Here are few things on my list to pick up this week:
Nesco FD-80A Square-Shaped Dehydrator Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging – My plan is to primarily use this to make jerky, but will probably also use it for drying fruits and veggies since that tends to fly more toward my wife’s pallette.
Certified Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seed- 2.5 Lbs – Handy Pantry Brand – High Sprout Germination- Gardening, Growing Salad Sprouts, Planting, Food Storage & More – My mother picked up a different package of alfalfa sprout seeds from Whole Foods that she never used, so she gave it to me that last time we visited. It’s a small package though (nowhere near the 2.5 lb bag they’re selling on Amazon at the link above) and since I haven’t used it yet, I really have no idea how long it will last. I found this bag (above) and figure that it would be a prudent investment. Seeds will typically store for 4-5 years if stored in a cool dark place.
Sprouting Strainer Lid – I haven’t grown sprouts since I was a kid, but I’ve been reading about the incredible benefits of sprouts being a “super food.” And since you can grow sprouts indoors in about 4-5 days, it seems like a perfect food for preppers, especially since we might find ourselves in a situation where getting vitamin C and E can be difficult– the ability to grow something edible quickly and easily is a major “plus” in my book. And it’s a great supplement to stored grains. At $6, it’s not going to break the bank but if I can find some cheap screen or cheese cloth at ChinaMart and then wrap it over a Mason jar with a rubber band… I might just go that route as it’s considerably cheaper.