Longer-Term Food Supply

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  1. Branned2011

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  2. Sun195

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    Good info.
     
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  3. Branned2011

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

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    Those mormons def know what they are doing!!
     
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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

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    thanks for the link!
     
  7. AMProducts

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
     
  13. Branned2011

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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

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

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    Is this true of both, brown and white rice?
     

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