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Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Ground Beef

December 2, 2011 aptprepper 2

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, […]

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Chicken

October 21, 2011 aptprepper 3

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 […]

Fats and Oils in Food Storage

October 15, 2011 aptprepper 24

(Author’s note:  Whoops, I accidentally published this article earlier before it was ready.  I have edited it and now restoring the correct version.) When first getting into food storage, the main things that come to mind are canned goods, staples such as flour, sugar and salt, meats etc.  Most of the time, fats and oils are left out of the initial food storage effort.  However, fat is an essential part of our diet, and a great source of calories at […]

Not Good News – Price for this Food Staple is Going Up

September 28, 2011 aptprepper 5

I just heard over the radio today that peanut prices are about to jump up this year, and with that, the price of a staple at our house, peanut butter.  Of course, this does not apply to you if you or someone in your family has a peanut allergy, but for thousands of households, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are some of the cheapest, fairly nutritious food that kids love to eat. The reasons for the price hike are two […]

How our Drought will Affect your Food Budget

September 6, 2011 aptprepper 12

It has been a long and miserable summer, as the Texas drought drags on.  We thought we might get some relief this past weekend, but it did not materialize, as the rainfall from the expected tropical storm went east to Louisiana.  Instead, we got high winds.  Driving down the freeway I spotted a sign that said “EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER.”   A couple of exits later, I actually witnessed a ranging wildfire a few miles away.  Black smoke was billowing, and the […]

Mainstay Energy Bars Product Review

September 1, 2011 aptprepper 8

By:  Clay Good day fellow preppers. Bernie has been so gracious to allow me to post reviews on products and ideas to help fellow apartment preppers. I myself live in a small apartment in a very populated urban environment and have been prepping for some time. I have been financially prepping longer than with supplies, but all the same I have been researching and continuously revising several plans for different scenarios. I have learned through my hunting, fishing and outdoor […]

Another Sign of Food Inflation

June 4, 2011 aptprepper 8

This past week we picked up a few more canned goods to supplement the hurricane supplies.  I usually store the recent additions further back in the pantry, and try to use the older stock, but today I accidentally opened one of the newer cans of Beefaroni.  Actually, I am now glad I did, because I noticed something was different about the contents.  The taste was the same, but it was a lot more saucy with fewer noodles and meat than […]

Coffee Prices are about to Rise Again

May 30, 2011 aptprepper 6

We have seen coffee along with overall food prices increase over the past year and I had mentioned it last fall (See Food Prices are Going Up http://wp.me/p1dmhM-80).  It looks like there is no relief in sight.   Due to a couple of years of bad crops in coffee growing countries such as Columbia and Indonesia, along with the rising demand for coffee in a growing population like China, prices are sure to increase.  Major brands such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts […]

Media Now Recommending Stockpiling Food

March 2, 2011 aptprepper 6

Last week, one of our local channels had a segment on stockpiling food by using coupons.  A local coupon expert was featured; the interviewer followed her around the grocery store as she picked up sale items and combined coupons for impressive savings.  The segment concluded that we should all use coupons and store sales to stockpile food as a hedge against inflation. Today Fox News featured Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition.  The report recommended that anyone can start their emergency […]