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Hickory Nuts

How to identify and eat
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:38 PM

Learn how to ID and enjoy this calorie-dense wild plant food.  The hickory nut can be well worth the effort to harvest.

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7 Alternative Ways To Preserve Food

Ways to keep food for the long term
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 2:30 PM

Some interesting ways to preserve and save food for your deep pantry and long term food stores.  Many different skill sets and knowledge to learn from exploring these methods.

What Should I Do?

Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

Introducing Chickweed

Not a weed in my garden
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:28 PM

Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual “weed.” This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it’s gone entirely. » Read more

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating

More than just filling your belly
Monday, August 10, 2015, 6:25 PM

Learn about a whole bunch of different ways you can use common foods for not so typical applications.



Bill McKibben: The Planet's Future Depends On Distributed Systems

One of the best ways to address climate change
Sunday, July 5, 2015, 2:03 PM

To environmental activist Bill McKibben, it's all about math. The planet has warmed 1 degree Celsius over the past few decades and is on track to rise another 4 to 5 before the end of the century. An increase of this magnitude is simply too much for the ecosystems we depend on to adapt to that quickly. » Read more


Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

A right worth fighting for
Sunday, June 28, 2015, 11:54 AM

Sustainable farming activist Joel Salatin and author of Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal returns this week to talk about the importance of a basic human right: to eat what we believe is best for us.

In past podcasts, he's described the challenges facing farmers who want to grow organically. This week, he sheds light on the additional challenges consumers face in getting access to quality produce and meats. » Read more

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Why Should You Eat Dandelion Greens?

A wonderful food that is a weed
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 4:46 PM

A nutritious and often misunderstood plant that can be a welcome addition to your salad plate.  Instead of pulling weeds, pinch leaves and have a wonderful meal.


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It’s Time to Stop Treating Our Soil Like Dirt

We're destroying an invaluable resource
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:34 AM

In the recent podcast with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser, the owners of Singing Frogs farm, they told a tale of success that begins and in many ways ends with their soil.

It's a model we need to pay close attention, to as I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of farming across the world right now is based on the practice of plowing up fields and is therefore based on the practice of slowly but surely ruining the very bottom of the food pyramid. » Read more


Peak Prosperity

The New Me (Round 2)

Adam's story
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:52 AM

Our longtime readers likely remember Chris' recount of his health transformation back in 2011, in which he trimmed off over 30 pounds through a process of prudent changes to his lifestyle.

I've gone through a similar transformation as Chris and have been meaning to share that story for a while now. » Read more

Deal of the Week

Gourmet Reserves Foods - Special Savings Extended

Long-term food storage deal - 2 more weeks!
Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:02 PM

25% Special Discount for Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering members a special discount of 25% off all Gourmet Reserves Foods.

Gourmet Reserves, the food reserves division of AlpineAire Foods was introduced in 1989 to address the growing need for high quality, convenient, familiar, and real shelf-stable food products. The emphasis is on nutritious freeze-dried, instant, and specially dehydrated foods that include both a wide variety of exciting complete meal recipes, and many individual items. » Read more