Posts Tagged "FOOD"

Dollar stores for preps
by WRETHAOFFGRID on MARCH 28, 2014 - 5 Comments in FOOD, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

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It’s been a while since I have written about cooking, food and recipes, if you follow me any at all, you know that food is very important to me. Perhaps it’s because I’m old enough to have had parents who grew up during the Great Depression. Perhaps it’s because growing up, we were on the poor side of the financial scale, while we never actually went hungry, there were times when food was scarce, my mother had to be very frugal and creative with what we had, I learned a lot from her. (more…)

How to make a frugal and festive Christmas dinner from the pantry
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 15, 2013 - 0 Comments in FOOD, WRETHA

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Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.

Stop!  You don’t have to go broke to enjoy the holidays!  It doesn’t matter what the neighbors are putting on their table this year.  Particularly if the money is stretched thin, there are lots of ways to make your dinner frugal, but still festive. (more…)

Could prepping become illegal here too? Venezuelan govt to detain “hoarders”
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 9, 2013 - 3 Comments in COMMUNITY, FOOD, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

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I’ve been talking a lot lately about prepping, getting ready for whatever is coming, whether it be a personal issue (job loss, cutting hours, illness or injury), to a local problem, a national or global problem, you need to be ready. Unfortunately our governments don’t tend to agree with this, it would seem that they would rather have us unprepared, reliant on them for everything. It’s easy to make people want to leave their homes voluntarily to go to FEMA camps when there is nothing to eat or drink at home. Some countries even have laws against so called “hoarding”, and believe me, this isn’t new, they can come into your home, search and confiscate your hard earned supplies if they believe you have too much. They can even do much worse than that… (more…)

What to Eat When You’re Broke
by WRETHAOFFGRID on AUGUST 18, 2013 - 1 Comment in FOOD, SHOP
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The lower your income is, the more difficult it is to be particular about what you feed your family.

This probably isn’t an earth-shattering revelation to anyone, but if you feel like experimenting, try to buy a week’s worth of healthy food for a family on a budget of, say, $50-75.  Food manufacturers that target lower income shoppers with more affordable products tend to include more GMOs and toxic ingredients in their offerings. (more…)

20 Ways to build a whole food kitchen on a half price budget
by WRETHAOFFGRID on AUGUST 3, 2013 - 0 Comments in FOOD, WRETHA

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Making a trip to the grocery store these days is like running a gauntlet.  From one side you are assaulted by food-like substances in brightly labeled packages, some even touting exaggerated health benefits from the toxins within.  From the other side, you are gouged and poked by cleverly marketed “natural” foods that are 4 times the price of conventional foods.  When you change directions to avoid one onslaught, you are immediately attacked by the other.

We’re at war and the grocery store is the battlefield. (more…)

Rabbits for meat pt 1
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 14, 2013 - 11 Comments in FOOD, OFF-GRID 101, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

Living more frugally can mean growing your own food, that can include more than just plants, it can mean meat. Many people who live in more rural areas grow chickens for eggs and meat, it’s just as easy to grow rabbits, this is something that has appealed to me ever since I moved off grid, I would have no problems eating them, but it would be difficult, at least in the beginning, to dispatch one, I’m sure after it’s dead I would be able to skin it, gut it and prepare it… I did see a video of a man who invented a method of humanly dispatching the rabbit, here is the video (more…)

LDS Cannery Crackdown
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 6, 2013 - 2 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

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Has the GMO Food and Drug Pushers Administration sent forth another volley in their war on whole foods and self-sufficiency?

We all know that the FDA is present to further the agendas of Big Food and Big Agri as opposed to protecting the best interests of consumers, and rumor has it that their most recent antic is a crackdown on LDS canneries.

If so, then we can all rest easy now, knowing that, at least east of the Mississippi, those scary Latter Day Saints can no longer provide the means to preserve food for people to take home with them. (more…)

Food storage ideas…
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 30, 2013 - 0 Comments in FOOD, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WATER, WRETHA

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Preppers are always trying to get everyone else to at least begin stocking up on some short and long term food storage, honestly the biggest reason is because the more of you who prep, the fewer of you we have to worry about showing up on our doorsteps if/when the SHTF… of course we ALL hope that none of this is ever needed, I wouldn’t be a bit upset if 20, 30, or more years from now I get a big “I told you so…” from those who never prep… but the reality is, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

So with that said, here are a few videos showing the sorts of things that are relatively inexpensive and easy to stock up on. Things like protein, it’s something we all need in our diet, the good thing about these sources of protein is they don’t require refrigeration and most of them are relatively easy to open, they have pop-tabs or come in pouches that don’t require anything but your fingers to open. (more…)

A Peek into an Organic Prepper’s Pantry
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 9, 2013 - 1 Comment in FOOD, WRETHA

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Having extra food put aside is something I have talked about quite a lot here, it’s a very important insurance policy for you and your family. Most lists and suggestions for what foods to store tend to be less than nutritious, of course having that is better than nothing. Here are ways to have some more nutritious foods in your pantry and in your stockpile of foods. (more…)


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