Food Storage

  • Opening a Mountain House can

    As you incorporate your food storage items into your day-to-day menu, you may wonder how long those items will store once they're opened. (...)

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  • All About Wheat

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    When most people begin to store food they begin with wheat. Why is that? Not everyone knows how to use wheat but may have heard that it is good to store, so that is where they begin. It is true--wheat is great to store. But what kind of wheat? How should it be stored? Once you have wheat, what can you do with it? And, why is it so great to store?

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  • During the freeze-drying process, fresh or cooked foods are first flash frozen when the food tastes its best. Moisture is then removed in a vacuum chamber, where a low-level heat is applied to evaporate the ice without returning it to a liquid form. Since the product remains frozen during the process, the product’s cell structures do not change, which helps retain the freshness, vitamins, nutrients, colors, and aromas of the fresh foods while offering you the shelf-stable convenience of long-term storage. (...)

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  • Many people want to know which method is the best for storing their food, and depending on whom you ask, you will probably get a different answer. Each method has different advantages and disadvantages, depending on what your priorities are when it comes to food storage. We have outlined the basic methods, and how they affect your food storage. (...)

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  • Shelf Life

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    The question is regularly asked, "What is the shelf life of my food storage?"

    It is important to first identify what is meant by food storage and shelf life.

    Food storage that is intended to be held long-term is generally considered to be low moisture food packed in either #10 cans or in metalized bags placed within large buckets. (...)

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  • 1. Learn what to look for.

    Don´t be intimidated. Ask questions. Don´t buy until you get the answers you want.

    2. Think in terms of calories per person per day.

    High stress situations require more calories. Under normal circumstances, adults need 2000-2600 calories per day, more if very active. (...)

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  • MREs

    Originally designed for the U.S. government, Read More

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  • Welcome!

    We’re glad you are here.  If you are new to preparedness or “prepping”, this is a great place to start.  Please keep reading.

    Here we’re going to discuss the whys for getting prepared, and recommend some ways to get started.  It can feel daunting, but with a little insight and direction, we hope to arm you with the information you need to move forward and make the preparations that fit you and your situation. (...)

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  • Storage on a Shoestring

    Storage on a Shoestring

    With the daily cost of living tugging at your pocketbook, you may wonder how in the world you can afford to add one more item to your budget. You may want to store food, but don’t see how you can stretch your income any further. The following tips may help you see how to put together a food storage program without exceeding your budget:

    Set aside a plot of land to grow specific "food storage" plants. (...)

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  • Introduction to Food Storage

    Like water, food is essential to survival. In a natural disaster, the food supply we rely on every day can be disrupted or cut off. In this situation, having an emergency supply of non-perishable food (canned goods and dry goods) at home can ensure that you and your loved ones are provided for. Another (more likely) crisis would be the loss of a job or reduction in income. Food storage allows you to feed your family when you’re unable to obtain food from third-party sources for whatever reason. (...)

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