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Comprehensive Survival Food List & Storage Guide

 
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Survival food storage practice doesn’t require Mormon membership, but the tradition, wrought from their first Utah winter, is worth emulating should disaster strike or technology fail, two survival books by Mat Stein. This guide, Part 2 of my survival series, relies on Stein’s books, and websites dedicated to survival preparedness.

At its most basic, food storage wisdom demands that you buy what you eat, and organize and label the boxes or bins with contents and date. Stocks should be rotated based on shelf-life longevity. Using Stein’s general guide, when properly packaged and stored, various foods last several months, years or decades, as follows:

10 years or longer: Honey, sugar, salt, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and wheat berries.

5-10 years: Most dried legumes and whole grains, dehydrated cheese, instant or vacuum-packed coffee, baking powder, powdered eggs and frozen butter.

Up to 5 years: Processed (partially hydrogenated) liquid vegetable oils, Crisco shortening, cornmeal and corn flour, and nonfat powdered milk.

2-3 years: Bullion cubes, cornstarch, white rice, powdered gelatin, white wheat flour, white flour pasta, tapioca, textured vegetable protein, hydrogenated peanut butter, catsup, canned salmon and sardines, most dried fruits, and most other canned foods except meats, some fish and fruits, as well as sprouting seeds (alfalfa, mung, soybean, wheat, etc.).

Up to 18 months: Canned meats and seafood (halibut, mackerel, tuna and shrimp), unshelled raw nuts, dry active yeast, bagged snack chips, cake mixes, dry pudding, herbal and black teas, bottled juices, most seasonings and extracts, jams and jellies, canned non-citrus fruits (blackberries, blueberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, etc.), cranberry sauce, pickles, canned rhubarb, and sauerkraut.

 Quoting: NoSilence


This is a bit insane.

For storage for 10 years or longer???

Really??!

WHO THE HELL could possibly be stockpiling food and other supplies that would last more than a few months at most?

Certainly NOT the majority of the populace.

To all the "survivalists" here:

If/when there's some devastating/catastrophic event . . . and assuming some make it through . . . and you've been hiding in your bunkers or safe rooms or whatever . . . WHAT do you expect will be waiting when you come out?

If it's THAT major a deal, why would anyone want to be part of the few remaining?
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For those of you storing canned butter- have you looked into making your own? I stumbled across this link and just haven't tried it yet.

[link to www.thesurvivalistblog.net]

The site took down their entry because the person who submitted it apparently took it from another site. If you scroll down a user named Peggy posts about using water bath canning to can butter. Another user writes about shelf stable cream.
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Here is a shelf life guide that seems more reliable. Its called StillTasty. Enjoy the reading and let me know what you think...

By the way, white rice could be stored indefinitely....

[link to stilltasty.com]
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Survival food storage practice doesn’t require Mormon membership, but the tradition, wrought from their first Utah winter, is worth emulating should disaster strike or technology fail, two survival books by Mat Stein. This guide, Part 2 of my survival series, relies on Stein’s books, and websites dedicated to survival preparedness.

At its most basic, food storage wisdom demands that you buy what you eat, and organize and label the boxes or bins with contents and date. Stocks should be rotated based on shelf-life longevity. Using Stein’s general guide, when properly packaged and stored, various foods last several months, years or decades, as follows:

10 years or longer: Honey, sugar, salt, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and wheat berries.

5-10 years: Most dried legumes and whole grains, dehydrated cheese, instant or vacuum-packed coffee, baking powder, powdered eggs and frozen butter.

Up to 5 years: Processed (partially hydrogenated) liquid vegetable oils, Crisco shortening, cornmeal and corn flour, and nonfat powdered milk.

2-3 years: Bullion cubes, cornstarch, white rice, powdered gelatin, white wheat flour, white flour pasta, tapioca, textured vegetable protein, hydrogenated peanut butter, catsup, canned salmon and sardines, most dried fruits, and most other canned foods except meats, some fish and fruits, as well as sprouting seeds (alfalfa, mung, soybean, wheat, etc.).

