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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found this link with information on a taste test preformed by Oregon State University on Wise and Mountain House foods. http://bit.ly/P81sZW It gives the details of the taste tests which Mountain House won.
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have seen some misinformation in a few threads about calories needed, and I didn't want to derail those threads so I thought I would post here. Most people are prepping for about a 2,000 calorie a day diet- which is what you need if you're moderately active now, aka sitting at a desk with an...
  3. Food and water
    spotted an interesting article posted on Survivalmom.com; http://thesurvivalmom.com/2012/07/12/mountain-house-educates-consumers-on-the-presence-of-high-oxygen-content-in-competitors-products/ Oregon Freeze Dried down in Albany, Oregon decided to evaluate Wise Foods claims to 25 year shelf life...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    CampingSurvival.com, a valued sponsor of this community is now carrying Mountain House #10 cans and Mountain House 7 year pouches http://www.campingsurvival.com/mountainhouse.html
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Any other Emergency Food recommendations / reviews? Thanks Freeman1000
  6. Food and water
    I want to package some food in Mylar bags, with oxygen absorbers and then seal the bag with hot iron. Would like to know if the following products are safe to put in the mylar bags and how long will they last in the bags. Lets say they will generally expire in 1 year, how much longer will they...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Yep, you read that right, zombies are real. Not real as in wanting to eat your brains, but real as in mindless people with no sense of reason and incapable of higher thought. To live a survivalist lifestyle, one should be open minded, open to new ideas, flexible, open to suggestions and open to...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When survivalist start stockpiling food, we buy #10 cans and usually store food in mylar bags. Lets say we had to focus on certain foods, what would those foods be? How do we decide which foods we should focus on? Lets narrow our selections to how easy the food is to grow, how well it...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am somewhat new to prepping. we have increased our stock of canned goods considerably and stored water and a filter but i would like to lay in a stock of Lts food as well. i have been looking at this package...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am a modest prepper, but I did have a few bags of rice and a bunch of other dried goods. Never saw any bugs or things in my house...then a few weeks ago..rice weevils in a bag. Musta came from the store. So I had to throw out 3x20lb bags of rice and then i found them in my bags of flour and...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A short report on how I "investigated" the quality of nutrition in my food cache, and how it's making me change the ratios I store. Background: My food cache is the type where you store long-shelf-life foods that you eat regularly. When you run out of one of these items in your working pantry...
  12. Food and water
    I have got a few 55 gallon barrels that had pickles in them before. I am now facing a new problem of where can I buy 55 gallon mylar bags. I only need to purchase a few of them so please don't suggest a site that makes you do a minimum buy of 10. If you can put up a link to the website I will...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    like a lot of you i have been putting up some extra food, mostly the grains, wheat,rice,corn,oats,and of corse beans ( i know beans are not a grain )some powdered eggs and milk, just the basic stuff that a lot of us start to prep with, but my wife hates that i prep. She can see having a few...
  14. Food and water
    I'm sure this has been talked about several times, but can someone make a list of items that can be sealed in the mylar bags? Tonight was my first time, 22-pounds of long white rice. Just wondering what else I could do. Thanks!
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am currently a rookie on the worst case senario preparedness. Which foods will have a 20 year shelf life when packed correctly in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers?
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Safecastle posted on their facebook page that Mountain house price increases are in the pipeline. I quote, http://www.facebook.com/Safecastle This means we have 2 months to buy mountain house before the price increase scheduled for July 1. Food - I would "love" to buy some more #10 cans...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, I am getting a grasp on storing beans and rice in buckets with mylar and O2 absorbers. Now I am super curious about what other food products can be stored this way, for about as long. Veggies? Dried or whatever? Other protieins? Fruits? Please help, I am a bit of a foodie, and the thought of...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just a small rant. Please ignore if you don't want to read something like this. Eat what you prep, prep what you eat. Rotation is critical. Really? This is just a personal opinion, and I'm not knocking those who say buy only what you eat, eat what you prep, and rotate your food as essentials...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just for fun :D: I did this quick just to see for myself about what it would take for one person a day for approximately 2000 calories for the most common items that I know many people will stock up on. I know that I won't be eating just ONE thing per day, and that things will be spread out...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm currently assembling a survival kit, and I need some food which takes up as little space as possible and has the most calories possible. It doesn't matter much if it doesn't taste well - what matters is its calorie density - something which would allow one to survive for a rather long time...
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