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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well, I am fairly new to the whole prepping deal. But I went out and started getting what I could get. Here's a list of what I have so far - equipment and food & water included. Where do I need to improve, where am I set for good? My ultimate goal is 1 year for 5 people. But I'm working towards...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    WOW! Believe it or not, but I did a QUICKY INVENTORY yesterday, and I have MORE vegies then SPAM! I'll fix this the next paycheck! ... Green Eggs And Spam!:D:
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've had a case for awhile that a friend in the ARMY got me. I always keep 1 or 2 in my hunting pack/camp just in case. I entered the code on one of the sights and they have expired. What does one do now with expired MRE's..seems like a waste just to chuck them. Thanks
  4. Food and water
    Ive been prepping since about January. Ive accomplished my prep goals in regards to personal/home security, heat, light, water, electricity, BOB, S/T freeze dried and bulk canned food, etc. Now moving to the L/T food storage part of prepping. Ive been thinking long and hard about bulk food...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I rented a #can sealer, it got here Friday, I also purchased 230 #10 cans w/ Oxygen absorbers. I packed pasta, four, sugar, beans, rice, ect.... Renting the can sealer worked out nice! Got it Friday, Fedex picked it back up on Monday...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I recent acquired 10 cases of MRE's doing some yard sale prep. http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=161663 They are leftovers from Hurricane Ivan and for anyone interested the procedure for getting MRE's, water and Ice was as follows. Drive to the drop off point. Wait patiently in...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've started prep. and have about 4-6 months worth of can goods. Veggies, soups, etc. I also have a lot of seeds to plant my garden. What I don't have is the basics. Salt, flour, sugar, etc. Going to Sam's for the free weekend. What do you suggest I buy? Want to spend around $150. Will I...
  8. Food and water
    So a local grocery store had a sale on Annies Mac N Cheese (organic stuff) for .50cents a box. So I stocked up. All of it doesn't go out of date until august of next year Howeever I would still like to store it in food pails. My dilema is, how do I store it?? The only real problem is the...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What happens when you put too many oxygen absorbers in mylar bags? What happens when you put a large oxygen absorber in a small mylar bag? Do I really need to order 500cc and 2000cc for small and large bags? I am sitting here looking at the options for oxygen absorbers, and I am thinking...
  10. Food and water
    Anyone have any cost data/rules of thumb for comparable servings for fruits, vegetables, meats etc for: Fresh (in season) Fresh (out of season--imported from a foreign country) Frozen Canned Dehydrated Freeze-dried (These contains vastly different amounts of water so this information is not...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a confession to make, this was my first time to seal food in mylar bags. To be perfectly honest, I was a little intimidated by it all. What if I screwed everything up, what if I sealed the food wrong, what if the seals did not hold,,,,,. Thanks to SafeCastle, Prepared.pro I have a...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Post some pictures of your emergency food, your shelves, how you store it or how you make it. I try to do a 50/50 mix if normal food and actual emergency food. If it can sit on a shelf for an extended period of time then it goes onto the shelf.
  13. Food and water
    I currently RENT (1 year term ) an old victorian - 3rd floor is "attic space" even though the ceilings are about 18 ft high at highest pitch. Just signed for another year I have about 1/5th of it packed with our "life junk" and the rest is wide open space - fully electric with 6 wall sockets...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have put back $200.00 and want to goto the store here momentarily to buy food for emergency backup for my family of 4, though I suspect I may have to take on a few relatives. 1)Is there a list of recommended foods that will hold expiration that I can get? Maybe a list already established on...
  15. Food and water
    Any recommendations for companys who sell prepacked food for long term storage? I'm looking for the basics for three people for 6 to 12 month supply. I'm looking for prepacked just to have something for now , but will be preparing my own supplys also vacuum sealing bulk dry goods, canning, and...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know where to obtain inexpensive bulk grains? Does flour store as well as raw grains? Thanks.
  17. Food and water
    Is there any cheese that will keep a long time in the pantry?
  18. Food and water
    So, I just about have my survival/GHB/BOB completed and now I am (this weekend) starting to get my food prep/storage situated. Here is how I want to go about getting started but need some advice. My plan is to begin with the "fun" food storage and later move into the bulk storage of food...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When I initially started thinking about long term storage recently, getting a vaccuum sealer was the first thing to come to mind. Then I found out about the mylar and 5 gall bucket method. This seems to make the vac sealers obsolete. But I'm probably overlooking something. So what good is the...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought some Heavy duty mylar bags 'cause I do alot of dehydrated vegs etc. My thought was if they're 7 mils thick it would be quite difficult to develop a pin hole in the bag. .......So I've been doin lots of red potatoes so far and when they're bone dry they have some sharp edges....like bow...
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