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LDS Food Storage Lists: An Primer of Spam
Emergency Preparedness - Survival Supplies ^ | 11/15/12 | Ted Heath

Posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:07 AM PST by Kartographer

Herein, we share with to you three differing positions on Spam: those of the convenience fan, the scripture fan, and the health fan.

A LDS food storage list or your emergency essentials should contain edible ingredients that will keep for extremely long periods of time without refrigeration. Additionally, a LDS food storage should similarly provide a healthy diet, need no preparation, and have substantial calories.

(Excerpt) Read more at emergency-preparedness-survival-supplies.familysurvivors.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: ldsfoodlist; ldsfoodprep; preparedness; preppers
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SPAM! ITS WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH and SUPPER! Plus it does a heck of a job on mussie zombies!
1 posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:23 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Please consider this our Weekly Preppers’Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice and ideas.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 10:24:18 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I love SPAM. I love it plain, dried, fried or baked I love it on a sandwich, I love it with beans, I love it with mac n' cheese, I love it with taters, oh please oh please. I would even eat with it peas. They love it on the islands, they love it in Asia, and in Korean it still comes out "Soo-PAM" [스팸] SPAMSPAMSPAMSPAMSPAM I love you like you am.... is... I mean are...
4 posted on 11/16/2012 10:33:03 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

love it! and is a part of my preps


5 posted on 11/16/2012 10:33:22 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Kartographer

Spam and Kraft Dinner!


6 posted on 11/16/2012 10:34:02 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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formatting went out the window on that one


7 posted on 11/16/2012 10:35:11 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

Spam Musubi from Aloha Eats in Chicago is the way to eat it. Yum.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 10:35:46 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer
Howdy, Kartographer!

Could you please put me on your prepper's ping list.

9 posted on 11/16/2012 10:51:17 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Bigg Red

mark


10 posted on 11/16/2012 10:58:12 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Kartographer

While I never really considered SPAM to be gourmet fare, It does have the right amount of salt and fat to flavor pinto beans. Both SPAM and pinto beans are easily stored too which makes them both worthwhile as part of an emergency food supply.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 10:59:50 AM PST by VR-21 (The President of The United States...is a degenerate.)
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To: GeronL

Do you like Spam?


12 posted on 11/16/2012 11:04:50 AM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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To: Kartographer
A great addition for all pantries. The usual price these days @ Walmart is $2.48 per tin. It goes in the cart when it is on sale @ $2.18.

The Walmart "Great Value" brand is usually priced at $1.78. A bit more fat content and grainier but when TSHTF it will be more valuable than gold IMHO.

13 posted on 11/16/2012 11:10:50 AM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Kartographer

Oh man, Cajun fried spam what a treat! Just slice some up, sprinkle freely with cajun spices, toward end of frying top with your choice of cheese and slap a couple of slices between sourdough bread with mustard....YUM!


14 posted on 11/16/2012 11:13:03 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: BenLurkin
Spam and Kraft Dinner!

I remember eating that on many occasions when I was a kid.

15 posted on 11/16/2012 11:23:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Godzilla

We had fried spam and cheese sandwiches for dinner the other night, and yes, I have it in my stockpile too.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 11:24:06 AM PST by sheana
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To: Kartographer; carlo3b

Sliced Spam, right out of the can, or fried, or baked.

Open a can of pineapple, [slices, chunks, or crushed, doesn’t matter.]

Pour pineapple juice over dehydrated bell pepper and dehydrated onions, let set a few minutes, pour mixture over Spam, then add sweet and sour sauce.

Yummy.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 11:24:06 AM PST by LucyT
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To: GeronL

Spammity spam, wonderful spam....


18 posted on 11/16/2012 11:42:12 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: sheana

I thought I saw recently different flavors/mixtures of spam, but haven’t seen them in the store i normally shop in.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 11:46:28 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Kartographer
I can't find the bacon Spam here. I went to Amazon to look for it but spotted a luncheon meat cutter and clicked on that. There are two from the same company but the newest one may be a little stronger to cut the meat, so I think I will get that one. Here it is:

Update International LMS-PP Luncheon Meat Slicer
Buy new: $14.99

Why get a cutter? Because I can never get the slices cut the same thickness and it ticks me off. With this little gadget, I can quickly make one pass of the cutter and there they are, all alike - plus, no cut fingers from a knife.

One time not long ago, at my Krogers, I saw Jalapeno Spam and didn't buy it then and later it was gone. I haven't looked in several weeks so I need to do that. All the Spam I have is regular and I want some of the other varieties.

Have any of you eaten the Jalapeno one and the Bacon one? If you have, what do you think of them?

20 posted on 11/16/2012 11:50:22 AM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: diamond6; Old Sarge
Do you like Spam?

Yes, a bit.

