Enter to Win a 1 Month Supply of Fruit For Your Prepper Pantry

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Acquiring enough nutritious foods for our family to consume during extended emergencies is always an issue. Those of us who take inventory of our prepper pantries like to account for how many meals per person we can make. Let’s face it, those large containers of dehydrated or freeze dried fruits and vegetables can make it difficult to calculate how many meals for each family member we can get. Not to mention, they can be difficult to circulate into our pantries.

EasyPrep Food Storage is the Simple Solution

The folks at The Ready Store have kept these concerns in mind and created a storable prepping system based on one person’s needs. EasyPrep food storage is simple: 1 person + 1 bucket = 1 month. This simplifies the prepping process and helps households prepare their pantries more efficiently. The EasyPrep System contains meals, fruits, veggies, pantry needs, drink mixes and even sweets – everything you want during a disaster. Check out all variety here.

What’s best about this prepping system is that the buckets contain smaller Mylar sealed serving packets that can be opened at different times. This keeps your food fresher for longer periods of time. And the buckets are stack-able too, keeping your food storage neat and tidy while protecting it from rodents and water.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Ready Store wants you to try their new food prepping system today and has graciously donated an EasyPrep Fruit Fest to add to a lucky reader’s pantry.

What’s in the Bucket?

  • 3 – Six Serving Pouches – Banana Slices
  • 3 – Six Serving Pouches – Diced Apples
  • 3 – Six Serving Pouches – Strawberry Slices
  • 3 – Six Serving Pouches – Peach Slices
  • 2 – Six Serving Pouches – Pineapple Chunks

This bucket has a whopping 78 servings from 5 varieties of freeze dried fruit and is calorie dense with 3,402 calories. Might I add, the estimated shelf life is 25+ years if properly stored.

What’s great about freeze-dried fruit is it can be eaten either dry, straight from the bag as a tasty, nutritious snack, or the fruit can be reconstituted and added to meals. To reconstitute, simply add fruit to warm water (either directly in the bag or in a bowl), let soak for 5 minutes, drain excess water, and enjoy!

Giveaway Details:

Enter the giveaway below. You must leave a comment below on what ways you store fruits and vegetables for your pantry (Examples: Do you store dehydrated or freeze dried foods? Have you just started and are looking at what options you have? ) Then, you can either like our fan page on Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway.

Giveaway starts February 12th and ends March 1, 2014 at 12 PM EST. Open to all legal residents (18 years and older) of the United States.

The lucky winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be notified on March 17 by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Good luck everyone!

The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 12th, 2014
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  • Christi Williams

    I have some freeze dried foods, Not that many fruits and vegetables. I really need to store more.

  • Susie

    All I have is onions hanging in a basket and the rest is in the fridge. I don’t have any dehydrated but want to get some. COOL giveaway.

  • Andrea

    I have dehydrated fruit. I also have some cans of fruit and applesauce.

  • houdiniphile

    I have been buying a new fruit or vegetable in dried form every month. The “sand” at the bottom of the cans go all into one can. shake, add very little water and you have a great soup thickener or dash seasoning.

  • W.Lynn

    I make jam, and buy dried or dehydrated fruit, but the list for that bucket has ALL my favorites, and the grandkids wouldn’t mind helping with it either.

  • Summers Acres

    This would be a great addition to our storage.

  • Fudd, Elmer Fudd

    All of my fruits are canned, so some freeze dried would come in handy.

  • Mike

    New to food storage. The addition of long term fruits that aren’t canned has been a challenge for me. Looking forward to trying dehydrated.

  • PAhillbilly

    Tried to store some dehydrated pineapple, oops didn’t make it to the jar. Same with strawberries. Gotta stop eating them so fast. 🙁

  • PAhillbilly

    Thought I already did this. might get two posts. tried to store some dehydrated pineapples and strawberries but they didn’t make it to the jar.

  • asmegir

    Looks like a great addition to any pantry!

  • Ann

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  • Misty Smith

    No not yet. I just got a pressure canner for Christmas and I already had a water bath canner. I just need to get my ass in gear and start canning again.

  • VanMom

    I currently store freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, along with extra canned goods from the store. Naturally, additional fruit would be appreciated by my family and me.

  • patricia

    OH! This is an awesome Prize! I use dehydrated fruits such as raisins, dates and prunes but for berries and bananas there is nothing better than freeze dried! I like dehydrated cranberries etc in trail mix but dehydrated bananas are more like extremely hard chips,, not crazy about them. I love that you included then and berries in this bucket!

  • Michelle

    We have added a few, but we definitely need to add more.

  • Jen

    Mostly we store canned fruited & vegetables, frozen vegetables and dried fruit. I’d like to get more dried or freeze dried fruit as there’s less worry if the power goes out.

  • Big Daddy Amin

    I try to add one item a month to my preps. This will help!

  • pz2vn9

    Fantastic! This would be so light weight & moveable. I can veggies which are so heavy. I freeze fruits – they would be gone without electricity. This is so much more sensible and lasts much longer! Thank you.

  • Sunshine AndRain

    We’ve added some canned fruit but are really hoping to dehydrate lots of fruit this summer.

  • Hannah Louise

    This would be a welcome addition.

  • Mrs. S

    I have shelves full of cans of fruit and veggies, but not much dehydrated- costs too much! I can jam from my mulberry tree- all free! Got a pressure canner, so the purse is the limit. This give away is fabulous!

  • pz2vn9

    Bananas, Peaches and Pineapples – Oh My!!!
    The Scarecrow thought he didn’t have a brain, but this is a no-brainer! Simply a must.

  • Jake Reed

    Right now I’ve only started stocking store bought canned food,but would like to start adding more varieties of foods by different storage methods.

  • Cliff Hunter

    Put it aside till I can afford another bucket, and then just start rotating it out..

  • Adriana Meagher

    no lol

  • Jennifer Jones

    So far I have fruit that I canned last summer. I’m just starting my prepper pantry and am looking into dehydrating some veggies and fruits also.

  • trav-jen

    I Store Mainly Freeze Dried FoOd. Thank You

  • Shauneen Deschaine

    I have added some dehydrated fruits

  • Lisa Mullin

    Predominately dehydrate fruit and veggies myself than sore in canning jars with the air sucked out by my foodsaver!

  • Donna

    I have some fruits but not many! I would love to have this as part of my pantry! Most of my fruit & Veggies are canned, I am just getting started with the freeze dried!

  • Dennise

    I’ve added both fruit & veggies. I’m sure, however, not as much as I should!

  • ksbury

    Wow this is a great prize.

  • Mariah Ashbacher

    I have experimented with dehydrating. Although, I did find an old article that shows how to preserve fresh blueberries in salt. I think I’m going to try that when they are in season.

  • VVanb

    I have fruit and Vegetables. I also have seed vaults and many dried fruits and veggies I have done myself.

  • grasosmama

    I’ve been looking into canning for the storage of fruits and vegetables.

  • because fruit!!

  • Jennifer Lynn Schmidlap Cocker

    awesome giveaway!

  • Ali Rhodes

    We are just starting our family preparedness so this would help us greatly! I got a dehydrator for Christmas and haven’t used it yet, but that’s about to change!! ^__^

  • Sharon f

    Just started prepping this would be awesome.

  • Creekbird

    Mostly canned fruit at this point. I’ve dried a wee bit but not enough. I freeze it too but I don’t consider that a great long term option.

  • Tess

    I’m sorry Don, but this contest took place already. We are planning on having a new giveaway soon, so keep coming back to Ready Nutrition!

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