Food Storage, Recipes

7 Tasty Oatmeal Add-Ins Using Your Food Storage

May 22, 2018

Oatmeal is a terrific survival food but the same flavors can get old quite fast. Below are a few ideas for add ins to switch it up using items you are probably already putting in your food storage! Many of these can also be added to a basic granola recipe. 1. Strawberry Banana FD (Freeze Dried) Sliced Strawberries, FD Banana…

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Choosing Cookware

April 15, 2018

Although some emergencies may allow us to continue using our modern stoves and microwaves, it’s a good idea to have some basic cookware that can be used over a fire or other heat source and be easily portable. Much of the backpacking cookware you’ll find in stores will be aluminum which, while lightweight, has a lower melting point than stainless…

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Volume vs Weight: Fresh, Dehydrated, and Freeze Dried Foods

April 11, 2018

I often see confusion when people try to compare measurements of dehydrated and freeze dried foods to fresh equivalents. In fact, it reminds me of those math problems that circulate social media and essentially boil down to whether people remember the order of operations. Remember, volume is the amount of space the item takes up, NOT the weight of said…

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Other Food Items

January 8, 2018

These are food items that aren’t necessarily for fulfilling daily calorie or nutrition requirements but are for giving a variety of flavors (sugar/spices) or making use of the core food items (baking powder, yeast). I like to address these separately because the amount required is going to vary completely based on your personal likes and dislikes. One good way to…

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Core Food Storage

January 8, 2018

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, I began devising the Excel spreadsheet for the Core Food Supply calculator because I was very dissatisfied with the other calculators and lists out there. I wanted a more balanced list of foods that would offer nutrition and a range of flavors and textures so that we could enjoy eating in an emergency scenario.…

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