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How to Identify Food-Grade Buckets

How to Identify Food-Grade Buckets

Storing survival food in buckets is a very great idea. They will keep your food protected from light, temperature, and moisture, and help to store them neatly and securely in your basement or garage. They have the added advantage as well of being able to be transported quickly and easily, should you have to evacuate your home. But, not all buckets are created equal. You might be tempted to use any bucket you have access too, especially those you can get for free. If you want your food to last, though, you’ll want to make sure you’re storing it in food-grade […]

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How to Properly Store Nuts

How to Properly Store Nuts

Nuts are one of the cornerstones of a complete emergency food storage diet, as they contain crucial fat and protein, both of which can be difficult to store long-term. Nuts will keep for long periods of time at room temperature, which makes them a favorite of preppers and outdoorsmen alike. You do need to make sure they are stored correctly, though, since while they have a long shelf-life, they are still prone to mold or rancidity in the wrong conditions. Here are some of the most effective ways to keep nuts lasting on the shelf: Soaking and Dehydrating One of […]

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Best High-Calorie Survival Foods

Best High-Calorie Survival Foods

When you’re storing food for short or long-term survival, it’s important to choose the most efficient, caloric foods. Calories are the currency of food’s ability to sustain you, and the more calories in a food, the longer it will give you crucial energy. Here is a list of some of the most caloric foods that can be stored for long periods of times: Nuts and seeds Nuts and seeds such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds, are both highly caloric and nutritious. They will keep for long periods of time when stored properly, but take care […]

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Why Whole Foods are Better for Prepping   

Why Whole Foods are Better for Prepping  

  Having a stash of non-perishable food on hand is absolutely essential for preparedness.  It’s probably the first thing new preppers start with.  But there is some debate on what should make it into that supply, and what should be left out.  Some people just have a hard time giving up their junk food despite the fact that they shouldn’t be eating it now, let alone under the physical stresses of post disaster survival.  There is no changing people’s minds, but this article isn’t really for those hardcore junk food addicts as much as for those that understand some of […]

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Best Food for Survival Storage

Best Food for Survival Storage

When it comes to prepping, you want have the right food stored. You also want to know what foods will last the longest. After all, one of the biggest problems that people have with food or emergency storage is the shelf life. When they are faced with a disaster, they may have goods that are perishable and that are not going to do them much good for very long. Therefore, it is a good idea to have some goods on hand that will last for a long time. Let’s look at some of the best options when it comes to […]

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Food Storage Mistakes

Food Storage Mistakes

Most people prepping and gearing up for survival know just how important it is to have a good supply of food on hand. However, even though they know they need a lot of food, they may not truly understand exactly how to go about doing it the right way. Let’s look at a few of the most common storage mistakes so you don’t make them. One of the first big mistakes is buying and storing food that your family doesn’t actually like. Even though we might be getting a good deal on food, and even though you realize that in […]

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Keeping Pests Out of Your Survival Food

Keeping Pests Out of Your Survival Food

Once you have your food store, or as your food store grows (because what sensible prepper would stop storing food?) you have to learn to protect it from scavengers. And I don’t mean just Mad Max-type marauding bands of criminals, but from tiny little enemies as well.  Rodents and insects can ruin your food supply.  What they don’t steal they will foul with their urine and feces.  Keeping them out may be the difference between eating and going hungry. Storage is the first line of defense.  Canned food is not going to be a problem, but freeze dried food, dried food […]

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The 4 Best Survival Foods to Stockpile Now

If you’re preparing to survive in an emergency or disaster situation, you’re likely starting to think about what kinds of foods you should be stockpiling. After all, you need foods that will: • Fit in your pantry. • Not go bad after a few weeks or months. • Give you the nutrients you need to survive. So which foods should you stock up on and which ones should you pass up? Here are a few of the very best survival foods that you should start collecting now for a better chance of survival later. Canned Tuna and Salmon Canned fish […]

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How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

Food storage is one of the primary concerns for any survivalist. The average American probably doesn’t realize how much their lives are dependent on refrigeration, which takes a lot of energy to maintain. But one of the key steps towards self-reliance and disaster preparedness is stocking up on food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Here are some of the tried and true methods for preserving perishables without refrigeration. While methods like freezing, freeze-drying or canning can seriously deplete the nutritional content of food, these methods will preserve them and, in some cases, enhance the nutritional value. Let’s begin: Drying: […]

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