December 4, 2018

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, apartmentprepper.com 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.  

Why You Need Food Storage Even if You have a Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Every year I start an apartment garden with the best of intentions.  Some seasons I get a great result, but other times, the results are less than stellar. What happened to my garden? The plants have been attacked by these black caterpillars that eat through all the leaves and even soft branches (see title image).  They grow big and fat then turn into these ugly moths.  Ugggh!!  Between the 106 heat and the […]

Money Mondays: Use Food Storage for your Thanksgiving Feast

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week, while you are planning your Thanksgiving menu, consider “shopping” from your food storage items that are nearing expiration.  If you are short on cash, this is also a way to save a few dollars. So why not include some of your food storage items for Thanksgiving? A few ideas Canned corn and green beans can be used for casseroles Mountain House Noodles and Chicken makes a tasty meal all by itself […]

Legacy Bannock Cook-In-Pouch Meals – Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring the Bannock Cook in a Pouch Meals by Legacy.  Bannock Camping Food entrees are easy to prepare, as they cook directly inside the pouch. Meal Preparation For this review, I tried the Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.   Here is a photo of the contents.  You can see pieces of oats and peaches. To prepare, I followed package directions to add  two and a half cups of boiling water to […]

Is Expired Tabasco Sauce Okay to Use?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been going through my stored items and using older supplies.   I had a bucket containing spices and condiments.  I found two bottles of Tabasco sauce Tabasco Sauce (original) that were stored back in Nov. 2010. The boxes said “BEST BY 08/13.   It doesn’t technically say “expired” but “best by.”  But it’s always better to check if expired food or past the best by date is safe to eat. How they were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beliefs about Fridge and Freezer Storage – are They True or Not?

I was was helping with the after dinner cleanup at my cousin’s home last Christmas and as we were putting leftovers away, she asked me to check to make sure all leftovers were completely cool before putting them in the fridge.  She said you should never place foods in the refrigerator until the food is completely cool or it will surely spoil. Much of our everyday food storage is either in the fridge or freezer and we’d all like to […]

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