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WHAT TO PUT IN BOOK FOOD STORAGE?!?!?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by geterdone, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. geterdone

    geterdone Lake Stevens Member

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    So I plan on dry canning some food up next weekend. What foods can you suggest? I know wheat, rice, oats, pasta and pinto beans but what else? I plan on keeping it long term canned in #10 cans with o2 absorbers. This is strictly for long term storage as I have already set up short term and mid term foods that I eat day to day and am constantly rotating through. Any suggestions would be great
     
  2. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    I believe you should store the foods you would want to eat in the event of an emergency. The foods you have listed are a great start but I wold think that storing familiar foods would be the best option. That way, you have recipes to follow and generally know what it takes (in the way of ingredients) to prepare the meals that you will want to eat.

    Now, get'r done!

    :D
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Honey, salt, sugar, canned nuts, tuna, Olive oil, freeze dried meats and meat dishes in #10 cans
     
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  4. geterdone

    geterdone Lake Stevens Member

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    Should have titled it what to dry can for long term storage lol
     
  5. maxisback

    maxisback Western Washington Member

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    I have to skip the wheat and pasta because I'm glute intolerant, fortunately my mom was Oriental, so I grew up on rice.:thumbup: So keep in mind any special dietary requirements. I also have a lot of split peas stored; my Dad used to make a lot of split pea soup, and it's fairly cheap in bulk.

    When the grocery store does BOGOs, I buy the cheap meat (especially the thin sliced stuff) and make jerky in my dehydrator. I also buy eggs in the big 5 dozen boxes, scramble a bunch, and dehydrate that. Looks like sand in the vacuum sealed bags, but reconstitutes well.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a milk and milk derivatives allergy that came on me recently.. it's far worse because lots of products including some wines and beers are processed using milk finings.. and "natural flavoring" that is in so many products also contain milk derivatives
     
  7. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    One thing to consider might be seasonings. At some point you may be in a situation where you are eating game that is less tasty and seasonings could make it go down a bit easier ;)
     
  8. geterdone

    geterdone Lake Stevens Member

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    Ya the ol lady is half hispanic so we stock lots of goya seasoning stuff taste great and holds 5-6 years... I really was just wondering what stuff y'all are dry canning and or putting in mylar bags was thinking of going to winco and getting some bulk food lentils split peas sugar etc. Im pretty good on rice pinto beans wheat and quick oats already
     
  9. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Glad I saw this, this morning.

    With the Sandy BS I'm finally winning the prep war with my wife, the rub is I'm really grain intolerant, so I've always wondered: How the hell do you prep when you can't eat most of what is storable?

    Is there a value to things like protein powders? I don't see any chance of being able to store fresh veg, obviously, just kinda lost in this whole idea of storage when you can eat wheat, rice or corn.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Canned veggies last many years.. how about dried beans and peas?
     
  11. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    With canned veg do you suggest the stuff on the shell at your local megalomart, or is it better to can it on your own, either at the local LDS place, or with some ball jars?

    Would it be better to dehydrate fresh food and store instead?
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dave, can you eat legumes? Wild rice (which is a grass)? Can see where grain allergys can make it tough. Good luck!
     
  13. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wild rice yes, good call on it! Legumes, some. With those, would cooked canned be a longer lasting option, or dry bagged?

    I was looking in the freezer too, I have a lot of almond meal, the fats in it will go rancid, can that be stored in any way to be long lived?