21 posted on 11/16/2012 11:52:35 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: diamond6

Fried Spam sandwich with mustard. Yum.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 11:54:27 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: BenLurkin

Ben! You can make mac & cheese better and cheaper than that box stuff from Kraft.

You can buy powdered cheese (dehydrated cheddar cheese) online and mix it with powdered milk, powdered butter and water, heat the mixture and then combine it with boiled macaroni. Tastes great, hasn’t the additives of Kraft Mac & Cheese box stuff, and is far less expensive because you’re not paying for packaging.

If you want the actual recipe, I will post it here.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 11:56:56 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: JDoutrider

SPAM also makes a nice gift for those who have everythin else.

24 posted on 11/16/2012 11:57:32 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer; carlo3b
Sorry, forgot to add the pineapple!

Sliced Spam, right out of the can, or fried, or baked.

Open a can of pineapple, [slices, chunks, or crushed, doesn’t matter.]

Pour pineapple juice over dehydrated bell pepper and dehydrated onions, let set a few minutes, pour mixture over Spam and pineapple then add sweet and sour sauce.

25 posted on 11/16/2012 11:58:47 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Kartographer

“Diets with high saturated fat may raise one’s risk of coronary heart diseases, and due to this, someone who considers their health often avoids spam. Even more, the fatty substance in pork might get deposited in your body and becomes the root cause for heart attacks and other coronary heart associated diseases.”

I have a feeling that when the SHTF, people are going to get plenty of cardio, so they really won’t have to worry about a high-salt or high-fat diet.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 12:04:01 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Kartographer

FWIW At my local Sam’s Club the DAK Premium canned hams are actually cheaper than Spam. Lower in fat too. DAK comes out to $2.96/lb while Spam ends up at $3.15/lb.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 12:05:37 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Marcella

I’ve had Tabasco Spam in Japan. Very tasty and cheap.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 12:09:00 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: SatinDoll

Thanks!


29 posted on 11/16/2012 12:40:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Lurker

Yes. Spam musubi. I make it quite often.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 1:16:17 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: Marcella

Bacon Spam! Yum! I bought a can at Big Lots to try it. Wanted more. They had no more. None at the regular supermarkets. Then I found it at the WalMart Superstore and stocked up!


31 posted on 11/16/2012 1:29:50 PM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: procrustes

I’ll look at Walmart for the bacon Spam - thanks.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 1:33:09 PM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: Kartographer

Poverty Cooking Chapter 2 Menu Fatigue

Menu fatigue is a real thing. The military has recognized that and gone to 14 day menus.

If you try to feed someone the same thing, day after day, morale suffers and efficiency falls off. Rice and beans, or beans and rice is not much of a choice. Especially for children.

That doesn’t mean you have to load up with a bunch of different foods to get different meals. One thing you can consider when purchasing something is how many recipes it can be used in. The more versatile, the better. I rarely buy single menu use items.

Personally, I have some basics that are always around. Mirepoix (2:1:1) of onion, celery and carrot are the basics for most stocks, soups, and many meals.

Since I live alone, fresh celery will go bad before I use it all, so I dehydrate the left-over celery right before it starts to turn. Same with carrots. Onions keep if you store them correctly. I actually prefer to use re-hydrated carrots and celery for stocks. I think the flavor is better and richer.

The basic spices I always have on hand are garlic powder (not garlic salt), pepper, thyme, oregano, basil, cinnamon, dill, sage, cumin, and chili powder. You can do a lot with those, and most, can be grown around the house.

Main meals should include meat, starches, and vegetables.

Meats can be a problem. Beef is expensive. Pork is expensive. Chicken is expensive. Hunters or those that have family that hunt can get by for less.

Starches are generally inexpensive. For starches like pasta and rice, 2oz of dried product per serving is the minimum for meal planning.

Veggies can often be found on sale, with fresh vegetables in season being cheaper than vegetables out of season. Vegetables can be grown at home, with a little effort. I generally only use fresh tomatoes when they are in season, and use canned tomatoes when they are out of season.

A reasonable about of versatile ingredients can help to keep morale up, and overcome menu fatigue.

This excerpt is covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

/johnny


33 posted on 11/16/2012 1:39:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Sorry, folks. I just hate spam. Course if I get hungry enough, I could eat anything I guess.

However, this jogged my memory. Forty some odd years ago, my Granny gave us a gift of a huge supply of food, because we were moving out of state and very poor.

One of the tastiest items was a quart size can of a whole chicken in broth. I used that chicken for several tasty meals, and the broth made the best homemade noodle soup I ever ate. I can't remember the brand though. I am wondering if I could get a quality product by canning my own, since we have lots of chicken specials now.

This weeks specials at the super market had veggies and beans for less than 40 cents per 1 lb. can, so I stocked up with several cases of the items we like the best to add to our stash. I also had coupons for several varieties of rice to add to that. Day after election, I have 1/2 of stock funds in my IRA liquidated and in a money market/treasury account.

