Episode-127- Why You Must Store Food

I read a great post today from the Down In The Hills Survival Blog called, Running out of food.  He pointed out that “See if you got food, it’s easy to get more food. Being out of food and trying to get enough food to survive on ain’t so easy”.  That is a simple but astute observation and prompted me to do today’s show about various sources of food for storage beyond the store front.

Tune in today to hear…

  • A bit about why getting food is a easier if you already have what you need on hand for the near future
  • Why “a country boy can survive” mentality is both valid and invalid in some ways
  • Considering crops that produce large yields in your garden and storage methods for them
  • Using food steamers to blanch vegetables such as green beans and snap peas
  • How adding some low cost highly storables such as pasta, rice and dry beans can extend your gardens ability to feed you
  • A cool recipe for a vegetable soup with beans and rice
  • How rice and beans combine for complete protein when you don’t have fresh meat around
  • Lessons learned in my garden last year
  • Thoughts on local foraging with plants like blackberries, blueberries and wild strawberries
  • Thoughts about fishing and adding meat to the freezer or smoker
  • Learning about editable plants in your area and a great YouTube channel called “Eat the Weeds”
  • Making wines, juices and jellies with wild berries
  • Thoughts on wild sources of nuts such as black walnuts and acorns and others
  • How hunting provides food but also has some major limitations in many areas
  • The reality that the State of California, New Jersey and others may soon go bankrupt, what it means and why you need to get serious now about survival living
  • Why in spite of all the negative news, likelihood of societal collapse, etc I remain such an optimist

Resources for Today’s Show

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4 Responses to Episode-127- Why You Must Store Food

  1. Hello Jack

    Maybe I’m not looking closely. You mentioned a Survival new monitoring site you started and I can seem to find the link.


  2. Great show as always. Urban foraging is really going to be a leap for a lot of people. There’s a large mulberry tree near my gym. Occasionally during its season I’ll walk up to it from the parking lot and pick a cup or two of berries. It’s between a hotel and a fast food place. The people going through the drive thur can see me picking the berries and give me a look like I’m some nutter when they drive by. Wonder how long they’d last…

  3. Jack, another great episode. It’s made me think on a topic for another episode, a book review for good, solid and sensible books related to survivalism, gardening and general preparation. I think it’s a good idea incase there is a power outage, people could have a book (of few) to reference.

    Just an idea. Keep the podcasts going! As for the listeners outside the US (in my case, I’m Canadian), it mightn’t be well publicised; but I would be wise and assume that as with the 11 US states that are near bankruptcy, to think of your own local jurisdication as likely being in similar circumstances soon and to prepare asap.

  4. I have just started listening and have two requests, maybe they are too much, but I gotta ask.

    First, if you could put the recipes that you talk about on the show, on the web page, it would be great, I understand that this might be too much work to ask, no sarcasm implied but it would be handy.

    “A cool recipe for a vegetable soup with beans and rice”

    The other think is about the mp3’s directly, if you could populate the ID3 tag date it would be very helpfull, I am listening on a portable player and that being there would be very helpfull. I don’t think that this one should require too much work.

    Either way, thanks for all you are doing for those that choose to listen and prep.