The Prepper’s Cookbook

With all the books that I have stacked up to review, this is the first one that my wife has actually picked up.  And although this book might appeal more to the female prepper’s out there, I feel that this is a book that anyone who includes food storage in their preparedness should include in their library.

Author Tess Pennington is well-known in the preparedness community.  Her website, Ready Nutrition is a source of common-sense preparedness.  She has continued this approach to preparedness in her book, The Prepper’s Cookbook.  

The Prepper’s Cookbook is filled with 300 recipes that prepper’s can cook out of their food storage.  Did you read that?  That was 300 recipes!!!  But there is so much more in this 220 page book than one might realize.  Here are just a few of the extras:

  • Conversion Charts – For customary to metric.  Do you know how many teaspoons make 1 tablespoon right off the bat?
  • Healthy Substitution Charts
  • Food Calculator – For a Family of Two for 1 month.  Double, Triple the amounts as needed.
  • Food Storage 101 – Step by step on how to store in 5 gallon containers, step by step on water bath canning, step by step on pressure canning, dehydrating and all the charts and conversion that go along with it.  This information in itself is worth the whole book.

For many who pick up this book, the reasons for preparedness are already understood.  However, for the uninitiated, the chapters on Introduction to Prepping and Don’t Just Survive, Thrive will provide plenty of practical reasons to live a life of preparedness.

Other chapters include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunchtime
  • Supper
  • Beans & Rice
  • Kid-Approved Snacks
  • Side Dishes
  • Grains
  • Breads & Pastas
  • Desserts & Baked Goods
  • Beverages

The best food storage program will consist of varying types: dehydrated, canned, 5 gallon buckets, store bought, fermented, pickled…you name it.  The Prepper’s Cookbook can help you utilize all these types to provide healthy, nutritious and frugal meals for your whole family.  The Prepper’s Cookbook is only $10.76 on Amazon.  I can’t imagine a better bang for the buck!

For other great preparedness resources, including info. on food storage and even more recipes, visit Ready Nutrition.

To enter into the contest and win a free autographed copy, leave a comment below on your thoughts on your own food storage.  Participants should reside in the continental US.  The contest will end on Saturday evening, June 8.  A random # generator will be used to choose a winner.  Good luck.