January 17, 2017

Using Four Year Old Rice

April 5, 2014 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We are rotating the first batch of rice we stored away and replacing it with the new batch.  I bought the rice back in April 2010 but did not repackage it for for long term storage until November 2010.  Usually, rice that is left in a pantry with no special packaging will last one to two years. Since this is the first time I am using my rice storage I was really curious […]

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

October 17, 2013 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My workplace is giving free flu shots in a couple of weeks.  I usually don’t sign up for the flu shot but this reminded me that the cold and flu season is upon us. There are lots of people coming to work while sick, and the most common comment when asked about their condition is, “I’m so miserable, I don’t even know what I have.”   How can you tell whether you have a […]

Survival Food Storage

November 17, 2010 aptprepper 12

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

November 13, 2010 aptprepper 2

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 […]