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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We're about to get the garden started, and today, we went to Sam's Club. I started with a small list, and a small budget of $25.00-$50.00 I spent $41.60. Here's what I got: 8 pack of tuna fish- $7.48 8 pack of canned turkey- $9.88 8 pack of canned chicken-$9.98 8 pack of baked beans-$9.78 32...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi I'm new, just looking for the best place to buy MREs. Thanks
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, First post, but a long-time reader of the forums. I received my Starter Kit from the LDS Online Store yesterday. One of the cans was severely dented and two had minor dents. I am not concerned with the minor dents, but I have little confidence in long-term storage of the severely dented...
  9. Food and water
    Ok guys, i'm new to this and have been doing some reading and searching archives. Can you vacuum seal mylar bags and put an absorber in them? Or are mylar bags with an absorber good enough? And also, how do you seal the mylar bags? Never used them obviously but my wife and I are just...
  10. Food and water
    Just wanted to gain some insight as to what you all think the best long-term food storage brand is. I listed a few of the main companies that I've heard of but it would be great to learn of a few more as well.
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was just reading the "doom guide", and it said if some disaster did happen and martial law was instituted, food and water would be collected and distributed. would hiding in packing boxes in a cool dry place be best?
  12. Food and water
    What is the general consensous on Mountain House vs Shelf Reliance. I have not tried either yet but heard Shelf Life had a better taste. Also #10 Cans, how long can one person eat from one of those?
  13. Food and water
    two schools of thought on food storage first; stock up the foods you eat now. you will be familiar with taste/preparation if something happens. however, might not be portable, and might require water/fuel. other; stock up on mres, food bars, dehyd. will travel better and keep for awhile, and...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I am very new to dehydrating and long term storage of food and water. Anybody have any tips to all those beginners out there like myself that are spending way too much time on the internet trying to find good information?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was looking at some of the preps we have put away along with some recent experiments of items and have came to an interesting conclusion. While some items in #10 cans are great (Wheat)... others are less then wonderful. Powdered eggs - there are about 94 "egg servings" in a #10 can.. and...
  16. Food and water
    I know most of the parents, here, have put a lot of thought into prepping with the children in mind. I've seen lots of comments and posts involving nutrition, BOBs for kids, toys during SHTF time, and such. There is one scenario I can't seem to find addressed here, and it's probably one that...
  17. Ladies Section
    Just wondering how many have tried actually doing this? I think that maybe some days I eat around 900-1200 calories because I prefer veggies/rice/seafood, since that's what I grew up on. Not dieting, but restricting yourself to what you'd be able to get from a garden/preps/hunting/fishing. I...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I noticed at my local Walmart that the Augaston Farms #10 cans have been moved to the camping section. It doesn't look like they are ordering more and the shelves are less than half of what they were a month ago. They have not marked them down though. Just wondering if anyone has noticed the...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need help finding gov issue mre's all we are able to find were we live is aftermarket. from what i can tell there not the same as the gov ones
  20. Food and water
    Does anyone have a recipe for a bar comparable to a lifeboat ration bar? I would like something I can make at home with 2400-3600 cal. per bar. I have done a search on the board and on Google, can't find any. Thanks.
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