Archive for ' Food'

How to plan your food storage so you can make your favorite recipes years from now Posted:November 23, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How to plan your food storage so you can make your favorite recipes years from now

When many people begin storing food, they start amassing cans, boxes, and plastic packages from the grocery store. Ultimately what ends up on their shelves is a miscellany of canned beans, fruit cocktail, Tang drink mix, [...]

5 Reasons why you should include freeze-dried meat/chicken in your food storage Posted:October 23, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

5 Reasons why you should include freeze-dried meat/chicken in your food storage

One of the first purchases my husband and I ever made toward storing food was 3 cases of freeze-dried meat and chicken. I remember going to a gun show with him, looking at the products, practically [...]

Augason Farms Dinner Pack review & a great recipe! Posted:October 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Augason Farms Dinner Pack review & a great recipe!

Long before Augason Farms became a sponsor here at Survival Mom, I was using their products. I had purchased a case of freeze-dried food at Costco in the first several weeks of my venture into preparedness. [...]

Food Storage Cooking: Homemade pound cake! Posted:October 01, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Food Storage Cooking: Homemade pound cake!

When one things of food storage/survival food cooking, Pound Cake doesn’t exactly come to mind! However, a sweet treat is welcome at any time and if it’s also a comfort food, then having the ingredients on [...]

Freeze-Dried Dinner Idea: Creamy Potato Quiche Posted:September 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Freeze-Dried Dinner Idea: Creamy Potato Quiche

I just had a bowl of Augason Farm’s Creamy Potato Soup, and it’s delicious. It’s also versatile, as you’ll see in this recipe for quiche. When buying “emergency food”, knowing how to put all the ingredients [...]

A quick back-to-school dinner with freeze-dried foods Posted:September 03, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

A quick back-to-school dinner with freeze-dried foods

I’ve been using freeze-dried and dehydrated foods in my everyday cooking for several years. Buying these foods isn’t the tricky part, but knowing how to use them is. I asked Augason Farms to share a few [...]

Are you a victim of Craft Show Delusion Disorder? Posted:August 15, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Are you a victim of Craft Show Delusion Disorder?

I love the idea of people selling handmade wares and reaping the benefits of their creativity and hard work, but invariably what happens is that I’ll see something I absolutely love and then say to myself, [...]

A Moveable Feast: Organizing Your Food Storage For Portability and Cleanliness Posted:July 22, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

A Moveable Feast: Organizing Your Food Storage For Portability and Cleanliness

Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, and moving with a full food storage and all of the emergency preparations that go with it can be super-stressful. It’s heavy, often fairly awkward [...]

How to decide which food storage can size is best for you: #10 or #2.5 Posted:July 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How to decide which food storage can size is best for you: #10 or #2.5

A lot of people ask me why they should buy food in #10 cans when they are storing food for only themselves or, perhaps, one or two other people. They ask about the food going bad [...]

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 2 VIDEO Posted:July 07, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 2 VIDEO

The second layer of food storage is made up of individual ingredients, often purchased in bulk. By far, this layer is the most versatile and has the longest shelf life. With a wide array of grains, [...]