Category Archives: food storage

Free Five-gallon Buckets are Yours for the Asking

I have recently received several email inquires about how to get hold of inexpensive or free five-gallon buckets.  Now I have a lot of five gallon buckets, some I have paid for, but many that I have gotten for free. … Continue reading






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Mason Jars, 20 Different Ways to Use Them

Mason jars are another one of those things that we take for granted.  They are easy to get and always seem to be available.  Yet they have so many uses I can’t think of them all.  So I have made a … Continue reading






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Fifteen uses for five-gallon buckets

Five-gallon buckets are cheap, easy to get and one of the most useful items to have at your home or bug out location.  Personally, I always try to keep extra buckets on hand.  My buckets are mostly food grade, but … Continue reading






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A Recipe for Making Desiccated vegetable Rations

A while back I wrote a post on Desiccated vegetables as used During the Civil War.  Desiccated vegetables were used as rations by both side during the civil war. Ever since I have been meaning to try and make some.  Yesterday I received … Continue reading






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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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