Week Two of The 14-Week Plan
100 days is about 14 weeks or a little over three months. By the end of this series, you should have at least a few crops growing, a few stacks of meals in your freezer, and a very solid sense of your home’s food storage needs.
Never mind supplying every single meal and snack for your family from a crock pot. We, as people, demand variety in our food options. No one is meant to follow a regimented meal plan for every meal for 100 days. Only consider replacing 30%-60% of your meals with solid, home-cooked meals that make your grocery budgets more beneficial, and the betterment of your family’s health.
Week two is the beginning of a sustainable, self-sufficient kitchen and food wares. As part of any operational homestead, it’s time to look outside for the future sources of our plant and protein calories.
Week One Kitchenware, Container, and Food Checklist
Running Total: approximately $300 bucks and easily at least a week’s worth of emergency sustenance for one family of four.
✅ Crock Pot & Portable Crock Pot
✅ Glass containers for your freezer
✅ Glass containers of chili in your freezer
✅ Spices: salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, sugar, and chili powder
✅ Olive Oil
✅ Canned kidney beans, tomato paste/sauce, and canned tomatoes
If you’re able to grow anything at all on your property, then refer to our guide on The Fastest-Growing Vegetables for your gardening needs. We recommend beans (~50 days), carrots (~64 days), onions (65 days), and tomatoes (~55 days). After making your personal vegetable seed selections based on the best of your local area, not a lot of space is needed for the next piece.
The Garden Food Tower Project replaces the need for greenhouse construction or even extensive gardening. Able to fertilize, sprout, grow, and compost leftovers, this makes for the most sustainable prepper or survivalist’s core gardening unit.
If you’re considering your chicken coop, 15 chickens of 18 weeks of age can produce approximately 20 eggs per day.
Try three chickens?
Three chickens will net you about five eggs per day.
A live chicken will on average cost around $3 to $30 depending on the breed and age of the chicken.
Between your newly established long-term storage, garden, and your chickens, your homestead could essentially have all the protein and plant nutrition your family needs.
Your Second Essential Crock Pot Recipe: Pot Beef and Bacon Hash
Cooking a thicker piece of meat requires know-how with a chef’s knife. In food preparation, your knife skills are the beginning of what any competent prepper or homesteader knows. Upgraded from working with ground beef, slice the core ingredient of the next dish with care.
Crock Pot Beef and Bacon Hash
- 1 Crock Pot
- 6 cups beef broth
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 3 tbsp minced onions
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 lbs rump roast
- 4 potatoes, peeled & halved
- 2 large carrots, peeled & halved
- 1 large onion, peeled and medium diced
- 4 slices of bacon (or more)
- 8 eggs, or per head (optional)
- Add the beef broth to the crock pot and stir in the onion powder, celery salt, minced onions, salt and pepper.
- Add the roast, potatoes and carrots to the crock pot and set it to LOW. Allow the roast and vegetables to cook in the crock pot for 6 hours, or until tender.
- Remove the cooked roast and vegetables from the crock pot and dice everything into bite-sized pieces. Combine the mixture with the diced white onion.
- Saute the bacon in a large skillet, reserving the drippings. Set the cooked bacon aside.
- Add the hash mixture to the skillet containing the bacon grease and fry the hash until crispy, about 10 minutes. Chop up the bacon and add it to the skillet, tossing to combine.
- If desired, fry 2 eggs per person in a separate pan and serve the hash topped with the fried eggs.
Reheating Your Crock Pot Meals
If you’ve completed your creation, and after your crock pot has cooled, now’s a good time to spoon tomorrow’s portion into your portable crock pot, and half of your (approximately 2 servings) into the appropriate stackable glass container. Place your freshly-made crock pot meal into the freezer knowing that it’ll last for about three months.
Your frozen crock pot meals can be enjoyed for up to 90 days if you’ve sealed them properly and organized them safely within your freezer at sustained temperatures.
Now, in your freezer, you should have perhaps four servings of frozen crock pot meals: Classic Chili & Bacon Rump Roast Hash.
Spices and Wares Going into Your Food Storage
Celery Salt. Made with whole celery seeds, a classic seasoning in tomato juice, and homemade Bloody Marys. Celery salt adds a crisp, green celery flavor to salads, dips, and cooked dishes. Use for coleslaw & deviled eggs. Season roast meats, poultry, or chili. Celery salt can also be used in place of sodium in soups and stews.
100 Days: Your Second Week in No-More Processed-Foods
|Chicken Coop & Feed||~$200|
Running Total: approximately $340 bucks and easily at least three days’ worth of emergency sustenance for one family of four.
At the end of the second week, this setup would provide you enough to survive beyond three weeks with the long-term setup of fresh vegetables within 4-10 weeks. If you’ve added three chickens and a chicken coop to your property, then you’re netting your family a breakfast of five eggs on a daily basis. Nonetheless, note that the chicken coup and garden tower are optional; they’ll require daily maintenance.
With your food staples set, and a surprisingly long-term setup for under $700, you might want to start looking at your off-the-grid power options and expand your power options.
“Always Be Ready” Max
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