Category Archives: food storage

Which Supplements Should You Store? Zinc

Not every vitamin or mineral supplement is good for your health, especially when the dosage is high. All the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary to health. But in excessive amounts any nutrient might be harmful. For my own preps … Continue reading

Prepping in a Small Town

I now live and prep in a small town of a few thousand residents. There’s no Walmart or Target or Home Depot or other “big box” type store in easy driving distance. It’s not the suburbs of any city. Not … Continue reading

Foods to Avoid: Brazil Nuts

Nuts are an excellent food to add to your food stores. Most nuts are highly nutritious, offering plenty of protein and healthy fat, as well as some vitamins and minerals. But not every type of nut is healthy. Brazil nuts … Continue reading

GMO-Free Food for Prepping and Survival

If you are trying to eat healthy and also prepping for various survival scenarios, you may have difficulty finding food for storage that is GMO-free (free from genetically-altered crops). Our advertiser, Ready Made Resources, has a new line of 100% … Continue reading

Which Type of Rice Should You Store?

This question is not so simple. There are basically three types of rice: white rice, brown rice, and parboiled rice. Then there are different grain lengths within each of those types. Choosing one over the other usually involves some trade-offs. … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Berries

Storing and/or growing food is one of the cornerstones of prepping and survival. On that score, my first concern is the macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. For short-term survival, those are the three main nutrients that you need. Long-term, though, … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Walnuts

What is a superfood? It’s a food that is particularly high in nutrition, especially in nutritional components beyond the basic macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates). Often, a superfood has (or is claimed to have) beneficial health effects, beyond basic sustenance. … Continue reading

Long-term Storage of Nuts and Seeds

My food storage strategy is based on macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. I figure that, if you store plenty of macronutrients, you will be able to round out your diet with some fruits and vegetables from a modestly-sized garden and/or … Continue reading

From Ammo Shortages to Food Shortages

The recent ammunition shortage can teach us something about the possibility of future shortages of other items, including food. The ammo shortage came at us in two waves. In early 2009, concern that the Obama administration might pass new gun … Continue reading

Balancing Macronutrients in Stored Food

I’ve been writing about the issue of storing food for a while now. As you might remember from previous posts, I’ve detailed different versions of stored food “kits” that supply sufficient macronutrients for a certain number of person-days, including The … Continue reading

How To Store Flour Long-Term

I’ve been researching the best way to store wheat flour long-term. One common method, said to be “best”, is to freeze the flour. Any food kept at zero degrees F will keep indefinitely. That’s good to know. But I have … Continue reading

Should you buy and store Lysine Supplements?

I am continuing to rebuild my supplies of stored food. (Much of my previous supplies were lost when I moved from the Gun-shine state to Taxachusetts.) This time I am using a spreadsheet to evaluate the nutritional content of the … Continue reading