It is once again time to grab a copy of The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage for free. The dates are August 2 – 6.
Those of you familiar with my book will notice that I have recently changed the cover in order to reflect that the book is no longer a part of or associated with the Backdoor Survival website. You will also find that I have updated the “About the Author” section to reflect my current life situation which is retired and living in Arizona. There are a few other small changes, but nothing major.
It is hard to believe that The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage was first published in December 2013.
Although not a lot has changed relative to food storage methods and techniques, there are some pieces missing in the book, such as dealing with food storage when there are special health or diet concerns. In addition, moving from Washington State to Arizona has greatly influenced my thoughts relative to the stability of canned and packaged goods when maintaining a steady 70 degree or less environment is either cost-prohibitive or impossible. I will be addressing those issues in upcoming articles here on Strategic Living.
Will Amazon Update My Copy Automatically?
Good question. Supposedly, when an update is made to an existing Kindle book, you will be notified of a free update when viewing the book in either your Kindle library or online while looking at “Content and Devices” in your Amazon account.
In my own experience, sometimes things update and sometimes things don’t. If not, try downloading a new copy during this free period.
Link to get your free eBook from August 2-6: The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.
Speaking of Food Storage
Last May, I packaged some dog food in gallon size Mylar bags with an oxygen absorber then later stuffed them into a 5-gallon bucket. The bags were nicely sealed using my hair straightening iron (this one) and the next day, they were nice solid bricks.
By the way, a good rule of thumb is to use one 300 ml oxygen absorber for each gallon of packaged food.
Storing sealed bags of dog food in a 5-gallon bucket
Because of the oils in dry dog food, there is a commonly held belief that dog food cannot be stored for an extended period. That may be true but I can tell you from personal experience that dog food stored in Mylar bags with an O2 absorber have stayed fresh for me for as long as 4 years when I opened and used the last bag. It smelled fine and not rancid, and my dog, who is a fussy eater, gobbled it up.
As always, your mileage may vary but that is my experience.
No Kindle? No Problem?
It always surprises me to learn that folks do not realize you do not need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Amazon has a free reading app that allows you to read Kindle books on almost every computer, tablet, smartphone or any other gizmo you can think of.
Here is a link for you: Amazon.com – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices.
Summing It All Up
You have heard me say this before. My goal is to get this book into every prepper’s hands, even if it means for free. Amazon allows me to offer the eBook version for free for 5 days every three months and that moment is now.
Link to get your free eBook from Aug 2-6: The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage.
With my goal of getting this eBook into everyone’s library, I hope you will share this post in all of your FB groups and amongst your prepper friends. I would be grateful!
In the meantime, prepper or not, please take steps to check your food storage. Do you have at least two weeks worth of food to get you through a short-term emergency? One month is better, or, if you are like me, two years or more!
Whatever you have stashed away, take a few moments to inventory what you have and fill in the gaps. You will be glad you did.
Yours for a Joyful Life,
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The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage: This book will give you all the details you need to embark upon a food storage program. It includes tips and tricks for ensuring your food will remain safe to eat and tasty for the long term.
Gallon size Mylar bags: I have always preferred Mylar Bags from Discount Mylar Bags. These are an extra heavy 5ML and they held up well during my long distance move from Washington State. If you do not have any oxygen absorbers, you can also purchase a kit that includes both the Mylar bags and the O2 absorbers. The 300ml size is what I use since they give me the flexibility to double up or even triple up with larger bags.
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