding powder milk to my food storage […]

Frugal Ideas on How To Stash Supplies for a Rainy Day

How To Stash Supplies for a Rainy Day

July 16, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

Rainy days happen to most people:  job loss, natural disaster, medical hardship, financial hardships, economic downturn, etc.  Stash supplies for those rainy days to provide a buffer for you through hard times.  Gathering emergency supplies doesn’t have to be costly.  In fact, below I have created a list of […]

Wild Vegetable Gardening

Have You Considered Wild Gardening?

July 1, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

If you are the type of person that would like the benefit of a vegetable garden without all the time and attention that a traditional garden requires then a wild garden might be a good option for you.  You will need to beInstill ok with little to no order so if the picture above makes you […]

Esky Slinky Peeler

3-in-1 Esky Slinky Peeler Product Review

May 24, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

My first experience with the Esky Sinky Peeler was at my sister-in-law’s house.  We were considering what to eat for a snack when my sister remembers she recently bought a box of apples.  When she suggested apples, her teenage daughter excitedly jumped up to slice the apples.  She […]

Best Remedies for Motion Sickness - Preppers Survive

Best Remedies for Motion Sickness

April 18, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

On February 8, 2016, my husband and I departed on cruise to the Caribbean.  We were lucky that our ship was not affected by the hurricane.  However, the first night on the cruise the water was very choppy and many passengers started feeling the effects of motion sickness.  I […]

How Much Grain to Store - Preppers Survive

How Much Grain to Store

April 5, 2014 PreppersSurvive 3

Not long ago I received an email from one of my readers asking if there may have been a typo on one of my food storage lists. He said, “I really appreciate your site and info, but i am a little confused with the amount of certain supplies […]

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