The word PREPPER carries a lot of connotations that are not complimentary. And - in a lot of cases - well deserved.
Where I come from, it was just called common sense and nothing to brag about.
In summer we had tornadoes. In winter we had ice storms. We just dealt with it by having a generator and emergency food.
But our particular house had the added disadvantage of having its own electric line that DID NOT show up on the service truck's grid.
My house was there for over 65 years and homes built later were on a newer power line.
Every time we were left without electricity, we remained without electricity even after the service trucks had returned power to the other houses.
Many are the times Joe ran through knee deep snow trying to wave down the utility trucks as they were leaving, to advise them of our separate power line.
But we were never in a precarious position, due to foresight and planning.
Enter my world famous - imitated but never mastered - high quality, highly flavorful, CREAM OF EVERYTHING SOUP.
I eat this "as is" at night when I'm hungry and want something comforting as well as delicious. (and we're out of ice cream or chips)
I've added canned chicken to it at times, as well as mushrooms or rice. But I prefer it as is.
And YOU are going to learn how to make it yourself.
Yeah. All callers will be put on indefinite hold and forced to listen to: MAH NA MAH NA
So, just print out the label.
First, into the invisible bowl measure:
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons of onion flakes
1/4 Cup of chicken bouillon
3/4 Cups of cornstarch
2 Cups of "Carnation Milk"
Mix it up thoroughly.
Store in any jar, and use within a year.
But for long term storage, DRY CAN IT, using sterilized jars & lids, and removing the air.
Some of my storage.
Store by the date, not by the product.
Use as you go.
Know what is stored.
It's silly to want corn for supper and think you have to run to the grocery if you already have it in storage.
Keep a list of what you've used,
and replace it when you go shopping.