Basic Prepping

Get started prepping by taking some simple and frugal actions. Here, you’ll find tips and instructions for assembling an emergency food storage pantry, how to put together emergency kits, preparing for natural disasters and power outages, and creating a safe and healthy home for your family.

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How to Store Food in Buckets for a Long Shelf Life (With Video)

One of the top categories of questions I get via email has to do with storing food. Many of those questions have to do with long-term storage. For the long-term, storing food in buckets is smart because the heavy-duty plastic helps to keep out pests, light, moisture, and oxygen, four of the six enemies of food. This updated article gives instructions for repackaging foods and how to do it so your stored food has the longest possible shelf-life.

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The Food Storage Companies I Recommend and Why

Over the years, I’ve purchased “survival” food from a dozen or so different companies, and believe me, not all companies that sell that type of food are the same. In a couple of instances, the food was so bad that even I, a pretty damn good cook, couldn’t salvage the end result.

If you’re going to invest money in freeze-dried and dehydrated food, then it’s worth the time to research and try sample sizes of a company’s product before stocking up. If you’re thinking about dipping your toe in, then read on as I share the good, the bad, and the awful products and quality. And I’ll reveal the business I think is the best food storage company around. Let’s get to it!