August 4, 2017

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, […]

Artisan Bread Update

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I posted about making homemade bread a few days ago.  The recipe indicated the dough can be kept in the refrigerator and used to make subsequent loaves.  I wasn’t so sure how it would turn out so I am writing an update. I stored the dough in the same bowl I mixed it in, covered by a sheet of aluminum foil in the refrigerator.   The 2nd time I made it, I tore another […]

Breadmaking is Not So Complicated After All

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It took me a while but I finally got around to trying my hand at baking bread from scratch.  It’s been a goal of mine (See Small Steps to Learning Survival Skills) for a while now, but I  was a bit intimidated about trying it at first.   I’ve had a few failures in the past; I even owned a bread machine at one time.   Due to one of the failures, my dough overflowed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Items Needed for Storing Survival Food

I am happy to be back home after being away for a week.  Now I can proceed with my bulk food storage plans. Last week, I posted about shopping for food staples such as rice, pasta, pinto beans, etc.  in “Survival Food Shopping”  We then bought the materials needed to package these foods for long-term storage.  These were purchased online as I could not find a local store that carries them: –food grade five gallon buckets with lids –1 gallon […]

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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