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Prepper Food: 5 Fresh Essentials That Must Be On Your List

Think fast: What food items always seem to be on the shortlist when you head to the grocery store? Chances are, foods with the shortest shelf life will be on that list, e.g. milk, bread, eggs, produce. Foods that will spoil or rot within a couple of weeks are also ones that we depend on for variety and a well-rounded diet, and your prepper food storage is incomplete without it. During the virus pandemic and quarantine, these foods are on …

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3 Ways to Preserve Eggs & Milk for Long-term Storage

UPDATED 12/9/19 We have an abundance of milk and eggs on our farm due to our milk cow and a flock of laying hens. Production slows down a bit in the winter, but in the summertime, we run two fridges just to keep up with it all! I’m desperate to turn my second fridge into a cheese cave, so I began trying to find some different ways to preserve the precious bounty that would free up my fridge and also …

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Feeding Babies In Times of Trouble

To paraphrase Terry Prachett, the author of the popular Discworld series, taking care of a baby is the easiest part. There’s none of those crazy child-rearing garbage to put up with – just put milk in one end, and keep the other end as clean as possible. Works for me! On an ordinary day, the first part – putting milk in one end of the baby – is something we take for granted in developed countries. Even if you are …

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Stocking Up on Dried Milk: A Tutorial

Many dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are easy to add to our food storage pantries because we know what to expect when we buy them. There’s no big surprise when you open a can of dehydrated onions or freeze-dried strawberries. However, when it comes to dried milk, there are lots of confusing options. Which are best for drinking? Baking? What about the so-called “milk alternatives”? Having dry milk on hand is extremely handy whenever I run low on regular milk. Back …

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4 Food Storage Lessons Learned From Living Overseas

I’ve seen the idea come up in conversations from time to time that acquiring food for long-term storage is pointless when you know you’re not going to live in any one place for very long. It’s a pain to lug it from house to house, and if you end up giving all that food away, you probably won’t have it long enough to need it, anyway. I see the logic in these arguments, of course, but I feel that food …

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My secret ingredient: Buttermilk!

About two years ago, I decided to stop buying pre-made baking mixes and start making pancakes, muffins, waffles and biscuits from scratch. They tasted great, and I was glad I made the switch from store-bought to homemade. And then I discovered what buttermilk could do. I had some leftover buttermilk in my refrigerator from making Irish soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day and decided to use it to make pancakes. One bite was all it took to convince the whole family that …

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