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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Recently Wise food company was running commercials during the natgeo Doomsday preppers episodes offering free samples of their products . I called and took them up on their offer and received 2 samples of their product Overall I liked the way both of them tasted and consider wise...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This has been beat to death but oh well. I was researching what foods were best for energy, as my energy level is somewhat relaxed. According to what I read, salmon is the best meat for energy. Went to Walmart, and the Great Value brand was sold out. Somebody else knows this too. Went to Dollar...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Any other Emergency Food recommendations / reviews? Thanks Freeman1000
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g8gJOCwBuFc Any one tried these already? ROFLMAO
  5. Food and water
    OK, here is another newbie question. Using mylar bags, can I seal them using a standard vacuum packing machine or do I need something special? Thanks for the info.
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So this is just my opinion to play the devils advocate, if nothing else. Feel free to argue otherwise :-) . Why waste money on an MRE? First of all, after eating like 6 billion MRE meals in the field and over seas I can say that they officially suck and you never get any damn jalapeno cheddar...
  7. Food and water
    Since I started camping again, it pretty much got me to start preparing as well at home. That being said, I was wondering what's your take on freeze dried foods or MREs? Are they any good? I recently came across this site where they are giving away $250 worth of freeze dried food. I'm thinking...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Question: If an inspection date is says November, 2011, does this mean the shelf life starts from this date? thanks in advance.
  9. Food and water
    I recently got 3 different types of breakfast cereal for 99c a box :thumb: 15 boxes of cereal later, I'd like to know the best way to keep them. I was wondering how long I can expect these to last if I mylar & O2 Ab them in 1 gallon bags? Anyone tried this? I will rotate, but I'd just like to...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    SB Community, I did a search on cornmeal and found some recipes, "what was your prep for today", etc. I'd like to know if anyone has personal experience with cornmeal as a prep? Obviously, I would use the mylar/O2 absorber routine, just wanted your thoughts.
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just took an inventory of the food and water I have on hand right now. This does not include food in my everyday pantry, or the long term freeze dried foods I order last week. Here it is: Canned soup - 20 cans (individual size) Canned Chef Boyardee - 12 cans Canned Beans (assorted varieties...
  12. Food and water
    Has anyone tried to store ind. instant grits grandkids love them.I was thinking maybe sealing them up with my food sealer.Any ideals?? Thankful for any help with this:)
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey Gents, wanted to get some opinions on Wise Foods' Grab and Go bucket. http://www.campingsurvival.com/wifo60seenon.html 25 year shelf life, affordable but needs water to reconstitute. Opinions? Would MRE's or just canned food be better? Thanks
  14. Food and water
    Well I initially was going to post this series as my first triumph in LTS storage I don’t think I can now. I had researched, maybe not enough, had my stores ready to go; 70lb rice, 40lb beans, 50lb sugar, assorted dehydrated veg and fruit from last years garden, and some 100lb of frozen...
  15. Food and water
    Hi all, Just a quick question. Most of my preps are stored in my basement. I was thinking about running a dehumidifier on a regular basis down there to reduce moisture. Does anyone else do this to help with food storage? Thanks!
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anybody used these? Just wondering if they are worth it. 15 day food supply for 1 person. http://www.nitro-pak.com/products/food-storage/survival-foods/survival-food-tablets/survival-food-tabs
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I purchased a 23 lb bucket of rolled oats and a 40 lb bucket of hard white winter wheat. I would like to break these down into smaller packages and still get the full life (20-25 years) out of them. I have a foodsaver and 1 gallon mylar bags as well as o2 absorbers. Just wondering if it will...
  18. Food and water
    My wife and I decided to have some Mountain House Jamaican Chicken with Rice for dinner this evening. A two person mylar packet. She made a cup of rice to go with it at my request, I wanted a 1200 calorie meal in total, the Mt. House was 600, the cup of rice a second 600. So we each got 600...
  19. Food and water
    I saw a site a while back that had a plan for getting a years worth of food storage by buying about $10 worth for extra stuff every week. I believe it was based on the Morman principles of food storage. Has anyone seen this site? Or maybe a similar one? I wish I had bookmarked it.
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought one of these: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod5900038&iid=CRSJ1423 They were delivered today. The bucket says "up to 20 year shelf life, refer to website for details", website says 15 years in a "cool, dry" place. But I cannot find an answer as to whether...
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