Food Storage

A Dutch Oven Cooking Primer, Part 2: Cooking Tips & Recipes

  There are several tools you will need to begin cooking in your Dutch oven. Lid lifter and/or long-handled tongue and groove pliers Gloves 16” or longer tongs Charcoal chimney starter (optional but almost a must-have) Newspaper and/or lighter fluid Matches Long handled spoon Charcoal Vegetable oil and applying clothes or paper towels Bricks for lid cooking When cooking in your Dutch oven it must be on a flat surface clear of dried weeds, grass, etc.  This is where a …

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Food Safe Plastics by the Number

Here’s a page to print out and keep in your Survival Mom reference binder.  Which types of plastic containers are safe for food storage and which aren’t?  It’s a common question, and rather than answer individual questions, I tracked down a summary of information that will help you determine which types of containers to use for storage purposes and which to avoid. Types Of Plastic In the United States, the following codes represent the seven categories of plastic used in …

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Oats, the Queen of Breakfasts

My kids aren’t too picky about what they eat for breakfast.  Just this morning my 9-year-old son was eating a package of saimin soup, dry.  Yeah, it’s not my cup of tea, either.  Daughter ate a bowl of Cheerios, with plenty of sugar added, and will be content with that for at least ten-fifteen minutes or so.  Usually, breakfast is the easiest meal for stocking up, but I’d like to suggest, for food storage, you consider meals that are hearty, …

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LDS Resources and My Visit to The Bishop’s Storehouse

It’s no secret that the Mormons, or Latter Day Saints (LDS), are preppers.  One of their beliefs is that everyone needs to stockpile at least a one year supply of food for their own family. As such, they have lots of helpful resources and are happy to share with non-Mormons. One of their food storage resources is a Bishop’s Storehouse.  Here you can find bulk quantities of food, such as wheat and dehydrated milk, along with supplies like oxygen absorbers …

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“One Year Food Supply!” A good deal or not?

Just about every food storage company boasts several versions of a ready-made, pre-fab food supply. “One-year Food Supply for four people, $5,795!” I know you’ve seen the ads and have probably found it tempting to eliminate all your food storage issues with just one swipe of a credit card, but are these commercial food packages all they’re cracked up to be? Here are some reasons to be wary of these products. They likely do not contain the amount of calories …

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28 Survival Spices & Oils, or How to Avoid Tastebud Fatigue

Whenever one of the kids is sick, I prepare the blandest possible food for them — something like unflavored oatmeal. They eat it because they’re hungry but they certainly don’t enjoy it! What would it be like to eat bland food every day? It wouldn’t be fun, and it sure wouldn’t be enjoyable! But eating bland food for a while could happen to those ill-prepared for a disaster, especially if supplies were difficult to find. And, because naturally bland foods …

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Rice and Beans With a Bam!

I have discovered a recipe that takes simple black beans and rice so far beyond boring that you might actually look forward to the day when it’s all you have left in the pantry!

10 Forever Lasting Foods for your Food Storage Pantry

They say nothing lasts forever, but I beg to differ. These foods are commonly listed as being necessary components of a balanced food storage pantry, and they all have one thing in common. They last virtually forever — truly, forever foods! This list was originally compiled by Laura Moss in this article, but I’ve added my own commentary for application to long-term food storage. Sugar “Regardless of whether your sugar is white, brown or powdered, it will never spoil because …

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My Top 9 Reasons for Dehydrating Food

My food dehydrator has been working up a storm this past week as I’ve been transforming pounds and pounds of tomatoes and jars of applesauce into very, very dry versions of their former selves.  I love dehydrating foods, and here are just a few of the reasons why. Dehydrated fruits and veggies have intense, INTENSE! flavors!  Each thin slice of dehydrated tomato packs a wallop of flavor that you don’t find in a fresh slice.  Something amazing happens to the flavor …

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45 Recipes For the Potato Lover in You!

I adore potatoes. Grew up with baked potatoes served at every Sunday-after-church lunch and mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria (back in the days when cafeteria food was awesome!) To celebrate cooler weather, but, heck!, potatoes can be enjoyed year-round, I tracked down 45 different potato recipes for you. Food-Storage Friendly Potato Recipes When you purchased dehydrated and freeze-dried food, you can count on it to last for many years and be available when you need that ingredient. These 2 …

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