Skip to comments.Cheap Emergency Foods We Often Overlook
Posted on 02/06/2014 1:14:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
The rise of the modern "prepper" is no accident, with shows like National Geographic Channel's, 'Doomsday Preppers' heralding a larger shift in social awareness.
In the wake of storms like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy, even stubborn New Yorkers are realizing that Mother Nature packs a punch, and that most people aren't ready to roll with it. This, combined with rising concerns about economic troubles ans a bumbling government, has caused a flood of newbie preppers to take to the stores, eagerly looking for the security of stored food, water, and medicines.
The prospect can be daunting, especially if you're trying to prep on your own or for a small group. Often, the biggest mistake new preppers can make is looking too far from home for the supplies they need.
Ping, if appropriate. Kinda basic, but you never know who is new to FR and/or prepping. :)
Caution: Bacon and chocolate will shrink your favorite clothes!
Dried beans .....a meal all by themselves!!! If one can garner the fixins for cornbread he’s in business!!!
Salty Snacks Check!
Looks like that covers all the food groups! ;-)
“needs to include bacon and chocolate”
Bacon. You must be from “Southern” Wisconsin. :-)
Close. Add 5. Cheesecake.
A 20-pound bag of rice is nice to have, too! Like pasta, rice keeps for a very long time.
Weird that they didn’t!
"I don't need to store food. I'm going to come into your house and take everything you have worked so hard to store. Me and my crew are your worst nightmare"!
Convicted felon Tyler Smith of NGC "Doomsday Preppers"
The dear boy does realize that he just painted a target on himself?
Well we sure like our bacon down here in the South. :-)
Hat tip to Freeper Diana in Wisconsin fro the heads-up!
I get my Dak canned ham from CVS when they are on sale. I also buy a lot of staples and then vacuum pack them myself with oxygen absorbers verse paying a lot more buying them commercially on line. I also dehydrate and pack my own vegtables.
Also I am repeating myself, but I am NO fan of these food kits with preppared meals! You will be better off with the makings which you can create a varity of different meals verses having 8-12 selection, because some of them you are bond not to like.
Lastly get yourself if you can a invite to a LDS cannery. You can’t beat the prices and if you get a chance to work in the cannery it can be fun and educational. Wish I could get another invite.
He and his crew may very well be my worst nightmare but there is at least a chance that I will be his worst nightmare.
You have to carefully store drink powders with sugar. Sugar is hydrophilic it will suck moisture out of the atmosphere. Your beverage powder will turn into a beverage rock.
From most preppers I know he’ll get a unhealth diet heavy in lead.
Why the ridicule?
I know you're an accomplished cook, but it would be just as easy to stop in at your local produce department.
What kind of beans are good dried?
In his desire to brag about his preparedness strategy, which depends on thievery, he’s lost everything.
1. No one who knows you will now trust you, knowing that you’re organizing a criminal band before anything serious even happens.
2. You’ve violated all rules of OPSEC being on TV to talk about preps. Who now would trust you with their preparedness details, assuming you weren’t planning to steal it from them?
3. Everyone that you might be nearby to target probably saw you on the show and has either planned for how to counter-attack or will pre-emptively show up at your house and blow you away, since you’re already planning on raiding them.
Tyler will find a .45 slug between the eyes when he tries it here.
BTW, Scum like this guy and the welfare / food stamp freeloaders will find it a small step from having the Government steal for them to stealing it for themselves.
A little humor is not ridicule.
Mmmm! Mmmm! Mmmm!
Has everyone discovered the “oxygen absorber” trick of buying “Hot Hands” when they go on sale either right before hunting season or right after?
Same stuff - iron filings. “Hot Hands” don’t have a CC rating on them, though.
Just make sure you have enough water for all the beans, rice, pasta, dehydrated vegetables and instant soup.
I believe he’s already gotten himself re-incarcerated.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
BTW, Quick Oats are cheap and can be prepared without heating, by putting the oats in a canning jar, add water, even room temp water, and a pinch of salt, put the top on, and in a couple of hours you have oatmeal to add peanut butter to and a handful of raisins. Use twice amount of water to oats. I’ve tested it. It works like a charm. If you have a means to heat water, the process is even quicker using boiling water without putting the oats in the water heating container.
Good advice. However there have been some changes.
LDS Church Clarifies Concerns About Rumored Cannery Shutdowns
"In all but 12 of the church's 101 home storage centers in the U.S. and Canada, patrons will no longer self-can products, but they may purchase these same items pre-canned or prepackaged at no additional cost.
The church currently operates 101 home storage centers in the United States and Canada where food storage items such as beans, dry milk, wheat, rice and sugar may be purchased. These changes have been considered for some time as the church has looked at the best way to provide home storage goods to church members efficiently.
There are good reasons for moving away from self-canning, the church said in its statement. It's more efficient and cost effective to produce and ship prepackaged goods in bulk rather than ship the same goods and empty cans to a location for people to can on their own. This also means less warehouse space and fewer facilities to maintain, which will save money.
Safety is a factor, according to the church. Pre-canned and prepackaged operations guarantee higher quality and safer preparation of food.
Twelve centers will continue to offer self-canning. They are:
The remaining 89 centers will provide pre-canned goods. A list of all home storage centers is available at providentliving.org/self-reliance. .
BTW, you can heat the water using a magnifying glass and the sun.
“Caution: Bacon and chocolate will shrink your favorite clothes!”
Not if you spend as much time as I do walking the perimeter! ;)
Oops, I thought somebody had done some ‘prepping’ , miss read that as re-incarnated, Lol.
If you say so!
I am dating a man with Southern roots. This Yankee is learning all manner of things that she never, EVER thought existed!
We were in AL a few weeks back to visit his side of the family - had my first taste of homemade Moonshine - and walked across the STICKIEST floors EVER in every restaurant we visited. ‘Camp Clean’ is obviously clean enough for the southern Food Police. ;)
Moonshine? Turpentine! Gawd! LOL!
Nice! I raise chickens, too - and have a HUGE garden in season. Love it.
Except for that money part. Now are the lean months, when do-it-yourself is the only way stuff gets done. ;)
Usually the day after Halloween, Valentine Day, Easter, etc. the local markets mark the bags of candy down to half price. Things like Hershey bars, Milky Way, Snickers, Reeses, M & M's, etc.
And in the Sunday papers in the weeks leading up to those holidays there are almost always discount coupons for the bags of candy.
Put these two together and you can get the candy for almost nothing.
Throw the candy in the freezer and it will last a long time. Even longer - if you have a vacuum sealer.
Re: Rice. My Most Generous Overlord (Employer) gives us two $25 grocery store gift cards - one at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas - towards a ham or a turkey for the holidays.
While most of my co-workers buy liquor, I buy - flour, butter, rice and oatmeal. Wish I could buy bullets, but that’s another thread. ;)
My great Grandfather and Grandmother did it...nobody was ever hungry.
That’s why you add firearms, ammo, Claymore mines & Concertina Wire to your over-all survival plan. :)