ten #10 cans

Ten #10 Cans to Stock
Essential freeze dried foods for your Preppers pantry

Ten #10 cans for your prepper's pantry...
Enhance your food storage with #10 cans! These large-size cans,
which contain freeze dried and dehydrated foods, have a longer
shelf-life than their counterparts packed in pouches. Add them to
your long-term food storage because they will last 10-30 years!

Best when stored in a cool dry place at temperatures between 55
and 70 F (ideal humidity 15%), #10 cans are ideal for your long
term emergency larder. Below are some of the best #10 canned
foods for your emergency food storage...

Ten of the Best #10 Canned Foods
A #10 can is an absolute essential in an emergency and is easy
to transport. It's easy to find #10 cans for all your food storage
needs. Here is our list of top cans to own...

#1: Mountain House Scrambled eggs #10 can.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon will be a welcome
meal in an emergency. Scrambled eggs with real and flavorful
bacon will be your favorite breakfast essential in your food
storage. Preparation time is quick. Just add water to the can and
you're good to go in less than 10 minutes, with no cleanup! Ah,
breakfast is served. The can serves sixteen 2/3-cup servings, so
you'll have plenty for the whole family.

Try also the
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet. Made with
delicious Hash Browns, scrambled eggs, peppers, onions and Pork
patty crumble, this is a must have for all emergency food storage.
Even if that emergency is that you're not currently eating
breakfast skillet

Why does Mountain House top our list of the ten best #10 cans
for your pantry? Because it's trusted by the U.S. Military for
dependability and great taste and Mountain House has the
longest proven shelf life in the industry. Mountain House has
been making food for backpackers and campers to help them
savor the adventures for more than 50 years and now has the
scientific backing to prove their foods last. Mountain House #10
cans are scientifically proven to last 25-years in your food
storage, but the company guarantees the cans for 30 years. You'll
be at ease knowing you’ll have a hot meal when you need it most.

#2: Pilot crackers.
Pilot bread is essentially a cracker. These crackers are an
accompaniment to your meals allowing you to stretch your
reserves. Use them with freeze dried pasta meals, soups and
stews to help your survivors feel more full. They also provide a
nice crunchy texture which will be a welcome addition to the
texture of emergency meals of rice and pasta.

Pilot crackers are an ideal, ready-to-eat food. If you have pilot
crackers and peanut butter, then you're golden in an emergency
to feed your family without building a fire. Basically a pilot
cracker is made of unleavened bread that's long-lasting because
it's low moisture,
Pilot bread crackers is a staple for many
preppers who live in Alaska. They are durable and sturdy enough
for the backpack and yet not so hard that you'll crack your teeth.

You'll find
many reasons to stock pilot crackers. Two good brands
of pilot crackers to stockpile in the #10 cans include:


#3: Augason Farms Whole Powdered Eggs #10 can.
Got eggs? It’s easy to always have eggs on hand with Augason
Farms whole powdered eggs, pictured right. They're just as good
for everyday as they are for your emergency preparedness plans.
Augason Farms Dried Whole Egg Product is an inexpensive source
of high-quality protein with an extended shelf life of up to 10
years. In addition to being convenient food storage, this dried
whole egg product is useful in everyday cooking in any recipe that
calls for eggs. Use them to make scrambled eggs, omelets,
French toast or for your baking needs. They're real eggs in
powdered form.

Wondering how to cook with powdered eggs?
Useful in everyday cooking for any recipe that calls for eggs, you
can use whole powdered eggs in two basic ways:

  • Dry for baking with eggs: When used with other dry
    ingredients, it’s not necessary to reconstitute the eggs. Just
    add the powder to the other recipe ingredients and increase
    the water amount appropriately.

  • Wet to reconstitute your eggs: To make eggs for omelets,
    just add the egg powder to the indicated amount of water
    and you're ready to cook them.

#4: Emergency Dry Milk #10 can.
Got powdered milk in a #10 can? Don't turn your nose up to
instant milk because of your past experience. Freeze dried milk is
much better today than the powdered milk you knew as kid.
There's so much you can do with powdered milk besides drinking
it up and pouring it on your breakfast cereal. Pictured right is a
classic book that offers
101 things to do with powdered milk.

Powdered milk is ideal for baking biscuits, breads, cookies, cakes
muffins, and pancakes. Be sure to consider powdered milk for
your
dry-pack canning meals, such as creamy alfredo. You can
make your own cocoa mixes, add the powder do oatmeal and
cooked cereals, or substitute dry milk powder for the non-dairy
creamers found at restaurants.

