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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.

By WE2’s

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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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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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommendations

 

Books

Outdoor Life Ultimate Survival Manual

Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Peanut Butter Powder

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Essentials Bucket

Survival Seed Vault Heirloom Seed Bank

 

Video’s

Ammo Carry for Tactical Shotguns

Steve Watts’ Classic Camping Setup

PVC Truck Tent

“Solvent Trap Cleaning System” Silencer Mod

 

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REMINDER: Emergency Essentials monthly sale…..

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Current sale lasts until October 31st – Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. I am proud to have them as an official sponsor.

This month a wide variety if items are on sale. A couple of items of particular note include their 4-person/72 hour food bucket for $124.99 as well as a Kaito 4 power AM/FM/shortwave radio for only $29.99.

Both these items are representative of numerous other selections including:

Emergency Essentials 1-month

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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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Emergency Essentials monthly sale…..

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Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. I am proud to have them as an official sponsor.

This month a wide variety if items are on sale. A couple of items of particular note include their 4-person/72 hour food bucket for $124.99 as well as a Kaito 4 power AM/FM/shortwave radio for only $29.99.

Both these items are representative of numerous other selections including:

Emergency Essentials 1-month Breakfast Bucket Regular:$179.99 SPECIAL: $119.99 Supreme Pizza

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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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GARDENING: Raised bed update…..

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The raised bed I built a few weeks ago is doing well. The cucumber plant has climbed the cage I surrounded it with and is reaching out the top. There are approx. 1 “boatload” of mini-cucumber growing on the vine. If we do not get rain I water it every day or so. There are a few pepper plants in the bed as well and they also are growing just fine.

Having the bed and

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CampingSurvival.com HUGE Mountain House sale…..and free ice cream!

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I just received word that CampingSurvival.com is hosting a huge sale on Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods. They not only are discounting their regularly low prices but including a special offer of FREE ICE CREAM.

Check it out HERE.

Rourke

 

 

I am not a fisherman

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As the title states – I am not a fisherman although I have hauled in a few.

As a kid living in Athens, Georgia I would walk to a local pond with a few buddies hoping to catch one of the “monster” large-mouth Bass. Countless casts with a small Diawa reel brought in many Brim – which always went back. There was this one large Bass that I would see in the shallows on the

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Another great sale at Emergency Essentials….

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Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. This month they have numerous food storage products at great prices as well as a few other preparedness items.

Here are a few examples:

Freeze-Dried Organic Blackberries Regular: $35.99 SALE: $16.99

Freeze-Dried Beef Dices Regular: $59.99 SALE: $32.99

Katadyn Hiker Microfilter Regular: $79.99 SALE: $49.99

Freeze-Dried Green Bell Peppers Regular: $29.99 SALE: $13.99

MRE One-Week Food Supply

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Video of the Week: Tomato Fertilizing Tips – Quick, Simple, Inexpensive

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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.

This is a great video on fertilizing tomato’s using fish fertilizer and epsom salt. Great information in preparation for a survival garden. Time for me to

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