A Good Find…

A few weeks ago, I was passing some time rummaging around a thrift store when I came across a good find.

What was it?

It was just an old cookbook.

Why was it such a good find?

In it, I found all kinds of recipes for cooking things such as basic breads, different kinds of game, and other recipes that could really be useful in a grid-down or homesteading situation.  Many of these recipes are somewhat lost for most people now, and many are not typically found in today’s cookbooks since most people just buy their basic foods at the store.

However, just as I said in my post last week, one who wishes to be prepared should not always count on being able to go to the market.  Ideally, one should make the effort to gather basic recipes now when it is much easier to do so rather than waiting for a disastrous event to occur.  Collecting old cookbooks can be a great way to start.  They can be found just about everywhere, and they can be purchased for dirt cheap.  (I think I only paid a dollar for mine.)

In any case, old cookbooks can be another resource you may wish to add to your prepper library.

Now is the time since it’s possible that you may not have the time to prepare later.


  1. It’s so funny you say that because we are going through a paring down and de-cluttering period so I just got rid of TONS of cookbooks. How do you balance having an organized home vs. storage of prep items?

    1. Ya…that can be a tricky balance. You have to think through what would be truly useful in an emergency (either short or long-term.) Keep and store the stuff that you think would be useful and then feel free to de-clutter the rest.

      Another thing, if your preps are well organized, it won’t feel as cluttered. Plus, you would know where things were if you ever needed them.

      I have to admit though, it can be a challenge.

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