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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.

Continue reading REMINDER: BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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.

Continue reading BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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

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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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Garden looking good so far…..

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The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest possible as if it was a survival situation. I did use a decent amount of fertilizer (Miracle Grow) so the plants never seemed to suffer from malnutrition.

This year I planted the least amount

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Free Shipping for ModernSurvivalOnline readers…..

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Ready Reserve Foods is running a sale on many of their survival & preparedness products AND offering FREE SHIPPING to all ModernSurvivalOnline readers.

Ready Reserve Foods is a leading supplier of emergency preparedness products and a sponsor of this website. Their current sale has featured items such as food storage products, ammunition, Potassium Iodate tablets, seeds, and more.

Here are a few examples (supplies are limited):

 

5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain

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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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‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

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So far the my gardens are looking good. My main, largest garden has vegetables such as Crookneck Summer Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. I planted everything using seeds and transplants and also staggered planting times over the past 5 weeks. By using transplants and seeds AND spreading out the planting times I will extend the harvesting times.

Other raised bed gardens contain more of the same – peppers,

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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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Huge Mountain House sale at Emergency Essentials

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 – 50% Off.

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

 

Continue reading Huge Mountain House sale at Emergency Essentials