Skip to comments.5 easy survival food preps
Posted on 08/17/2012 8:16:52 PM PDT by Kartographer
Dont want to stockpile 1,000 pounds of dried rice and beans? Want something that taste a little better then MREs? Want something that you dont have to worry about rotating out?
One of the main problems with stockpiling survival food preps, is that people sometimes stockpile what they do not normally eat. So the food stocks sit in a closet, expire, and have to be thrown out. In the long run its easier to stockpile what your family normally eats so rotation is handled in a natural manner.
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Add some dry rice and beans which are also cheap and easy to store you got a solid base to build your food preps on.
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IMHO, that's a mistake. Why throw out something that has potential value? I've read that undented canned food can last a decade or more. The expiration date is just a guess, there for legal reasons more than anything else.
If I'm wrong about this, I hope someone here on FR will correct me.
What about powdered milk, flour, and shortening, as well as cornbread mix?
Also, what about powdered eggs?
1980, basic training, USAF, I got served C-rations from the Korean war. Had Chesterfield(tm) cigarettes in it. I ate everything, smoked the cigarettes, and have survived to this day.
The butt floss they included almost killed me when I had to use it. That stuff is rough.
You are correct the date is suggestive, especially for canned food. things like peanut butter even sealed will go rancid, especial if not kept cool.
The idea of the post is to show there are plenty of long term foods for your storage that are not expensive and readily available and eaten by all. I like the ranch style beans they they picture take a can of them (with Jalapenos) and mix it with a couple cups of cooked rice and you have some good eating.
I love having the powdered eggs for egg wash and baking. I use fresh hen-fruit for breakfasts.
If the can is swollen though the only potential it has is possibly as a bio-weapon. ;-)
That's something that's gone the way of things like don't pour hot water on a frozen windshield.
Good advice in the '50s, but meaningless today.
Well you are trying to convince the wrong guy me and the local Smith’s store had words over a can of bean with bacon soup. Let’s just say picture bean with bacon soup mixed with drier lent. ;-(
Yes you are mostly right J, but it only takes that one can....
When I was a junior high boy scout in California at Ft Ord in the early 70’s we got free C-Rats for our camping expeditions.
The scoutmaster would come around and confiscate the little 4-pack of cigarettes.
He didn’t get them all.
I think he's crazy, but it's his life.
People smoke crack, sniff paint, smoke meth for fun and profit they all eventually end up the same way, on the wrong side of the grass.
If a can is swollen, bury the whole damn thing deep or incinerate it.
It is much, much less common than when I was a kid.
Unless it's wild rice, I'd go with quinoa/couscous
jars of Better Than Bullion brothes - chicken/beef. One small jar of this paste will give you gallons of soup broth.
Use that with dried soup vegetables - Bob's Red Mill - one bag will give you gallons of soup.
GREENS. (Green are just as vital as fruits for staying healthy) - spinach is the one vegetable that is more nutritious cooked than raw - and is PACKED with nutrition: High in Vit K - and all the regular vitamins; minerals include iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium etc -
VINEGER - raw (packed with minerals and good for gut health...to go on spinach.
I wouldn't worry too much about fruit juices - they are a lot of bulk and weight. Dried fruits is the way I'd go. You can't beat water for drinking. But if you don't have access to natural water - store SPRING water, NOT ‘purified’ water, which is filtered sewer water from large cities - and not everything is filtered out. Iodine - for water safety, if needed - and for cuts, scrapes
I love bean with bacon soup for lunch, but after opening that can it was almost a year before I could bring myself to eat it again.
He's wrong. Properly canned fruit cocktail can't ferment in an intact can because yeasty beasties die above 160F.