Up to 18 months: Canned meats and seafood (halibut, mackerel, tuna and shrimp), unshelled raw nuts, dry active yeast, bagged snack chips, cake mixes, dry pudding, herbal and black teas, bottled juices, most seasonings and extracts, jams and jellies, canned non-citrus fruits (blackberries, blueberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, etc.), cranberry sauce, pickles, canned rhubarb, and sauerkraut.

 Quoting: NoSilence


This is a bit insane.

For storage for 10 years or longer???

Really??!

WHO THE HELL could possibly be stockpiling food and other supplies that would last more than a few months at most?

Certainly NOT the majority of the populace.

To all the "survivalists" here:

If/when there's some devastating/catastrophic event . . . and assuming some make it through . . . and you've been hiding in your bunkers or safe rooms or whatever . . . WHAT do you expect will be waiting when you come out?

If it's THAT major a deal, why would anyone want to be part of the few remaining?
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That entry is actually talking about how long those foods are good for.. not the time frame you should expect to need to stock them for. I agree that 5-10 years of food is excessive. Most of what I aim to stock for isn't for some impending crisis, but simply because if I can stock up on food a bit at a time when its cheap them I'm not paying for it at full price later on down the road. Since I garden I store that food in order to not have to buy it from the store at all if I can help it.
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I've done the canned butter, and also the canned cheese. The butter was fine, and the cheese turned out sort of like cheese you get in jars at the store. Not gourmet, but nice to have put away.
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I've done the canned butter, and also the canned cheese. The butter was fine, and the cheese turned out sort of like cheese you get in jars at the store. Not gourmet, but nice to have put away.
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Would you mind sharing the instructions for cheese? Not sure if I'm going to do it or not but hey, it might be worth a shot.
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You can eat a can of baked beans in 10 years and it will taste just fine, but the nutrients are gone. You might as well eat a shoe. You're still gonna starve.
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this is from another thread earlier this year, good info for long term water safety.



Calcium hypochlorite is one of the best chemical disinfectants for water, better than household bleach by far. It destroys a variety of disease causing organisms including bacteria, yeast, fungus, spores, and viruses.

Calcium Hypochlorite is widely available for use as swimming pool chlorine tablets or white powder that is much more stable than chlorine. This is often known as “pool shock”.
How to Disinfect Water Using Calcium Hypochlorite

Using granular calcium hypochlorite to disinfect water is a two step process.

* To make a stock of chlorine solution (do not drink this!) dissolve 1 heaping teaspoon (about one-quarter of an ounce) of high-test (78%) granular calcium hypochlorite for each two gallons (eight liters) of water.
* To disinfect water add one part of the chlorine solution to 100 parts water to be treated.
* Let the mixture sit for at least one-half hour before drinking.

Be sure to obtain the dry granular calcium hypochlorite since once it is made into a liquid solution it will begin to degrade and eventually become useless as a disinfecting agent. This also means you should make your treated drinking water in small batches, for example enough for a few weeks at a time at most.

Another plus for using calcium hypochlorite to disinfect water for emergency use is that a little goes a very long way. A 1-pound bag of calcium hypochlorite in granular form typically costs only a few US dollars and can be obtained in any swimming pool supply section of your hardware store or online. This amount will treat up to 10,000 gallons of drinking water, which is enough for a family of four for some six or seven years at a gallon per day per person!

Calcium hypochlorite will store for a long period of time and remain effective as a chemical drinking water treatment. So get rid of the household bleach and buy a can of Calcium hypochlorite for your disaster emergency water disinfection needs. It lasts far longer and treats far more water than the traditional chlorine bleach water disinfection treatment.

Store in a ziplock baggie or a glass jar without a metal lid. This can not touch metal as it is corrosive. Indefinite shelf life.
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Survival food storage practice doesn’t require Mormon membership, but the tradition, wrought from their first Utah winter, is worth emulating should disaster strike or technology fail, two survival books by Mat Stein. This guide, Part 2 of my survival series, relies on Stein’s books, and websites dedicated to survival preparedness.

