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What brand long term food are you storing up on? I have done a good bit of self packaging, though I am looking at grabbing a couple of the ready to go buckets.

Calories are high on the list, shelf life, price, packaging and taste. In no particular order.
 

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I don't have a vacuum sealer and don't have a lot of time to commit to home-grown prepping, so I've just been accumulating Mountain House meals when they are on sale. Extremely high in sodium as most MREs are, but for 20+ year shelf life and the fact that most taste half-way decent, they are my go-to. Think I have about 2 cases worth at this point.
 

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I have mountain house, wise, and mypatriotsupply. They all seem to be about the same taste wise.
I’d go with whatever is on sale.
 
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My current tote (just in case we need to bug out if SHTF) packed with mostly Moutian House and a few other brands, but like @lesptr mentioned, whatever is on sale.

I try to mix them up with breakfast, dinner and a few deserts, but honestly usually just comes down to what's cheap at the time.

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I bought some of the mypatriotsupply and Costco had a few buckets about a month ago that they quickly sold out of. Can't remember the name and too lazy to go dig 'em out to get the name.

Supposed to be good for 25 years. I hope we never have to find out.
 

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I have been looking at the my patriot supply. They are advertising highest calorie at the lowest cost. 25 year shelf life. Already in packaged in stackable containers.
 

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I have been looking at the my patriot supply. They are advertising highest calorie at the lowest cost. 25 year shelf life. Already in packaged in stackable containers.


Before I bought I started a thread on ODT and it sounds like it wasn't the best but wasn't the worst, either. At the time was one of the least expensive options. One complaint was that they use a LOT of drink mix to make up the 2,000 calorie meal.
 

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What brand long term food are you storing up on? I have done a good bit of self packaging, though I am looking at grabbing a couple of the ready to go buckets.

Calories are high on the list, shelf life, price, packaging and taste. In no particular order.
I am stocking up on knowledge regarding food prep, more foraging for mushrooms and other plants, and lots of salt for meats.
Fishhooks, line, and learning primitive traps
 

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I am stocking up on knowledge regarding food prep, more foraging for mushrooms and other plants, and lots of salt for meats.
Fishhooks, line, and learning primitive traps
Add good sugar to your stash for preserving fruit and berries.
We like Mexican ubleached.
 
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Add good sugar to your stash for preserving fruit and berries.
We like Mexican ubleached.
Thanks, already know some about the fruit preservation but locally we don’t have what I really like (the small wild mountain strawberries, sour cherries, apricot, and quince)
 
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Thanks, already know some about the fruit preservation but locally we don’t have what I really like (the small wild mountain strawberries, sour cherries, apricot, and quince)
We have tried to grow apricots for 8 years. Trees do fine, flower, but late Aplril frost kills the fruit every year.
Do not have quince, but I looked it up. It can be grown in GA. I grow apples and pears, they are related.
Probably too warm for sour cherries (I have beem experimenting with cherries for years also), but plums grow great, if you want sour/less sweet jam.
Also, we do low sugar/German style jams, very different from store bought junk. Use low sugar pectin and 1/3 of the sugar receipe calls for. For sweet fruit, like figs, we cut it to 1/4.
 

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We have tried to grow apricots for 8 years. Trees do fine, flower, but late Aplril frost kills the fruit every year.
Do not have quince, but I looked it up. It can be grown in GA. I grow apples and pears, they are related.
Probably too warm for sour cherries (I have beem experimenting with cherries for years also), but plums grow great, if you want sour/less sweet jam.
Also, we do low sugar/German style jams, very different from store bought junk. Use low sugar pectin and 1/3 of the sugar receipe calls for. For sweet fruit, like figs, we cut it to 1/4.
The climate and soil here are not adequate for the ones I mentioned, main issue, but that’s how it is. We are too far south.
The smaller Japanese quince can be grown here but it’s technically a bush and does not yield much and different flavor.
I‘ve tried also and gave up. From what I learned the trees need to freeze for 2+ weeks continuously in winter otherwise they won’t produce even if they flower. I usually get the fruit from Michigan when in season (have some relatives that go every year for cherries, sour cherries, quince, apples, etc)
 
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I am stocking up on knowledge regarding food prep, more foraging for mushrooms and other plants, and lots of salt for meats.
Fishhooks, line, and learning primitive traps
I am pretty set on fishing and hunting. Meat preservation (without electricity) is something I would definitely like to get more knowledge on. I have a couple of books for traditional style meat preserving.

I am planning on planting a couple of extra food supply plants/ trees this year on the property.
 

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I am pretty set on fishing and hunting. Meat preservation (without electricity) is something I would definitely like to get more knowledge on. I have a couple of books for traditional style meat preserving.

I am planning on planting a couple of extra food supply plants/ trees this year on the property.
I have deer on the property, but would need help with hunting and dressing deer.
 

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Was mowing Saturday night, got to within 50ft of a doe, before she ran off.
I may need to let someone the property hunt in return for teaching me and a some meat.
How much land are you on?