August 13, 2019

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, 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 and has guest posted on […]

Money Mondays: Shopping for Emergency Foods at Winco

This post is by Bernie Carr, A while back I posted about great sources for food storage items.  Today I have a new store I’d like to tell you about, and it happens to be a grocery store as well.  I recently shopped a Winco Foods while visiting some relatives.  They told me Winco is their favorite store.  I love the HEB stores in Texas so I wasn’t convinced I would be very excited about another supermarket.  I checked […]

How to Store Junk Food for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, Disasters are difficult on everyone and having treats available when you are stressed and anxious can be comforting.  I know you need to have healthy foods in storage, but including a small amount of snack foods that everyone enjoys does not hurt anyone and can be a way to keep things feeling normal.  In a previous post, we covered Survival Uses for Junk Food.   Today we will look at how we would store […]

Money Mondays: Good Food Storage Sources Besides the Grocery Store

This post is by Bernie Carr,  When you start a food storage plan, whether for emergencies or money-saving reasons, you should avail yourself of various sources besides the supermarket.  I should point out that some supermarkets have bulk bins such as Whole Foods and Kroger.  Winco has a great selection. Food Storage Sources Try using various sources including but not limited to: Online Stores I’ve had great success buying bulk items such as rice, flour, coffee, sugar via Amazon and […]

Free this week: Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage

Quick post today, just wanted to let you know The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage (e-book) by Gaye Levy is free this week October 17 through Sunday, October 21. This is a good e-book to have – reviewed it back when it was released. Whether you are planning to start your emergency food supply or have one already, this book will help you avoid making mistakes and wasting money.  Get your free copy and don’t miss out!   © Apartment […]

Money Mondays: How to Start a Food Storage Plan If You are on Public Assistance

This post is by Bernie Carr, Everyone goes through a financial rough patch now and then – a job loss, business failure, disability etc.   A lot of readers have asked me the question whether someone on public assistance can start a food storage plan.  Sure, it is possible to start a food storage plan if you are on SNAP benefits, or if you have limited income coming in. Here is an infographic on getting started.  

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