When storing food, you want to ensure that it will last as long as possible without being contaminated by bacteria, insects, or even water. This is especially true if you are packaging your own food. One way to ensure the shelf life of your food storage is adding an oxygen absorber, or O2 absorber, to... Read More
Food and Water Storage
Food storage and water storage are great things to help you be prepared for any disaster that might come your way! These articles will help you know how to prepare
Dehydration is one of the oldest food preservation methods and is relatively simple compared to other options. By dehydrating food, you are removing its water content, which allows it to last longer and not spoil. You can easily dehydrate different foods yourself with your own food in your own home.
There are three conditions necessary for... Read More
Freeze dried foods are so much more than banana slices and strawberries. You can freeze dry almost anything, including things like shredded cheese and ice cream sandwiches. There are also delicious entree meals like stir fry, lasagna, and chicken noodle soup.
While there is a large variety of different freeze dried meals available, you may get... Read More
Typically, people think of MREs as being a great option for food storage and emergency situations. They work really well for this! However, you have to switch them out every so often because they have a shorter shelf life. We did a little investigating and asked you how you use your MREs. These were some... Read More
When in an emergency situation, you want to have the best nutrition possible to sustain you through anything you might face. There are many food storage options, but the biggest nutritional impact can be found in an MRE.
MREs were first used in the military as a calorie-dense meal that provides the energy from protein... Read More
Missing Expiration Date
If you’ve bought MREs before, you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t any expiration dates printed on the packaging. Don’t bother trying to look for one because you won’t find it.
MRE manufacturers don’t use expiration dates in the traditional sense of a day, month, and year. But that doesn’t mean that MREs are some... Read More
The Breakdown of an MRE Full Meal
Many people associate MREs with the military. However, there are also MREs available for civilian use. An MRE, or Meal, Ready-to-Eat, is a self-contained meal package that includes everything you need to prepare and eat the food inside, including heating up the food.
MREs are used in the military because... Read More
For those who are new to the emergency preparedness world or just looking for some water storage items for your emergency storage this blog is a must read.
When searching for a water storage containers you need to make sure they are BPA-free and made out of HDPE.
What is BPA?
You might have read or heard... Read More
Imagine an emergency occurs and you have to open your food storage only to discover that it’s not good anymore. That would be horrible.
How and where you store your food can have a huge impact on the life of your food storage.
Make sure that your food is in a consistently cool place. Many times... Read More
Before we get to priority #4 here is the summary of your top 5 Priorities of Emergency Preparedness. They are:
1. Make a Plan. Review, Rotate, Replace. Make adjustments for family size, age and local community needs. Consider evacuation, communication and staying put.
2. Gather Grab and Go Supplies. 72 hour kits, MREs, food bars, water pouches... Read More