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Prepper's Plan, Issue #002 - Storing Your Survival Stuff
May 04, 2014

Welcome to Prepper's Plan

Everyone has been so busy this month gardening, storing up food and planning for the future.

What do you do with all that Survival Stuff you have collected?

How do you protect it from being stolen or destroyed?

Let me spread some light on the subject

Survival Stuff: Spread it around or lose it

We area all spending our time and money preparing for emergencies, but sometime we don't think about what can happen in ourown home. We make plans on where we are going to put all of our gear and food, but have you ever thought what might happen if something happens to that storage area? What would happen to your storage?

This month I want to talk about a safety precaution and how to protect your emergency survival stuff.

You may ask,"Why would I want my survival stuff spread around?"

Have you heard the term, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?” Well, the same could apply to storing our survival stuff.

Think about any of the personal disasters that you are preparing for. Fire, Flood, Tornado, or even burglary or vandalism. Any one of these could destroy your home (and your emergency preparedness supply) but yet leave a barn, a storage shed or neighbor’s house standing. These are the events we are planning for and all our planning could be destroyed in an instant and we end up in the exact situation we were trying to avoid.

Find out how to protect youself from a storage disaster

Good Things to Have

Protecting your food storage is imparative.

I found an awesome product that you can use for water or food storage.It is called the "Water Brick." These heavy duty storage containers are stackable with tight sealing lids.

You can use these for:
  • water
  • grain
  • dried beans
  • flour
  • Be creative. What can you come up with?
  • Picture of water bricks

    Ckeck out Water Brick for yourself.

    This Month’s Recipe

    I was scanning through a very old magazine the other day and came across a recipe for candied apples. I remembered how much I used to love them and how I would have to save part of it for later.

    It got me thinking about my favorite dried apple recipe and how I could adapt it to make candy apples.It worked out so well I wanted to share my results with you.

    I am giving you the basic recipe in this newsletter, but if you would like a full it is Dehydrated Candy Apples

    Picture of candy apple slices

    Dehydrated Candy Apples

  • 10 – 12 Apples

  • Dip:
  • 4C water
  • 2 TBL. Fruit Fresh or lemon juice

  • Syrup:
  • 3C Sugar
  • 1 ½ C Water
  • 1 tsp. Whole Cloves
  • ½ C Red Hot Cinnamon Candy
  • ½ tsp. red food coloring (optional)
  • Directions:

  • Wash apples
  • Peel and slice the Apples to ¼ “ slices. Peeling is optional, but I choose to peel my apples because I don’t like the wax that is on them from the grocery store.

  • Dip the apples so they don’t turn brown:
  • Make the dip by mixing the 2 TBL fruit fresh and water together
  • Drop apple slices in the dip and let stand for 5 minutes
  • Remove apple slices from the dip and place on the drying trays to drain
  • Put the trays in the dehydrator
  • Dry apple slices for about 5 hours or until they are a little more than half dry

  • Make the syrup:
  • Combine in a heavy sauce pan: sugar, water, cloves, cinnamon candy and red food coloring (optional)
  • Bring syrup mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer
  • Simmer the syrup until all the red hot candy is dissolved

  • Rehydrate the apple slices in the syrup:
  • Drop half dried apple slices into the syrup and make sure they are all covered with syrup
  • Let the apple slices soak in the syrup for 5 minutes
  • Remove the slices with a slotted spoon and place back onto the trays, in a single layer, to dry

  • Dry the apple some more:
  • Dry for another 8-12 hours or until done
  • These apple will no be sticky because of the sugar syrup dries hard
  • Let cool
  • Store.
  • Here is a good dehydrated food storage Dehydrated Food Storage page, if you have any questions.

    Thanks for reading our Prepper's Plan newsletter.

    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas feel free to contact us.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Until next month
    Laurie Simons

    "Store What You Eat and Eat What You Store"

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