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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 […]

Is it Safe to Refreeze Thawed Meat?

December 22, 2014 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Whenever there is a power outage, we always avoid opening the refrigerator and especially the freezer to avoid letting the cold out.  A big worry is that freezer items will thaw out and go bad.  Some food items are salvageable, but some are not so clear-cut. This also happens in everyday life:  you take out steaks or chicken and leave them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, only to run out of time […]

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett: Review

May 16, 2014 aptprepper 13

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had an opportunity to review a copy of Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett. I like the way the book is organized, with a separate chapter covering food needs for 72 hours, short term emergencies (two weeks to three months) and long term emergencies (three months or longer).   There are more sections dealing with water storage, preserving, packing dry foods for long term, maintaining balance, sustainable food storage, organizing […]

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 […]