Category Archives: food storage

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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My Trip to the Ready Store

During my recent trip to Utah, I stopped by the Ready Store and had a long talk with one of their sales representatives.  They have a small outlet store at their headquarters and I like to take a look and … Continue reading

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Tin Cans and other Food Packaging Problems

With time, everything changes even the tin can.  The tin can used to be made of three pieces.  A top and bottom and a plate formed into a cylinder and soldered with lead solder.  Today the cans are two piece … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need a One-Year Supply of Food?

In reading different blogs and posts on the internet one thing, I have been noticing is how many people feel that they only need to stock food for the short term.  By that, I mean six months or less.  Personally, … Continue reading

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Food Rationing During World War 2

One problem that many people have is determining how much food to store.  One source that I have used is information on the rationing in England during World War 2.  I have included a table showing the food rationing in … Continue reading

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Rationing in England and How They Lived with It

A good source of information on living on short rations is to study the way the English cooked during World War 2.  Due to rationing many foods were in extremely short supply.  I was born in England during the war … Continue reading

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