Archive for ' Food Storage'

Fast, Healthy Meals in a Jar Posted:October 24, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Fast, Healthy Meals in a Jar

Winter is a time that I usually spend organizing and cleaning stuff since I can’t spend a whole lot of time outdoors without turning into a human popsicle!  So one of my winter projects is usually [...]

15 Ways to Store & Use Winter Squash Posted:October 17, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

15 Ways to Store & Use Winter Squash

Winter Squash is a great vegetable for our short-term food storage needs. It doesn’t need much from a preservation stand point, can be grown easily, purchased inexpensively, and tastes good in a variety of recipes.  Here are 15 [...]

Comforting Hot Drinks Posted:October 06, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Comforting Hot Drinks

Winter is coming and with the cooling air comes a desire to drink something warm. In fact, I’m learning that whenever I’m in the need for a little mental comforting I reach for something warm. It seems [...]

Casseroles Forever! Pantry Substitute for Canned Cream Soup Posted:October 02, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Casseroles Forever! Pantry Substitute for Canned Cream Soup

It’s a key ingredient in almost any casserole: cream of mushroom soup. Or cream of chicken, or cream of potato, or cream of celery. I used to buy cans and cans of the stuff. Then, as [...]

10 Condiments That Make Life Better Posted:October 01, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

10 Condiments That Make Life Better

So something really, truly bad happens. The grid has been down for a month or a deadly pandemic has us sequestered in our homes. Or you’re simply out of work for months and the savings are [...]

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

You’ll want to pin this list for future reference! Click here. To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit [...]

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage Posted:September 15, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage

It’s easy to pin this for later! Click here. Over the years, I’ve tried out dehydrated and freeze dried foods from many different companies. Nearly all of the packages I opened, whether cans, buckets, or pouches, [...]

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should Posted:September 13, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should

Over the years, I’ve participated in several different meal swaps.  If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s where a bunch of people, mostly women, get together and swap meals.  For example I might be in a [...]

6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer Posted:September 11, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer

As harvest time rapidly approaches, many people are looking to get or replace the equipment they need to preserve the fruits of their hard work. Vacuum sealers have been around for home use since the 80’s and with so [...]

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan Posted:August 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

  I found this “famine menu” on a political forum, of all things, several years ago. There was no link to an original post nor was any author listed. I liked the plan and wanted to [...]