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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry if this is a lame question but I am looking to diversity some of my food supply and have been browsing the Mointain House website and have some odd questions. 1) The MH site shows the servings per #10 can but how big or what are the approx dimensions of the cans themselves? 2) If you...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few days ago I started reading a new book, it's called "War on the eastern front by James Lucas." War on the eastern front is a collection of personal experiences based on diaries from German soldiers. The majority of books I read are non-fiction. This is because I like to know what real-life...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So lets say I am going to fill up my dehydrator with some veggies and when they are done I place them in a zip-loc bag, after squeezing out all of the air. So this method gives me a year or so of storage time? What if I was to place multiple zip-loc bags inside of a Mylar bag with an Oxygen...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this on another site. Sounds like solid advice and is similiar to what we have done. http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/feed-a-family-of-4-for-1-year-for-less-than-300/ Your opinion?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    SHTF and your non-prepared people come a knocking because they are scared and hungry. fortunately you have saved some grain and seed for that event and a grinder/mill they can share. WHAT WOULD YOUR CHOICES BE AND WHY? my thoughts were corn, beans, rice, wheat, oats any thoughts? :) h2o not so...
  6. Financial Forum
    List as many foods that you would consider cheap, common, and easy to preserve if perishable. :thumb:
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    O.K., so FEMA suggests that folks have food set aside to last them for 3 days in an emergency situation. (LOL!) As best I understand it the Mormons want their members to have food set aside for each family member for one year. Question: How long will your food stockpile last for you and yours in...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So my wife has been washing out all our plastic food containers (plastic containers for spaghetti sauce, bulk ranch containers from Sams, plastic cookie jars from the kids) and I'm trying to think of stuff I can store in there that will last decades but doesn't need O2 absorbers (cause those...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I recently received my free sample from Wise foods. Let me start by saying that the customer rep who contacted me about my interests in Wise foods, was not only polite, but also offered to send me the Camping Food instead of the home food(after I explained to him my use of food for a go-bag.) I...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello survival guys and gals, I am writing this post in regards to the actual value of the #10 can in comparison to canning at home. I write this in that I have seen 6 #10 cans of rice for sale for a little over $80, when canning seems much cheaper. Besides the long shelf life of the sealed...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to store cheap, easy to get food, that will last for years. Can't afford to buy tons of canned foods or other items that expire rather quickly. Rice- Read how to store. But wondering any particular style rice or is it all the same? Beans- Read up how to store but wondering what style...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone tried it? What do you think of it compared to others? Thanks!:xeye:
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, Anyone here opened a can or pail of lentils after 15 or 20 years? I am curious if you found any difference with pinto beans. I read their shelf life is more close to 8 years because after they harden and they have to be pressure cooked or grounded. I am more curious if after that...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say the public was given a 1 week notice before the start of a major global conflict. Rarely does that kind of advance knowledge leak out to the public. For the sake of discussion lets say for once the public knows what is going to happen a week ahead of time. One of the incidents I am...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone have any suggestions on the most cost effective way (per ounce/pound) to buy canned goods in bulk. I'd like to spend up to $500 per month on canned goods and am thinking I could do better if one month I just bought TUNA...the next month CORN...and so forth...rather than taking that...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In planning next year's garden, I decided to investigate how many calories are in the fruits and veggies I grow. If it ever reaches the point where our garden becomes the family's main source of food, I'll want to have high calorie plants. If I start growing them now, I'll be able to get some...
  19. Food and water
    I'm a list maker. At first I made of list of my long term food items I have stored in mylar. Then I totaled up the calories for each of the items. Now I have expanded the list to the majority of the food we stock (canned goods, Frozen meats, side dishes etc) not just the food in mylar. I...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past 2 days I have given away 2 dozen eggs. Some people might be saying “so what”? To give food away means that my wife and I have an excess food supply. Think about that for a minute. My wife and I bought our first chicks February 25, 2012. In all we ended up with 13 chickens...
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