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How to secure quality freeze dried foods in #10 cans

Tips for new preppers on buying freeze dried foods.
Before you even begin to store #10 cans, first stock water and have the means to
filter more water. It would be heartbreaking to have stockpiled #10 cans and have
no way to make the meals.

When you're ready to start buying freeze dried foods, start with #10 cans, then
head to the buckets. A beginning Prepper's aim is to buy ready freeze dried meals
(such beef strongman off dinner, or bacon and eggs skillet breakfast); instead of
component parts (such as freeze dried beef, dehydrated pasta and whole powdered
eggs). In this way, you will have a few months supply of meals when the initial
disaster hits and you can invest all your energy in being alert for predators, healing
or staying warm following the catastrophe. The last thing you'd want to do is try to
make a meal from scratch.

When you have adequate stock of just-add-water meals, then you can prepare for
an economic depression. Buy some buckets of rice and beans. When buying freeze
dried items in bulk, include freeze dried veggies for soups and stews or freeze dried
meats on your list. Freeze dried meats are expensive, but they pack the most
concentrated nutrition. In fact, if you are short on space (Apartment prepping, tiny
house occupant) then concentrate your efforts FIRST on stocking freeze dried meats
and proteins.

Freeze dried foods are an excellent way to save for your future. You don't have to
rotate them!Coated with a protective enamel inside and out for double protection,
including the lid, #10 cans have the longest shelf life available. They can last 25-
years! After opening, use the contents within 2 to 3 weeks for best results and
taste. Be sure to use the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses.

Freeze dried foods in #10 cans are vacuumed packed because food gets spoiled
when it hits oxygen. This slows and almost stops the process keeping foods fresh.
Mountain House brand #10 cans have unique canning process that uses both
vacuum oxygen removal and nitrogen flushing so that 98% of the residual oxygen is

So before heading to the dollar store to stock up on canned goods, consider that a
#10 can of freeze dried food, as with the Provident Pantry Ground Beef can, left, has
a 25 year shelf life! You'll find more space in your pantry if you buy freeze dried
foods, but you'll have to increase your water supply.

  • NOTE: While it's true that there has been a high demand in freeze dried
    survival foods, and there has been a shortage of raw materials necessary for
    production, you can rest assured knowing that the items recommended at are available at the fastest possible delivery times.
    Products we recommend come with Amazon's highest delivery standards in the
    industry. Occasionally you will receive partial orders with reassurance that the
    balance of product is coming soon.

Here are some of our favorite #10 canned foods
  1. Any #10 can from Mountain House. At the top of the list if you have kids,
    should be the Macaroni and Cheese.
  2. Ground beef by Provident Pantry, pictured left. It's inexpensive for the
    amount of beef you get. Pair the mac and cheese with some freeze dried
    ground beef and you have a cheeseburger pasta!
  3. Provident pantry ice cream sandwich bars. What a morale booster these
    yummy treats would provide, along with the extra calories, they will be
  4. Provident Pantry Muffin Mix. Get out that solar oven and enjoy yummy
    muffins to add normalcy to a survival situation. Yum! Packed in a #10
    can, this will add some variety to the granola and egg dishes you've
    stashed away.
  5. Future Essentials Mozzarella, pictured at the bottom of the page. Where
    are you going to get such yummy cheese for your pastas? This is a hard
    to find item!
  6. Future Essentials Bread Crumbs, also pictured at the bottom of the
    page, bread crumbs are difficult to find in #10 cans.
  7. French bread mix, immediate left.

Freeze-Dried Foods
freeze dried food packed in #10 cans can last upwards of 25 years. Plan on storing
about a cup of water per individual serving of freeze dried food.. Here's our list for
the American Prepper beyond
every day food storage:

Freeze dried food Essentials:
  1. Ground beef
  2. Ham
  3. Diced Potatoes
  4. Shredded Potatoes
  5. Sliced Potatoes
  6. Pinto beans, black beans and
  7. Onions
  8. Shredded Mozzarella
  9. Shredded Cheddar

Powdered foods:
  1. Cheddar cheese powder
  2. Sour Cream powder
  3. Buttermilk powder
  4. Egg powder (dried whole eggs)
  5. Powdered milk

Grains: Everything you need to know about wheat, rice, oats and corn.
  1. Rice
  2. Rolled oats
  3. Whole Wheat
  4. Corn

Specially formulated for long term food storage, a #10 can is 5.5 x 6 x 7 inches This
specification refers to the can's physical size (and does not measure the can's
contents, which may vary). An empty #10 can weighs approximately 8.5 oz. (240
grams). Even after 30 years, as long as the  #10 can hasn't been punctured,
opened, rusted or corroded it's still edible; however, you might notice a slight
difference in taste and appearance.

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