clever food packaging for preppers

Clever Packaging
Supplies with packaging intended for preppers

A variety of helf-stable foods, which are already packaged nicely for preppers are
available at the local stores and online if you know where to look. Foods encased in
hard plastic or glass is work has been done for you: there's no need to dry can or
encase in mylar and plastic buckets!

Clever Food Packaging For Preppers
The top supplies with clever packaging for preppers include:

#1: Sugar.
Sugar lasts forever until the ants come marching in to infest your supply. Sugar in
plastic bags and paper sacks isn't convenient at all -- they beg to be transferred into
a sugar jar, canister, mason jars or into mylar bags and a food grade bucket. Most
sugars come in paper sacks or equally inconvenient plastic bags. There are a few
exceptions! You don't need to worry about the ants coming marching in your sugar
when you have these sugars in your food storage:

  • Domino Sugar. Domino, pictured in yellow is extra fine granulated pure-cane
    sugar. It's free-flowing and of the highest quality. This all-purpose sugar is
    ideal for table use, baking, preserving, canning, and for sweetening
    beverages. The convenient container has a grab handle so you can pour and
    it has an extra wide mouth so you can scoop -- your choice. Either way, it
    keeps your sugar contained nicely. Stock up and stack it as part of your preps.
    No need to give your sugar the mylar treatment: Domino sugar is ready to go
    in your food storage!

  • Florida Crystals Organic Cane Sugar. If you are more the organic type when
    it comes to your food storage, check out Florida Crystals, pictured left. It's
    nothing but 95% organic evaporated cane juice. No bleaching chemicals at all
    Florida Crystals is unbleached pure cane sugar. You get 48-ounces (3-lbs.)
    and it comes in a convenient plastic see through container so you can gauge
    how much you have.

Sugar is a good shelf-stable food that lasts indefinitely if stored properly, and it's
good to know that
sugar isn't as bad as you may think.

#2 Bacon in a can!

  • Yoder's Canned Bacon. Bacon! Need we say more? You get 30 slices of real
    bacon in every can of  Yoder's Bacon.

#3: B&M Brown bread in a can.
Popular with Boston Baked Beans, B&M Brown Bread is bread in a can is probably
the only ready to eat can of bread. You'll find two tasty varieties of B&M Brown
bread -- original and Brown Bread with Raisins, pictured right.

Although heating makes this bread even more delicious, it's not necessary to heat
the can at all. Just use a can opener, dump out the bread, slice and eat!

#4: Butter in a can.
Butter can be dangerous to can yourself. Don't attempt! A manufacturer in New
Zealand has been perfecting the art of canning pure creamery butter for  If you don't
do it properly,  you risk

#5: Coffee in packets.
Because coffee beans are oily, they will not have a long shelf life. It's a different
story with freeze dried coffee! Freeze dried coffee in packets is convenient food
storage and here are some brands popular with preppers on our pages:
  • Starbucks coffee packets, pictured left
  • Folger's Coffee Crystals, pictured right
  • Franklin's Finest, pictured directly below

#6: Crystallized lemons.
Lemons add flavor to your foods and drinks. There are many reasons to have
lemons in your food storage, but unfortunately lemons are perishable. If you don't
have a lemon tree or any other citrus fruit trees, it may be difficult to find the Vitamin
C you need in a long term emergency. Lemons are expensive in the stores, so if the
economy is depressed it would help your larder to have another solution.

Lemon juice is a good thing to buy in bottles and small tubes for the refrigerator, but
in an off grid situation this kind of lemon is also perishable. What then? The answer
is Crystalized Lemon!

  • True Lemon - crystaized lemon packets. With True Lemon you can enjoy
    fresh-squeezed lemon taste anytime. True Lemon, pictured left, is made from
    a patented process that cold-presses and crystallizes citrus juices and oils,
    each convenient packet of True Citrus products deliver the light taste of a
    citrus wedge. Great for offices, cafeterias and teachers' lounges or bugout
    bags! Enjoy fresh-squeezed lemontaste-anytime, anywhere! 100% all-
    natural. True Citrus is great in water, sparkling water, seltzer or hot/iced tea.

#7: Hoosier Hill Cheddar Cheese Powder (1-lbs).
Hoosier Hill offers convenient cheese powder that's not in a bag! Flavor your
popcorn, baked potatoes, pastas and salads with Hoosier Hill Cheddar Cheese. This
powder is a necessity if you have kids. Think of the money you'll save on the mac
and cheese boxes they love. Just add butter and milk to make a cheesy sauce for
the elbow macaroni or shells in your food storage. See also Hoosier Hill's Sour
Cream Powder, which is a creamy flavor addition option to make stroganoff and
other sauces.

#8: Kraft Parmesan cheese (4-lbs).
Real cheese and with no fillers, unlike the grocery store version, Kraft Parmesan
cheese pictured at the bottom of the page is restaurant quality. Encased in plastic,
you'll need to place in the refrigerator upon opening.

#9: Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix.
Look ma, no envelopes! Hands-on the favorite, make fresh, creamy Original Ranch®
dressing with the powdered version encased in plastic jars. Ideal to make potato
salad, macaroni salad, grilled chicken, hamburger, house potatoes, and of course a
garden salad. Try Hidden Valley Ranch in a variety of recipes -- such as buttered
bread with sprinkled ranch dressing heated like garlic bread.  

#10: Hoosier Hill Sour Cream Powder.
Great for sauces and recipes, you'll always have sour cream on hand with Hoosier
Hill powdered sour cream. It's pure dehydrated sour cream and reconstitutes nicely.
Adds a creamy flavor to your macaroni and cheese!

#11: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.
Get a plastic container filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans for around $23.99  and with
free shipping on orders over $35. Made in the U.S.A., Jelly Belly is the original
gourmet jelly bean. You get 4-lbs of jelly beans in 49 flavors packed conveniently in
a bulk container, also available at
Costco through the Kirkland brand. These are the
real deal: Jelly Belly!

#12: Medhava Honey sticks.
Think of honey sticks as a natural antibiotic, sweetener, and energizing treat. Kids
love them! Made of pure clover honey, Medhava honey sticks are a convenient
source of quick energy and cleverly packaged in plastic for long term food storage or
extra light bugout bag.

#13: Mixed Nuts, Planter's Peanuts.
Get a two pack of Planter's Peanuts for around $7.00 and with Free Shipping on
orders over $35. Pay as low as $5.95 ($0.19 / oz) and never run out with
Subscribe & Save. Save 5% when you subscribe to regular deliveries of this item.
Save 15% on your entire delivery when you subscribe to 5 or more items that arrive
in the same month. No commitments, no obligations, and shipping is free.

#14: Popcorn.
The Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Kernel Jug is a best seller. Popcorn currently is not
genetically modified and you can grind popcorn into meal!

#15: Rice Select.
The rice part of "rice and beans" doesn't have to be boring with Rice Select. Delicious
varieties of rice (as well as couscous and orzo pasta) in prepper ready containers,
you'll find
Rice Select has every kind of rice you can imagine and then some! Texmati
is a unique Texan-style Basmati rice. Best of all, the containers deter vermin from
getting into your supplies.

Anything encased in hard plastic will help keep your food shelf-stable. It keeps out
the pests and moisture and oxygen. It's up to you to keep the food out of the light
and heat.

Happy endings...
Next time you're shopping and you come across a shelf-stable food already
packaged nicely, then get it!

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