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Top 10 Seeds to Hoard

Have you ever thought about which plants you should focus on for long-term survival? If food supplies were to run low, what could you grow to provide a large amount of food, calories, and nutrients to help your family stay full and healthy? Just as important, though, are plants that are easy to grow. Your survival seed storage should also include produce that is high in calories. (You can read more about the importance of calories in this article.) From …

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What’s for dinner? It’s in the can

Want to know when I am most often thankful to have food storage? It’s on those nights when I have trouble figuring out what to have for dinner! Being a Survival Mom doesn’t mean just being prepared for the big emergencies, but for the every day ones – like having four hungry children to feed. More often than not, I have a main dish planned, but I need a side dish or two to go with it. For my kids …

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How to Make Homemade Masa & Corn Tortillas

This is the second half of my two-part series addressing the trend in survival circles of grinding popcorn for cornmeal and nutritional concerns about cornmeal, in general. In part one, I outlined how corn must be processed before eating in order to to free up the nutrients. Skipping this step can result in a terrible vitamin deficiency known as pellagra. If you’ve stocked up on popcorn, planning to grind it, skip the grinding. Just go ahead and pop it. Eat …

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Surprising Facts About Corn, Popcorn, and Malnutrition

This is the first in a two-part series addressing the practice of making homemade cornmeal out of popcorn. In this first part I will address the dietetic science that shows why this is a bad idea and some surprising facts about corn, popcorn and malnutrition. The second part will address other things that can be done with corn that are much better for you than grinding it into cornmeal. All about corn, popcorn, and malnutrition Regular pre-ground cornmeal has a relatively …

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