December 2, 2016

Expiration Dates Explained

August 11, 2016 aptprepper 1

When dealing with with food storage, we always check expiration dates and try to get the furthest expiration date possible.  But product dates can get confusing, as various descriptions appear in different types of food. Difference between “Best By,”  “Sell by,” “Use by” or just plain “Expiration Date” Here’s a handy infographic from Kitchen Sanity ( that helps sort it out: For more information on expiration dates, check out these articles:  Is Expired Food Safe to Eat? Is Expired Bottled […]

Storing Food in Harsh Conditions

July 21, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr,   A lot of people are now considering storing food for emergencies but feel they have obstacles that prevent them from doing so.  Perhaps they feel they don’t have any free space, or someone told them there is no way they can store food under the conditions they have in their house.  They then become fixated on the problem and get delayed in their efforts. Living in a hot humid climate for at […]

Beliefs about Fridge and Freezer Storage – are They True or Not?

July 14, 2016 aptprepper 6

I was was helping with the after dinner cleanup at my cousin’s home last Christmas and as we were putting leftovers away, she asked me to check to make sure all leftovers were completely cool before putting them in the fridge.  She said you should never place foods in the refrigerator until the food is completely cool or it will surely spoil. Much of our everyday food storage is either in the fridge or freezer and we’d all like to […]

Have you seen the news recently? I’m worried.

July 8, 2016 aptprepper 5

Is it just me, or does it seem like things are going downhill on a greasy slide? The news is more full than ever of stories about… Civil unrest Financial catastrophes Increased crime Race wars Riots Natural disasters Deadly pandemics Terrorism If you’re anything like me, this has spurred your prepping endeavors on with a renewed sense of urgency. The very fastest way to increase your food supply is so simple you won’t believe it. Emergency buckets.  Rated to sit […]

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Containers for Emergency Storage

June 27, 2016 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, If you are trying to build up your emergency food storage, you may be concerned about the costs associated with storage containers along with the food itself.  There is some expense involved, but it does not have to break your budget.  There are free or inexpensive ways to obtain emergency storage containers. Here are a few tips: Water Containers You don’t have to spend a lot of money on water containers. 2-liter soda […]

Money Mondays: Save on Food Storage Items at Aldi’s

April 25, 2016 aptprepper 4

    This post is by Bernie Carr, A while back, an Aldi’s grocery store opened near my area.  Many residents in the neighborhood had never heard of Aldi’s before.  One neighbor said she tried it, and did not like the selection because she was very brand conscious and could not find her name brands.  As a bargain shopper, I don’t have anything against store brands; oftentimes, they are made by the same manufacturers but under a different label.  […]

Start a Food Storage Plan Painlessly

February 24, 2016 aptprepper 7

  This post is by Bernie Carr, A few people I know have nearly no food stored at home.  They eat out on a regular basis and therefore feel no need to have food around the house except for a gallon of milk and some orange juice.  I’ve tried to bring up the subject tactfully, and they do realize they need to have some emergency food. One of the challenges of building up food storage is just getting started […]

Wine and Liquor for Emergency Storage

September 17, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, Alcohol is often mentioned in preparedness and survival discussions.  Many experts recommend storing bottles in your emergency supplies. Why include alcoholic beverages for storage? Wine has health benefits Wine can be used for cooking and can be fermented into vinegar Hard liquor can be used for disinfecting, due to the high alcohol content. Alcohol can also be used as pain relief, when there is no anesthesia around Alcohol can help fuel a fire. […]

This is What Happens During a Food Crisis

August 12, 2015 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, These last few weeks, I have been seeing some dire warnings from economic forecasters, about risks of another financial disaster, in spite of good economic news from main stream sources.  However, a large segment of our society still seems to be oblivious to the need to prepare.  They have no clue what happens when truck deliveries stop, or when grocery stores run out of food. What happens during a food crisis? To find […]

25 Must Have Survival Foods: Put Them In Your Pantry Now

July 21, 2015 aptprepper 4

By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in    One of my favorite phrases that I tell new preppers is that “your preps are your lifeline.” We must put measures in place before a disaster is upon us in order to have these lifelines available to us when we need it the most. Building an emergency pantry is one of those lifelines that takes both time and planning to make it fully functional. Ideally, you want to store shelf […]

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