For many years now I have been an advocate of a state of preparedness for unexpected emergencies. Perhaps more than ever now, as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, such preparedness is something I personally consider to be an essential survival mechanism. Not that being prepared, even to the extreme level taken... Continue Reading →
Get a load of this. Excellent advice. I can’t recommend this highly enough.
There are even a few pointers there for myself. I don’t, for instance, have an Oil Press or a food mill. Must look into that.
I also don’t have a meat grinder but, having been a vegetarian for the past twelve years, unless things get really bad and I get desperate, or lose my current sources of protein, I won’t be needing one. Fingers crossed.
Oh, and I could use more food grade buckets. They are easy to come by right now, but better get them while they are there.
This is just the sort of information that I wanted to include in my ‘Preparations’ blog, https://preparationsblog.wordpress.com/ but never found the time or energy to really get going with. Maybe one day.
High-quality, basic tools and equipment is the secret weapon of a homestead kitchen. More than anything else, kitchen tools will get the biggest workout; so go for quality over quantity which will last you a lifetime if well-cared for.
1. Canning Jars, Bottles, Jugs, Corks and Reusable Lids
Think ahead. Purchase a variety of volume-sized jars all with wide-mouths. Make sure you save all of your wine and beer bottles which have all the same sized mouth. Purchase corks instead of bottle caps
2. Stock Pots, Kettles, Cast Iron & Enamel Cookware
Think high quality and big, really big. When you begin to process all of your own meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit and grain, you quickly understand that bigger is better in this instance.
3. Knife Set with Sharpener and Cutting Boards
A 10” Chef’s Knife, Bread Knife, Paring Knife, Butcher Cleaver, Boning Knife, Kitchen Scissors and a Carving…
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I announced a new blog last week, called 'Preparations' on Blogger. In the first post I used this image >>>>> ...but I didn't take my own advice. While I was writing the first post, the desired structure and purpose of the new blog firmed up in my mind. Unfortunately, it proved impossible to build such... Continue Reading →
I have just started a new blog on Blogger called Preparations. The concept is that I will there record my own experience as a 'Prepper' getting ready as far and fast as I can for whatever the future holds in store for us/me, locally, nationally, globally. With a growing awareness of the forces shaping our... Continue Reading →