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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I recommend AlpineAire Foods

By Denis Korn

Headquarters of AlpineAire Foods & Gourmet Reserves

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 on preparedness planning with an emphasis on food issues. Why […]

Deception or Trust? – Buying Emergency Foods

By Denis Korn

Who do you Trust? Why?

Let me be frank about what I am seeing during this time of heightened awareness for preparedness food buying – DECEPTION.

I have been in the emergency preparedness, outdoor recreation and natural food industries for 36 years. I have innovated, created and sold numerous natural, self-stable […]

Who is AlpineAire Foods?

By Denis Korn

AlpineAire Foods (current parent company Tyry, Inc.), has been a pioneer in the outdoor recreation and preparedness marketplace since 1975. These unique foods were first sold locally, in San Diego California, and then made available nationwide in 1979. AlpineAire is committed to providing outdoor adventurers and emergency planners with exceptional quality and […]

Food Shortages & Rising Prices?

Food – An Essential for Life

By Denis Korn

I have been following numerous articles lately that seem to portend serious issues concerning the food supply.

In the 35 years I have been a supplier, manufacturer and consultant in the emergency preparedness industry, I have not promoted the doom and gloom of preparedness. I […]

The 6 Crucial Issues for Proper Storage of Food

By Denis Korn

The foods being referred to in this post are shelf-stable freeze-dried, dehydrated, dried commodities. Optimal storage conditions can also be applied to wet pack: retort, MRE’s, canned goods, and other specialty longer term wet pack foods.

Temperature– This is the primary factor effecting the storage life of foods. The cooler the […]

Types & Sources of Foods for Emergency Planning Revisited

By Denis Korn

I want to list once again important information on foods for emergency and disaster planning.

1) FORAGING/WILD EDIBLE PLANTS

There is an abundance of free, fresh and nutritious foods available in all areas and in all seasons. Obtain books about wild foods in you area. Go to nature classes and herb walks […]

Appliances & Equipment for Emergency Food Storage Preparation

By Denis Korn

Remember: The equipment you have assembled for emergency preparedness should match the scenarios, persons involved and time frames you have determined will affect your unique circumstances. Inappropriate and incomplete essential equipment for food preparation can significantly affect your emergency experience. Much of this equipment will be the same […]

My favorite grains & beans for food storage

By Denis Korn

I am often asked which grains and beans do I recommend for long term food storage? The ones I recommend I eat often and they taste great. I must admit I am prejudiced in my selection because I come from 35 years in the Natural Foods Industry. My list is short and […]

Food Storage Assortments - How adequate are they?

By Denis Korn

There is a food storage company who is currently advertising on many very popular web sites and talk radio shows whose readers and listeners are inclined to self-reliance and may be motivated to prepare because of disturbing current events. Add to this a plastic bucket of small food pouches, being sold at […]

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

Do-it-yourself Foil Pouches

By Denis Korn

The purpose of this article is to present specific details and recommendations for packing your own shelf stable foods for food storage, including what works and what doesn’t in creating an oxygen free atmosphere for long term food storage, and the common misconceptions of how to do your […]

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

By Denis Korn

Know the facts about do-it-yourself packing!

The purpose of this article is to present specific details and recommendations for food storage packing of your own shelf stable foods for food storage, including what works and what doesn’t in creating an oxygen free atmosphere for long term food storage, and the common […]

Pre-packaged Food Storage Units

By Denis Korn

There are numerous companies that have chosen to offer dried foods already combined into units. Most of these units consist of large quantities of traditional grains and beans and dehydrated vegetables and sometimes stews and soups. Some companies have specialized in freeze-dried and “no cooking required” units with complete entrees, breakfasts, soups […]

The Essential Emergency Planning Guide for Food and Water

 

The Essential Emergency Planning Guide for Food and Water

by Denis Korn

The Preparedness Essentials

These guidelines, questions, suggestions, and facts are directed to issues concerning food and water planning during emergency situations, outdoor recreation, or any situation where proper food and […]