At its most basic, food storage wisdom demands that you buy what you eat, and organize and label the boxes or bins with contents and date. Stocks should be rotated based on shelf-life longevity. Using Stein’s general guide, when properly packaged and stored, various foods last several months, years or decades, as follows:

10 years or longer: Honey, sugar, salt, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and wheat berries.

5-10 years: Most dried legumes and whole grains, dehydrated cheese, instant or vacuum-packed coffee, baking powder, powdered eggs and frozen butter.

Up to 5 years: Processed (partially hydrogenated) liquid vegetable oils, Crisco shortening, cornmeal and corn flour, and nonfat powdered milk.

2-3 years: Bullion cubes, cornstarch, white rice, powdered gelatin, white wheat flour, white flour pasta, tapioca, textured vegetable protein, hydrogenated peanut butter, catsup, canned salmon and sardines, most dried fruits, and most other canned foods except meats, some fish and fruits, as well as sprouting seeds (alfalfa, mung, soybean, wheat, etc.).

Up to 18 months: Canned meats and seafood (halibut, mackerel, tuna and shrimp), unshelled raw nuts, dry active yeast, bagged snack chips, cake mixes, dry pudding, herbal and black teas, bottled juices, most seasonings and extracts, jams and jellies, canned non-citrus fruits (blackberries, blueberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, etc.), cranberry sauce, pickles, canned rhubarb, and sauerkraut.

 Quoting: NoSilence


This is a bit insane.

For storage for 10 years or longer???

Really??!

WHO THE HELL could possibly be stockpiling food and other supplies that would last more than a few months at most?

Certainly NOT the majority of the populace.

To all the "survivalists" here:

If/when there's some devastating/catastrophic event . . . and assuming some make it through . . . and you've been hiding in your bunkers or safe rooms or whatever . . . WHAT do you expect will be waiting when you come out?

If it's THAT major a deal, why would anyone want to be part of the few remaining?
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Go fuck yourself and then give up............NOW, just quit now and stop typing.
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If it's THAT major a deal, why would anyone want to be part of the few remaining?
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Because the survivors will rebuild and repopulate the country.

In a worst case scenario where only 25% survive we still have a viable population, to rebuild and repopulate.

The good thing is that most survivalists that have planned well are highly intelligent people, above average educations skills and incomes, and most of all carry within them good morals and values...

Not all, but most...

If there is anything good that comes from the aftermath of some major catastrophe, it will be with them...
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The figures on that website are dead fucking wrong.

White rice doesn't last 2-3 years, if stored properly it can last 30 years or more.

That article sucks fucking donkey dick and licks balls.

Shitty info is no different than dis-information.

That dumb fuck author needs to STFU about food storage as she/he doesn't know jack fucking shit about the topic, obviously.

Why does such horseshit get pinned.

Fucking morans.
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this
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Someone the other day described what’s happening perfectly; they said it’s like being in a car wreck you are driving along you see a car coming at you he’s not stopping for the red light there’s no place for you to go you know for sure he is going to hit you and then everything slows down like a scene from some action movie the car coming seems to be crawling you can even see the surprise on the other drivers face. When he hits you the flying glass seems to hang in the air for a second and all the time there ain’t a damn thing you can do, but pray you survive.

Personally I we will see something much like the collapse of Argentina ( [link to www.youtube.com] )but on a global scale.

As far as the election either way it goes I believe we will soon see social unrest, the closer the election gets the more things will become like walking a mine field and a miss step and things can and will exploded.

Despite the CDC’s tongue and cheek presentation for National Preparedness Month, there really are Zombies, just not the kind from George A. Romero films. They have been fed from the Government’s stash and walked among us for years now and many have been caught on film, but it was in a movie it was for real:

[link to www.youtube.com]

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[link to www.youtube.com]

[link to www.youtube.com]

These and many more like events show (Flash Mobs, OWS, etc) that we have a large entitlement minded population that is violent prone. I think that during a collapse you will see many small businesses wiped out by flash mob looting, and once started it will quickly spread to rape, robbery and murder for murder sake. You will see what I call ‘pocket pogroms’ and if you ain’t ‘Amish’ you better not be around when they come.

