September 11, 2018

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 […]

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Containers for Emergency Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com 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 […]

Review of Valley Food Storage Mango Habanero Chili

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was contacted by Valley Food Storage regarding trying out one of their entrees.  I am always looking for long term storage foods that are tasty.  As you know, long term storage foods can be a hit or miss, but I am always willing to try new ones and offer an balanced review.  (Note we do not have any connection with Valley Food Storage and are not compensated for doing reviews.) When I […]

The Difference Between Oxygen Absorbers and Silica Gel

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was telling a friend who is new to preparedness about packing bulk foods for long terms storage, when she asked me if oxygen absorbers are the same thing as the little  packets you find in new purses and shoe boxes that say “Do not eat.”   This reminded me that I was confused about this at one time so I thought I’d do a quick post about it. Oxygen Absorbers Oxygen absorbers are […]

Survivalcave Food Taste Test

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   I recently made the Creamy Potato Soup entree from Survivalcave Food, one of our sponsors.  I never know how a dish will turn out and I always assure any companies that send me a sample that I will give a fair and honest review. Preparation is simple:  Just add water. In this case, the ratio is 1/4 cup of Potato soup mix to 1 cup of water.  Because we were having it […]

Emergency Essentials Baking Mix Issue Resolution and a Few Updates

I wanted to give you an update on what the Emergency Essentials baking mix issue that I told you about. I sent an email to Customer Service confirming their policy about baking mixes activating prematurely and got a response.  It turns out, the issue was just an isolated one, where a few batches of baking mixes got activated and puffed up when there was a slight change in temperature.  Because these are long term storage items, this should not have […]

Emergency Essentials Baking Mix Issue

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We were moving our food storage around to make room for supplies when we noticed these two cans of Emergency Essentials Provident Pantry Honey Cornbread Muffin Mix were looking odd.  The top and bottom of the cans had lifted and were puffy.  There are no dents in the cans. I immediately called the 800 number posted on the Emergency Essentials website to find out what could cause this.  I have bought a […]

Product Review: E-Foods Creamy Potato Soup

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve had a few Hits and Misses with long term storage foods, so I am always wary when anticipating a new product tryout.  I never know how it will turn out.  I received a sample of E-Foods meals.  (Note: Apartment Prepper is not affiliated with E-foods; just providing an independent review.)  The package contained three entrees:  Creamy Potato Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Chicken and Rice Soup, with each packet containing about four servings. […]

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Ground Beef

Today I am going to review a popular Thrive freeze dried item, the ground beef.   Misty Marsh over at Your Own Home Store kindly sent me a sample a while back, but I had not gotten around to posting the result due to work schedules getting in the way. I use a lot of ground beef chuck in my everyday cooking, as it is less expensive than steak and can be used in a variety of menu items: tacos, burritos, […]

Survival Food Storage

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 […]

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