There are many kinds of powdered milk on hand. Make sure you're
getting the kind of milk you want as there are milk alternatives
that are whey based. Below are real milk options for your family.

  • Augason Farms Country Fresh instant nonfat dry milk.
    Country Fresh is 100% real instant nonfat dry milk that's an
    economical alternative to whole milk.You'll feel good about
    serving your family Country Fresh because this instant real
    dry milk comes fortified with vitamins A and D and is also
    high in calcium.

  • Emergency Essentials (formerly Provident Pantry) packed in a
    #10 can, is an essential nutrition and kids love the taste. It
    mixes easily and provides protein, calcium and vitamins in
    the goodness of real milk because that's just what it is: real
    milk! High ratings make this the best tasting storage milk on
    the market today. One #10 can produces 72 one-cup
    servings or 4.5 gallons of delicious nonfat (skim) milk.

Wondering how to use powdered milk?

  • Dry for baking with powdered milk:  Perfect for baking,
    nonfat dry milk helps enhance baked items, giving them that
    wonderful golden brown look. You'll find that instant dry milk
    also improves the texture baked goods. Your baked goods
    will retain moisture. When used with other dry ingredients,
    it's not necessary to reconstitute the powdered milk. Just
    add the powder to the other recipe ingredients and increase
    the water amount appropriately.

  • To reconstitute: For best results and flavor of powdered
    milk, mix according to the directions on the can and then
    allow to chill for four hours.

#5: Dehydrated Butter Powder #10 can.
Butter is number eight on our list of foods to stockpile and with
good reason. Butter is loaded with Vitamin A, packed with healthy
fats, and is a staple in just about every prepper's kitchen. While
you can buy canned butter, it's good to know that butter powder
is available.

  • Augason Farms dehydrated butter powder is made from real,
    sweet cream butter. It adds mouthwatering flavor to
    popcorn, soups, sauces, vegetables, and can even be used to
    make honey butter. This butter powder also makes an
    excellent substitute for store-bought butter, but requires no
    refrigeration! The ease of substituting it in any recipe makes
    it an ideal addition to any emergency food kit.  Unopened
    shelf life up to 10 years, recipes on can label.


#6: Ground Beef #10 Can.
You won't be asking "Where's the beef?" if you're lucky enough to
have the ground beef on hand in an emergency. Freeze dried
ground beef is an excellent source of protein that can be used
creatively when making your favorite recipes from beef tacos,
chili, or sloppy Joes to casseroles, burritos, meat pies, stews,
soups and much more. One #10 can yields about 12 cups of
ground beef for your favorite hamburger dishes. Pair the mac and
cheese with some freeze dried ground beef and you have a
cheeseburger pasta! Add some chili powder and you can make
your own chili mac.

Freeze-drying process retains more of the food's original shape,
color, flavor, and nutrition than other methods of drying. Freeze
dried ground beef dehydrates quickly. It's inexpensive for the
amount of beef you get. Mix 1 cup of Freeze-Dried Ground Beef to
2 cups of hot water. Let sit 5 minutes and drain off excess liquid.
This makes freeze dried cooked ground beef a good lightweight
backpacking food. Consider repackaging it for your bugout bag
meals by using a food saver.

When compared to freeze dried chicken, you'll find freeze dried
ground beef is a much better deal with 22 servings and 220
calories per serving in a typical can. Beef has a total protein of
about 440 grams and 4,890 total calories per can. Freeze dried
chicken on the other hand has just 14 servings with 170 calories
per serving and  336 total grams of protein and 2,380 total
calories.


  • NutriStore freeze dried cooked hamburger, pictured
    immediate right, has a shelf-life of 25 years unopened. To
    prepare, soak 2-1/2 cups NutriStore ground beef in 2 cups
    warm water for 15-20 minutes and drain extra water. Makes
    approximately 1 pound of ground beef! The ingredients are
    beef, less than 2% salt, natural flavor from sunflower oil,
    grill flavor (gum arabic, spice). The #10 can is enough for 20
    large servings that are simple to use and prepare. The
    delicious ground beef will reconstitute to its original taste
    and texture within minutes. Perfect option to throw into any
    soup or family favorite recipe. USDA inspected and microbe
    tested, this is high quality meat that you can taste.

#7: Freeze-dried Cheese.
You be shocked that the taste of freeze dried cheese is so close
to the taste of fresh grated cheese! Using freeze dried cheese is
super easy. Just hydrate and drain.

One way to use freeze dried cheese for your everyday needs is to
allow some to hydrate in the refrigerator for a couple days so it's
ready for short term future uses like after school bagel pizza
snacks for the kids or a weekend baking project, but you can also
snack on freeze dried cheese straight from the can.

