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If you have picked up any tuna in the last couple months for your preps, you will need to check and see if you bought any tuna that has just been recalled. The Bumble Bee recall includes 5-ounces cans of chunk light and chunk white tuna in water and oil sold from Jan. 17 until Wednesday, with best-by dates from Jan. 14, 2016, to Jan. 18, 2016.  Specific...
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I started doing this recently when I was stockpiling canned veggies, it is cheaper than canned veggies (at least at the price I can find for no-name or brand name veggies) and it stores small – pre-shredded veggies.  I buy bags of matchstick carrots as well as brocolli slaw (which is a mixture of matchstick brocolli, carrots and shredded purple...
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Mylar bags are great for placing inside 5 gallon buckets if you are unsure if they are food grade or not.  You can also use them inside metal garbage cans if you are storing food someplace where rats might chew through plastic.  You need to seal the bags first to ensure the food inside stays good for the longest time possible. There are two very...
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When you buy large sacks or bags of flour, the bags are great for selling in a grocery store but for long term storage in your house, not so good.  It unfortunately is too suseptible to bugs getting into it, or getting damp. If you have an excess amount of mason jars, you can store flour and grains in mason jars.  But when you think about how many...
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Making sure your dog has a year’s supply of dog food can be hard to do.  Dog food is very high in fat, so it tends to go rancid much quicker than most of the types of food that people store for emergencies.  Here are some tips to make sure your pet has a supply of food. Shop for best before dates You want to make sure you get dog food with...
If you are fortunate enough to have a root cellar, it is a great way of storing many types of fruits and vegetables to last throughout the winter, so you can enjoy fresh veggies in the dead of winter, as well as having a store of vegetables in emergencies.  Most people are probably familiar with the fact that onions and potatoes are popular root cellar...
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The last thing you want when an emergency hits is to discover you have a large quantity of expired food.  I keep a careful tally of what I have, both on my computer and in a handwritten version, because my computer might not always be accessible in an emergency. I keep a log of all my food stores using this worksheet: http://www.momsbudget.com/printables/pantryinventory.html I...
Water will be one of the most precious resources in a TEOTWAWKI situation.  But most of us don’t have nearly enough water to survive on for a year, if needed.  While some might think they can depend on water from other resources, such as rain water or lakes and rivers, the reality is that it could be contaminated not to mention extreme competition. ...
When you look at all the food you have stashed away for an emergency, most of us have the staples – flour, beans, freeze dried or dehydrated veggies, pasta, rice – but what do you have in the way of comfort foods?  While six months of the above will keep you surviving, it does get very monotonous.  Especially if you have kids, it does...
Instant oatmeal is a great thing to have in your food cache.  It is nutritious and can be vacuum sealed and packed away, and you just add hot water to make it, or even cold water if you have no means of heating it up.  You can buy instant oatmeal packets, but you can cut the cost even further by making it yourself. 4-1/2 cups quick cooking rolled...