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Storing Thanksgiving Dinner

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by Lee Flynn

Thanksgiving leftovers can be a pain in the butt to store. If they don’t get eaten fast enough, they can spoil. If you’d rather have them as food storage, however, it can be even more difficult to store what you’ve already cooked or what you didn’t even open. Do not worry. There are ways to accomplish what you want to without going to incredible expenses.

One of the easiest

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REMINDER: November’s “Harvest Sale” from Emergency Essentials

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As usual I highlight monthly sales from Emergency Essentials. They have been supplying high quality food storage products and preparedness equipment for decades. Fantastic company!!

With Fall/Winter well underway many folks are putting stuff back to prepare for harsh winters and whatever else may come our way. These sales from Emergency Essentials are a great way to stock up and save money.

Here is just a sampling for this month’s Harvest Sale:

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Butter, Knives, and Videos…..oh my!

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MSO sponsor CampingSurvival.com is an industry leader offering a huge assortment of survival and preparedness products at great prices. Owner Tom Sciacca has released a couple of video’s highlighting new product lines recently added.

The first is for clarified butter. Clarified butter has a very long shelf life – 15 years or more. It can be used in recipes in place of regular butter however it is only used at 1/4 – 1/3 the amount

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Call to Action – November 15’……..FOOD

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This is the first installment of a new monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it.

This month is looking at what I consider the most important prep…..food.

Most any size crisis can effect the ability to acquire food. Whether it’s a winter storm, hurricane, or all out economic collapse – food can suddenly become a very large concern.

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From the kitchen of John Rourke – October 29th, 2015

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When the grid goes down and the zombies are walking the streets the craving for something sweet will continue onward. I just recently discovered this no bake cookie recipe that everyone else seems to have known about except me.

Over the years at parties and special occasions I actually have eaten some of these never knowing the simplicity of the recipe and preparations. All ingredients can be part of any food storage program.

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Video of the Week: THREE WEEK BUGGING IN MEAL PLAN

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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.

In this video Armed Rogue discusses an example she has come up with for planning a 3 week meal plan for bugging in.

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Prep Like a Pro in Under an Hour

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By Lee Flynn

When you first start implementing an emergency food storage system, you might quickly feel overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. Should you focus on building your pantry, or making sure that you have a garden that will sustain your family in the event of an emergency?

Where on earth are you going to put enough toilet paper to last your family for weeks or months at a time? If you look

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ALMOST OVER!!! Emergency Essentials monthly sale

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Emergency Essentials is having another great sale this month on numerous survival and preparedness products and it all ends in a few days. As a leader in the preparedness industry for years Emergency Essentials bring some of the best products at the best prices every single month. With a reputation second to none in customer service they are not only a great company to deal with – but they are a sponsor of this website.

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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.

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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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