This page will provide you with information on how to grow, store, prepare, FOOD.
Below, you will find simple instructions, information and advanced links to help you.
Stockpile Storable Food
Storing food now, while it is still available is a smart thing to do.
*Canned food can be opened without a can opener. Place the can upside down on concrete push, scrap back & forth.
Food that you should stockpile for the future
- Peanut Butter.
- Canned Tuna.
- Canned Meats.
- Canned Vegetables.
- Canned Fruits.
- Canned Soups.
- Beef Jerky.
- Bottled Water.
- Nuts and Trail Mix.
- Powdered Milk.
- Tea / Coffee
- Candles, Vegetable Shortening, Crisco.
Stockpile Seeds for Planting Food
Collect plant seeds and flowers seeds now while they are still available is a smart thing to do.
Seeds you should collect now
- Beans – Easy to grow and preserve. Beans are very high in fiber, calcium, Vitamins A, C, and K
- Spinach – Cold hardy and prolific. Many call this a superfood based upon its large array of vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, iron, thiamine, thiamine, and folic acid.Potassium
- Carrots – Another hardy crop that requires very little space. This root crop is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C
- Squash – Both squash and pumpkin are prolific producers. Both store well, especially winter squash. Seeds can be saved and/or roasted and consumed. Squash has lots of carbohydrates and a great nutrient list, including Vitamins A and C, as well as magnesium and potassium.
- Allium varieties – This includes Onions, shallots, Leeks and garlic. A good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, folate and potassium.
- Beets – Easy to grow and multi-functional. Both roots and greens are edible making beets a dual purpose crop.
- Tomatoes – If you can keep your pest issues to a minimum, tomatoes can produce an abundance of food from a relatively small space. Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin A, C, K, E, Potassium, thiamine, and Niacin
- Broccoli – Another cool weather crop. Broccoli is a good source of protein, Vitamins A and K, and carbohydrate.
- Peppers – From a medicinal view, peppers such as cayenne are essential for natural remedies. Peppers are high in vitamin A and C
- Eggplant – Not something most people would think to grow but still an important one. Eggplant is relatively easy to grow and can grow for 3 or more years. Bonus, it’s pretty easy to save seeds from Eggplant
- Asparagus – An essential perennial. Depending on your region, established Asparagus plants can continue to produce for 30 years (some report for longer)
- Amaranth – Another dual purpose plant. Amaranth is naturally drought tolerant. Seeds from the amaranth can be used as a grain (cook just as you would quinoa). Leaves can be picked while young and tender and eaten raw or sauteed as you would spinach.
- Radish – If you need a FAST maturing crop, radish is one of the best. From seed to harvest, radish is mature in as few as 25 days. Seeds are easy to save from crops and just as easy to stockpile.
- Corn – I know I mention grain below but Corn deserves a specific mention. While corn might not be the easiest crop to grow, it has many uses. Most people automatically think of Sweet Corn. However, Dent Corn & Field Corn are important. Both can be dried and fed to livestock. It can also be dried and ground into cornmeal.
- Grains – If you have livestock on your homestead, grains can help feed them. Grains are a good source of carbohydrates, are high in dietary fiber and manganese
- Potatoes – Purchase a few hybrid potato seeds. Hybrids. Yes, I said hybrids. Potatoes are naturally unreliable from seed. However, if you select the right hybrid, you can get reliable germination and production. After your first batch, switch over to planting last year’s sprouting potatoes.
Spices increase shelf life of food, make food taste better, and are therapeutic and digestive aids.
- Black Pepper.
- Chili Powder.
- Garlic Powder.
- Onion Powder.
- Cinnamon (also great on fruit)
- Bay Leaves.
- Ground Cumin.
- Ground Nutmeg.
- Olive Oil.
- Coconut Oil.
Stockpile Storage Containers
Storage is an important part of shelf life.
- Glass containers and jars
- Stainless Steel containers
- Silicone containers
- Ceramic containers
- Sealable Bags
- Tubs with Lids
Fasting for Health and Saving Money
Human Beings have the ability to fast for days, weeks, and months. Fasting has INCREDIBLE Health Benefits, and you save money while doing it.
- If you are new to fasting, Start by fasting for a day with only water and maybe nuts or an apple.
- Next, Try fasting a day with only water.
- Or, some people like to drink a cleansing drink while they fast. Try drinking only water, lemon, honey and cayenne.
- Once you can fast for 1 day, try3 days. You can slowly work up to 3 days, a week or even a 10 day fast.
- You will feel brand new, healthy and alive again. Fasting has been used to heal and cure ailments for centuries.
- No money for food? No problem, the answer is to fast, and you will feel great!