So, Do Ramen Noodles Ever Go Bad?

two packs of Maggi's ramen noodles

Ramen noodles, specifically the instant kind you pour boiling water on, have long been a stereotypical sustenance of college kids all over the U.S., and are seen as unhealthy provender for the rest of us who are broke and facing a long wait until payday. It turns out that ramen noodles are also a favorite … Read more

Is Dehydrated Food Safe to Eat?

various dehydrated foods in Mason jars

Dehydrated foods are making lots of waves in the prepping community thanks to the proliferation of companies selling purpose designed and package survival meals, meals that need only a little bit of hot water to reconstitute them. They sure look good on those high dollar commercials, and as far as storage concerns go they make … Read more

Ok, Why Are MREs so Expensive?

Eversafe mre

The MRE, or meal-ready-to-eat, is a standby field ration staple of military service but also beloved, if not enjoyed, by preppers, hikers and anybody who wants to keep long lasting, safe food stored in pretty much any conditions. Love them or hate them, there is no denying that these ubiquitous, pouched meals can survive pretty … Read more

How to Make DIY MREs for Your Bug out Bag

crackers, instant soup peanut butter dried sausages and instant fruit juice

Preparing and packaging ready to eat meals is well worth learning for every prepper. While useful and a central part of most bug out plans, commercially available MREs can get quite pricey and may not meet the specialized dietary requirements of all family members. Finally, newly packaged MREs can be hard to find. Many vendors … Read more

So, How Long Does Bottled Water Last?

commercial water bottles

Humans can survive for only three days without water, so you’ll certainly want to have water supplies stockpiled in your emergency stores. However, just because you have a lot of water stored in your home doesn’t mean it’s safe to drink. In fact, bottled water has a surprisingly short shelf life, which is important to … Read more

Beans Stockpile: How to Store Enough for SHTF

beans inside Mylar bags

Long-term storage requires stability, nutritional balance, and cost. There’s no wonder preppers love beans. They have it all! Carbohydrates for energy, protein for structure, and versatility! Last but not least, they are cheap. Preppers love beans so much they form the foundation of the prepper mantra “Beans, Bullets, and Bandages.” To a prepper, beans represent … Read more

Rice Storage: How to Store Large Amounts

rice in Mylar bag in bucket

As the saying goes… Rice is nice! The world uses rice. The world needs rice. In some parts of the world, the majority of a person’s calories come from rice. This is their main food and they use extensively. Or it’s their only food. In times of need, rice is the first food brought by … Read more

For How Long Can You Store Water?

water bottles

Water is one of life’s essentials, so it should certainly be part of your emergency stockpile, as well as your daily habit of staying hydrated. But, just how long can you store water for before it becomes dangerous? Purified water that’s stored in a properly sanitized container in cool, dry, and dark conditions can be … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Oxygen Absorbers

oxygen absorber in plastic bucket

In a true emergency, having a substantial stockpile of food is critical for survival. Without food, it’s unlikely that we can survive for more than a few weeks, even in the best of circumstances. So, it’s essential that we have an adequate supply of food in our emergency stores for when SHTF. Unfortunately, simply having … Read more