I am very much in agreement of the author of this article about what we can look forward to:

When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

[link to www.freerepublic.com]

Many of these ‘zombies’ will think no more about killing you to get ‘stuff’ than zombies in the lastest horror flick and do it just as gruesomely as any of the worse scenes in those same movies.

Many of you who have read my post know I often refer to this quote from Star Trek Deep Space Nine: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)

Quark: “Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.”

It has repeated been shown throughout history that this is what happens to people once placed under such stressful conditions and yet you would be surprised how many people don’t realize the transformations that can take place under such conditions. And because of their ignorance many won’t even live long learn.

If you want to learn what happens I suggest you read some of Selco’s firsthand experiences in Bosnia:

A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In The Middle Of A War Zone

[link to www.freerepublic.com]

Clearly there’s a storm coming, as great as a hurricane and like you do when a hurricane comes your way you either prepare to weather it or you become a victim of it.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:

[link to www.mediafire.com]

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, paper goods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.”
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The media has done a good job of portraying survivalists and "preppers" as all crazy morons.

But that simply isn't true...

It is the crazy morons for the most part that will be completely unprepared.

Go figure...
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I've done the canned butter, and also the canned cheese. The butter was fine, and the cheese turned out sort of like cheese you get in jars at the store. Not gourmet, but nice to have put away.
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Would you mind sharing the instructions for cheese? Not sure if I'm going to do it or not but hey, it might be worth a shot.
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Here's a link:

[link to www.urbanprepping.com]

Like I said, not gourmet, but if you like this sort of thing, it's as good as what you buy in the stores.

Oh yeah, and not a USDA approved method. Pretend you're in Canada, they don't have to use American government approved methods.
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I can and preserve foods that I like and eat. That way your turnover is always there. Had canned turkey and gravy with dehydrated veg in it over rice for supper the other night. Quick and filling and cheap! Tasty too because I control what is in the food.
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Yes - if you can (or store) the foods you like, it's much better than relying on a list someone else made, or choices on a list of necessities that someone else thought they would need. I don't store anything that I wouldn't eat today.
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I heard that a lot of the medicines last much longer than their pull date, but they put pull dates to make you buy it every year or so. Mind you, this is not true for ALL medicines, so a little research might be in order. However, I am leaving work in sixty seconds, so y'all will have to figure it out on your own.
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Didnt one of the companies that sells KI Potassium Iodide pills get caught a few years ago taking expired pills and putting them in a new bottle with new dates.Most these survival sites are nothing but over priced bunk.Can go to a regular store and stock what you need with much better taste etc for 1/10 th the money.Total rip off selling based on peoples fear.
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Because it doesn't expire.
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I've done the canned butter, and also the canned cheese. The butter was fine, and the cheese turned out sort of like cheese you get in jars at the store. Not gourmet, but nice to have put away.
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Would you mind sharing the instructions for cheese? Not sure if I'm going to do it or not but hey, it might be worth a shot.
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Here's a link:

[link to www.urbanprepping.com]

Like I said, not gourmet, but if you like this sort of thing, it's as good as what you buy in the stores.

Oh yeah, and not a USDA approved method. Pretend you're in Canada, they don't have to use American government approved methods.
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Eh.. I have a steam canner. Those aren't recommended. I'm not too worried about that honestly. My hubby's aunt also teaches me a lot of the stuff she learned as a kid/young adult canning and I'm sure most of that doesn't fit with the USDA guidelines either. Some of them are just dumb.

Thanks for sharing though! I wasn't logged in for some reason when I asked earlier.
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If you store any kind of spices, powders etc they do lose their oomph, but typically you're okay just using a little more.

Fresh garlic when braided lasts quite some time (cool dark place)

Put onions in a nylon stocking and tie a knot between each onion. As long as they don't touch they last for quite some time in a cool dark place.

Pressure canning can allow you to can pretty much anything. Presto makes a unit that uses actual weights instead of a gauge and I find that a lot easier and you don't really have to worry about things going wrong quite so easily. Friendly tip for pressure canning, as soon as you hit that processing point (for a dial canner if the dial is on the desired pounds or if the weighted topper is rattling) turn your heat down a notch. Not a lot.. just a notch. That way you keep a consistant heat without it going overboard.

