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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A local prepper/shooting buddy sent me an email tonight, not sure those of you that have Costcos, but here is what he sent me: Costco 27th/Yorkshire (PHX). They have boxes of Mountain House meals in 10 packs for $39+tax. They are the 2 person servings (20 oz). There was a tall pallet pretty...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm putting together a new BOB and have: 2lb can of corn 2x ramen noodles 3x cans of tuna 3x packs 2.7oz tuna Sandwitch bag full of rice package instant oatmeal 2x packs instant cream of wheat 1/2 sandwitch bag cream of wheat clif bar 2g pack steak seasoning All of this except the corn fits in...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am concerned that my long term #10 can food storage will rust in my climate. I might coat the ends with wax as a precaution. Paraffin wax seems soft and not durable. How about car wax (turtle wax). What if I ate a little. Anyone know about this?
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Guys i know i will probably catch hell over this one but i am new to survivalism and this forum. I have read a million lists on what to prep and how to but everyone has diff opinions. Food storage is my main concern. I am a Marine combat vet and always took it for granted that I could make it...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Went out to dinner with my mom tonight since we haven't had a chance to quite a while. One of the first things she said was that she had something for me. I wasn't really expecting anything and was quite surprised by the 2 cans she handed me. 24oz. of Canned Beef. These were given to her...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was in Costco and saw they had 45 lbs of hard white wheat sealed in 6 gallon buckets. It says on the bucket that it is sealed with less than 10% moisture. Company is Lehi Roller Mills. They are $19. It would be nice to buy them and not have to repackage. Does anyone know how these store long...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So here is my question>what is the best way to store dry pasta? Please be specific . spageti? egg noodles? elbows? We eat a lot of pasta,plus its an easy buy(cheap i mean)so what are the best ways to store them so they dont lose there integrity and just dry up and blow away,if this is an old...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's say you have to be on the move for 3 days and all you can carry is 1-2 pounds of food. Any food is good for as long as it doesn't make you too thirsty because you would need to carry water too and you need to be careful with it. Any natritionist here?
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been searching in stores and online and THERE ARE NO POWDERED EGGS ANYWHERE. I mentioned this to the hubby and I said, "there must be a lot of people prepping." His response was "either that or the government is buying them all up." I hadn't thought about the possibility of the gov't...
  10. Food and water
    I hope I have posted his in the correct forum....I didnt see a forum for long term food storage Because of increased family needs, I am going to have to store much larger quantities of food and I need a little advice... right now I have stored my rice in the following manner... I buy a 2 lb...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I believe ramen noodles have a shelf life of a couple of years, in the original packaging, but I am wondering if I mylar and oxygen absorb the ramen noodles will it increase the shelf life? Does anyone know if that is possible, or have tried this in the past?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok i'm stocked up with all the normal store bought preps, cans, jars and packet goods, but would now like to make up my own ready meals (a lot cheaper :) and better value ) Mountain house is way to expensive for me (too many to prep for) and I want to use my preps weekly not just when TSHTF...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I wanted to see what I can do with Wheat. I've been trying to cook for myself and stop my reliance on packaged junk. I've delved into beans, lentils and rice and found I can prepare some tasty stuff. Well I went to Emergency Essentials to purchase a #10 can of wheat and they are still out of...
  14. Food and water
    I bought some 10"x14" mylar bags with O2 absorbers. My husband had the idea to take a hair straightener and after I fill the bags to seal it in the middle and then on the edge to make smaller bags. Has anyone tried this?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Are you Worried about a food crisis in 2011? I am. Price of gas has gone up almost 50 cents in the last 2 weeks, and is currently sitting in the $3.47 a gallon range. A couple of years ago when gas touched $3 a gallon, fertilizer for growing food went to $22 - $23 for a 50 pound bag. The...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I could use a review and suggestions. I am setting up 1 year's worth of food per person (Adult). I calculated 2000 calories per day which leads to 730,000 calories per person, per year. I went for long term storage stuff but you should know I am also canning and growing in my BRAND NEW...
  17. Food and water
    Shortages in Mountain House. I'd still like to add some to my reserves. Anyone able to get it? Who are you using? It does not have to be MH. Any quality freeze dried will do. Thanks.
  18. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Today I went to my Local Publix Store, Mind you if you don't know what a Publix is , they are huge supermarket chain. Could only find like one item of everything I wanted 2-3 ??? I ask a stock boy he said, we are not getting deliveries like we used to and the demand is high everywhere, ...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm used to eating Mountain House and Alpine Aire (because of camping/hiking..and they are lightweight). However, I'm looking at trying to find a good price on MREs, when light weight isn't a concern. Any suggestions? Evidently I'm not searching good enough on the forums. Thanks!
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I posted this in the colorado section for feedback ( http://www.survivalistboards.com/group.php?do=discuss&group=&discussionid=2570 ), but due to the low traffic I thought I would post it here for feedback on the pricing. Also they do ship... Are these good prices for this kind of thing...
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