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14 Scrumptious Southern Dishes For Food Storage Meals and Beyond

Whenever I purchase food for my long-term storage pantry, I nearly always buy individual ingredients because I know that I can use them in family favorites as well as any other yummy looking recipe I encounter. Again and again I’ve recommended storing ingredients over just-add-hot-water meals (although those can come in handy). As well, some processed foods may have long shelf-lives but many homes are turning away from those foods to a diet that is healthier. Emergency Essentials, one of …

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My DIY Pantry Storage Solution for Small Spaces

For a while now I have needed more space to store my extra preps, especially my homemade canned goods and Thrive Life freeze dried foods. As cans and jars began piling up, I had a small basement room dubbed the “future pantry” with stacks of boxes and Mason jars. Whenever I needed something, it took forever to locate the right box, unstack everything, then restack again when I had what I needed. I even labeled the outside of the boxes, and it was …

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7 Ways Blueberries Pack a Powerful, Nutritional Punch to Your Food Storage Pantry

When I was growing up, my parents would buy blueberries in bulk. We would freeze them in little sandwich bags. Whenever we wanted a treat, my siblings and I would fill a small cup with the frozen berries and eat them one at a time until our fingers and mouths were purple and sticky. We also found that frozen blueberries were excellent bribes for our dog, though our mom was not pleased to discover we had been wasting berries in …

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Berry, Berry Delicious: 21 Berry Desserts to Make Your Mouth Water!

Everyone loves dessert. If you love berries, too, this is the post for you! These are all tasty and far healthier than many other desserts. Several are even gluten free. The first two recipes are from Emergency Essentials and include ingredients that are shelf stable, meaning they can be stored at room temperature for long periods of time. If your family loves berries of all kinds, you should check out the freeze-dried versions. They’re nearly as nutritious as the fresh …

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Is your food storage plan missing these six essential pieces?

Ask any “food storage expert” what they recommend in a basic food storage plan and they will likely recommend the same types of things: wheat, rice, dry milk, salt, beans, sugar / honey, oil, pasta etc. The Survival Mom recommends many of these important items on her list of top 10 foods for stocking up. But with all their similarities, sometimes these lists include an item here or there that I hadn’t thought of before…something useful that I suddenly see …

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