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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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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...
Dry onion soup mix is often a staple in food caches, here is how to make your own.  This will make the equivelant of four dry onion soup mixes, divided equally. 3 tbsp dried minced onion 3 tsp onion powder 5 1/2 tbsp beef bouillon 3/4 tsp celery salt Split into 4 ziplocs or vacuum seal into small packets. Be sure to check out all our food cache recipes.