Thanks for the details. It’s easily understandable, You’ve explained very good. I’ll try this and see.
We have a spare room in which we stack canned food, milk and other powder products. Each are dated, used if need be and re-arranged. I vacuum pack fruits, herbs & meats. All labeled & dated.
We can food and keep pre-prepared canned foods in stock in our pantry!
I love fresh fruits and veggies. I want tiki try and grow as much as I can because they are so spendy in the store.
We already have quite a bit of food stored for emergencies.
We try to can vegetables from are garden! Want to read up and learn more of what I can do besides dry goods and vegetables your page has helped me learn more already thank you.
I want to have a balanced diet available to me in emergencies as I have to watch what I eat very carefully. Fruits and veggies are a big part of my diet.
I started my food prep with a year’s worth of those “1 month’s meals in one bucket”, but then realized it was all cheap carbs – the calories you need for survival, perhaps, but not the nutrition. Now I am concentrating on stocking up on freeze dried meats, veggies and fruits. Plus things that will never go bad like jars of raw honey and cans of pure maple syrup. Natural nutrition is always best!
I need to have these on hand!!
I hadn’t considered this until I read your post. I knew it was important to have supplies available in case of emergency. But I hadn’t considered making sure I had nutrition rich freeze dried foods available. Very important and I hadn’t thought of it. Thanks for the tips.
Freeze dried food would be good. I do buy canned foods and I also do canning.
It is so important to always be prepared, no matter what, any thing could happen at any time, could be a natural disaster or man-made disaster, anything at anytime.
We have canned foods stored in case of emergencies, but I do need to add some dried fruit to our stockpile as well.
I keep canned fruits and veggies as back up. I also have frozen ones.
I’m gonna start trying to can fruits and vegetables for emergencies.
Fruits provide the natural sugars that we need. You get so much more from the healthy sources they provide. Along with veggies!
Canned tuna & chicken, beans & rice. Freeze dried foods are missing from my preps, though, so thanks for the reminder.
freezing fruit and veggies
Fixing to start working on our food storage after years of worrying too many what-if’s. Katrina was a real wake up lesson. I’ve always stored some water for back-up. I’ve always been pretty much so able to figure out how to do’s when there isn’t anything available to work with. But, it IS NOW that I feel my concern for food storage and to prepare as best I can for long term has got stronger, for many reasons. I just can’t stand to think of my grandkids, family or friends going hungry. Having back up, and plans brings peace of mind. Having food means life and security. I love reading and learning all that is readily available from your site. Cause…we just never know !
im gonna make an emergency bag and also thanks for the tips!
I need to stock up on more. Really liked these tips on substitutions with the freeze dried!!
Thank you for sharing that recipe. I will have to try this version of Shepherd’s Pie. I usually have lots of canned fruits and vegetables around, but too much freeze dried foods. I will probably be changing to healthier alternatives, due to getting older and having to cut back on sodium intake.
I need to stock up on some canned meats, soups, vegetables and fruit. I should also have some freeze-dried food for emergencies.
I always fruit in the freezer for smoothies.
Great meal suggestion! It’s important to diversify your food storage as you do food items. Emergency essentials has many great products for long term storage, and for real convenience every day! Add some frozen items and canned goods, water, and garden seeds and you have what you need for healthy nutrition. I love EE. Thanks!
Hmm. I have never tried freeze dried foods before. I wonder how they would be for camping?
I think maybe I’m not doing the best, but at least better than most, I usually eating some meat or protein with salad and trying not to eat it with carbo, I know are important but I think we usually eat more carbo than we actually need
Something I plan on doing to make essential nutrients readily available during an emergency is to buy freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. I currently don’t buy any freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, so if an emergency were to occur, it would be difficult for my body to get the essential nutrients it needs to function properly. Having freeze-dried fruits and vegetables around the house would definitely give me peace of mind heading forward that my body would be able to be filled with the essential nutrients it needs if an emergency were to happen.
We have freeze dried foods and canned goods ready. Thanks!
Great information, I hope that there won’t be a situation that will require us all to be using freeze dried foods all the time. Plus I don’t believe most hAve become peppers with major stores of food.
eat more vegetables
In an emergency, as well as other times, I’d like to have the nutrients fruits offer. A balanced diet is important at all times. I plan to buy these and keep on hand.
Freeze dried meats, veggies and fruits. Canned goods and anything that stores well. My family and I want to stock up more.
with all the weird weather, quakes, floods and whatnot, I started thinking about needing to be prepared for the longer term. Over the last couple years, we have been forced to go as long as two weeks without power and water. If a snowflake falls, and ice storm threatens or whatever everyone rushes to the store to get bread and milk, dry goods, candles etc. I don’t want to be out there in the rush and maybe not be able to get what my family might need. This is a better option for me. I can purchase all kinds of things here. Candles, water, medical stuff. It’s perfect for me to build an emergency supply a little at a time for a crisis. I’d rather have something and not need it, than need it and not have it. And the long term food storage option beats the heck out of boxes of cheerios and tuna…
I love seeing recipes that help me figure out how to incorporate my dried food into everyday recipes.
I want to have plenty of freeze dried fruits and veggies on hand to go with the meals. What great tips. Thank you!
Living in California and threat of earthquakes, we are always prepared with dry food and canned food just in case the big one hits. We always have at least 7 days of drinking water as well. Great information on this website. I learned a lot!
I have water and canned good but now I need to start freeze drying fruits!
Keep a well balanced variety of food on hand
We need to have more freeze dried foods on hand with our first baby on the way.
I am working on having a balanced diet in my long term storage and powdered supplements for keeping levels in the right zone.
We need to get better prepared with a baby on the way
Great article! Thanks!
I plan to keep a healthy stock of dried goods and preserves in regular rotation in my pantry so they’re available in an emergency.
We always have a lot of canned fruits and veggies in the pantry in case of an emergency.
stocked up on canned food
I climb the stairs and walk around the grocery store. I do squats and inclines. I think I hurt my shoulder though. I hope I don’t have arthritis.
We need to stock up on canned goods and dried foods.
Traditionally with cans and vitamins
I have a stock of long term store multi vitamins.