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Mylar packing food for long term storage

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Rourke: This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It is just as relevant today.

 

Storing food continues to be my main priority in gathering survival supplies. Canned goods are the mainstay of much of my stockpile along with some freeze-dried. Over the past few months I have added some additional food via storing them in mylar bags.

Mylar packaging has been around for many years. Used for many different products – mylar has

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Emergency Essentials monthly sale for August – ALMOST OVER!!

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Almost over the August special sale from Emergency Essentials. This month the sale focuses on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food. I have put back a substantial amount of common, everyday foods and am now focusing on Mountain House freeze dried products.

Mountain House freeze dried foods have been proven to store up to 25 years. They are incredibly easy to prepare by simply adding water – then heat as needed. Mountain House foods are extremely

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Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

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By Lee Flynn

 

Why keep dehydrated food on hand?

There are a lot of good reasons to dehydrate and store foodstuffs, and it is something that everyone can do with a little bit of practice. Dehydrated food takes up less space and weighs less for camping trips. For those who want be prepared for any contingency, dry goods and dehydrated foods are stored along with potable water in case of a food shortage or

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Infographic: Buried Container Root Cellar

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Root cellars are used to keep food supplies at a lower temperatures for better off-grid, non-powered storage. Burying a trash can is an easy way to build a root cellar. If you enjoy how-to, backyard projects this one is for you.

 

Emergency Essentials monthly sale for August

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August brings in another awesome sale from Emergency Essentials. This month the sale focuses on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food. I have put back a substantial amount of common, everyday foods and am now focusing on Mountain House freeze dried products.

Mountain House freeze dried foods have been proven to store up to 25 years. They are incredibly easy to prepare by simply adding water – then heat as needed. Mountain House foods are extremely

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Video of the Week: 5 easy survival food preps

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Here is a video with 5 easy food preps.

Rourke

 

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VersaPot – The simplest way to a fresh healthy vegetable gardening!

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When it comes to aspects of preparedness gardening is one of my favorites. There is just something about preparing the dirt, dropping some seed in it, watering – and then watching as a bit of green breaks through the soil within a few days. Very satisfying.

Although I have an in-ground garden and a couple of raised beds, container gardening can be rewarding as well. In fact container gardening has some great benefits including weed

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Survival Food: Peanut Butter

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One of my biggest priorities in Preparedness is increasing my food stores. Although not difficult – for me it is a matter of money, space, organization and planning.

One of my favorite food storage staples is peanut butter. Peanut butter can be eaten right out of the jar, on crackers, on bread – it just tastes great. From a nutritional viewpoint – peanut butter does pretty well. High in fat and containing equal amounts of

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Emergency Essential July Sale……

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Another monthly sale from Emergency Essentials offers some serious savings and a variety of preparedness products. This list is going to be a long one as in July Emergency Essentials has really outdone themselves.

Let’s get started:

MRE’s & MRE Components

MRE Chili with Beans Entree – my favorite – $2,37 MRE Apple Turnover Dessert – $1.36 each 3-Day MRE Entrees and Sides – $29.99 MRE Chocolate Chip Cookie – $1.17 each MRE Carrot

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Emergency Essential July Sale……

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Another monthly sale from Emergency Essentials offers some serious savings and a variety of preparedness products. This list is going to be a long one as in July Emergency Essentials has really outdone themselves.

Let’s get started:

MRE’s & MRE Components

MRE Chili with Beans Entree – my favorite – $2,37 MRE Apple Turnover Dessert – $1.36 each 3-Day MRE Entrees and Sides – $29.99 MRE Chocolate Chip Cookie – $1.17 each MRE Carrot

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Emergency Essentials sale almost over!!

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ENDS TOMORROW!!!! For the month of June Emergency Essentials has several items on sale at deep discounts that you may find attractive. Emergency Essentials has been an industry leader and long time supporter of this website. Great company! Here are a few examples: Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Peppers Reg. $35.99 SALE: $21.49 Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Reg. $36.99 SALE: $19.99 ​ Emergency Essentials Diced Freeze Dried Chicken Reg. $54.99 SALE: $29.99 Emergency

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Preparedness: Things you can do right now

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Many people are becoming more and more concerned with the future. At this same time they are discovering an interest in preparedness – or as many call it – “prepping”. If you are new to prepping – or even if you are experienced – I would like to make a few suggestions to “sure up” some of your supplies now…..while there is still time.

