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The Gourmet Survivalist won’t be seduced.

  In case you’ve considered mailing me large manila envelopes stuffed with unmarked bills, you should know: I do not accept payoffs, bribes, sponsorships or foot rubs. This is the only way to maintain neutrality about the products I test and … Continue reading

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But I’d rather eat something fresh, local, organic and unprocessed.

“Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.”                                                                     … Continue reading

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Pantry Essentials: How I choose which foods make the cut.

What makes a food “Gourmet Survivalist Pantry-Worthy?” Each ingredient that ends up on my essential pantry list will be subjected to the following criteria: 1. Brand Taste Testing  Taste is number one. If I don’t like a food, it will … Continue reading

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Red light, yellow light, green light go! Some terminology help.

Many of my recipes, cooking techniques and practices are labeled with a colored dot to indicate red light, yellow light or green light days. Red Light Day: A disaster has hit, and you’re now left without access to fresh food. … Continue reading

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Sharon has a pantry full of fancy foods but not a bite to eat.

Hi, I’m Sharon Lynn. I started this site to document my obsessive research, probing interviews and mad science experiments in long-term food storage. Why food storage? The catastrophic events of 2011 got me thinking about disaster scenarios and how well … Continue reading

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What is a gourmet survivalist?

A gourmet survivalist has a brain full of science, a bag full of tricks, and a mouth full of opinionated taste buds. Because they’re aware that the next major weather event (or catastrophe of any kind) may sever their access to … Continue reading

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