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Preventing Insects in Your Food Storage

August 5, 2011

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We preppers are always looking for ways to get more food stored up against an uncertain future of inflation, shortages, crop failures and the like.  We find a big sale on bagged dry beans and we buy the store’s inventory and lug it home.  We breathe a small sigh of relief to have another 25 […]

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The Spices Of Life, Part 1: Cinnamon

July 29, 2011

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As you work on storing up food for the future, it is important not to overlook a very important aspect- spices!  It’s all well and good to have a quarter ton of wheat, stacks of buckets containing rice and beans, and mylar bags full of oatmeal, but won’t that be mighty bland by itself? The […]

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Beans, Part 5

July 27, 2011

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So, have you made a sincere commitment to incorporating more nutritious, inexpensive, meal-extending beans into your diet yet?  Have you been practicing rotation of your food storage?   No? Okay, I understand.  But I defy you to find ANYone who would not like this recipe!!  It is a new family favorite.  Please try it and then […]

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Mice Are Not Nice

July 14, 2011

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You may have guessed from my previous posts that I’m not really the “shrinking violet” type.  I’m not prone to standing up on chairs and shrieking “Eek!” at the sight of a mouse.  But I am prone to diligently eradicating them. We live in an old farmhouse built in stages since 1900.  As is often […]

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Protecting Your Food Storage, Part 1

July 12, 2011

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If you’ve begun to add depth to your pantry, good for you!!  You, no doubt, are feeling an increasing of satisfaction in your growing stores of food.  You are buying at prices you can still afford and while it is available (wheat crops are not doing well this year- buy now!).   It is important to […]

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Beans, Part 4 (a.k.a. Going Beyond the Basics)

July 7, 2011

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You’ve put in a supply of pintos and Great Northern beans but you’re looking for something with a fresh appeal. A little more variety will help you sell them to others too. You don’t want appetite fatigue. There are some really beautiful beans out there, so attractive that I’d like to have them visible in […]

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The Necessity of Salt

July 6, 2011

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Kudos to you if you have begun buying and storing bulk food.  Twenty-five and fifty pound bags of beans, rice, wheat, sugar, oats and so on will really help you stretch your prepping budget.  Now, we need to think about how to make all that food palatable.  The most basic place to start is with […]

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Beans, Part 3

June 7, 2011

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Beans are so nutritious and so versatile that they should be a headliner in your long-term food storage, but they should also be a frequent part of your diet now.  In order to help you get started, I want to share some of my own experiences. Planning ahead The only slightly difficult thing I found […]

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Beans, Part 2

June 1, 2011

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In a previous post, I introduced the topic of beans and how they should be a part of your long-term storage.  I want to give you some more compelling reasons to stock up on this essential item. They’re GRRReat! There are so many kinds of beans and each has something worthwhile to offer.  Let’s take […]

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Beans, Part 1

May 26, 2011

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Beans, Beans… Admit it, you were singing that old kids’ song in your head. A Star in Long-Term Storage As you have evaluated foods that are good candidates for long term storage, you have probably realized that beans are at the top of that list.  Maybe you haven’t realized what a fantastically nutritious staple it […]

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