September 22, 2019

The Prepper’s Cookbook by Tess Pennington: Recipe Test

I received a review copy of The Prepper’s Cookbook:  300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals by Tess Pennington. In it you will find 300 recipes using common food storage items, many of which you may already have in your kitchen shelves.  The recipes are easy to follow, and require no special equipment. The book includes practical tips for starting, building and using your emergency pantry.  I liked the section on making your own seasoning […]

Cooking with Dehydrated Food

    Today I’d like to share my experience of actually cooking a dish from dehydrated food.  One of our sponsors, Mother Earth Products sent me some samples that included a crock pot recipe for Chicken Vegetable Soup. Now that we are starting to feel the heat of summer I am trying to avoid cooking methods that will heat up the kitchen such as frying or baking, so the crock pot is perfect.  I have never really cooked with dehydrated […]

Emergency Essentials Baking Mix Issue Resolution and a Few Updates

I wanted to give you an update on what the Emergency Essentials baking mix issue that I told you about. I sent an email to Customer Service confirming their policy about baking mixes activating prematurely and got a response.  It turns out, the issue was just an isolated one, where a few batches of baking mixes got activated and puffed up when there was a slight change in temperature.  Because these are long term storage items, this should not have […]

Emergency Essentials Baking Mix Issue

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We were moving our food storage around to make room for supplies when we noticed these two cans of Emergency Essentials Provident Pantry Honey Cornbread Muffin Mix were looking odd.  The top and bottom of the cans had lifted and were puffy.  There are no dents in the cans. I immediately called the 800 number posted on the Emergency Essentials website to find out what could cause this.  I have bought a […]

Short on Cash for Preps this Month? Here are a Few Ideas

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had to do a double take when I noticed my paycheck this year has gotten much smaller. No, I am not working less hours, in fact, I have had to put in some late nights finishing up projects.  I compared the deductions line by line to see what had changed from last year:  health insurance went up, and mostly, taxes went up.  The country may have stepped away from the dreaded fiscal […]

Homemade MREs

Editor’s note:  Today we are happy to feature a guest blog post from From Julie Languille, Author of The Prepper’s Pantry and the soon to be released Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes Thanks, Apartment Prepper, for inviting me to write a guest post about Homemade MREs. I am passionate about food storage and my first book, The Prepper’s Pantry  is all about setting up food storage with both a deep larder of long term storage […]

Food Storage Chef Entree Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of Mozzarella Penne Rigate from Food Storage Chef.  (Not a sponsor, just trying it out so I can share how it turned out.)  You can actually request one for yourself, just call the number on the site for a Free Sample. The sample mylar pack contains one serving, and includes easy instructions. You will need a small pan to boil water.  Once the water is boiling, the instructions […]

Product Review: E-Foods Creamy Potato Soup

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve had a few Hits and Misses with long term storage foods, so I am always wary when anticipating a new product tryout.  I never know how it will turn out.  I received a sample of E-Foods meals.  (Note: Apartment Prepper is not affiliated with E-foods; just providing an independent review.)  The package contained three entrees:  Creamy Potato Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Chicken and Rice Soup, with each packet containing about four servings. […]

What Expired Coffee Tastes Like

I was looking through my stored items and noticed my Starbucks instant coffee stash had expired.  I started accumulating supplies a couple of years ago, and sure enough, some of those expiration dates are starting to creep up.  This one expired in October 2010.   The package felt hard and dried and it seemed there were clumpy bits of instant coffee.  Normally being the coffee snob that I am I would have tossed it.  But what if that is all […]

MRE and Food Storage Questions Answered

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Please see my previous MRE post to find out how these questions came about.  To find out the answers, I reached out the Freeze Dry Guy website and sent an email.  Apartment Prepper has no affiliation with Freeze Dry Guy- I just wanted to see if they would be kind enough to provide some information.  They were.  Here are the questions and responses I received from Mr. Jason: First, an introduction:  My name […]

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