Category Archives: food storage

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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Honey a Great Food for Long Term Storage

The other day I saw an article by someone who was storing large amounts of peanut butter, jam and honey.  From the sound of the article they were buying all of it at their local grocery store. Now honey is a … Continue reading

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Sealing Food in Five Gallon Buckets is an Important Skill for Preppers

This post is a rerun of one I did in 2012.  There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the best method for sealing food in five gallon buckets. First be sure your buckets are food grade, second make sure that … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pancakes From Your Food Storage

Our grandson called the other day and wanted to spend the night. He loves french toast, pancakes or waffles, with bacon on the side. He loves his bacon very crispy. Since he called at the last minute, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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