Here you will find articles on producing your own food, including hunting/trapping/foraging, as well as agricultural practices.

There will be extensive articles about gathering food on the ocean.

NB: Always check with local laws to make sure what you want to do is legal.

Essential Food Storage for Long-Term Sea Adventures

Essential Food Storage for Long-Term Sea AdventuresExploring the sea is an incredible experience for any adventurer. Whether you’re sailing around the world or taking a weekend away in your boat, food storage can make all the difference in the success of the voyage. With the right knowledge and equipment, you’ll have delicious, nutritious meals to fuel your journey—whether for the short-term or long-term.

Find the Right Boat Fridge

When it comes to food storage, you need a boat fridge. This specialized freezer or fridge, usually vinyl-coated aluminum or stainless steel, is designed to resist corrosion in salty or damp environment. Most boat fridges are either compressor-based or thermoelectric cooling systems, and usually come in either top-opening, upright models, or front-opening, chest-style models.

Top-opening fridges provide more storage capacity than chest style models, while chest style models have less temperature fluctuation and use far less energy. These fridges also highly efficient and require far less energy consumption due to direct cooling systems that run with little fan noise.

Survival Gardening: Growing Your Own Food in Challenging Environments

Survival Gardening: Growing Your Own Food in Challenging EnvironmentsI. Introduction

In an increasingly uncertain world, self-sufficiency and the ability to sustain oneself have become paramount. One crucial aspect of self-sufficiency is food production. Growing your own food not only provides a sense of empowerment and independence but also ensures a steady supply of fresh, nutritious produce, especially in challenging environments. This is where the concept of survival gardening comes into play.

A. Importance of self-sufficiency in food production

In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, we have become heavily reliant on complex global food systems. However, these systems can be vulnerable to disruptions such as natural disasters, economic crises, or even pandemics. Developing self-sufficiency in food production acts as a safeguard against such uncertainties, allowing individuals and communities to have a reliable source of nourishment even in challenging times.

Easy Homemade Ginger Beer - The Old Fashioned Way

Ginger is a spice perfect for any time of year. Its fragrance can perk up everything from chai tea to apple pie. This humble root can also add a gentle kick of heat to stir-fries or soups.

The natural yeasts in the root can also be used to kick start a bubbly ginger beer. Give it a try!

Easy Homemade Ginger Beer

Here is the recipe we use on our catamaran to make fresh Homemade Ginger Beer

Using An Oven As A Food Dehydrator

Dehydration and Why It's Useful

Dehydrating Fruit Using Your OvenDehydration is the process of removing water from food to extend its shelf life and preserve its nutrients. Water is an essential ingredient for the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage, so by removing it from food, we can prevent bacterial growth and spoilage. Dehydrating food also makes it more portable and convenient for storage and transport.

Dehydration is useful because it allows you to store food for longer periods of time without the need for refrigeration or freezing. This is particularly useful for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and campers who need lightweight, non-perishable food options. Additionally, dehydrated food is a great option for emergency preparedness kits or for those who live in areas prone to natural disasters where power outages can disrupt the food supply chain.

In addition to the practical benefits, dehydrated foods are also packed with nutrients. The dehydration process preserves the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in food, making it a healthy and nutritious option. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables, for example, are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients.

Overall, dehydration is a useful and practical way to preserve food while maintaining its nutritional value, making it an increasingly popular choice for home cooks and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Vertical Gardening: The Future of Food Cultivation

Gardening is a pastime that has been enjoyed by millions of people for generations, but with growing populations and limited space, the traditional way of gardening is becoming less and less viable. However, there is a solution that has been gaining popularity in recent years: Vertical Gardening.

Vertical gardening involves growing plants in a vertical tower, allowing for more plants to be grown in a smaller space. This solution is perfect for people living in urban areas where outdoor space is limited, or for those looking to grow more food in their backyard.

Hydroponic gardening is a popular method used in vertical gardening. This method involves growing plants in water, instead of soil. This method is not only space-saving but also eliminates the need for soil-based nutrients, as the plants are fed a nutrient-rich solution directly.

Building a hydroponic garden can seem like a daunting task, but with some basic knowledge, anyone can do it. There are many tutorials and videos available online that will help you get started, and you can even find detailed plans and drawings to help guide you. However, it's important to remember that a hydroponic system requires power and requires you to add nutrients to the water.