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  1. Food and water
    Usually keep my store bought fresh tomatoes outside after a wash in soap and water for up to 2 - 3 weeks. They may get a little shriveled and sometimes the seeds inside start to sprout, but are still edible and don't mold much. You can also give toms a final rinse in dilute vingear to help keep...
  2. Food and water
    Ok guys and gals, let's talk about the serious of long term food storage with mylar bags. Why is it serious? Because storing food in mylar bags is something just about anyone can do. It allows families to stockpile dried food products in bulk. I like to use ziplock bags with a flat...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This might upset some of yall, but I feel it needs to be discussed. Stockpiling food is like a road, a dead end road, in that sooner or later the food will run out. By developing self-sustaining food sources, the dead end road turns into a loop. The food sources do not have to be complicated...
  4. Food and water
    Hey guys... Well I ordered my first kit (50 1gal bags/50 - 300cc OAs) from discountmylarbags (best prices I found and even better when I used the site discount). Anyways... I'm picky about oatmeal... not sure why but I am. Found that I can get 10# boxes of quaker oatmeal from Jet.com for...
  5. Food and water
    I have been storing and using my food preps for several years now. Up until now my food storage has basically been a huge pantry which I use FIFO style. I want to begin storing more long(er) term food at my BOL but here is the situation: My BOL is vacation property in Northern Wisconsin. It...
  6. Food and water
    Hello everyone, Me and my husband have decided to store approximately 6 months to 1 year worth of food starting this spring. We are 2 adults and have a 2 year old. I think I have a good idea of how much we would need. In addition, I know to store what we eat. Anyhow, we have a lakefront...
  7. Food and water
    Lately I've noticed a number of online ads and suggested products on Amazon from "Bannock Outdoors" offering what appears to be camping/LTS food pouches. Anyone know more info about them? Most search terms I could think of just yielded a bunch of hits for Bannock bread. Though I did find their...
  8. Food and water
    I was at a rummage sale yesterday, and saw a box with eight #10 cans marked for free. When I looked at them, I found that they were cans of long term storage food. Three were listed as soups, and three were dehydrated eggs. The dates on the cans were from 1999, so my guess is these were...
  9. Food and water
    A question for you long time pressure canners out there, where do you set the water level on your jars? Should the water cover the jars? To the bottom of the ring? An inch or two below the ring? When I did my first batch of canned potatoes the water level was at the bottom of the ring. When...
  10. Food and water
    My first attempt at drying green beans. My wife and I planted 2 rows of beans, 1 row Roma II snap beans and 1 row contender snap beans. On Sunday June 1st I picked exactly 5 pounds of beans. I know it was 5 pounds because I used a scale. My wife has been putting a bunch of the beans in the...
  11. Food and water
    I bought a book on it, and I have about six months of food stored for my family but working towards a year. I keep an assortment of foods but mostly its the emergency long term dried food. Its simple and last 15 years plus if stored correctly. And as most of you know, store bought canned foods...
  12. Food and water
    My wife and I are in the market for a pressure canner. What do you think are some of the better ones on the market? We have decided to get away from factory made canned foods and start canning our own. By next spring we would like to have everything ready to go to grow and can our own foods...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This didn't start out intentionally to be a test... I stored some brown rice BEFORE I had read about the problems with brown rice going bad because of the oils/fats in it that white rice doesn't have. So, instead of redoing the storage (it wasn't that much rice; I was just starting...
  14. 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...
  15. Food and water
    So, I'm pretty new to long-term prepping. We've done a few things around the house to help with some basics. Now I'm looking at long-term food storage, and would really like some help. And when I say long-term food storage, I'm referring to storing food that will last about 20 years when it's...
  16. 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?
  17. Financial Forum
    List as many foods that you would consider cheap, common, and easy to preserve if perishable. :thumb:
  18. 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...
  19. Food and water
    Hi friends, Am thinking of portioning white rice, dried beans, rolled oats, etc. into two-person servings and using my vacumn sealer to remove all the air and seal them up tightly. Was then going to place them into HDPE2-compliant containers (i.e. 5-gal. pails with Ropak lids) and use some of...
  20. Food and water
    Just moved to a new house and there is a huge pear tree out back. The tree is completely filled with pears ready for picking. A very conservative estimate of the yield from the tree is least a half dozen 5 gallon pails. We have been eating pears non stop for a few weeks and haven't made a dent...
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