Food Storage

Dehydrating Black Beans for Storage

by suburban January 7, 2014 Food
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So, I didn’t even know you could dehydrate black beans.  I suppose in the back of my mind, I knew it, but thought since I was jumping back on the band wagon again, that I would try some experimentation as well.  That said, I used four cans of black beans, a colander to rinse the […]

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My Food Storage is Changing, an update on Apartment Prepping…

by suburban September 24, 2012 Bug In
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As my time prepping matures, and living in an apartment, I am also finding that my prepping is starting to morph a bit.  As I prep for food, most specifically, I find that cans of food are becoming cumbersome.  Specifically, soups, tunas, canned chicken (which is a personal favorite of mine), etc.  I also find […]

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Filling a Hole In My Preps, Fruits, Vegetables, and the New Dehydrator

by suburban June 18, 2012 DIY
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I always knew I had a damaging hole in my food preparations. I have quite a few proteins. In fact I consistently rotate my proteins because I use them in every day life. I also need to boost some of the protein preps, as an aside. However, what are/were missing are critical preparations because they […]

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Test Cooking with Preps, Breakfast for Dinner, Part One

by suburban February 10, 2012 Bug In
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I like breakfast for dinner.  I do.  I have James Bond’s fetish for scrambled eggs.  Give me scrambled eggs, an omelet, or frittata any day of the week and I am a happy guy.  So, tonight, we make breakfast for dinner.  I have picked up some tester / samples from various vendors and I am going […]

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Review of 5-Minute Microwave Canning

by suburban October 24, 2011 Food
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First, this is an interesting book…  I 5-Minute Microwave Canning to see if there was a shortcut  to canning, and to help me understand if you could can/jar using a microwave.  If so, what foods you can can/jar.  My first disappointment was not with the book itself. It was because you could not can or […]

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The Time Is Now, and It’s Not Too Late

by suburban October 21, 2011 Economy
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I’m sitting in another damn airport.  Not bitching, however, just another damn airport.  I have to rant a bit.  The time is now.  The time is now if you are not a prepper to prep.  The conversations I have had with friends who are in the real world (Middle America) verifies that now is the […]

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Do You Have a Meal Plan if the SHTF (A Poll)

by suburban October 19, 2011 Personal
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Trying New Foods for Food Storage

by suburban October 12, 2011 Food
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Well, I went to the grocery store tonight.  When I got there I noticed there was a lot of stuff on sale.  Package of six ramen noodles for $2.00, Vienna Sausage, two cans for a dollar, SPAM, two 6 oz cans for three dollars, 10 cans of Campbell’s soup for $10.00, etc. Some were great deals, […]

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Prepping on Twenty Five Dollars a Week, Increasing Your Budget Slightly, Increases Preps Exponentially

by suburban September 12, 2011 Food
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I am going to try to be realistic here.  There are posts all over the Web on preppers sites about starting your prepping for $5.00 a week.  But what does $5.00 really buy these days.  In my case $5.00 can buy: – 3 – 4 cans of soup, – 3 – 4 cans of tuna, […]

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Repacking Some Core Preps for Portability, Ease of Use, Care Packaging, and Rotation

by suburban September 8, 2011 Bug In
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We talk an awful lot about how to rotate your canned, jarred, and other preps for freshness.  We also talk a lot about storage, how to store, what to store, etc.  Yesterday, I undertook a small job of repacking some of my “basic” preps.  What are some of my most basic preps.  Well, rice and […]

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