Stock up on food – Every time you go to the

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Letter Re: Homemade MRE

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Rourke: In case you missed it reader Karen left some great info ina comment related to my recent post “Homemade MRE“: Thanks Karen!!

I’ve come up with a list of quick protein meals, with the caveat that these are not good for long-term storage, but they will save you in a pinch. I’d really like to get a list of those items which contain more calories, and are more healthy than than the items on

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Homemade MRE?

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First off – let me say that what I am about to describe does not replace a military-type MRE. Military MRE’s are superior to “home made” MRE’s in many ways.

For those on a budget – there is an alternative to military MRE’s – and they are sitting on your local grocery store shelf. They are called Hormel Compleats Meals.

Hormel Compleats are a tub-packed fully cooked food item. They can be eaten directly from

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Dry food Storage Using 2 and 3 ltr. Plastic Soda Bottles

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Over the years I have tried several different methods of dry food storage with varying degrees of success and cost. I’ve tried buckets, Ziploc bags, and canning jars. What I finally stumbled upon almost by accident was 2 and 3 liter soda bottles.

I like sodas but hate to throw the bottles away! I had been making whirly-gigs out of them for the garden to keep the birds away but there are only so many

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Getting Started with Survival Preparations

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There are many people that are just now looking into “survival”. Many of these new “preppers” have become interested due to severe economic situations in this country as well as uncertainty throughout the World. Many people are having their eye’s opened due to the reality of the situation.

Now, I am not going to get into all the in’s and out’sof the economic situation – I will however express my opinion that it is SEVERE

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Getting Started in Gardening

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

By John Rourke

 

There are many reasons to have your own garden. Growing and eating vegetables that you grew from scratch by preparing soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and picking all yourself is incredibly rewarding. Money can be saved as seeds are much less expensive than the corresponding produce. Fresh produce harvested straight from the garden taste better and is

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ALMOST OVER: Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

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Emergency Essentials is having a massive Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale the entire month of March – and there are only a couple days left.

This massive sale offers 25% to 50% off premium food with up to a 25-year shelf life. No other long-term food storage solution I have ever tried has tasted as good as Mountain House or is as easy to prepare.

If you store freeze dried food or want to

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Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

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Emergency Essentials is having a massive Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale the entire month of March – while supplies last.

This massive sale offers 25% to 50% off premium food with up to a 25-year shelf life. No other long-term food storage solution I have ever tried has tasted as good as Mountain House or is as easy to prepare.

If you store freeze dried food or want to – this is the time

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Mountain House sale at CampingSurvival.com

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Starting today and lasting through February 14th CampingSurvival.com is having an awesome sale on Mountain House foods.

25% off #10 cans and 15% off Mountain House Freeze Dried Food pouches.

If you are looking to solidify some excellent long-term foods that taste excellent and are easy to prepare – this is it.

CampingSurvival.com is a sponsor of this site and would appreciate if you would mention that you heard about the sale here with any

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Food Storage for 30 Days

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Rourke: The following was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Harry

I’m an Engineer and really like solving problems. Especially, when there are lots of variables leading to a number of potential solutions. That allows me to put some of my personal preferences into the mix and develop what I believe is the best solution.

One of my sons asked me to put together a food plan for him out

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In Food Storage, Attention To The Details May Literally Save Your Life

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Long term food storage requires great attention to details in order to ensure that your food will have its true intended shelf life, and that it will taste good while being nutritionally satisfying when you do eat it. Don’t always believe the marketing when you see “25 year shelf life,” make sure you actually understand what is in your food and what it takes to make it shelf stable for a long term period.

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SOUP IN JAR – Chicken & Rice Soup

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From Rourke – – > This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

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One of our favorite foods to “set back” are meals in a jar or meals in a Mylar bag.

I just opened a pint of our “Chicken/Rice Soup” and it’s delicious…even though it’s nearly a year old.

I’m not sure there’s any specific recipe to follow other than one you’d

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A bird in the hand……..

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

I remember when I was growing up being told the old cliché;

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

(This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on November 16, 2002)

 

This simply means it is better to have something in your possession than to plan on getting that item at a later date.

I have

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