Tag Archives: Food Storage

Storing Bulk Food Basics

There are a number of reasons to start storing food in bulk. Whether you’re storing for the current (or the next) pandemic or experimenting with a canning hobby, food storage is a great way to bulk up your preparedness.  When getting started there are some key basics worth keeping in mind as you begin your food storage adventure. Here are some useful tips to help get you started: Pick Nutritional Foods to Store   When it comes to which specific foods to store in bulk, evaluating your relationship with food can and should impact your food storage project. It can be … Continue reading

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Information on LDS Home Storage Centers

A listener (Katzcradul of YouTube) sent me the following link about the changes going on with the LDS canning centers. I’ve talked about on the podcast how these can be a great resource for people building up their food storage. The article, Concern Over Changes to Home Storage Centers Unnecessary, specifically states, “No home storage centers are being closed, but the Church is making welcomed modifications in its operations at most of these centers that will help to better serve the needs of members of the Church, as well as significantly improve efficiency.” The article continues to state, “In all … Continue reading

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Information on Freezing Foods

While writing a tip for the weekly prep tip email, I came across some good information that I wanted to pass along.  There are three PDFs put out by the North Dakota and Iowa State University Extensions about freezing foods.  Being one to never to pass up databasing great prep information, I also downloaded them to my computer and stuck them into my notes database. Additionally, I uploaded them to this website, and am putting the links to both the PDFs here and in their original locations. I’m archiving the PDFs here on this site because information sometimes goes missing … Continue reading

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Exclusive offer to Preparedness Podcast Listeners – 10% Off on Legacy Foods!

This promotion has expired. ——————————————————————————– Legacy Premium has give the listeners and visitors of The Preparedness Podcast a limited time offer. You will not see this sale anywhere else! The offer is 10% off your entire purchase from their site. This is in addition to FREE SHIPPING. Another exciting benefit that we introduced on Episode 125 Part 1 is that you can now customize your storage food purchase! You can put together your favorite meals and get more of the ones you want and less of the ones out that aren’t on the top of your list. IF you choose … Continue reading

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Ready Quick Mix PDF

Got this link from one of the members of the Preparedness 101 Meetup group here in AZ.  If you live in the Phoenix valley area, this is a great group to join.  They have twice monthly meetings and give out really good prepping info. This is a great little PDF on how to mix your own Bisquick type of mix, and it also has a bunch of recipes for using the mix.  The PDF also shows the nutrition for each of the recipes.  If you go through these recipes now, it will give you an idea of the items that … Continue reading

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How Long Do You Freeze Food?

To be honest, while I don’t have a definitive answer to that question, I can tell you from experience that it’s at least 7 years! We have two deep freezers and try to keep them stocked with the foods that we eat on a daily basis. We’ve tried freezing nearly everything: meat, milk, cheese, bread, veggies, etc. Not everything we’ve tried freezing was successful, but it’s actually surprising how long food can be preserved by freezing. The trick is to make sure that there is as little air around the food as possible. If the food already has a vacuum … Continue reading

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Drinking Coffee as a Survival Skill?

Those of you that know me, know that I can’t stand coffee.  I’ve always found it to be a vile and nasty liquid that was to be shunned at all costs.  Even after years of my wife trying to convince me that if I drank it the way she makes it, I would probably like it.  “Begone vile drink!” would often be my reply. Not anymore.  As odd as it is for me to say it, I’m now a coffee drinker.  Here’s my story. Pretty much everyone I know drinks coffee.  When I was in the Marines, even in the middle … Continue reading

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