This isn't a food item, but I make my own laundry detergent and one batch lasts us a good four months. That's even with two young boys who are little walking messes. It lasts just fine on the shelf, its easy to make (powder or gel) and has a variety of uses.
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Can you provide a link for making homemade laundry detergent? Thanks!
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Can you provide a link for making homemade laundry detergent? Thanks!
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Sure. I wasn't logged on for that post for some reason. Oops! I make liquid or gel detergent so that's what my recipe is for. Its the same as just about any liquid detergent recipe out there. I like to add more borax and washing soda and I also add tea tree oil to it at the end. You can add other essential oils if you'd like and it will make it smell different. If you add nothing, it smells like nothing. Nothing is really exact. If you add a little more it doesn't mess anything up.

Ingredients:
1 bar fels naptha (you can also use ivory, zote, castile, bonners)
1 cup washing soda. Not baking soda. You'll find this in the laundry aisle in stores.
1 cup borax. Again, in the laundry aisle. Some stores may have it by cleaning supplies if its not by laundry.
Water
stock pot
wooden spoon
2-3 containers. I scrounged up a few old laundry soap containers, but you can probably find good solutions at a dollar store.
Funnel is very helpful but you could probably make it without it.

Directions:
Grate the soap using a cheese grater. Put it into the stock pot, fill the stock pot about halfway with water. Heat it up on the stove top unti lthe soap melts. If you let it come to a boil and don't watch it, it will boil over so be careful. Then add your borax and washing soda. Stir it in until it dissolves and let it simmer for a few minutes. Get your containers ready, then distribute the solution equally between the containers. I usually end up using 3 and it usually ends up being about 5-7 cups per container for me. Add water to double the liquid in the container, stir well (or shake if you have a good top on it) then let it sit overnight. It will gel during that time and you can either use it concentrated like that, or add a little more water to thin it out. Stir or shake if you add water to mix it. I use about a 1/2 cup per load. Shake before using. I don't have HE machines, but I've been told this soap is just fine in them. You still want to add it to the drum if its an HE machine.

Edit: The "other uses" I referred to originally is that I know a few people who use this to clean counters and things like that. It does also work well as a pretreat for bad stains. If you add essential oils, add them at the end.

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Just smell the food if you think it's too old. If it is rotten you will know. Canned foods can last as much as 100 years and still be ok to eat, but just have a loss of vitamins, and calories.
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I've always wondered why all those low-calorie "healthy" foods tasted like they were 100 years old. Now I know!!!
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Just smell the food if you think it's too old. If it is rotten you will know. Canned foods can last as much as 100 years and still be ok to eat, but just have a loss of vitamins, and calories.
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I've always wondered why all those low-calorie "healthy" foods tasted like they were 100 years old. Now I know!!!
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Fat free, low fat, low calorie etc= chemical shit storm. I question if most of it is even technically food.
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(Ahem) One of OUR VERY OWN GLP'ers, "Tinygreen", has a thread which shows up periodically with TONS of information and do-it-yourself videos. It's well over 200 pages now (a daunting read) but there are ALL SORTS of ideas, along with the instructions to accomplish them. There are even instructions on how to can BACON! and BUTTER!
"I have come to the conclusion that all news should be treated like 9/11, assume it is a psyop with actors participating in a staged event complete with props, until proven otherwise, in which case assume whatever is being recorded, reported, televised, is distortions/lying by omission/outright lies, until proven otherwise." - Anonymous, 4-13-12
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(Ahem) One of OUR VERY OWN GLP'ers, "Tinygreen", has a thread which shows up periodically with TONS of information and do-it-yourself videos. It's well over 200 pages now (a daunting read) but there are ALL SORTS of ideas, along with the instructions to accomplish them. There are even instructions on how to can BACON! and BUTTER!
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Canned bacon? lol wow. My husband will love that.
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Re: Comprehensive Survival Food List & Storage Guide
(Ahem) One of OUR VERY OWN GLP'ers, "Tinygreen", has a thread which shows up periodically with TONS of information and do-it-yourself videos. It's well over 200 pages now (a daunting read) but there are ALL SORTS of ideas, along with the instructions to accomplish them. There are even instructions on how to can BACON! and BUTTER!
 Quoting: Eggcellent


Thanks.. here's Tinygreen thread...

