Disclaimer: I can’t verify the claims made on the site I’m going to share with you. I’m going on their word only. At the bottom of the page is a description of how the rankings were made. I was happy to see a focus on cost per pound and cost per calorie. We both agree – advertised serving sizes alone are meaningless! You want the most nutrition per serving, and the best price, with the longest shelf life.
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I got an e-mail from Emergency Essentials advertising some sales they regularly promote. These things show up often enough to not be a surprise. While there are usually some good deals, I’m not always in sync with them as per our buying plans. That wasn’t the case today….
In this one, there was a deal on Provident Pantry “Freeze Dried Diced Beef.” We have been using a Mountain House ground beef product with good success, and were looking at replacing
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Back in July of 2012, on Survivalist Boards, a new thread was started. The Wise Foods vs Mountain House Smack Down caught my attention PDQ. The nut of the story is that Mountain House decided to take Wise Foods to task and paid for a third party testing company (Columbia Food Laboratories) to verify Wise Foods’ claims to extended shelf life. The tests came back, according to Mountain House, showing that there was a significant amount of O2 left in
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I’m exhausted. I’ve spent the better part of a day reading and reading, and watching videos, about tilapia and its inherent omega-3 : omega-6 “imbalance”. I would give you link after tiring link, but I’m too beat to do that. I’ll give you the meat of what I found instead.
Farmed fish have problems. It’s that simple. The unnatural diet fed to these things from feed producers include ingredients that allow for the toxic buildup of chemicals, inappropriate fats and
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A while back I wrote an interested family member a few thoughts on LTS food (Long Term Storage) for himself and his teenaged children. He is a budding prepper who has embraced the self defense side of things quite readily and is now working on foods and income. These last two are where I would love to see him concentrate his efforts.
I’ll start off by saying that your food storage must be made up of foods that
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There is a sale over at Emergency Essentials on Mountain House FD Pork Chops. Just got the e-mail today. I was curious, so I did some reading over there – then elsewhere – then EVERYwhere.
18 to a can, 1/2″ thick, trimmed of fat. Uncooked. That’s a big thing. “Why?”, you ask. Because uncooked means you get to prepare and season it to your taste – not the producer’s. Emergency Essentials is asking $54.99 for a #10 can, with shipping
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Booze and smokes make it onto some preppers’ lists as barter items, or just for plain old happy relaxing time when the day’s business of capping zombies and fighting world corruption is complete. Others add tea and coffee for similar reasons. Well, here is a “study” that claims an intake of 200 – 300 mg of caffeine enhances memory. That could be really handy if you lose your printouts of essential items, or your instruction for building a bunker or
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Mrs. LP, my beautiful wife, the woman who saved my life by marrying me, did a cleaning job on our Berkey-Light kitchen filtration unit. We scrub the elements to expose fresh matrix per instruction, and scrub the tubs, too. But our water does leave quite a bit of mineral deposit. Over time, they collect on the walls of the clean water bucket at the bottom of the stack.
In the past, it was scrub, scrub scrub.
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I found a very nice article and video on a small scale Tilapia raising method. Check out this article over at Off The Grid News. It discusses a 1,000 gallon /250 fish system that can be run in a basement. I looked at the math, and based on his ratios (and my own experience raising fresh and salt water fish), it would be dirt simple to set up a small 100 gallon /50 fish
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I was doing some work on Part III of the EMP series when my wife called my attention to an insidious problem. “Unsorted Bag” of our medical preps had become contaminated. This was a small bag plastic /vinyl bag about 15″ long, 7″ wide with a zipper closure along the top, and two flexible handles. Just an ordinary black bag with four rubber feet along the bottom. In it was an assortment of Celox products, Potassium Iodate and packets of
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