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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 […]

Industry Report – March 2012

By Denis Korn

Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim California

I attended the Natural Food Expo two weeks ago and I thought I might share some observations. In conjunction with the Expo – where I look for new offerings and connect with suppliers and manufacturers – I have been contacting other primary suppliers to […]

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 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 […]

30 Year Shelf Life for Food Storage?

By Denis Korn

30 Year Shelf Life for Food Storage? Where did this longevity figure come from?

I want to begin this article with a very brief explanation of my background and a little industry history so you will know where I am coming from concerning this subject. […]

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 […]

Types and Sources of Food in Emergency Planning

By Denis Korn

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 that identify edibles in your area. Contact the local agricultural department in you area. Take […]

Types & Sources of foods in Emergency 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 that identify edibles in your area. Contact the local agricultural department in you area. Take classes given at […]

Using & About Oxygen Absorbers

By Denis Korn – who introduced the use of oxygen absorbers into the emergency food and outdoor recreational foods industries in the early 1990’s while owner of AlpineAire Foods.

Summary of key points in using an Ageless® oxygen absorber – from this article.

Z100 size is for pouches or containers quart to […]

Storing Foods - The 6 Issues

There are six conditions to be aware of when storing food for emergency preparedness food storage, or outdoor recreation. 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.

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Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried Defined

Definitions, advantages and disadvantages of both dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are covered in the post. […]

Basic & Traditional Food Commodities

This category includes dozens of varieties of grains, beans, legumes and seeds, and can be utilized in numerous forms such as; whole, cracked, flaked, instant, flour, pasta and sprouted.

Advantages:

Very economical- little cost for significant nutritional value. Easily obtainable. Stores well for long periods of time. Versatility of preparation options and diversity […]

Basic and Traditional Food Commodities

By Denis Korn

This category includes dozens of varieties of grains, beans, legumes and seeds, and can be utilized in numerous forms such as; whole, cracked, flaked, instant, flour, pasta and sprouted.

Advantages:

Very economical- little cost for significant nutritional value. Easily obtainable. Stores well for long periods of time. Versatility of […]

Water Basics

By Denis Korn

Clean water of course is essential for survival. While it is possible to go for weeks without food, after 3 days or so, survival is at great risk without water. Make absolutely sure you answer the following questions.

o How much water do you have […]

Water?

Clean water of course is essential for survival. While it is possible to go for weeks without food, after 3 days survival is at great risk without water. Make absolutely sure you answer the following questions.

o How much water do you have available to you in an emergency?

o Will you have enough to […]

Food Storage Tips

How long can you subsist on the food you normally have on hand? Use the foods you have stored, and rotate them into your normal menu planning- especially if you have stored primarily grains and beans. Your digestive system needs to adapt to a dramatic change in diet. Organize your reserves so you know […]