Category Archives: preserving foods

Erbswurst as a survival food

I am always interested in various types of food products that our ancestors, made and used for survival rations.  Recently I ran across Erbswurst which was developed in 1867 in Prussia and was soon adopted by the Prussian, later the … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods | Tagged | 4 Comments

Storing Cheese Without Refrigeration

A couple of days ago I wrote an article How do you take care of your food when the grid goes down?.  This article discussed preserving food after the grid goes down.  In a reply to this article Hangtown Frank … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Making Kimchi, a Good Probiotic

I like fermented vegetables, in the past I have made sauerkraut and other mixes of vegetables.  This time I decided to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish.  There are hundreds of varieties, but in most, the main ingredient is … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods | Tagged | 2 Comments

Desiccated vegetables as used During the Civil War

Now Civil War Army Rations were fairly similar for both sides on paper, in reality the southern rations were normally not as good due to manufacturing and transportation problems.  Everyone probably knows about the hard tack and salted beef and … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods | Tagged | 2 Comments

Free Fruits and Vegetables are Easy to Get.

The area of Northern California where we live was once known for large orchards.  Over the years, this has changed but there are still a lot of mature fruit trees around.  For various reason I have noticed that many of … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods | Tagged | Leave a comment

Homemade Dehydrated Potatoes

I have been seeing some great deals on Russet potatoes at the store, mainly at the discount stores.  A $1.99 for 10 pounds is a great price.  So I bought some bags and decide make dehydrated potatoes.  I will use them … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in cooking, preserving foods | Tagged | 3 Comments

Preserving Meat with Salt and Red Chili Peppers

I have had the change to spend some more time with my wife’s aunt who is visiting us.  As I explained in an earlier post, she was raised under what would today be fairly primitive conditions.  One thing she and … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in preserving foods | Tagged | 2 Comments

Salt, What Type Should You Store?

Until I was asked a question about the different types of salt that are available, I had no idea there were so many types.  Since then I have done some research on the varies types and how they are best used. Iodized table … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in food storage, preserving foods | Tagged | 1 Comment

Store Salt and Sugar for Preserving Food

My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time learning different ways to preserve foods.  We have tried all kinds of different methods, including dehydrating, canning, vacuum packing, salting, fermenting and many others.  As a result of this, … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in food storage, preserving foods | Tagged | 2 Comments

Why Should Preppers Store Lime

There are many things that we should store that will make life easier after a major disaster and I know it is not possible to store everything.  Near where I live there is a old limestone quarry that still has … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in gardening, preserving foods, Sanitation | Tagged | 4 Comments