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Longer-Term Food Supply

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Branned2011, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Branned2011

    Branned2011 Oregon Member

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  2. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good info.
     
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  3. Branned2011

    Branned2011 Oregon Member

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    Food groups that have a shelf life of over 30-years is a great buy:thumbup:
     
  4. geterdone

    geterdone Lake Stevens Member

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    Those mormons def know what they are doing!!
     
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  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I ate some freeze dried chicken and rice the other day. From the mid 70s. Tasted better than the crap I usually make.
     
  6. MissJ

    MissJ Clackamas County Active Member

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    thanks for the link!
     
  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Gardening, if done properly lasts longer than 30 years...
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Never really had thought about food/water in vehicles so I made up a black nylon carry bag in each. Eight Datrex block/bars and packets of water. Both are good for five plus years. One in each vehicle. Probably tastes awful but the water and bars could keep me fed/watered for 4-5 days if stranded somewhere.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Datrex-...645?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1d7e81ad

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mainstay-Em...666?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a17b69f0a

    Nothing beats a food garden, however if known/visible/accessible by others it will be looted in no time.
     
  9. MissJ

    MissJ Clackamas County Active Member

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    Well done. I've got datrex bars and water in both vehicles as well....and a bunch of other stuff...cash in small bills, get home bag, headlamps, flashlights change of clothes, comfy shoes, hand pumped gasoline siphon, various car trouble tools like fix-a-flat, road flares, fire extinguisher, jumper cables. n95 particle masks, taser, pepper spray, road maps for the entire western united states, blankets, first aid kit etc. etc.
     
  10. Branned2011

    Branned2011 Oregon Member

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    True, but few Americans can grow food on demand in an emergency. Seeds take time and the right time of year.
     
  11. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What is the storage life of brown rice, in plastic bucket? It is sitting in a folded over mylar packet.
     
  12. MissJ

    MissJ Clackamas County Active Member

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    yeah. i'm a pretty avid gardener. harvested my own radish seeds from my spring crop and planted them 2 weeks ago...so far none have come up. that's pretty bad since radishes are about the easiest veggie to grow and I'm not a newbie to gardening...there are just so many variables that can go wrong....

    I don't know for sure....but I've always heard that brown rice lasts about 6 months and white rice lasts about 20 years. quite the difference...
     
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    Branned2011 Oregon Member

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    Brown Rice 6-mos on shelf or two years in oxygen free container. White rice is the clear winner at 20-years. Rice with dried beans makes a compete protein I think I read somewhere.
     
  14. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
     
  15. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Were they heirloom seeds originally?

    Yes. All amino acids are present when rice and beans are combined, creating a complete protein.
     
  16. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Colon is completely emptied after consuming rice and beans, especially with corn chips and lots of salsa.
     
  17. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Is this true of both, brown and white rice?