Archive for ' Food'

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 1 (VIDEO) Posted:June 29, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 1 (VIDEO)

If you’ve started a food storage pantry, good for you! When I first started, my first few shelves became overloaded with grocery store foods, including a lot of prepared, convenience foods, such as canned ravioli and [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Under-the-bed stored food now easily accessible! Posted:June 22, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Under-the-bed stored food now easily accessible!

In a recent conversation with my 70-something year old Dad, he commented that he had purchased oil drip pans for their food storage. He explained these were the type of drip pans, or trays, used to [...]

20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them Posted:June 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them

As a follow-up to my blog post about which foods you shouldn’t plan on storing long-term, here’s a list of foods typically found at grocery stores that can be stored but must be repackaged. Keep in [...]

The Top 10 Foods to NOT Store! Posted:June 20, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

The Top 10 Foods to NOT Store!

STOP! Before throwing any of these items away, read this post about repackaging food!! Based on my own personal experiences and mistakes, I do not recommend storing these foods in large quantities, long-term. Let me know [...]

Tropical Baked Oatmeal/French Toast Posted:May 29, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Tropical Baked Oatmeal/French Toast

I’ve been enjoying Vickilynn Haycraft‘s book, Naturally Healthy Cuisine, for the last several months, and her recipe for baked oatmeal has become a family favorite. A couple of weeks ago I was experimenting with the recipe [...]

19 Tasty Things to do with Freeze-Dried Pineapple Posted:May 07, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

19 Tasty Things to do with Freeze-Dried Pineapple

When I first began my venture into food storage, I was met with a dizzying array of choices, among them freeze-dried and dehydrated produce. I didn’t have a ton of money to spend and had to [...]

Caution! You have entered a No Judging Zone! Posted:April 14, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Caution! You have entered a No Judging Zone!

Some of the very first foods I bought for my food storage pantry weren’t exactly health foods. I loaded up my shelves with cans of ravioli, Vienna sausages, and boxes of Cheerios, from GMO crops, I’m [...]

Bushels of buckets, for free! Posted:March 26, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Bushels of buckets, for free!

 By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Often survival projects end up taking more time than originally anticipated.  My recent bucket-gathering initiative is no exception though the effort has been fun [...]

Try this easy, peachy Dutch oven cobbler Posted:March 06, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Try this easy, peachy Dutch oven cobbler

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea For a fast, fun dessert, try this 1-quart Dutch oven recipe. Ingredients include: 2 cans peaches, 1 partial box of white or vanilla instant cake [...]

A sure-fire strategy for keeping an organized pantry inventory Posted:February 28, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

A sure-fire strategy for keeping an organized pantry inventory

My husband has told me many times over the years, “Lisa, you always manage to make things more complicated than they need to be.” When we have friends over for dinner, I want to make ALL [...]