February 10, 2020

Opening up a Seven Year Old Pasta Bucket

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our oldest food storage buckets were packed back to 2010.  The last time I opened a bucket was back in 2014 when I opened a rice bucket and replaced it. Today I am opening the pasta bucket, to see if the long term storage packaging method worked.   How the Food was Stored We stored various bulk foods such as rice, beans, pasta, flour, spices etc. using mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and food […]

Great Emergency Food Storage for Small Spaces – Legacy’s 72 Hour Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we had a tropical storm.   Many streets were impassable, and parking areas were closed off due to flooding.  Fortunately, the storm was just that, not a hurricane.  Weather forecasters are warning of an active hurricane season and advising people to get prepared.   Natural and man-made disasters can happen anywhere.  That’s why I always recommend having a stockpile of emergency foods.  It should include foods that are easy to prepare, preferably a combination […]

Don’t Forget to Include this Essential Ingredient in Your Food Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Besides basic things like food and water, we take for granted many other items we use on a daily basis such as toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, trash bags, clothing, etc.  One item that came to mind is salt.  I decided we need to store more salt:  it is inexpensive and plentiful now, but if we were to run out, we would really miss it.  For hundreds of years, salt was not readily available […]

10 Easy Tips to Avoid Food Storage Problems

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people want to store food for emergencies but feel they have obstacles that prevent them from doing so.  Perhaps they feel they don’t have any free space, or become overwhelmed by the task. Having limited space and living in a hot humid climate for at least 120 days out of the year, I am very familiar with storage problems. Ideally, food should be stored at around 50-55 degrees, with no […]

Expiration Dates Explained

When dealing with with food storage, we always check expiration dates and try to get the furthest expiration date possible.  But product dates can get confusing, as various descriptions appear in different types of food. Difference between “Best By,”  “Sell by,” “Use by” or just plain “Expiration Date” Here’s a handy infographic from Kitchen Sanity (www.kitchensanity.com) that helps sort it out: For more information on expiration dates, check out these articles:  Is Expired Food Safe to Eat? Is Expired Bottled […]

Storing Food in Harsh Conditions

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A lot of people are now considering storing food for emergencies but feel they have obstacles that prevent them from doing so.  Perhaps they feel they don’t have any free space, or someone told them there is no way they can store food under the conditions they have in their house.  They then become fixated on the problem and get delayed in their efforts. Living in a hot humid climate for at […]

Have you seen the news recently? I’m worried.

Is it just me, or does it seem like things are going downhill on a greasy slide? The news is more full than ever of stories about… Civil unrest Financial catastrophes Increased crime Race wars Riots Natural disasters Deadly pandemics Terrorism If you’re anything like me, this has spurred your prepping endeavors on with a renewed sense of urgency. The very fastest way to increase your food supply is so simple you won’t believe it. Emergency buckets.  Rated to sit […]

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Containers for Emergency Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you are trying to build up your emergency food storage, you may be concerned about the costs associated with storage containers along with the food itself.  There is some expense involved, but it does not have to break your budget.  There are free or inexpensive ways to obtain emergency storage containers. Here are a few tips: Water Containers You don’t have to spend a lot of money on water containers. 2-liter soda […]

Money Mondays: Save on Food Storage Items at Aldi’s

    This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, an Aldi’s grocery store opened near my area.  Many residents in the neighborhood had never heard of Aldi’s before.  One neighbor said she tried it, and did not like the selection because she was very brand conscious and could not find her name brands.  As a bargain shopper, I don’t have anything against store brands; oftentimes, they are made by the same manufacturers but under a different label.  […]

Start a Food Storage Plan Painlessly

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few people I know have nearly no food stored at home.  They eat out on a regular basis and therefore feel no need to have food around the house except for a gallon of milk and some orange juice.  I’ve tried to bring up the subject tactfully, and they do realize they need to have some emergency food. One of the challenges of building up food storage is just getting started […]

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