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Easiest, Healthiest Protein/Energy Bar Ever

SnoManSeptember 30, 20155 min read
Easiest, Healthiest Protein/Energy Bar Ever

Read World’s Easiest Fitness Program for more details about my eating lifestyle. Yes, the way I eat is a lifestyle. I don’t diet anymore — here’s why. I’m looking to simplify my life. The older I get, the less I tolerate…

Valley Food Storage Taste Test

SnoManJune 2, 20153 min read
Valley Food Storage Taste Test

I’ve never seen so many commercial food storage options before. The market is full of processed, packaged food that is reconstituted just by adding water. No one expects to have their palates daily tantalized with rehydrated mush, but that’s not…

Traditional South African Biltong

SnoManMay 26, 20153 min read
Traditional South African Biltong

    South African biltong is a simple dry-cured meat that makes an excellent tool in your food preservation toolbox. Unlike jerky, which is cut into thin strips before drying, biltong is left in 2-inch-thick slabs, then shaved thin after…

7 Wild Edibles Around Your House

SnoManApril 28, 20158 min read
7 Wild Edibles Around Your House

Update 05 May 2015: Here is a Poke Sallet recipe and video. The original article is below. Poke Sallet Recipe Just FYI, I don’t actually follow this recipe; I include it because Poke Sallet is toxic at various stages of growth,…

Cookin’ Up Some Three-Year-Old Hard Tack

SnoManJanuary 13, 20154 min read
Cookin’ Up Some Three-Year-Old Hard Tack

Hard tack is simply a bland, dry bread with the consistency of a brick. It is not particularly appetizing on its own; its virtue is in that it can be preserved for decades, even centuries, and retain some nutritional value. The whole…

Make a Lamp From a Can of Sardines and a Twig

SnoManNovember 25, 20143 min read
Make a Lamp From a Can of Sardines and a Twig

No matter how many extra batteries and candles you stock, some day you might have to improvise a lamp. I’ve previously sung the praises of sardines as an emergency food stock, and while you’d probably rather eat the oil, you…

Make Your Own Soap Part 2 – The Process

SnoManNovember 18, 20142 min read
Make Your Own Soap Part 2 – The Process

In Part 1 we discussed the ingredients, the equipment you’ll need, a few safety rules, and how to calculate how much lye to mix with your fat, depending on the fat’s saponification value. Here we’ll discuss how to combine the ingredients and…

Make Your Own Soap Part 1

SnoManNovember 11, 20148 min read
Make Your Own Soap Part 1

  Making your own soap is not, I admit, a do-or-die survival skill, but it certainly is a great self-reliance booster. And just think of the benefits to morale, knowing you won’t have to smell a lot of BO after the…

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