recipes

Switch from store-bought to homemade products

If you are a hard-core prepper or survivalist, you may be wondering why our first 2 Skills of the Month aren’t all about ways to stock up on food, reload ammo, or tan hides. Why did I choose Getting Organized and now, Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade? Sometimes preppers and survivalists wear blinders that hold their focus to a very narrow view of what it really means to be prepared to survive. In an early episode of Doomsday Preppers, one …

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12 Chocolate Strawberry Recipes — Including 2 just for food storage!

Some things were born to just go together. Like ham and cheese, salt and pepper, socks and cold weather…and chocolate and strawberries! Here are 2 recipes from ThriveLife using their shelf-stable ingredients, and we’ve added 10 more chocolate strawberry recipes to tempt you. Dieters beware! Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit ingredients 2 cups ThriveLife All-Purpose Flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Iodized Salt 3 tablespoons ThriveLife Cane Sugar 1 stick butter, or 1/2 cup reconstituted ThriveLife Butter Powder, chilled 2/3 to …

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Parboiled Rice: The Rice You’ve Never Heard Of

In our family, rice, not potatoes, is King of the Starches. This is because my husband grew up in places like Hawaii, Guam, and the Marshall Islands, eating rice every day of his life. When I started stocking up on various foods, I knew that rice would be a big part of my starches. Potatoes, not so much. Rice is just as versatile as potatoes and has the added advantage of coming in numerous varieties, each with their own particular …

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17 Things to Do with Tomatoes

It’s summertime! And with summer come summer vegetables, like tomatoes! Whether you are harvesting tomatoes from your own garden, or purchasing them from a grocery store or farmers’ market, you can use them to make some of these great recipes. Main Courses A tasty but simple tomato soup recipe will start us off! Don’t like to eat soup when it’s hot outside? Why not make it in the winter with your stored tomatoes? Read more here!  Try this delicious and …

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Drink Herbal Tea for Extra Vitamins

Herbal Teas for Extra Nutrition in a SHTF Scenario

Many preppers make sure to have a bottle of vitamins in their emergency supplies. Vitamin pills can be a quick way to make sure you are getting your recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals during an evacuation or short term scenario, when you may not be eating as well as usual. But what if you were in a situation where your vitamin supplements had run out? In a long term, shelter-in-place scenario, herbs could be invaluable as …

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Rice and Beans With a Bam!

I have discovered a recipe that takes simple black beans and rice so far beyond boring that you might actually look forward to the day when it’s all you have left in the pantry!