What Are Ideal Food Storage Conditions?

Ideal conditions are 50-55 degrees (brief periods of 60 degrees is okay) and no more than 15% humidity. Most dry basements are perfect, but if your zone goes through a period of high heat or humidity you might want to temperature / humidity control your storage space.
Also, it’s a good idea to keep storage containers out of direct contact with floors, walls and direct light. Simple shelving, a discarded wood pallet, or a small row of cinder blocks makes […]

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Eating an Elephant

Around this time every year many of us get invited to a White Elephant holiday party. At these parties everyone brings a fairly inexpensive gift, and all of the wrapped gifts are piled on a table and everyone takes a turn picking a gift from the pile. When it’s your turn you can pick a new gift or “steal” one from someone who’s already opened his or hers.
There is an art to this, you see – this is very […]

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What You Need to Know About Emergency Food Preparation

 
If you are putting together an emergency-preparedness kit, it is important to remember that you need to have more than just freeze-dried food and other food items packed away in storage. After all, the food won’t do you much good if you have no way to prepare it and you won’t survive for long if you do not have water available.
Therefore, it is essential to include water as well as some sort of heating source in your kit. Still, […]

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