Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Half a million calories

I’ve been working on increasing my long-term storage food recently.  In reading around ARFcom’s Survival Forum, I came across a link for Emergency Essentials‘ Food Storage Analyzer. It is an absolutely great tool for understanding how long the food you … Continue reading

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Grandma Werling

Back in the end of October, I placed an order with MRE Depot. It’s a great place to do business. One of the things I picked up was a sample pack of Grandma Werling products. Here’s a little AAR for … Continue reading

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New Survival Gear

Alright, so it’s not nearly as sexy as a new rifle, but it’s taken me a long time to convince the wife we needed one. Largely, I did so by keeping the kitchen freezer so full we couldn’t find anything. … Continue reading

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Still Alive…

Sorry I’ve not been posting much lately. I’m working longer hours with the new job, and knocking around the house trying to get everything that needs to be taken care of before winter addressed. I’m also trying to address some … Continue reading

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Frozen Vegetables

Or soon to be, at any rate. 3 pounds, 6 ounces of fresh green beans, headed to the deep freeze for later. Now we wait for the garden to make more. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Rice Shortage & Garden Update

I stopped at the big warehouse store on my way home today. Wandering down the rice isle, I was in the land of plenty. Clearly, the reported rice shortages of last month have resolved themselves, or people have forgotten all … Continue reading

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For the Long Term

As promised, I took some time to prepare some food for long term storage – sealed in Mylar protected by Homer buckets. I started my stopping by BJ’s on the way home from the office. Their stock of rice was … Continue reading

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Today’s Prep Progress

This is really just a hint of what’s to come next weekend… Today I purchased several 5 gallon buckets, and a Foodsaver V2460. Several Mylar bags and O2 absorbers arrived earlier in the week. Stay tuned… (Hint.) I also trimmed … Continue reading

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Obesity

It’s not video games, computers, corn syrup, etc. that causes obesity. It’s the Girl Scouts. It’s good. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Food Prices

I saw an interesting thread running on ARFCOM Survival Forum this morning. It discusses the rising price of wheat and hay, fuel and fertilizer, and the resulting decrease of livestock herds, which is expected to drive meat prices up. Someone … Continue reading

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