October 14, 2017

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Chicken

This week I am reviewing Thrive Freeze Dried White Meat Chopped Chicken, courtesy of Misty Marsh over at Your Own Home Store.  I am very interested in freeze dried meats, as my current food storage is low on meat items. I made Chopped Chicken Salad using the following recipe: Ingredients: 3/4 cup Thrive Freeze Dried Chopped Chicken 1/4 cup Thrive celery 1/8  cup Thrive onion1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste Bring water in a […]

Ever Tried Powdered Eggs?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have to admit I was very skeptical about this latest food experiment.  I can always tell by the spongy look when those free breakfast buffets at the hotel are serving powdered eggs.   So when my husband suggested we try opening up emergency can to make sure we can eat it I was very hesitant about it. Today I finally got around to trying it.   The instructions say, mix 1/4 cup of powdered […]

Powdered Milk Experiment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I ran out of regular milk and was waiting til the weekend to restock.  So I decided to try using one of my powdered milk supplies.   A real emergency is not a good time to be testing unfamiliar food items or supplies, since you cannot afford to waste time or resources at that point. This brand is a whole milk product.  I followed the instructions and mixed the powder with water and tried […]

Portable Stove Road Test

I had posted about assembling this backpacking stove a while ago (see Backpacking Stove Test http://wp.me/p1dmhM-pB).  At the time, we tested it on our kitchen counter (with the windows wide open due to possible fumes) to make sure it turned on properly and it did. We chose this model because we wanted reliability, portability, a wide pan rest that can fit a good-sized pot and the ability to use about 3 types of fuel.   The comments in the article I […]

Taste Test: Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai

It’s been a while since I reviewed a prepackaged freeze dried food so I decided to be adventurous and try Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai.  It is a vegetarian noodle dish, and the family elected to eat other foods so I was the only one who tried it.  I was a little “iffy” about the dish at first, but since it was so easy to prepare I figured, “Why not?” The first step is to take out the peanut butter packet […]

Book Review: How to Live on Wheat 3rd Edition

I received a reviewer’s copy of How to Live on Wheat, 3rd Edition by John Hill, which was released December 2010.  I must admit I had not heard of this book before, and likely would not have read it:  in my mind, “living on wheat” seems like one of those “advanced” activities, far above my preparedness skills. As it turns out, I am happy to admit I was wrong about my initial impression.  Live on Wheat has a lot of […]

Survival Food Shopping

This month’s project is to store some bulk items such as rice, flour, pinto beans, sugar etc. I was originally hoping to participate with the local Latter Day Saints (LDS) Cannery that I had found out about after doing a search for mylar bags and bulk food storage.  I called them and found out information and pricing.  The facility is about an hour away, but it sounded good so I planned to go as the prices were very reasonable.  You […]

First Freeze Dried Food

I have read that freeze-dried meals are a great addition to the food storage plan.  Mountain House is highly recommended by several websites, so we decided to give one of their meals a try.  We picked up a package of Beef Stroganoff with Noodles. Here is a photo of the contents: All you have to do is add four cups of boiling water into the package, stir and let stand for 8 to 1o minutes. Here is a picture of […]

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