Freeze dried cheese makes it easy for you add it your favorite
weekly meals or emergency dehydrated foods no matter where
you are—at home, while camping or hiking. When reconstituted,
this delicious freeze dried food melts just like regular cheese, so
you can enjoy it on all your favorite meals. Shelf life up to 30
years based on storage conditions.

Imagine the usefulness of always having cheese on hand whether
it's for an emergency or for everyday. Think tacos with freeze
dried ground beef, can of refried beans, freeze dried onions and
top with this yummy freeze dried cheese. You might add fresh
tomatoes or lettuce from your garden.
Cheese powder will be
ideal for topping pizza, pastas, nachos, spreads, soups, dipping
sauces, casseroles, and more. Whether your making a potato
casserole, macaroni and cheese, or broccoli and cheese, powdered
cheese sauce is your number one source for all cheesy recipes.

Freeze-dried cheese is an overlooked canned in the prepper's
pantry. You'll find so many uses for cheese in your long-term
larder. Ideal for casseroles and pasta sauces, you'll find everyday
uses for freeze dried cheese, such as grilled cheese sandwiches.

Freeze dried cheese has about a five-year shelf life, and once you
open the can, freeze dried cheese can last two years. That's why
it's good to buy and use your freeze dried cheese.

Here is just a sample of the variety of freeze dried cheese:

#8: Iodized salt.
Have you ever given thought to how truly useful salt is? Salt was
something ancients killed for, traded around, and valued as much
as gold. You can purchase it today for pennies a pound and as a
prepper you should not only stock up, but store it properly.


You may be surprised to find Iodized salt is on the list of the
best #10 cans you can get for your family. Having salt in your
larder is important for many reasons. For starters, Iodized Salt is
a life-sustaining mineral that boosts food flavor and is a vital
component of any food storage program. Useful for every day
cooking and baking, it is also a preservative used in drying meats
and fish, as well as for pickling. Because an iodine deficiency can
lead to medical problems, this salt contains a tiny amount of non-
metallic mineral iodine to meet the dietary requirement for proper
human development and growth.

Augason Farms Iodized Salt, available in a #10 can, is good to
have on hand for the
long term, but it's also available in a bucket
so you can really stock up.


#9 Freeze-dried sausage crumbles.
Freeze-dried sausage crumbles is an idea for your prepper's
pantry that you may not have considered because you didn't know
it was available!

Just as good in a pasta as it is with eggs, there's no limit to your
creativity
on how to use freeze-dried sausage crumbles.
  • Try sausage crumbles over potatoes or noodles as a
    casserole.
  • Make breakfast burritos with sausage crumbles.
  • Enhance your soups with sausage crumbles.
  • Sausage crumbles are tasty with mac and cheese.
  • Sausage crumbles are also tasty as a snack. You can eat
    them straight from the can!
  • Create tasty meals in a jar.


#10: Raspberry Crumble Dessert.
Mountain House Raspberry Crumble in a #10 can is a dessert that
will bring normalcy to your family in troubled times. A refreshing
and tasty dessert made with a rich raspberry sauce topped with
chocolate cookie crumbs. It's a satisfying mix of fruit and
chocolate in just the right mix. You won't feel like you're eating a
freeze dried meal, instead it will taste like something your
grandmother might prepare. The whole family will want more, so
be sure to take some on your next camping adventure.

Inside the can are three bagged batches of Raspberry Crumble,
equal to the size of the Mylar bags.

How to use your empty #10 cans:
The high-grade steel used for Augason Farms cans ensures they
can be multi-purposed for emergency uses like growing herbs,
reserving drinking water, storing prepared foods and leftovers,
and protecting currency, important documents, and medications.

These double-enameled, air tight containers will keep away the
pests. Rodents can't chew through them! You need only store
your #10 cans in a cool, dry environment as the cans will
otherwise rust. Store them in the pantry, under your bed or in
closets. When you're done with the can, there's so much you can
do with them. There's no limit to your creativity! With a #10 can
try
building a rocket stove, or making tin-can ice-cream. If you
use #10 cans regularly as part of your food storage, try
decorating the cans as teacher gifts.

Of course, the best part of the #10 can is the food that's in them!
If you're lucky enough you may even find a #10 can of Italian
Meatballs. Emergency Essentials, formerly Provident Pantry, sells
out quickly of their freeze dried Italian meatballs, pictured lower
right.

Happy endings...
Canned foods are an important part of your prepping and the best
part about #10 cans is that the food inside lasts 25 or more years.

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