May 27, 2019

Treats and Snacks in Your Food Storage

In the movie Zombieland, one of the goals of Woody Harrelson’s character had was to find a store that had Twinkies. He was obsessed with getting a hold of a Twinkie stash he wouldn’t let anything, including a bunch of zombies get in his way. It might have been just some product placement but they still had a valid point – a disaster does not make you stop craving for treats. […]

2-Course MREs from Meal Kit Supply Taste Test

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received samples of the new 2-course MREs from Meal Kit Supply for review.   They are smaller packaging that the 3 course ones, but include everything you need for a filling meal.  The package I tried was the Vegetarian Ratatouile.  It included the following:  heating unit, Vegetarian Ratatouille entrée, chocolate chip cookie, lemon lime beverage mix, and spoon. I set up the heating unit according to package directions.  All you have to do […]

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime

This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition By Tess Pennington Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods?  Certain foods can stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it.  Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them are you keys to success. The best way to store food for the long term is by using a multi-barrier system.  This system protects […]

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett: Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had an opportunity to review a copy of Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett. I like the way the book is organized, with a separate chapter covering food needs for 72 hours, short term emergencies (two weeks to three months) and long term emergencies (three months or longer).   There are more sections dealing with water storage, preserving, packing dry foods for long term, maintaining balance, sustainable food storage, organizing […]

Using Four Year Old Rice

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We are rotating the first batch of rice we stored away and replacing it with the new batch.  I bought the rice back in April 2010 but did not repackage it for for long term storage until November 2010.  Usually, rice that is left in a pantry with no special packaging will last one to two years. Since this is the first time I am using my rice storage I was really curious […]

Avoid Boring Survival Food: Include Spices and Seasonings in Food Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Once you’ve stored at least a couple of weeks worth of food and water, you’ll want to store a few of your favorite spices and seasonings.  Though it would not be life threatening to leave them out, your survival storage diet would become quite monotonous without a few basic spices. Start with the basics such as salt, sugar, pepper.  Then add a variety of spices and seasonings such as: cinnamon, garlic powder, onion […]

Spam for Survival Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For anyone who has never tried Spam, it is a canned meat by Hormel, made of pork shoulder and ham.  It looks like a pink brick when you first take it out of the can.  A lot of people hate it, but there are a great number of fans out there.   My parents actually introduced me to Spam.  Since they were kids during World War II, they grew up eating Spam as a […]

An Easy Way to Cook Beans

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we’ll take a look at a prepper’s staple:  dried beans.  It is an inexpensive source of protein, tasty and filling.   Many people settle for canned beans, thinking it is too hard to make it yourself.  It is actually very easy. How Much Dried Beans to Use 1 cup dried beans = 3 cups cooked beans Since I like to make a large enough batch to last for a few meals, I use […]

Why Storing Peanut Butter is a Must for Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the previous article, the giveaway question is asking readers what are their favorite protein sources for food storage.  I can tell you that one of my favorites is peanut butter. Unless someone has a peanut allergy in the family, peanut butter makes a great storage food: –inexpensive –filling – “sticks to your ribs” –protein rich and calorie dense –can be used in a variety of ways such as as sandwiches, sauces, cookies, […]

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