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Warnings When Buying Survival Food

I’m obviously a big believer in preparedness.  I try to cover all of the 12 topics we cover here at BoomerPreps – Money, Food, Water, Safety, Utilities, Environmental Toxins, Shelter, Communications, Health/Medical, Mental Health, Restricted Travel and Records. Too many folks that are new to the preparedness mindset think that all they need to do […]

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Egg Pucks – Long-Term Egg Storage

A buddy of mine recently gave me some eggs from his VERY prolific layers. And then he gave me some more.  And some more. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I gladly accepted them all.  The problem, though, was what to do with all of these eggs? These eggs are extraordinary.  […]

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Making Cured Sausage

I’ve been making my own sausage for quite a long time now.  Seriously, if you like sausage, consider learning how to make your own. Aside from the cost savings (and skill building), one of the best things is, you know what’s inside the casing.  None of that government regulated approved-rat-turds-per-sausage kind of quality control! There […]

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Making Wheat Gluten “Meat”

A number of years ago, I was having problems milling my whole wheat. I had assumed that the grain mill I use to grind my malted grains for beer (primarily barley) would work for my winter wheat stores. Bad assumption. The grains were too small and too hard for the knurling on the mill wheels […]

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Grow Potatoes In Buckets

I love potatoes.  They are the Starch Of The Gods in my eyes! In an effort to continue on my journey towards self-sufficiency, I’m going to try growing my own this year.  In addition to the personal independence aspect, I’m very concerned about the pesticides and other crap the commercial growers put on their crops.  […]

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Thermos Cooking

There are not many feelings I enjoy more than the one I get when I’m cooking a meal over a camp fire. However, sometimes it is not always practical or indeed possible to keep a fire burning. For example, let’s say you are in a Shelter In Place situation after an emergency has occurred in […]

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The Science Behind Home Canning

I recently had a co-worker ask about some home-canned bone broth I’d made up.  I figure I’d share the science behind why some foods need to be pressure canned, and why others can be water bath canned. In a word:  Botulism. Just so there’s no confusion, the botulism we’re discussing has two phases, so to […]

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The BEST Turkey Brine

Yeah, I know, you’ve heard it before.  Everyone has “the best” of some homesteading or preparedness item. The best home canned soup recipe.  The best Bug Out Bag content list.  The best way to build a shed. Whatever. It’s all about the opinion of the author.  So here’s my best turkey brine ever! I love […]

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Survival Fishing

In a past article, I discussed some options (not very nice ones) regarding food sources in nature. These included slugs, snails, snakes and other unappetizing meals. Food can keep your morale up; and in a SHTF situation, good morale can help keep you motivated to survive. If you are lucky enough to have a water […]

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Homemade Lox

Lox is a beautiful thing. Delicate salmon with a wonderful salty/slightly sweet flavor. And it’s incredibly easy to make yourself. For bonus points, it’s also a great preservation technique. From what I understand, the lox will stay tasty when refrigerated for several weeks. That’s simply urban legend around my house, as it’s never made it […]

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Pickling Meat, Veggies and Eggs

Pickling is a great way to store food without the need of refrigeration or sacrificing taste. As you’ll see, you can easily pickle meat, eggs and vegetables for future use. When people think of pickling, they always think of pickled cucumbers. Actually, pickling is the process of anaerobic fermentation. This is a chemical process where […]

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Making CLEAR Turkey Stock

Every Thanksgiving I make turkey stock.  Whether I roasted the bird or not, I always call dibs on the turkey carcass where ever I go. The last couple of years, I made a good, strong turkey stock, with lots of herbs and spices.  Last year, I decided to make a clear stock. It’s pretty easy […]

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