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Freeze Dry Guy

Over the last few months I have posted several articles on Freeze Dry Guy and selling off the products in his warehouse.  Well he had a successful sale and has moved out of the bureaucratic state of California.  His original … Continue reading

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Shelf life of dry sausages

There is a deli not to far from me that stocks nice Italian style dry sausages.  They look and taste delicious.  I have noticed that he always has them hanging up without refrigeration.  I have not been able to get … Continue reading

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Make Your Home a General Store

Actually, Make Your Home a General Store  is the title of an article I read in Meridian Magazine an LDS publication.  While this preparedness article is written from a religious point of view, it makes a great point of looking … Continue reading

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How the Just in Time System Hurts Everyone in an Emergency

In an emergency how much can you depend on the grocery stores?  For all of who worked as a stock boy in a grocery store the world has changed. Twenty or even ten years ago, we stored tons of merchandise … Continue reading

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Three Common Food Storage Mistakes

  I spend a fair amount of time helping people with food storage and I am seeing three common problems.  The first problem is that many people have no concept of what a one year’s supply of food looks like.  … Continue reading

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Why Store Whole Wheat?

Whole wheat or berries are easy to store and can be purchased quite inexpensively.  I don’t know where the term wheat berry came from, for years they were just called whole wheat.  But things change.  The internet describes a wheat … Continue reading

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Storing Grains for Long Term

I have been storing grains for well over forty years using what was the most current method at that time.  The first buckets of wheat I stored were in five-gallon square metal cans with a friction lid.  We put bay leaves … Continue reading

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Twelve Reasons Not to Store MRE’s

I am not a big fan of MRE’s, although I must admit I have a few in my storage.  MRE’s have some good sides.  The U.S. Military uses them to provide the the nutrition and energy, they need to survive … Continue reading

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Using a FoodSaver Jar Sealer

Recently we were at a garage sale and bought a FoodSaver for ten dollars.  It worked fine, but my wife wasn’t to excited about it because of the cost of the bags.  Well the other day she got the attachments … Continue reading

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Food Storage Updates on Long-Term Storage

Here are some food storage updates on some of the various long-term storage items we have encountered lately. The other day someone gave me three five gallon buckets, two of dehydrated broccoli and one of dehydrated carrots.  They had been … Continue reading

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