September 5, 2019

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

This post is by Bernie Carr, 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 […]

Review of Valley Food Storage Mango Habanero Chili

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was contacted by Valley Food Storage regarding trying out one of their entrees.  I am always looking for long term storage foods that are tasty.  As you know, long term storage foods can be a hit or miss, but I am always willing to try new ones and offer an balanced review.  (Note we do not have any connection with Valley Food Storage and are not compensated for doing reviews.) When I […]

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, 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 […]

Food Insurance Freeze Dried Food Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a couple of samples of freeze dried meal entrees from Food Insurance:  lasagna and beef stroganoff.  Pictured above are the contents of the packets as you open them.  They come with an oxygen absorber which I removed promptly.  (Tip:  Remove these before you forget, I’ve done it.) The instructions are simple:  Just add a cup of boiling water, mix well and seal.  Leave it alone for 9-10 minutes and it is […]

Food Storage Chef Entree Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, 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: Legacy Premium Beans and Rice Enchilada

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a sample of Legacy Premium’s Beans and Rice Enchilada entree. Here is what is looks like in the package. The instructions look easy enough:  Boil water, stir in the product, lower the heat and let it simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. I followed the instructions and tested it after 15 minutes.  I prefer a softer texture so I left it simmering for five more minutes.  Then I let it […]

MRE and Food Storage Questions Answered

This post is by Bernie Carr, 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 […]

What are LRPs?

Everyone has heard about MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as storage food used by the U.S. military.  I recently came across an alternative, called LRPs (pronouced “lurps”) that are supposed to be even more portable than MREs. What are LRPs?  Basically, it’s a freeze dried food packet used by the military. LRP stands for “Long Range Patrol.”  They are “extended life” rations intended for military personnel who are usually sent into out in the field.   Since they may be carried […]

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