Category Archives: food storage

Dollar Store Preps can be a Bargain

I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day.  So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue reading

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Appetite Fatigue and Food Storage

Appetite fatigue is something that I have always heard about and thought that it would affect other people, but it won’t affect me.  It will just affect the kids and the weak.  Well recently, I have received a surprise, count me with … Continue reading

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12 Spices that You Want in Your Storage

My wife and I were discussing some problems she has had with the storage of some spice mixtures that she purchased from Costco.  She has been using their Lemon & pepper seasoning and the Montreal Steak season when she noticed … Continue reading

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How do you take care of your food when the grid goes down?

Ok, the grid is down and you have turned off the utilities and taken care of your water, what do you do next?  Check on your food situation.  Take a look at the refrigerator and see what needs to be … Continue reading

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Storing Chocolate and Its Shelve Life.

Yesterday, I received a question about a blog we posted July 12, 2012 on storing chocolate  .  “Any update on vacuum sealing the chocolate?” With the possible shortage of chocolate the news has been talking about and if one person … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Long-term Food Storage Products

Yesterday we discussed commercially prepared long-term food storage products and the fact that they are expensive.  Today I want to talk about inexpensive ways to build your food storage.  I am sure some of this information has been covered in … Continue reading

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Commercially Prepared Long-Term Storage Foods

While I was at the PrepperFest Expo, I had the chance to taste test several different types of commercially prepared long-term storage foods.  There were wet packed meats that claim to last for 15 years or more, dehydrated and freeze-dried … Continue reading

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A Food Storage Failure

The other day a friend dropped a five-gallon bucket of organic soybeans off at my house.  The container was dated as being sealed 1/24/84.  In other words, these soybeans are over 30 years old.  Now being that old does not … Continue reading

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Salt, What Type Should You Store?

Until I was asked a question about the different types of salt that are available, I had no idea there were so many types.  Since then I have done some research on the varies types and how they are best used. Iodized table … Continue reading

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Desiccant Packs, What They are and Why You Need Them

I live in a fairly dry climate and have not had problems with preps rusting from the humidity.  However, I know that it is a big problem in parts of this country that are subject to high humidity, so I … Continue reading

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