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RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bar – No BS!

Posted on Jul 17, 2017

I’ve been on a low/no-carb, high-protein diet for a while now, and I’ve gotten more and more into hiking as I try to whip these old bones back into shape. Getting old sucks! Sadly, I found that most of the cheaper energy bars, and even some of the more expensive bars are loaded with sugar and carbs. I was recently introduced to the Whole Food Protein Bar from RXBAR on a local trail hike in Wrightwood. It was a grueling uphill climb that required some slow-burning fuel to complete. In this article, we’ll take a close look at how the RXBAR filled that need…

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How to Prepare Fresh, Wild Game Meat For Storage

Posted on Jul 8, 2017

No matter why you hunt, when you take down a large animal, you will end up with a lot of fresh meat. Obviously, you could take it to a meat processor and pay to have it done, but if you hunt often, those costs are going to add up…

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Three simple ways to Supercharge your Ramen…

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

Ramen is a Japanese dish typically consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles in a flavored broth, often garnished with small bits of meat and vegetables. It is widely considered a staple food for college kids, but you’ll also find it in most prepper stores and on the trail alike. Backpackers love it because they are lightweight, easy to make, and they taste so good. Even with the high sodium content, people still love to eat it. I read a few articles and watched some Youtube videos recently on how people have taken their ramen to the next level so I decided to share with you how I supercharge my ramen with some much-needed protein…

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Greenbelly Meal2Go Bars Reviewed

Posted on Nov 3, 2016

Whether I am backpacking on or off the beaten path, preparing a bug-out bag or restocking my EDC, I like to pack plenty of lightweight, nutritionally balanced sustenance that not only tastes great, but also doesn’t require much preparation if any. There are many options available, but most of them that lack in one way or another. Greenbelly recently sent me a few of their Meal2Go bars to see how well they could meet the need as a convenient meal replacement…

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Have You Ever Considered Reheating Food?

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

Are you excited to store, reheat and recycle leftover food and turn them into delicious ‘new’ meals? We’ve prepared an infographic below full of all the essential things you need to know to make sure that you store and reheat your food safely and properly.

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Expedition Research Tac-Bar Reviewed

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

Emergency rations play a very important part of any well-rounded emergency preparedness plan. They are ready-to-eat high-calorie bars that come in many forms from those that loosely resemble bricks to tiny loafs of bread, and even dense fruit bars. Most importantly, they can be stored without much regard for temperature and can be eaten on the go without any preparation so they are perfect for many short-term survival situations. Today we’ll be digging in to the Tac-Bar, a tactical food ration from Expedition Research to see how they stack up…

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Valley Food Storage Pasta Primavera Reviewed

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

As a prepper, I’ve heard a lot about many different food storage companies over the years. But one that I have been hearing many good things about with regards to healthy ingredients is Valley Food Storage so I thought that I should reach out to them and demonstrate their product here. The first recipe that I will be covering is their Pasta Primavera…

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Food and water storage on a tight budget

Posted on Jan 24, 2016

The idea of getting started in prepping, and more specifically food and water storage can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to learn and so much to consider, especially if you are on a tight budget where every dollar matters. Sure you can purchase a little of this and a little of that, building up your cache over time. But is that really the best way?

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Inside Bannock Flat Bread

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

The other day I was watching a video on making bannock bread and I thought that I would share some interesting facts, cooking methods, recipes and a few ideas on how to prepare it. I hope you find this information useful…

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Ball Fresh Preserving Kit Reviewed

Posted on Jun 28, 2015

As I’ve grown as a prepper, so have my survival skills. Early on I decided that I should learn as many skills as I could in order to keep my family safe in the event of a catastrophe. Along with gardening and the bounty that comes with it, attempting to master the art food preservation is a natural progression. As a result, I thought a waterbath canner would be a great place to start. In this article, I will be taking the Ball 21-qt Fresh Preserving Kit for a test drive and can some fresh salsa. Read on to see how well comes out…

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