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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Good Day, In case some people don't know or a reminder for people who have heard of the above, I noticed there pieces of wrapped food called emergency rations (EMR) and meals ready to eat (MRE). EMR's are thick squares of food that can be had for relatively inexpensive prices. Their shelf...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I usually pick up a pack or two of Mountain House when I'm at Walmart since they tend to have better prices on it. Well no longer. I've been buying the spaghetti with meat sauce for $4.88 for quite a while, even last week. Well today it was $5.88. The other entrees that were $5.88 were now...
  3. Food and water
    http://www.naturalnews.com/034811_BPA_canned_food_soup.html Just posted this in the VIP section but I also wanted all people to read this about the BPA in the canned foods (some as hi as 1200% legal limits). I have read so much about people in this forum buying and storing the canned items...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Before work tomorrow(afternoon), I will be hitting Sams,Save-A-Lot, etc before going to the BOL for the weekend and have $500 to blow on foodstuffs/pantry items. What would you suggest? Any quick hints? Right now I have about 200 cans of various veggies, sauces,tuna, etc. I also have 100lbs, of...
  5. Food and water
    Hey, I was thinking of getting a 3-month supply of freeze-dried or dehydrated food, like this, when I can save some money: http://www.providentmetals.com/3-month-food-supply-1080-servings.html It would be reassuring to me, because I have a big family, and this would last a long time (25 years...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hate rice and beans. Honestly, I couldn't get through 25# of them even during an apocalypse. What else is on your must have bulk list? I am now storing nutritional yeast, buttermilk powder, coconut powder, flour,oats,and yes rice and beans. I've got pb, maple syrup,pasta,snack bars- things of...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just saw a post here about storing Cornbread mix in boxes, and it reminded me of something that happened with my #10 cans of Cornbread mix... I love cornbread, being from up north, we aren't too familiar with it, but ever since having it in the Navy, I just love the stuff! So, in my preps...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I know we miss alot of foods here especially native foods that have been long overlooked. It would be nice if we could have a thread where all of these foods are discussed in the thread. Please avoid any comments to this thread unless you are adding a different food or giving relevant...
  9. Food and water
    I am ready to move to the next phase of my prepping with food. I watched the videos on how to store with Mylar and 02 absorbers and that's what I plan to do. Here are my questions: 1.) Can I safely use the less expensive non-food grade buckets if using a Mylar bag. 2.) Has anyone tried one of...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I can buy the following for $500.00. It is stored in twelve food grade 5 gallon buckets. Inside each bucket is a mylar bag, vacuum sealed with the dry food inside. Reportedly this has a 30 year shelf life. Contents: 1. 100 lbs of rice 2. 70 lbs of beans 3. 70 lbs of couscous 4. 70 lbs of...
  11. Food and water
    Hello all. I am new to this forum, however I have been into Self-Reliance/Survivalists for about 3 years now. I have questions about storing food and thought that maybe you all can help. I have a number of #10 cans I purchased online of a variety of foods. I have opened a few to test them...
  12. Food and water
    I bucket 25 lbs of rice. Hubby assesses our food storage by calories, so in his mind, this equals X numbers of days of food. I, however, know we're not going to be eating just rice! I think of it in terms of "meals," like... some rice with a can of chunky soup over it equals two meals...
  13. Food and water
    I will be buying a lot of LTS within the next week or two. I need help in knowing what I need. Most I am getting for the LDS cannery, plus corn at a local feed store and yes it is for human consumption. Here is basically what I am buying: 200 lbs pinto beans 200 lbs wheat 100 lbs non-fat dry...
  14. Food and water
    What are the best foods to put into mylar.. I have rice, beans, flour, sugar, oats, powdered milk... What other foods should i consider?????? What about: freeze dried fruit or vegetables Pancake mix Spices Salt????
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, I am new to prepping, have started building my firearm supply plus alot of ammo( and still buying more) trying to buy food at the local grocery of stuff we eat all the time my question is a 6-8 month supply good to have on hand? I will buy as much as possible plus mre and freeze...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, Has anyone tried wise foods?? thinking about adding this to my food storage, just wanted some feed back also any other ones that are good too. thanks Greg
  17. Food and water
    I ordered, and after a considerable delay, have received a Wise Freeze Dried Meat Bucket. As advertised, it stated that it contained 60 servings...and it does sort of. In the bucket there are 15 pouches of freeze dried "meats" and two 1 pound bags of pre-cooked rice. According to the Nutrition...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all! I'm definitely buying some Mountain House food to add to my prep. My concern is the serving sizes. I see, for example, their beef stew will serve 'about 10'. We are a family of 5, so, can I use half the can, and then save the other half for later? I dont want to make the whole thing...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm going to be stocking up on some Mountain House #10 cans and was wondering what is your favorite flavor. I'm going to get a few different flavors and would also like to know which to avoid (if any). I'm going to pick up some of the small packs and try them myself but wanted to see what...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As 2012 approaches, some of us might be thinking about news years resolutions. Along with the typical lose weight and stop smoking resolutions, I would like everyone to post suggestions related to how prepared you and your family are. Where do you need to make improvements. On top of your own...
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