Monday, September 26, 2016

September Preparedness Month (26)

Some of the best long term storage treats that we have found are the dehydrated potatoes and onions for restaurant style hash browns. We also like the freeze dried pineapple chunks, apple slices, and MRE cookies and cakes.  The MREs are reasonably priced and store very well. I've had five year old MRE cookies that are still good to eat, especially the Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake!

If you catch the hash browns on sale from Emergency Essentials they are actually priced better per ounce than the hash browns that you get from the grocery store.



Sweetheart likes the freeze dried strawberries slices, but we have been disappointed by the amount of strawberry dust at the bottom of the can. About half the can is dust, and I guess we could use it for strawberry pancakes or other baked goods, but we haven't experimented with it yet.

You can find some excellent deals on freeze dried foods, which has a shelf life of over 15 years, and incorporate it into your everyday menus.

Question for my experienced readers: What and where have you found great deals on long term storage foods? Leave a comment...

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K

9 comments:

  1. I have nothing freeze dried in my pantry, although it's something I'd like to try. I do dehydrate my own produce though and dried raspberries in cakes and cookies are a favourite in this house!

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    1. I've dehydrated sweet corn that I cooked beforehand, and it was like eating candy on the trail.

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  2. I can't wait until home freeze-dryers can be afforded by everyone.

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    1. Me too. I think they are priced about 3-4 thousand right now.

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  3. Oh. And thanks for this tip, K. Be safe and God bless.

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  4. shop the sales at ee. never pay full price. they run everything on sale at some point during the year. personally i think the best economy is in buckets of staples: beans,rice, wheat, corn, and then the things it takes to make them long term palatable.

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    1. ee? What is ee, riverrider?

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    2. Haha. Brain fart. Never mind...

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    3. Yep, set a little bit of cash aside every payday, and wait for the sale. FD goods last at least 15 years with some shelf life extending to 25 years. Inflation will make food a wise investment if you can invest 25 years forward.

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