Canning your own food is a great way to build up your emergency food supply, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are several steps involved, but the trick to easy canning is to 1. get organized and 2. keep it simple. In this article I’ll demonstrate a very simple recipe for canned meat.
Like many of you, I suspect, we’ve got a few too many tomatoes at this time of the year. One of our favorite ways to preserve our modest harvest is with our solar dehydrator. There’s nothing like the taste of sun dried tomatoes, but unless you live in a very dry desert climate like Phoenix, Arizona you can’t just set fruit out in the sun and expect it to do anything but go moldy. In most places in the world, including here in Los Angeles, the relative humidity is too high to dry things out in the sun. Solar dehydrators work by increasing air flow to dry out the food. The one we built uses a clever strategy to get air moving without the use of electric fans such as you’d find in your typical store bought electric dehydrator.
Learning how to dehydrate food is simple, safe and easy. Drying food is also a great way to eat healthy and to save on your overall food costs.
If you would like to preserve fruits and vegetables from your garden or the produce from your local farmers market… then dehydrating food may be the right method for you!
Freeze-dried food pouches make convenient, light-weight camping meals. You don’t need any extra dishes beyond a spoon or fork to eat with and a pot to boil water in. You can also use pouches of freeze-dried food as long-lasting food stores in case of emergency. Freeze-dried foods are almost as nutritious as fresh, and they can be stored at room temperature for years. Making Freeze-dried food a great option for long term storage.
According to two new studies from University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory, even mild dehydration can have a significant impact on a person’s mood, energy levels and mental performance.
We are sometimes asked, what is the best food for my survival storage, dehydrated or freeze dried? Let’s start with a basic understanding of what each process does to the food. Dehydration simply means, the process of removing water from a substance or a compound. This is something you can do right in your own
When building your food storage supply, DO NOT put all your eggs in one basket. By that I mean don’t simply go out and buy bags of beans and rice and call it good. Although many good emergency food supplies contain a healthy proportion of foods like beans and rice, it is somewhat difficult and requires a good bit of thought to ensure that you include lots of variety. Think of all the food groups. Pay special attention to spices and the things you add to food to make them taste better. Don’t forget the deserts, sweets, and drink mixes, as these are ‘happy’ foods which could ease hard times during disaster.
Those of you who plan to take the first steps toward preparing for emergencies may feel a bit overwhelmed at where to begin. After all, there is a lot of food to choose from at the grocery stores. Many websites, including this one encourage families to start buying small amounts of food related preparedness items each time they go shopping. This way, your budget is not dramatically affected.
Guest post: by Christine Coburn Survival.US.com We all know how possible a grid down scenario is. While we have been stuffing our pantries and freezers with food to sustain us, what happens when there is no electricity to run that freezer? If it is winter time in a northern place then it would be fine
Each FRHFlameless Ration Heater is individually packaged in a sturdy, leak- proof polybag which serves as the heating container for the MREMeal Ready to Eat. The polybag measures 5 3/4 inches wide by 14 1/4 inches long. Some Imported heaters are showing up on the market with a slightly larger bag measuring 7 1/2 inches