Skip to comments.Food Storage Basics
Posted on 09/21/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT by Kartographer
Store a variety of foods like fruits, vegetables, snacks, and desserts along with your staples of wheat, beans, powdered milk, and sugar.
(Excerpt) Read more at survivalmadesimple.blogspot.com ...
Please consider this our weekly Preppers’ Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice and ideas.
I will start things off I went to the dentist and finished the last of the major work I need done! Now I just need to do my do diligence and I should be ok.
Why do I list this? Because during SHTF you dont want to have major dental problem! Anyone who watched Tom Hanks movie Castaway will understand!
Canning ‘maters’ today.
I am way behind, but just started doing some vacuum sealing, and possibly jumping in to pressure canning.
Couple of “must listen to” interviews with Steven Harris here:
Dealing with large scale blackout.
Keeping the stuff in your freezer & fridge cold.
Alternative power supplies (your car).
One advantage to northern living is the natural refrigeration we get. I’ve kept meat in big rubbermaid totes in the garage for better than a month with no real thaw.
My neighbor was talking about the insulation properties of straw and now we’re thinking about stacking straw bales with frozen stuff just to see how much we can extend the natural refrigeration.
Kind of appropriate considering the fact that my house sits on the site of an old icehouse that used straw for insulation.
BTW, you haven't had cornbread until you fresh grind your own corn. Same with wheat bread. Much better than the packaged stuff.
Thanks. Didn't know that.
There is NOTHING that improves the taste of powdered milk. Vile nasty stuff. Was forced to choke it down as a kid. Won't have it in my house no matter what hits the fan. Wouldn't even consider it if it were a zombie deterrent. Evaporated milk is only slightly less vile so have a few cans of that. To each his own.
After an expensive (even at diy $) much needed repair (and ten more still on the back burner) this summer the budget isn't there for even an extra can of corn. So, changing gears back to organization of what is already on hand. That's a free cost exercise and might save some $ when a long forgotten something pops up that is a useful prep item. Clearing out junk will give more space for preps.
I love sriracha sauce but it is too hot for me. I am attempting to make my own this afternoon, I have the chiles on the stove as we speak. I will let you know how it works. There are recipes on the net but I’m going to do it the way I had it in my head before I read the recipes.
Beer is for drinking. ;)
That’s why I buy Nestle Quick at the local Mexican food store to make it more palatable and why the mexican version? Because the 14 oz size comes in CANS not cardboard tubes.
One of my senior papers in culinary school was all about the capsicum molecule family, and included tables, graphs, and some original research.
I love my spicy food. ;)
“Because during SHTF you dont want to have major dental problem!”
You don’t want to have ANY health problem during SHTF, that you can fix before that happens.
I had double cataract surgery earlier this year and I thought about if I had put that off, with eyesight getting worse and worse and a long term emergency happened, I could go blind because the surgery wouldn’t be available. Now, with that over, my eyesight is 20-20.
I would say “prep” your body. If you need minor surgery for anything, do it now while you still can. During an emergency, your eyes, arms and legs and feet need to work. Maybe you need a hearing aid - get it now.
Body prep is important.
A pot of rice with a half pound of burger in gravy and a can of green beans makes a quick, hot and satisfying one pot dinner for four people.
Nah... I don't want to hear what most people say anyway. ;)
otoh....keep some Hershey's choc. syrup around....
“Nah... I don’t want to hear what most people say anyway. ;)”
You should want to hear zombies creeping up to eat your brains.
I'm about to do the same - taking care of the personal maintenance stuff is a wise investment right about now. I had Lasik surgery done two years ago for much the same reason - I don't mind being dependent on $15 reading glasses from Walgreens; losing or breaking prescription lenses could be big trouble in the future (think of Donald Pleasance's character in "The Great Escape").
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.