Mylar packing food for long term storage

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 … Read more

Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

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 … Read more

Survival Food: Peanut Butter

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 … Read more

Letter Re: Homemade MRE

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 … Read more

Homemade MRE?

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 … Read more

A bird in the hand……..

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 … Read more

SHTF Scenario: What’s Your Food Supply Situation?

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 … Read more

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

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, … Read more

Survival Biscuits?

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

  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 … Read more

Letter Re: Food storage and vermin

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 … Read more

A little off-grid cooking……

A buddy of mine and I recently got together for a little “off grid” cooking. Several methods of cooking were represented including a using a Deadwood Stove, a small backpacking stove, and an “expedient” stove made from a cinder block. On the menu was an assortment of Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods. The Deadwood Stove … Read more

Watch Out For Food Storage Lies

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. … Read more

Food Storage Recipes….Part 3

Here is the third and last part of a series of posts highlighting some awesome recipes using foods commonly found in prepper’s food stores. Part One can be found HERE and Part Two HERE. If anyone has any more feel free to send them in – emergencycd(at)gmail.com.   #11  Sun Baked Chicken and Lentil Stew … Read more