Thread: >>>>Sustainable Living PLUS Canning and Dehydrating Food<<<<


..............hf
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10/14/2012 03:47 PM
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In my opinion those expiration dates are ridiculous. White rice, if kept dry, will last for many, many years. The same goes for dried beans and dehydrated anything.

I recently sampled a can of spam that was five years past its expiration and it was perfectly good. An unsealed bag of Kelloggs fat-free granola was still crispy and delicious, also after FIVE years.

I agree with the poster above; Use your own senses and good common sense. Even foods that are stale can often be refreshed with a light toasting at a lower temperature. They can also be ground up and used as a coating or made into dog treats. (If you haven't eaten your hound already).
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White rice will probably last for decades, as well as dried beans as you are saying. Dehydrated stuff might last even longer, I suspect.

Talking about spam - last summer I had a package of ground meat that was a day or so past its date. I just kept it for about two weeks as I forgot about it, and when I opened it there was a small quantity of clear liquid in the bottom, no bad smell at all, and the meat had kind of gotten more compact than it was at first, almost as if it hadn't been ground, and apart from this it was still perfectly good to eat. No smell, no weird taste, nothing.

I wonder if I had let it stay for a few months, it wouldn't simply have been mummified.
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10/14/2012 04:03 PM
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Oh, I forgot - I have no fridge, I just kept the meat in a fresh place.
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10/14/2012 04:23 PM
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Re: Comprehensive Survival Food List & Storage Guide
(Ahem) One of OUR VERY OWN GLP'ers, "Tinygreen", has a thread which shows up periodically with TONS of information and do-it-yourself videos. It's well over 200 pages now (a daunting read) but there are ALL SORTS of ideas, along with the instructions to accomplish them. There are even instructions on how to can BACON! and BUTTER!
 Quoting: Eggcellent


Thanks.. here's Tinygreen thread...

Thread: >>>>Sustainable Living PLUS Canning and Dehydrating Food<<<<


..............hf
 Quoting: NoSilence


For everyone that wants to read Tiny's thread, but feels intimidated by the size, don't be. Tiny's been off for a few months and we're trying to keep her thread going. It does have alot of conversation toward the end for that reason. The information in the front 2/3's of the thread is were the bulk of the information is. If you have any new things to add, you are all more than welcome to add.

Tiny's dad has cancer and we're all concerned about her and her family. It's all in the thread in different places, so I'm not telling anything Tiny didn't.

Please come and post your food preps there. We even have discussions about farm animals, pets, children, just about everything.
They also serve who stand and wait. John Milton
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Re: Comprehensive Survival Food List & Storage Guide
(Ahem) One of OUR VERY OWN GLP'ers, "Tinygreen", has a thread which shows up periodically with TONS of information and do-it-yourself videos. It's well over 200 pages now (a daunting read) but there are ALL SORTS of ideas, along with the instructions to accomplish them. There are even instructions on how to can BACON! and BUTTER!
 Quoting: Eggcellent


Thanks.. here's Tinygreen thread...

Thread: >>>>Sustainable Living PLUS Canning and Dehydrating Food<<<<


..............hf
 Quoting: NoSilence


For everyone that wants to read Tiny's thread, but feels intimidated by the size, don't be. Tiny's been off for a few months and we're trying to keep her thread going. It does have alot of conversation toward the end for that reason. The information in the front 2/3's of the thread is were the bulk of the information is. If you have any new things to add, you are all more than welcome to add.

Tiny's dad has cancer and we're all concerned about her and her family. It's all in the thread in different places, so I'm not telling anything Tiny didn't.

Please come and post your food preps there. We even have discussions about farm animals, pets, children, just about everything.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Thanks Texan and Eggcellent for keeping her thread alive.. It's so important to consolidate all this valuable resources..
Don't forget to bookmark the thread for future reference..

...............hf

Last Edited by NoSilence on 10/14/2012 04:54 PM
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