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Review of Valley Food Storage Mango Habanero Chili

December 26, 2014 aptprepper 0

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 […]

Meals in a Jar

June 14, 2013 aptprepper 10

This week I read through Meals in a Jar Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes by Julie Languille. The book covers everything you would need to have in order to prepare all the ingredients needed to have “just add water” meals in your pantry.  It also gives step by step instructions on how to assemble, and finally, cook the meals you have stored. With my schedule, I am always interested in having ingredients on hand to make quick meals.  Pre-packaged […]

Emergency Essentials Baking Mix Issue Resolution and a Few Updates

April 11, 2013 aptprepper 2

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

March 30, 2013 aptprepper 7

  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

August 11, 2012 aptprepper 2

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. […]

See What’s Inside an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)

June 13, 2012 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Two years ago, we bought a few MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as part of our food storage plan.   Because they come with a heating unit, MREs offer the convenience of being able to eat a hot meal in an emergency.  They also stack well in a small space. Later on, I found out about LRPs which are lighter and more portable than MREs, and stocked a few of those as well. We […]

More Fun with Freeze Dried Food

September 26, 2011 aptprepper 9

Yesterday I posted about pan frying the Thrive Dehydrated Roast Beef.  This was the “if I am out in the wilderness and have no other ingredients” part of the test. In today’s post I wanted to see if this is a product that I would stock on a normal basis, as a possible ingredient for a quick dinner, or as an emergency meal when the power is out. I started out the same way:  rehydrate the beef in some hot […]

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Roast Beef

September 25, 2011 aptprepper 18

Today I got to test out something I have been curious about for quite some time:  freeze dried roast beef.  Misty McBride who runs Your Own Home Store blog sent me a sample of Thrive Freeze Dried Roast Beef and I am pleased to offer an objective taste test. For anyone like me who as never seen freeze dried roast beef, I took lots of pictures so you know what it looks like before and after cooking. Here is what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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