June 17, 2020

Should You Include Vitamin Boosters for Emergencies?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Supporting your immune system with vitamins and minerals is a great way to protect yourself from catch colds, flu and the coronavirus.  I also recommend that everyone to continue preparing for emergencies, as natural disasters can still occur even if we are in the middle of a pandemic. As we have seen in recent months, food and supply shortages can occur when the supply chain gets interrupted. If you have to live off […]

What to Do with Refrigerated Foods After a Power Outage

Right before Christmas, some of my relatives lost electricity when the wind knocked out their neighborhood’s power lines. They spent a cold night at home and were worried they would lose all the holiday food in their fridge. A power outage can occur at any time – heavy thunderstorms, heat wave when the power grid is stretched thin, local electrical repairs, hurricanes, earthquakes etc. A lot of people wonder what to do with the food in the refrigerator when electricity […]

Are One Year Old Frozen Tamales Still Edible?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many families have their own special tamale recipe that is traditionally made during the holidays. We usually make several dozen, split among family members. Normally they are eaten within a three months at the most. But I wanted to see if tamales could stay edible for a year so we stored some for a taste test. What we did The tamales we made last year were pork tamales. As soon as they cooled, […]

How to Preserve Meat without a Fridge

Written by Travis Noonan When a natural disaster strikes, the first thing to go is primary infrastructure – running water, cell towers, internet, and most importantly, electricity. For us apartment dwellers, that usually means no refrigeration. Most outages or disruptive weather events last a few days. But what happens when three days turns into two weeks? A month or longer? We’ve seen this recently in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria left over one million residents without electricity for up to ten […]

Possible Food and Fuel Shortages Predicted in the UK

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today to share I came across an article that UK residents are facing a possible threat of food, fuel and medicine shortages near the end of October should they leave the European Union with no deal. Since the UK is my third largest reader population, I wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and would encourage you to prepare as much as you can just in […]

What to Do With Prepped Foods That Are About to Expire

Written by Scott Huntington We all need food to survive. Unfortunately, eating all your groceries before they expire can be a difficult task, especially with perishables like fruits and vegetables. Estimates suggest we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, with food the most significant contributor to municipal landfills. That puts the onus on consumers to shop responsibly and take steps to preserve food for as long as possible. Fortunately, some foods can last years — decades even — […]

Store Food Even If You have No Space

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Over the years I have discussed the challenges of storing food when you have very little space.  Apartments do not have a lot of pantry space, but some people live in even smaller spaces like tiny homes, vehicles or just rent a bed with storage underneath. Can you even store any food at all if all you have is a small shelf? I think you can still store at least three days worth […]

15 Foods That Last Forever

  Editor’s note:  Today we have a post by my fellow blogger Linda who writes Food Storage Moms. Spoilage is a constant issue with food storage, but it’s good to know there are foods that last a lifetime. 15 Foods That Last Forever Written by Linda Loosli This articled first appeared in Food Storage Moms Food Storage Moms When you are on your food storage journey you may want to add these 15 foods to your stash that last forever. […]

Food Storage for Special Diets

A lot of readers wonder how to store foods when someone in the family is on a special diet. Diabetes and high blood pressure are common conditioners that cause restrictions on food choices. People with food allergies also have to be selective on food. “Store what you eat and eat what you store” is something we all need to remember when choosing emergency foods to stock up. This podcast from James Walton who runs Prepperbroadcasting.com and has guest posted on […]

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