Food For Shortages: Catastrophe Stockpile

Get ready for the possibility of food shortages and start stockpiling food. Worst case scenario, you save money on your food budget and have a solid hoard of food for family emergencies and other catastrophes. Keep in mind that economic collapse, hyperinflation, and currency devaluation might mean that food is available but unaffordable. It’s not … Read more

Can You Store Nuts In Long-Term Food Storage?

Walnut Tree

Nuts contain calories, nutrition, and natural fats needed for survival, but they are not a good choice for long-term survival food because they have a limited shelf-life.  Avoid storing nuts in long-term food storage for more than two years. Nuts are high in lipids (fats), causing them to go rancid from enzyme reactions in 3 … Read more

How To Use Wheat Berries: long term food storage

You’ve stored your family’s emergency wheat supply, but how the heck are you going to use it? Get ready to eat some delicious meals. Learn to use wheat by trying your hand at homemade pasta, pie crust, leavened bread, wheat porridge, soups, and stews. Use wheat from long-term storage by cooking it whole or by … Read more

9 Ways To Tenderize Old-Dried-Beans

bagged beans in storage

Beans have an indefinite shelf-life if stored properly, i.e., in an O2-free container like Mylar bags or food-grade pales. If they aren’t stored properly, they get tough, so tough they might not soak up water even when boiled. There are several things you can do to soften beans and make them edible. 9 Ways To … Read more

How Long Can You Store Dried Field Corn (O2-free storage)

Hanging corn to dry

Field corn is used as a grain. It isn’t sweet corn we slather butter on and eat at BBQs. Yellow field corn, also known as Dent corn, is a fantastic addition to your cache of survival food because it has an excellent shelf-life and is can be ground into flour to make MASA flour for … Read more

Mylar Bag: Best DIY Food Storage Container

Mylar bags are the best do-it-yourself container for dry foods like wheat, white rice, rolled oats, and dry beans. They are easy to use and come in all shapes and sizes and give foods a 20 to 30-year shelf-life when used with oxygen-absorbers. All of my bulk dry goods are store with Mylar. Mylar bags … Read more