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  • Prepper Food Storage Question

    05/07/2016 7:34:23 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 136 replies
    Dear Freeper Preppers: I have tried to find answers to these questions, and just haven't had much luck. Freepers are always incredibly knowledgeable, so I thought I would throw this out for general comment. I live somewhat off the grid, in that I live with a bare minimum of electrical appliances. I have a small, motel-sized refrigerator. Its temperature varies. It is so small, that the thermometer will indicate a 5 degree reduction in temperature if I just open the door. During the winter, it is fairly easy to keep it below 40. During the summer, that becomes a challenge....
  • How to store dry foods in canning jars

    01/25/2014 10:01:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 2/22/13 | Lisa (ChocChipCookie)
    There’s a whole slew of things that I want included in my food storage pantry, but many of them don’t lend themselves well to the canning process (chocolate!), can’t be dehydrated (walnuts!), or aren’t a great candidate for the classic 5-gallon bucket (sunflower seeds!). Packing these foods in canning jars and then using a vacuum sealer, such as a Food Saver, to store them long-term is super easy.
  • #1 Best Food Storage Seminar! Wendy DeWitt (VIDEO)

    01/18/2014 10:24:02 PM PST · by restornu · 4 replies
    Very Entertaining & No-nonsense Food Storage expert Wendy DeWitt shares her simple & easy way to get started with your emergency food storage. #1 Best Food Storage Seminar! Wendy DeWitt VIDEO Putting the Foods You Love Into Food Storage by Wendy DeWitt What’s for dinner? An age old question. But in times of crisis, that question becomes even more significant. Experience has shown that when disasters hit, having a supply of food and water can be life saving. But it doesn’t take a natural disaster to need food storage. Personal economic disasters happen every day and the choice to...
  • Food Storage: How much do you have right now?

    01/12/2013 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    Ferfal's Blog Spot ^ | 1/10/13 | Ferfal
    It goes without saying that food is a top priority for survival from any perspective. No matter what happens, food will be needed. If you get hit by a tsunami, you’ll need food (and potable water!!!) and it may be ruined and scattered all over the area with the rest of your belongings except for what you managed to keep in a Bug out Bag or other Survival/Emergency Kit. If you’re snowed in during a storm, you better have supplies. If inflation sends food prices up 25% each passing year (or each passing WEEK! yes, can happen) trust me on...
  • Top 20 Food Storage Mistakes

    12/14/2012 4:37:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    Prudence Not Paranoia ^ | 12/13/12 | Kellene Bishop
    1. The Food Storage Mentality 2. Food Rotation 3. Production 4. Inventory Evaluation 5. Experience! 6. Food Storage Conditions and Containers 7. Food Nutrition 8. Not Enough Water 9. Appetite Fatigue 10. Comfort Food 11. Paying Too Much for Food 12. Making Food from Scratch 13. Prepare to Share Your Food 14. Throwing Food Out Too Soon 15. Rely on Your Own Research 16. Failure to Remember the Tools 17. Fall Into the Pigeon Hole 18: Failure to PLAN to Conserve Physical Energy 19: Special Diet Considerations 20: Protect the Investment
  • Food Scarcity: A Ticking Time Bomb

    10/22/2012 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 22, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    According to the United Nations, world grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year.Check the labels on the food you buy the next time youÂ’re in the supermarket; youÂ’ll see that it has traveled a long way to get to you. The sad truth is that the majority of food products we buy are not produced locally. They came from countries such as China, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Italy. This has significant consequences for us because it makes us dependent on these...
  • The 12 Most Important Food Items To Stockpile

    09/24/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 24, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods that will enable you to survive during a relatively short-term (two weeks to three months) emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency (one year or longer) that includes a full array of food and non-food items necessary and tailored to your family’s needs and likes. When considering what to store, keep in mind young children, babies, elderly family members and your pets. Keep special...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address:
  • Starving Greeks queue for food in their thousands...

    06/21/2012 9:00:12 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 52 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 19, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country's politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government. Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks. But as hungry people collected food, a few miles away a new conservative-led alliance was formed, vowing to renegotiate the country's strict European bailout in a bid to breath economic life back into the debt-stricken country. Read more:
  • Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility [Oathkeepers pulls story]

    12/09/2011 9:27:14 AM PST · by Just4Him · 198 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 12/8/2011
    <p>Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.</p> <p>“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.</p>
  • ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist

    11/29/2011 9:29:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 103 replies · 1+ views
    James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." During war there has always been a struggle to preserve Constitutional liberties. During the Civil War the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed down. Fortunately, these rights were restored after the war. The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome given that...
  • Product review for Preppers (vanity)

