September 9, 2018

Money Mondays: Good Food Storage Sources Besides the Grocery Store

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  When you start a food storage plan, whether for emergencies or money-saving reasons, you should avail yourself of various sources besides the supermarket. Food Storage Sources Try using various sources including but not limited to: Online Stores I’ve had great success buying bulk items such as rice, flour, coffee, sugar via Amazon and other online stores such as Emergency Essentials. Warehouse stores* Sam’s and Costco are good sources for food storage. If you partner […]

Money Mondays: How to Start a Food Storage Plan If You are on Public Assistance

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone goes through a financial rough patch now and then – a job loss, business failure, disability etc.   A lot of readers have asked me the question whether someone on public assistance can start a food storage plan.  Sure, it is possible to start a food storage plan if you are on SNAP benefits, or if you have limited income coming in. Here is an infographic on getting started.  

How to Repackage Salt for Long Term Storage

Because salt is one of those essential ingredients with multiple uses, I make sure I a good amount stored away.  I recently opened some of my stores that were packaged back in 2010 and the salt was as fresh as the day I bought it.  Now I need to replenish my stored supply so I bought a huge bag of salt at Costco. It will keep well in the pantry for a while, but, over time, the salt will clump up […]

How to Make Dried Fruit without a Food Dehydrator

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been wanting to try dehydrating fruit but I do not have room for a food dehydrator.  There is just not enough space in my small apartment for another gadget.  But I there is a way to dehydrate fruit without a food dehydrator – just use your oven! I had a couple of apples that were a bit past their prime but still in good shape.  They were perfect for my apple chips […]

Survival Uses for Junk Food

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Junk food is much maligned when it comes to nutrition – too much sugar, salt, high in calories and low in nutrients etc.  But if you consume it in moderation, it can be both satisfying and comforting.  I’ve seen emergency food lists that only include staples such as beans and rice, canned meats and vegetables.  There is nothing wrong with these bare-bones lists, however, it can get boring very quickly.  That’s why I […]

Money Mondays: Use Food Storage for your Thanksgiving Feast

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week, while you are planning your Thanksgiving menu, consider “shopping” from your food storage items that are nearing expiration.  If you are short on cash, this is also a way to save a few dollars. So why not include some of your food storage items for Thanksgiving? A few ideas Canned corn and green beans can be used for casseroles Mountain House Noodles and Chicken makes a tasty meal all by itself […]

Legacy Bannock Cook-In-Pouch Meals – Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring the Bannock Cook in a Pouch Meals by Legacy.  Bannock Camping Food entrees are easy to prepare, as they cook directly inside the pouch. Meal Preparation For this review, I tried the Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.   Here is a photo of the contents.  You can see pieces of oats and peaches. To prepare, I followed package directions to add  two and a half cups of boiling water to […]

Free this weekend: Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage

Quick post today, just wanted to let you know The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage (e-book) by Gaye Levy is free this weekend, till Monday, 8/14/2017. This is a good e-book to have – reviewed it back when it was released. Whether you are planning to start your emergency food supply or have one already, this book will help you avoid making mistakes and wasting money.  Get your free copy and don’t miss out!   © Apartment Prepper 2017  

Is Expired Tabasco Sauce Okay to Use?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been going through my stored items and using older supplies.   I had a bucket containing spices and condiments.  I found two bottles of Tabasco sauce Tabasco Sauce (original) that were stored back in Nov. 2010. The boxes said “BEST BY 08/13.   It doesn’t technically say “expired” but “best by.”  But it’s always better to check if expired food or past the best by date is safe to eat. How they were […]

Opening up a Seven Year Old Pasta Bucket

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our oldest food storage buckets were packed back to 2010.  The last time I opened a bucket was back in 2014 when I opened a rice bucket and replaced it. Today I am opening the pasta bucket, to see if the long term storage packaging method worked.   How the Food was Stored We stored various bulk foods such as rice, beans, pasta, flour, spices etc. using mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and food […]

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