The Prepper’s Cookbook Can Help You Stock Your Survival Pantry

With the holidays just around the corner, as this is being written, I thought it would be a good idea to replay the DestinySurvival Radio show I did last spring with Tess Pennington. She’s the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook. It will help you stock your survival pantry. And it would make a great gift for someone you want to introduce to prepping.

Have you had trouble figuring out how you’ll use the canned food you’ve been storing? Or have you purchased dehydrated and freeze dried foods, but you don’t know how best to use them either? How will you manage when the time comes to feed yourself and your family in a grid down situation?

Tess’s book includes helpful guidance that goes beyond recipes. Find chapters on…

  • Breakfast
  • Lunchtime favorites
  • Supper
  • Beans and rice
  • Kid approved snacks
  • Side dishes
  • Grains
  • Breads and pastas
  • Desserts and baked goods
  • Beverages
  • Alternative ingredients


Tess includes recipes to help avoid appetite fatigue and make certain foods associated with survival more appealing. There’s no need to dread them. If you’re going to store what you eat and eat what you store, make the most of the investment you’re putting into your survival pantry.

For example, during our conversation we talked about things you can do with…

  • Rice and beans
  • Ramen noodles
  • Potatoes
  • TVP (textured vegetable protein)
  • Spam
  • Wheat


View my post about Tess’s original visit to DestinySurvival Radio here. To hear our conversation without commercial interruptions, listen to DestinySurvival Radio for November 21, 2013. (Right click to download.)

Tess Pennington is the founder of, which is a popular prepping website with over 160,000 readers a month. Her site promotes disaster preparedness, homesteading and, ultimately, self-reliance. Her site offers a popular web-series called “52-Weeks to Preparedness.” It’s free and has helped thousands get ready for life’s unexpected disasters.

Get your copy of The Prepper’s Cookbook by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. Or click on the image of the book’s cover below. You’ll be taken to the page where it’s featured, and you can place your order there.


The Prepper's Cookbook


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.