    11/23/2011 1:07:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    First I am in no way connected to Comfort Creek Foods or Crider Corp the Parent company. This is just a personal review of one of their products. I just finish having lunch of a baked potato cover with a can of Comfort Creek Foods Gravy and Roast Beef. I found this product at the local Dollar Tree for you guessed it a dollar. It is a 5 oz. can and though I am not a big buy of food from the Dollar Tree I thought I give this a shot and brought one can. It is made in...
  • meat curing at home – the setup

    11/23/2011 12:14:57 PM PST · by outofsalt · 63 replies
    Wrightfood ^ | 1/21/10 | unsure
    When I first started making moldy meat in my garage over a year ago I figured that it must take very specialist equipment, and a team of well read meat science boffins to make anything resembling a decent cured product. I quite frankly am not a meat science boffin, or have very specialist equipment. Nor do the thousands of other people around the globe that cure meat at home, and make a darn fine product too I should add. It turns out it is actually exceptionally easy to make a basic reliable setup at home to cure meat in, and...
  • Keep Food Reserves Safe In A Crisis

    11/14/2011 5:03:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Wichita Observer ^ | 10/14/11 | Peggy Layton
    If you have food reserves, I caution you to take stock of your current situation and decide where you should keep your emergency food. Some of the food you purchase needs to be rotated, such as canned goods, dried eggs, powdered milk and perishables like winter squash, potatoes and other vegetables. The food with the shortest shelf life needs to be accessible so it can be rotated and used faster. I suggest you keep long-term food storage in a room that has a lock and key. It might be necessary to lock it with a dead bolt. Hide an extra...
  • Storing rice beans and oats in mylar bags for shtf

    08/18/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 8/14/ | Kev
    My SHTF food preps include mylar bags, #10 cans, MREs and canned goods. In this article and video ware going to discuss making up 20 mylar bags of rice, beans, oatmeal,,,,, and various other items.
  • Freaking out for freeze-dried food

    04/22/2011 10:35:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    The Mail Tribune ^ | 4/22/11 | Mark Freeman
    People freaked out about surviving world disasters and economic meltdown have made a run on freeze-dried food in the past month. As a result, Albany-based Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. — the country's largest supplier of freeze-dried camp food — won't accept any new orders through the 2011 camping season. The company produces the widely sold Mountain House line of food pouches popular among everyone from overnight wilderness backpackers to Pacific Crest Trail devotees. Oregon Freeze Dry officials say they have never seen this level of consumer panic over emergency preparedness in the company's 48-year history. In the industry, the emergency-preparedness...
  • Prices at LDS canneries show inflation for food up between 11 and 49%

    04/18/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 7th, 2011 1:17 pm ET | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    Price inceases on April 4th at the LDS canneries show inflation up between 11 and 49% for many basic food staples. These rise in prices are a strong barometer for the overall economy since the LDS facilities are usually the last to raise prices for their communities, which provides food in bulk that they can collect through their vast networking operations. According to the new price list from April 4th, many food staples have increased by more than 20% since the last price list came out just 3 months ago on January 3rd. Beans. Black 13.69% Beans, Pinto 12.13% Beans,...
  • Heads up: This weekend Sam’s club is having an open house, a good opportunity to stock up. (Vanity)

    04/12/2011 1:04:18 PM PDT · by GYL2 · 25 replies
    Sam's club ^ | April 12, 2011 | Vanity
    Vanity head up: This weekend one of the Discount club stores is having an open house - a good opportunity to stock up without a paper trail. “Spring Taste of Sam’s Club Open House is coming, 4/15-4/17, each day 11am-6pm. No non-Member upcharges during this event, so bring a friend! “ Sometimes it’s useful to buy in bulk, but typically you need to have a membership – this is one occasion when you can get those member prices, without letting everyone know you’re prepping.
  • The Ready Store has provided another discount code for FREEPERS!

    03/29/2011 8:06:04 AM PDT · by surfer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Ready Store ^ | 3/29/2011 | surfer
    A year ago The Ready Store was kind enough to provide a discount code for FREEPERS that are preparing. Matt over at The Ready Store has come through again and provide a 10% discount code good until April 30th 2011. Of course if they are overwhelmed they may adjust the promotion code. No one connected with Free Republic makes anything of this promotion. This is a discount program for FREEPERS provided by The Ready Store. I highly recommend the site. The products are well thought out and their customer service is outstanding. The coupon code (applied at checkout) is: FR041110....
  • Has anyone brought Honeyville Meals?

    I know that there are some Freepers who buy from Honeyville Grains, so have any of you brought Honeyville Meals? [IMG][/IMG] They are on sale right now for $159.99 and with the present %10 coupon that would make it $144.00. That's just a bit less than $1.75 a meal!