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Is Expired Food Safe to Eat?

January 23, 2015 aptprepper 2

Written by Julie This post originally appeared in Home Ready Home Last week, I went through my pantry, trying to get an idea of how much food storage I have. By the time the organizing session was complete, a dozen or so “expired” items sat on my kitchen counter. In the past, I didn’t hesitate to throw a can in the trash if it was expired. And according to an article on Urban Survival Site, I’m not the only one tossing […]

Using Four Year Old Rice

April 5, 2014 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We are rotating the first batch of rice we stored away and replacing it with the new batch.  I bought the rice back in April 2010 but did not repackage it for for long term storage until November 2010.  Usually, rice that is left in a pantry with no special packaging will last one to two years. Since this is the first time I am using my rice storage I was really curious […]

What Expired Coffee Tastes Like

July 21, 2012 aptprepper 5

I was looking through my stored items and noticed my Starbucks instant coffee stash had expired.  I started accumulating supplies a couple of years ago, and sure enough, some of those expiration dates are starting to creep up.  This one expired in October 2010.   The package felt hard and dried and it seemed there were clumpy bits of instant coffee.  Normally being the coffee snob that I am I would have tossed it.  But what if that is all […]

See What’s Inside an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)

June 13, 2012 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Two years ago, we bought a few MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as part of our food storage plan.   Because they come with a heating unit, MREs offer the convenience of being able to eat a hot meal in an emergency.  They also stack well in a small space. Later on, I found out about LRPs which are lighter and more portable than MREs, and stocked a few of those as well. We […]

Expiration Date Experiment

March 8, 2011 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was looking for something to make for dinner and found this Rice A Roni in my pantry.   I’d had it for a while and it was well past the “Best By” date, in this case, 10/2009.   How did this get past me?  I thought, “Hmmm.  Should I or shouldn’t I?”  So I did some research on the internet about “Best by” dates. Technically, the item was not expired, it was past its […]

Survival Food Storage

November 17, 2010 aptprepper 12

After shopping around for bulk survival food and storage materials, I am finally ready to start storing. First, I gathered up all my supplies on the dining table: Food items such as rice, pasta, pinto beans, etc. 5 gallon food grade buckets 1 gallon size mylar bags oxygen absorbers (300 cc) measuring cup iron masking tape and sharpie marker for labeling cardboard to place over the table (under the iron) airtight jar to keep extra oxygen absorbers bay leaves to […]

A Way to Rotate Your Canned Food: Cansolidator Review

October 16, 2010 aptprepper 5

I happily won ModernSurvivalOnline.com’s Cansolidator Giveaway a couple of weeks ago.  The item is the Cansolidator “Pantry” which fits 40 cans and is available from Shelf Reliance.   I’m not a paid sponsor, just reviewing the item since I have never used a food rotation item before.  As you know, I am always on the hunt for an efficient way to store our supplies, since we are always so short on space in our apartment. We finally decided on a spot […]