How to Prepare an MRE with a Flameless Heater
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How to Prepare an MRE with a Flameless Heater

You should learn how to properly eat an MRE or cook one with a flameless heater if you haven’t already. MREs are a great item to have in your prepper toolkit if you ever find yourself in a long-term survival or disaster situation. During natural catastrophes and calamities, grocery stores can be extremely unreliable, so…

Ultimate Guide To Storing Canned foods In An Emergency
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Ultimate Guide To Storing Canned foods In An Emergency

Do you have a stored jar of canned food in the back of the pantry? Check out any suspect containers and find out the best methods and ideal conditions for storing canned foods for emergencies. Canned meals have been stored for hundreds of years as a way to be prepared for any form of disaster….

How To Properly Store Quinoa Long-Term So It Doesn’t Go Bad
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How To Properly Store Quinoa Long-Term So It Doesn’t Go Bad

Raw grains can be stored in an airtight container for years if kept in a cool, dry, and dark place. Quinoa is the edible seed of the amaranth family’s flowering plant. As dried uncooked grains, they can be stored in the pantry for up to 2 to 3 years past their expiration date, and even…

How To Freeze Orange Juice For Long-Term Storage
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How To Freeze Orange Juice For Long-Term Storage

During difficult times, fresh fruits and vegetables can become scarce. Freezing food is a good way to prepare for SHTF as long as the power remains on or a backup power source is established. Preppers can also extract the juice from the fruit before freezing it to save space. The following containers can be used…

How Long Does Dehydrated Meat Last?
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How Long Does Dehydrated Meat Last?

Dehydrating is one of the simplest and most common methods of storing food for long periods of time. Dehydrating is useful for backpackers and preppers because it preserves many of the nutrients in food. Dehydration causes meat to shrink, making it more compact and easier to store. When properly stored, dehydrated meat can last for…

How Long Masa Stays Fresh When Properly Stored Long-Term
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How Long Masa Stays Fresh When Properly Stored Long-Term

The corn Masa is widely used in a variety of dishes, including tamales, tortillas, pupusas, and nachos. However, sometimes fresh Masa (dough) or Masa Harina (the flour used to make the dough) are left unused and stored in the pantry for an extended period of time. As a result, “How long does Masa Dough or…

List of Common Cooking and Baking Ingredient Substitutions
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List of Common Cooking and Baking Ingredient Substitutions

It’s very inconvenient to be in the middle of preparing dinner or baking cookies and realize you’re missing a key ingredient. Consider whether your pantry or kitchen has reasonable options, such as an ingredient substitution, before making an unnecessary trip to the grocery store. A recipe substitution may change the flavor, color, texture, or volume…

How to Plan for and Survive a Food Shortage
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How to Plan for and Survive a Food Shortage

Every year, disasters, droughts, flooding, wildfires, and wind storms disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives, and the number appears to be increasing if the recent global pandemic is included. Every disaster or pandemic has long-term consequences, such as people being deprived of basic necessities such as food and water. After all that we’ve been through…

What Foods Can and Cannot be Freeze-Dried: Complete Guide
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What Foods Can and Cannot be Freeze-Dried: Complete Guide

Before purchasing a home freeze dryer, one of the first questions I had was, “What foods can be freeze-dried?” as well as “what foods cannot be freeze-dried?” These are critical questions for anyone considering purchasing a home freeze dryer to preserve their own food, or for anyone who has recently purchased a freeze dryer and…

What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Home Freeze Dryer
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What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Home Freeze Dryer

I have my own medium-sized Harvest Right home freeze dryer and get a lot of satisfaction, peace of mind, and enjoyment out of preserving a wide variety of foods for my family. Owning a freeze dryer is well worth the cost for me because it allows me to freeze-dry enough foods to build and maintain…