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SHTF Scenario: What’s Your Food Supply Situation?

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by Cherie

Many are concerned that the U.S. government will mandate curfews or home quarantines should an Ebola pandemic become widespread here in the States. Others believe that World War III is right around the corner as well as the potential for martial law and natural disasters.

Prepare Well In Advance

Commercial trucks deliver 10 billion tons of food and other commodities to stores annually, accounting for 70 percent of all transported freight in the

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Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300

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Note from Rourke: What follows should be considered a “starting point” or a supplemental addition to other food storage efforts. It was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com.

 

Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300

By MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large

You are out of excuses!

This plan is THE fastest, cheapest and easiest way to start a food storage program. You are done in a weekend.

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Survival Biscuits?

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I wrote this awhile back over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE.

Food is my major concern when looking at my preps. I feel like I could just never have enough. At this point I have a large variety of types of food including common grocery store items as well as dehydrated and freeze

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11 month test – canned crackers

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My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the cabinet.

She was referring to several jars of crackers that I had canned back in November of 2013. Would they still be crisp and taste good after 9 month? My wife said I was insane for eating crackers that old.

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Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

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By “The Coach”

(Contributing Editor)

Recently I took my grandsons on a weeklong camping trip. We were going to be camping in a tent, in central Mississippi during the month of June. The weather forecast said that the temperature would be in the mid 90 degree range with 70 to 90 percent humidity all week long.

I learned a long time ago about the importance of staying hydrated. Many years

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Emergency Essentials celebrates September as Preparedness Month

I have posted about past Emergency Essentials special sales previously – for good reason: They offer up some of the best bargains in survival and preparedness products…..PERIOD!

For the month of Preparedness they have outdone themselves with their LARGEST monthly sale ever. Over 170 items on sale.

Here are a few examples:

Mountain House® Freeze Dried Oriental Style Spicy Chicken with Vegetables – only $24.99

IOSAT™ Potassium Iodide Tablets – only $8.99

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Letter Re: Food storage and vermin

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I don’t think that the importance of keeping your food stores safe from all sorts of vermin has been discussed here on this forum. I really never thought about it truthfully. I have been gathering long term stores, inventorying them, rotating my stock, refreshing my water every 6 months and fleshing out my medical kits and emergency lighting. I have faithfully vac packed my pasta, my matches and boxes of oatmeal. My grains are

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

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Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar. For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, but with the advent of the “pressure canner” canning became more useful and more broadly used. With the spread of supermarkets and the industrialization of food production, but for a few diehards, canning faded from our culture, at least

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LAST CALL: BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale ending soon!!

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Ending July 31st Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

I am

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Random thoughts on rice

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The Paleo diet I follow does not afford eating much rice except as a “cheat” food. Regardless – I have stored rice and plan to put back a lot more of it. Rice is super cheap and very versatile. One of my favorite meals is Beef Stew and Rice. Pretty simple and very filling. I open a can of Beef Stew – heat it up and pour it on a bed of rice. Tasty!

I

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REMINDER: BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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The entire month of July Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

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BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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The entire month of July Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

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Picture of the Day: Build Your Food Storage Only $5 a Week

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I don’t know where this came from but it is a pretty good guide to go by especially for those on a budget. Heck – if someone did this for a year they would be much better off than most people.

Myself – I have started stocking up on freeze dried foods a lot more. Some pouches – but trying to budget in #10 cans.

On with the picture….

Rourke

 

 

 

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My wife’s away……experimenting in the kitchen

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My wife was working last night so I decided to try to make my favorite meal – Chicken Stir Fry. This absolutely is a meal that can be made from your food stores if the right items are put back. This meal provides lots of flavor and nutrition as well.

Here are the ingredients:

chicken yellow squash zucchini onions rice mushrooms corn salt/pepper Soy Sauce

To make my masterpiece I use a large frying pan

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Mountain House freeze dried food sale…..25-30% OFF

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Emergency Essentials is having one of those great sales that is too good to ignore. Mountain House freeze dried foods are an excellent food for long term storage. Offered is a huge variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food at 25 – 30% Off.

Click on the banner below to go check out the prices!!

 

 

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Growing Fish and Plants for Food Preparedness – Free Ebook Launch

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Vegetable gardening is an essential prepping activity, but most of us don’t want to live on beans as our main source of protein in the event of a food shortage. Enter aquaponics – the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water and without soil) together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides organic food for the growing plants and the plants naturally filter the water in which the fish

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CampingSurvival.com Sale on Mountain House foods

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Just got word CampingSurvival.com is having a special sale on Mountain House freeze dried foods from April 20th through till the 26th. All #10 cans are 25% off while the pouches and buckets are 15% off. Looking to stock up? Now would be a good time.

For more details visit http://www.campingsurvival.com/mthouseb.html.

Rourke

 

 

 

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Mountain House releases new products…..

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I just received the following press release from Mountain House. If you are looking for long term freeze dried food – I highly recommend Mountain House. Easy to prepare and tastes great. Check our sponsors as many of them carry Mountain House Freeze Dried foods.

Leading Outdoor & Emergency Preparedness Food Provider Mountain House Satisfies Consumer Demand

with Four New Products

New comfort food products directly resulted from survey

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REMINDER: Huge Mountain House sale at Emergency Essentials

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Emergency Essentials is having one of those great sales that is too good to ignore. The preparedness group that I am a member of is putting together a group purchase to take advantage of these great prices and split shipping.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food at 25 – 45% Off. The 50% off product has been sold out.

Click on the banner below to go check out the prices!!

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Watch Out For Food Storage Lies

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The following post originally appeared over at The Berkey Buy Blog. The Berkey Guy carries more than just water filtration equipment. Check ‘em out. – Rourke

 

I have noticed a trend over the last few years when it comes to food storage, A lot of companies are claiming anything in order to get your business. I wanted to expose these things as food storage lies, whether intentional or not.

At the very least,

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Mountain House Taste Test…..Chili Mac with Beef

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Have you ever tried freeze dried food? Over the years I have tried many different brands and flavors – some good, some bad. As I continue to add long term freeze dried foods to my system I have found it very useful to try smaller pouches before spending the money on larger #10 cans. Hey – why buy foods that you and your family don’t like and will not eat?

I recently ordered several

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Do You Have What it Takes to Raise Backyard Chickens?

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by Nate Smith

The simple fact that you even find yourself reading this article probably means that you satisfy the first requirement of raising backyard chickens: desire. Obviously, without a strong desire to keep chickens the occasional hassles and burdens of doing so would quickly become overwhelming, leaving you wondering why you ever got started with such a silly idea in the first place! So let’s go back to assuming that you do

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Can I Keep Chickens in My Backyard?

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If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise.

Legality of Raising Backyard Chickens

Probably the very first question you should ask yourself about raising chickens

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Reminder: Special sale at Emergency Essentials

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Every month Emergency Essentials puts many of their products on sale. Often these highly reduced items can receive even a larger discount when bought in quantities of 6 or more.

Here are a few highlighted items for January –

Peanut Butter Powder – 44 oz. cans – Regular Price: $16.75

SPECIAL SALE: $13.39 (only $12.99 when ordering 6 or more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Freeze Dried Pet Food with Real Beef

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