Category Archive: Food Storage

Jan 15

You Might Reconsider Those Freeze Dried Meals In Your BugOut Bag

My wife and I like to go hiking and do some occasional backpacking.  I freely admit that I like to spend more time in the woods than she does so I consider it a bonus when she tags along.  Last fall we spent a few days in a remote part of a National Forest doing …

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Sep 29

New Independent Testing Reveals 20 Percent Jump in Shelf Life of Mountain House Foods

Note from PJ:  Thanks to Kyle for sending me this information, we have been emailing back and forth about this for a while now.  For those of us who have Mountain House pouches as part of our preps, this is certainly good news. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twelve-year pouch shelf life is longest to be verified …

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Dec 16

Food Preps – Pre-packaged or Home Brew? (Part 2)

By M.O.V. In part 1 we covered disaster preparedness and OPSEC. Let’s dive right in and take a look at a few options for food storage and prepping. First, there are a variety pre-packaged long-term storage foods currently on the market today to choose from. Amongst those you can select either freeze-dried or dehydrated. In …

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Dec 13

Food Preps – Pre-packaged or Home Brew? (Part 1)

By M.O.A. Let me preface this post with a thumbs-up kudos to PJ for his prep examples. If you are new to prepping, that is a great place to start culling ideas that fit within your own budget. It’s always all about lists, isn’t it? When it comes to food preps, you have a few …

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Dec 12

MRE Review:

I was contacted by the good folks over at about a month or so ago, they wanted to know if I would like to review a case of their MRE’s.  Two thoughts immediately crossed my mind.  While I don’t consider myself a connoisseur of all things MRE I have no doubt easily eaten hundreds …

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Nov 28

Infograph: Are We Headed For A Food Shortage?

Here is a pretty cool infograph which was sent over to me via email.  To summarize: less farmland, less farmers, more people = bad juju.  I think it’s pretty clear that the path we are on is unsustainable… Print PDF

Nov 25

The Winter Wheat Conundrum

Chances are at some point you’ve ordered a 3/6/12 month supply of food from one of any number of the major distributors most preppers frequent online.  Quite often many of these kits come stocked with large quantities of winter wheat, which might leave the recipient scratching their head.  It’s pretty obvious what to do with …

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Oct 31

What’s In Your Spice Cabinet for SHTF?

This might seem like a strange topic but just trust me when I say that variety is indeed the spice of life.  I’ve been in situations when water was the predominate beverage available for consumption, this was before all of the slick beverage powders were available in MRE’s.  Don’t let someone get a tub of …

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Oct 16

5 MRE Tips for Newbies

There are typically two ways to eat MRE’s, at least in my experience.  The first method is much more relaxed and exists in an environment where time is not an issue, it also usually involves some heavy bartering for various MRE components.  You heat up your meal while sitting in the shade, working your way …

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Jun 14

Cycling through your Storage Food

We preach it all the time in the prepping community, you must store what you plan on eating and actually cycle through that food in order to keep things as fresh as possible.  While not a huge deal for long term freeze dried items with a shelf life of 20-30 years, canned food items with …

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Apr 29

Canned Food Expiration Date MYTH

If you are like me your food storage is quite diverse, with canned foods integrated into the rotation cycle.  Unfortunately there might not be a way to get through all of your canned food stock prior to hitting a few of those expiration dates, so what then?  Do you assume the food magically turned poisonous …

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Apr 08

Freeze Dried vs Dehydrated Storage Food (Infographic)

Chett from sent over this awesome Infographic which I wanted to share.  Post comments or questions as necessary and I’ll see if he can answer them. Print PDF

Feb 21

Why Buy Freeze Dried Food?

Freeze Dried Food Info

By AJ Why should the average consumer choose to buy freeze dried foods? 1. Long Shelf Life – Freeze dried food has a much longer shelf life, making it ideal for emergency situations. These foods can be easily stored almost anywhere and at room temperature. Freezing or refrigeration is not necessary. 2. Easily Prepared – …

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Feb 18

Food Storage: The Solution to Food Shortage

By Adeline We humans need food for proper nutrition. In times of crisis, access to a stable food supply is the key to continued survival. In the presence of natural disasters, human conflicts, climate change, and overpopulation, the threat of food shortages and total famine is not as far-fetched as it seems. Preparing long-term food supplies …

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Jan 28

Hardtack: step by step instructions

Hardtack:  The survival food cleverly disguised as a brick, wheel chock, or overly thick bathroom tile.  Whenever I think of hardtack images come to mind of a sailor gnawing away on a piece 500 years ago in the middle of the ocean, or more recently a Civil War era Infantryman chewing on a piece while …

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