Natural preservatives can come in quite handy especially when it comes to long term survival. There are many advantages to preserving your food naturally as it prevents the deterioration of food, thereby making it last longer.
Below are good-to-use natural preservation methods that won’t stress your pockets. What’s more, they will come in useful in emergency situations.
The term dehydration refers to the removal of water from food such that their nutrients are preserved and the food lasts for a longer period of time. Some foods may require simple methods such as the use of a fan to air-dry the food. Other foods require other methods of dehydration.
By Rod Davidson
It all happens so fast.
Within a few minutes our lives are can be changed forever. Thrown into turmoil. Turned upside down in the blink of an eye.Clouds rush in from out of nowhere. Winds quickly pick up to a terrifying speed. Torrential rain whips down and rapidly causes flash floods.We never know what Mother Nature is going to send our way. You can’t stop a massive storm from hammering down your door, but you can be prepared.
Storing food is one of the core tenets of survivalism. With food stored, the effects of any crisis or disaster, whether long-term or short-term can be mitigated. As it is, many preppers invest a considerable amount of time and resources in stockpiling food. Needless to say, there is no room for mistakes when storing food for survival. Mistakes not only mean waste of resources and time but can also spell danger during emergency.
The following are 5 common food prepping mistakes to avoid.
I am not an enthusiastic cucumber pickle eater. I pretty much like two kinds: bread-and-butter pickles made into a relish to eat with hamburgers and hot dogs and little sour cornichons to eat with pâté. However, there are many dishes I eat that call for vinegar, as in sausages with cauliflower, and so there was a certain logic in preparing pickled cauliflower: Having it on hand meant that instead of adding vinegar when cooking the sausages and then blanching the cauliflower and adding it as well, I could simply dump the contents of my jar over the browned sausage and be done.
You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal. The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay fresh for very long. You’re usuallyleft holding the bag if you want some good produce during a food shortage, societal breakdown or a major event. It’s not that difficult though, to get a good mix of veggies in your diet.