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Vital Considerations About Shelf Life of Food

Shelf life considerations for preparedness foods is an essential factor in effective preparedness and survival provisioning. […]

30 Essential Food Reserve Questions for Yourself and Your Sources

I am once again motivated to stimulate the due diligence and research I feel that is necessary for my readers so they may be adequately prepared. […]

Food Storage Packing – Do-it-yourself Facts & Myths

By Denis Korn

Know the facts about do-it-yourself packing!

By popular demand I am posting this updated article first written 5 years ago and still timely and important, especially as more and more folks are packing their own to save money and create a diverse selection of food reserves. This information is always available […]

Long Term Food Storage – A Comprehensive Primer

By Denis Korn

 

The language of long term food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information

As the awareness and motivation to store food provisions for extended periods of time grows with every alarming headline, I have been asked to once again post one of the important 15 Foundational […]

Shelf Life Considerations for Preparedness Foods

By Denis Korn

When I consult with preparedness planners about the various food options for long term storage, the foremost question is, “What is the shelf life?” Shelf life considerations for preparedness foods is an essential factor in effective preparedness and survival provisioning.

HISTORY

When I began in the natural foods/outdoor recreation/preparedness industry in […]

7 Things Every Reputable Food Reserve Company Needs to Tell You!

By Denis Korn

You must trust the company that provides you with the food you and your family will require during an emergency

I first wrote this article in 2012 and it is just as relevant today – if not more so – than it was then. I continue to be angered and saddened at […]

A Critical Evaluation of Foods for Emergency Preparedness

By Denis Korn

This month marks 39 years that I have been involved in various aspects of the emergency food industry. I have researched, sold, developed and manufactured foods for outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness. With emerging national and global concerns and a list of potential catastrophic scenarios unlike I have witnessed all these […]

A Comprehensive Primer on Long Term Food Storage

By Denis Korn

The language of food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information.

I am frequently asked, especially by newer preparedness planners, for a concise overview of food storage basics. I am thankful for many new readers that have found this blog in the last few […]

WARNING: Extreme Caution is Required Before Buying Emergency Foods

By Denis Korn

Who Do You Trust!

I need to again alert all those reading this article to be alert, cautious and on your guard when buying so-called long term pouched emergency foods! Tell your family, friends and associates about this post. I have written extensively about the deception and misinformation being delivered by […]

Long Term Food Storage – A Comprehensive Primer

By Denis Korn

The language of food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information.

As the awareness and motivation to store food provisions for extended periods of time grows with every alarming headline, I have been asked to once again post one of the important 12 Foundational […]

Facts & Myths About Do-It-Yourself Long Term Dry Food Packing

By Denis Korn

Do-it-yourself packing

This updated article that was written earlier and linked at various places on this blog, has created a great deal of interest. It has become even more important as the economy has stimulated preparedness planners to be as cost effective as possible and pack-their-own. Another reason for revisiting this article […]

WHEATGRASS – Prevent Illness and Improve Health

By Denis Korn

With so many people storing wheat for emergency preparedness it is important to incorporate wheatgrass juice as one of the options for utilizing one’s stored wheat. If it becomes necessary to subsist on shelf stable commodities, a fresh source of enzymes, vitamins and minerals will be essential for health. I strongly […]

The 7 Essentials for Emergencies

By Denis Korn

Even though I have posted many articles addressing numerous essentials and recommendations for preparedness planning, I am often asked to reduce the many items to just the essential categories. Here are the 7 vital factors in my assessment that must be considered during emergencies and disasters. They are valuable for inclusion […]

6 Food Storage Factors We Can Control & 1 We Can’t

By Denis Korn

Gourmet Reserves SuperPak

Once again we will cover the important factors required for ensuring the optimal quality of foods that are being stored for extended periods of time. While the emphasis in this article is directed to freeze-dried, dehydrated, low-moisture and basic commodities, the best conditions for food storage applies to […]

Report: Supplier Survey & Trend Analysis of Preparedness and Resiliency Provisions

By Denis Korn

Here is my perspective on current trends relating to food products for shelf stable food reserves and resiliency provisions in general.

In the 37 years I have been in the natural foods, outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness industries as a retailer and manufacturer, I have experienced a number of fluctuations and […]

The 12 Foundational Articles for Preparedness Planning

By Denis Korn

You must build on a strong foundation of knowledge!

After careful consideration, I have added 5 previously written articles to my Foundations category. Serious reflection on these articles will be of vital importance in developing an enduring foundation for proper and effective preparedness planning and action. Be diligent and honest in […]

Checklist of Essentials for Emergency Preparedness & Outdoor Adventure Planning Including Vehicle Preparedness – Updated & Expanded

By Denis Korn

NOTE: The demand for the information given in this list has been significant – so I am posting it again with additional comments and items. I have decided to keep adding comments under selected items on a continuing basis – so you may want to periodically check back at this post […]

Fraud Exposed Regarding Preparedness Food Company Wise Foods by Oregon Freeze Dry

By Denis Korn

Things aren't always what they are advertised to be!

I want to commend Oregon Freeze Dry for exposing the misrepresentations and erroneous claims that have been alleged by Wise Foods for some time. Those of us who have been manufacturers of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods for over 30 years (I founded […]

A Primer on Long-Term Food Storage

By Denis Korn

The language of food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information.

Cook versus No-cook

A primary decision needs to be made, as it relates to the specific long term food provisions that you want to procure. Do you want foods that require cooking or […]

Why I Recommend AlpineAire Foods for Preparedness & Camping

By Denis Korn

At a time of considerable concern about the effects of current events and numerous potential catastrophic scenarios, many folks have been investing in shelf stable foods. I have written numerous posts at this blog, Learn To Prepare, on preparedness planning with an emphasis on food issues. Why not? – since I […]