Have You Heard About One Can A Week?

One can at a time has been my motto for over six years. Have you heard about one can a week? Sometimes people get overwhelmed when they start a food storage plan. Let’s make this really easy, one can a week. It can be a #10 can of dehydrated or freeze-dried meat, vegetables, fruit, wheat, rice, etc. I will explain the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried below. You can also buy one can of beans or chili each week when you go to the grocery store. It’s one extra can you didn’t have yesterday. Rotate what you buy and eat what you store.

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Freeze-Dried Food Pantry Size For Emergencies

Today it’s about freeze-dried food in pantry size cans. When I teach classes or I’m asked to speak to large groups, I always bring some #10 cans (7-inches tall and 6-1/4 inches in diameter), but I also bring some smaller pantry size cans. The pantry size cans I have are a bit more expensive per ounce, but in reality, Mark and I don’t need to open a large #10 can for just the two of us. I’m so glad a few readers reminded me to mention the smaller cans. I thought to myself, oh my gosh, I have got to write a post about the smaller pantry size cans. Now, I did write a post a few years ago with pictures of them in my bag of food if we had to leave our home with our 72-hour kits.

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Freeze-Dried Food-How To Use Them

Today, I want to talk about freeze-dried food and specifically several different kinds of cheese. Please note, I don’t freeze-dry my own food, I buy it commercially processed. My favorite companies for freeze-dried food are Honeyville and Thrive Life. Here’s the deal, freeze-dried food is more expensive to purchase in #10 cans compared to dehydrated food. But please keep in mind that it has a longer shelf-life and you can eat freeze-dried food right out of the can. Another bonus, it takes less water to hydrate it and uses less fuel to cook it.

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15 Cheap Meals You Can Make At The Last Minute

I have 15 cheap meals you can make at the last meal minute if your pantry is stocked with a few things. Yesterday, Mark was coming down with something and didn’t feel well. First of all, he never gets sick, I think he has been sick maybe three times in all our married life. Well, you know how grandma used to make chicken noodle soup if we had cold or flu symptoms, right? Well, I grabbed the soup pot and filled it with water, then some cans of chicken, freeze-dried celery, carrots from the refrigerator that were on their last legs, so to speak, and some freeze-dried onions. If you add the spice Sweet Basil (spice jar) to soup, it’s fabulous. Here’s the deal, if you have just a few items in your pantry, refrigerator, freezer or veggies fresh from the garden you can make several cheap meals at the last minute.

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