Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. The Summer Yard

    Contributed by RL It must be spring!  The Sun is out, the lawn has grown to look like a jungle and the neighbors who farm for a living are out in the fields. It’s warm, almost hot, so now the work begins. You know all that stuff that was out in the yard or blew in over the winter is...
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  2. The Fast

    Contributed by RL Oh my gosh! My wife suggested we take a short trip, some place remote, out of the way. But honestly I did not know that there are places here in America that has no cell, internet or Wi-Fi service. (https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/hiking-backpacking/) Have you ever tried to go for ten days without any of our modern conveniences?  No I...
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  3. Trail Mix

    Contributed by Richelle Stocker   1 package of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (your preference) 1 – 16 oz. package of dry roasted salted peanuts 2 cups Dehydrated Banana Slices 1 – 6 oz. package dried cranberries   Mix together and enjoy!
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  4. All The Reasons Why Seniors Should Start Stocking Freeze-Dried Food

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Freeze dried food weighs 70%-90% lighter than fresh food while maintaining up to 97% of its nutrition according to Harvest Right Inc. This characteristic makes it easier to handle. Freeze-dried foods are vital for proper nourishment as well as convenient in the preparation of steady diets. They happen to be nutrient-rich and contain...
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  5. The Park

    Contributed by RL We woke up early with the birds singing, blue sky and a soft breeze. When we stepped out the back door into the large yard we knew it was going to be a beautiful day. You know the day when you need to wear sunscreen, but aww, it is just such a pretty day, why bother. Soon...
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  6. What Are the Best Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Foods for Specific Diets?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels An estimated 45 million Americans adhere to some kind of diet each and every year. Aside from simply having the desire to lose weight, many individuals go on a diet to achieve additional health goals. From calming digestive discomfort to improving one’s blood pressure, there are numerous reasons to stick...
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  7. The Trip

    contributed by RL As we packed for a visit with the children, it took a bit of time. We loaded the car and then headed south. Of course we made sure that we had everything we needed and then some, we even checked twice.  We even remembered to put in the emergency kit because the children live in a remote...
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  8. Backpacking Meal Planning: Keep It Light and Nutritious

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Tyson Dudley on Unsplash Backpacking is a fun, but strenuous activity, with the average 160-lb. hiker burning approximately 430 calories per hour. Depending on your body type and level of activity, you could potentially burn over two-thousand calories a day. Backpacking requires a lot of energy, and you’ll need to refuel your body with lots...
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  9. Sugar Cookie Mix

    (These recipes are found in the “Mix A Meal” cookbook, pages 72, 73; written by Deanna Bean & Lorna Shute. This book includes many other great basic mix recipes and delicious recipes using those basic mixes.)   Sugar Cookie Mix   Combine: 6 cups flour 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups dehydrated butter 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 2 tsp...
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  10. The Cooing of the Dove

    Contributed by RL As you go out onto the porch or sit in the yard do you notice?  It’s the different sounds of spring that come drifting into your ears and eyes, if we are paying attention. You know it’s the soft sound of the dripping ice off the shed roof or the overhead searching call of geese as they...
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