Category Archives: Food

  • Learn About MRE’s and Long Term Survival Food

    Learn About MRE’s and Long Term Survival Food

    It has long been said that an army travels on its stomach. Field rations may not be as sexy as laser-guided sniper rifles or other gear used by the modern military – but for successful combat operations, they are no less important, and today just about as “High Tech.” “Food engineering is the ...
  • Cockroaches and Beer: Some Helpful Homestead Lore

    Cockroaches and Beer: Some Helpful Homestead Lore

    Sometimes the old country lore, full of household and health tips, can be the best advice a person can follow. This is especially true of homesteaders, who are learning to live off the land and off-grid to the greatest extent possible. Learning which of these little gems works best for you now ...
  • Remove Deadly Arsenic From Water

    Remove Deadly Arsenic From Water

    Recent headlines have warned of deadly arsenic in bottled drinking water. Keurig Dr. Pepper suspended manufacturing its Peñafiel brand on June 21, 2019, citing high arsenic levels. Whole Foods’ Starkey bottled water was the second such product found by the Center for Environmental Health ...
  • Just What Are GMO Foods Anyway?

    Just What Are GMO Foods Anyway?

    Most Americans have probably heard of GMO foods but could you explain what they are to someone else? Don’t worry, I couldn’t either until I took a shallow dive into the murky waters of crop bioengineering. What became apparent quickly was how little I knew about this important ...
  • Tap Water Nitrates Linked To Cancer

    Tap Water Nitrates Linked To Cancer

    The first time I read about dangerous nitrates in everyday foods we eat was in Dr. Atkins’ first book about a low-carb ketosis regime. Despite the title phrase “Diet Revolution” the author make it very clear in the text that his nutritional method was not a “diet” ...
  • High Blood Pressure? Eat More Potassium!

    High Blood Pressure? Eat More Potassium!

    Have you or a family member been diagnosed with high blood pressure? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. There are about 75 million people in the United States alone with high blood pressure, which equates to about one in every three people. How serious is high blood pressure, also known as ...
  • Could Your Diet Be Reducing Your Testosterone Levels?

    Could Your Diet Be Reducing Your Testosterone Levels?

    When you are choosing the food you want to eat, you’re probably like most Americans and are aware of how that food may affect your waistline. However, the food you eat affects more than the number on your bathroom scale. That food can make a difference in the way your body functions, including ...
  • Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat

    Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat

    If you have a homestead where you are preparing to hunker down and live off-grid should the poop hit the fan, you are probably planning to raise much of your own food. Of course, gardening for fruit and vegetables is no-brainer in such a situation, but what about animal protein (assuming you ...
  • From Garbage to Garden

    From Garbage to Garden

    If you go online and search for a recipe for vegetable soup, you’ll probably find a whole slew of recipes, each with its own set of ingredients and instructions. Well, the same thing is true if you decide you want to create compost potting soil from your household garbage and yard waste. Once ...
  • Man’s Second-Best Friend: The Domestic Goat

    Man’s Second-Best Friend: The Domestic Goat

    Are you planning for a future where you are self-sufficient and can care for your family without the help of your local grocery store? A logical, but sometimes overlooked, addition to your family homestead should be a few goats. These personable, entertaining animals have multiple benefits for ...