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Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: The Essential Preppers Guide to Storage

Storage is always a concern for preppers. Stockpiling a six-month supply of food, water, batteries, and supplies is not an easy task. For those living in apartments and small urban spaces, storage is a problem. Some have found solutions by masking storage containers as furniture. Others have buried their cache. Either way, Cheaper Than Dirt! presents 10 storage solutions to keeping food, firearms, ammunition and water safe for when you need it most in The Shooter’s Log’s Essential Preppers Guide to Storage.

Picture shows a shelf stocked full of long-term food cans

Camping & Survival

Tips for Stockpiling Non-Perishable Food for Novice Preppers, Part 2

Although this article focuses on tips to help you begin stockpiling non-perishable food items the same tips work in regards to perishable items as well as toiletries and other products such as cleaning supplies. The biggest difference between non-perishable and perishable items are the storage needs because most perishable items need refrigeration or freezing in order to properly store them. Read these tips for successful stockpiling.

Buggin' Out with the JIC

Camping & Survival

10 Survival Essentials

There are a number of scenarios where you could find yourself having to fight for your survival. One wrong turn or a simple slip on a rock could end in disaster if you aren’t prepared before heading on an outdoor adventure. Shelter and water are at the top of these ten essential items for survival list.

Contents of a an MRE

Camping & Survival

Top 5 Food for Survival Posts

Preparedness is no longer just for the doomsday preppers, but becoming a way of life for over three million Americans. Prepping for a disaster is encouraged by our government, as well as many worldwide humanitarian organizations. A natural disaster can strike without warning at any time—leaving you without power and water. Having a stockpile of non-perishable emergency food storage is imperative to survival. For the novice and the seasoned prepper and survivalist alike, here are five articles about food for survival and food storage survival.

Picture shows the inside of a 55-gallon drum filled with #10 cans of food.

How-To

How to Properly Store #10 Cans

If you do not have a basement, your long-term survival food might be in jeopardy! Storage is key to keeping your long-term food supplies good for disaster strikes. In this easy seven step how-to, I show you how to stockpile food for when SHTF properly so you do not spoil your preps.

Scrambled eggs with bacon before rehydration.

Camping & Survival

Emergency Food You Actually Want to Eat: Mountain House 72 Hour Freeze-Dried Food Kit

Thanks to Mountain House, food designed to be stored for long periods now tastes just as good as a fresh meal. Freeze drying food is the best way to preserve food so when rehydrated it maintains the look, taste and texture of the fresh product. Since then, Mountain House has been a backpacker and camper favorite. Mountain House stands by their statements and I can attest. Their food not only looks like, but also tastes like real food. Every meal I tried is flavorful, not to mention some of them I actually describe as delicious. Backpackers, hunters, hikers, and primitive campers will be fully satisfied packing along Mountain House meals.

The key to Mountain House foods’ high quality longevity is the specialized packaging.

Camping & Survival

Mountain House: Comfort Food You Can Count On

As Mountain House/Oregon Freeze-Dry, Inc. celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, it is safe to say the company has the longest proven shelf life of any modern-day preserved food in the industry. In fact, the company recently pulled out 30-year-old pouches archived in its warehouse for a taste test. Since Mountain House packaging contains such low levels of moisture, oxygen and includes a foil barrier, the food tasted almost as good as the day it was packaged. Mountain House cooks its foods together—always using 100 percent real meat —just as you would make a meal at home and then freeze dries it. Mountain House is the only brand that cooks food in this manner. This means that its food rehydrates faster and tastes better.