I am going to pull out what I need for the next year now, before taxes go up.

34 posted on 11/16/2012 1:47:52 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer
We had a water main break earlier in the week, lasted most of the day, and was completely unexpected. It was very handy to have stored water available to cook and clean with.

/johnny

35 posted on 11/16/2012 2:04:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LucyT

Is this done in a frying pan or are you frying the spam up by itself? Sounds delicious.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 3:12:54 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Kartographer
Thanks again, Kart, for a good post.
A fair number of Freepers seem dubious of the prepper threads. Maybe they see them as Spam but, rarely a post is logged that doesn't get a few requests for ping list additions. Just curious, how many folks are on your list?
Guessing the number of beans in the jar... 250? Feel free to play along.
37 posted on 11/16/2012 3:44:29 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: JRandomFreeper
hmmm...mirepoix...
I also recommend the Spanish version, sofrito! Garlic, onion and peppers (not preppers) of several varieties sauteed in butter or olive oil makes a great base for flavoring foods. IMHO, they are the holy trinity of the kitchen. Good stuff johnny, keep it coming!
38 posted on 11/16/2012 3:53:04 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: outofsalt
My formal training was classical French (Escoffier) and USAF, so I tend toward the classical French.

Sofrito is useful for those dishes that can benefit from it. I didn't really learn Mexican cooking until I learned it from my line cooks, when I ran commercial kitchens and New Mexican cuisine from an 80-year old crone that didn't speak a word of english, when I was living in New Mexico.

Life is learning.

/johnny

39 posted on 11/16/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Old Sarge
Spam is good, and versatile. It also has a wonderful aspic jelly with it. I consider it classical charcutrie.

/johnny

40 posted on 11/16/2012 4:03:56 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE


41 posted on 11/16/2012 4:09:57 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I like spam with cloves in it. And raisin sauce. Fancy spam.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 4:11:27 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I have been looking forward to reading this, since it was mentioned on a thread the other day. Good reading-Thanks for the post. We started gardening for real 3 years ago.

I have successfully canned a lot of stuff, and dehydrated lots of stuff too. Especially when we have too much produce to eat in the summer.

One winter, we grew our own wheat. Harvested it in June. Hand thrashed it and ground it up in a coffee grinder to make whole wheat bread.

Each year we have attained several new prepper skills. I am feeling more confident now that we will be able to be almost totally self sufficient as it pertains to food, as long as we can remain at home. A rural area populated by social conservatives.

43 posted on 11/16/2012 4:13:45 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
My articles are more pointed to poverty cooking, since lots of folks are out of work right now, but some of it works for prepping.

I lost a lot in the crash of 2008, and have gone months at a time without going to the grocery store. Part of that was having preps, and a lot of that was poverty cooking.

/johnny

44 posted on 11/16/2012 4:18:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Do not confound Spanish and Mexican as they are very different. Spanish has a Mediterenean feel and, as far as meats go, you forgot fish. Sofrito is often in a tomato basebut stands alone well as a dressing over pan fried meats. As to mirepoix, it is essential for good chicken and dumplings! I cheat on my dumplings by using small bits of poppin fresh dough. Blasphamy! (but I feel better for sharing)

45 posted on 11/16/2012 4:18:54 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: combat_boots
Several have mentioned pineapple, and you mentioned raisins.

People sometimes forget that fruit goes very, very well with pork.

Thank you for bringing that up.

/johnny

46 posted on 11/16/2012 4:20:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: outofsalt
I know the diff between spanish and mexican and mexican and new mexican.

Fish, besides catfish, bass, and crappie aren't cheap or easy to get here, so I ignore things like paella (which I love, done right), since it's not reasonable for me to cook here, and the article is about poverty foods.

I don't buy biscuits, because they are expensive, and I can whip up a recipe for 2 biscuits about as fast as I can open tinned biscuits. I do sometimes use bisquick (if it's on hand) for dumplings.

Do what works, is affordable, and tastes good. I'm not a snob about food. ;)

/johnny

47 posted on 11/16/2012 4:28:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Macaroni & Cheese (for preppers).

2 cups of elbow macaroni, 4 cups water, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 Tbsp. dried onion, 1 cup dry powdered milk, 2 tsp. oil, 2/3 cup cheese powder. (Can be purchased in #10 cans online or in stores.)

Bring water and salt to boil. Drop in macaroni and onion. Heat to boiling; stir and boil for 8 minutes. Turn heat down to simmer, stir in dry milk and oil. After it has reconstituted, stir in powdered chees. It is now ready to eat.

[Part of the oil can be replaced with butter powder.]

This recipe is from the cookbook, Dutch It!, by Archie and Linda Dixon; pg. 47.

Hope you enjoy it, Ben. And yes, I believe you can add diced Spam to it.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 4:35:01 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: greeneyes

I do not eat Spam, either. Instead, I buy canned ham by Dak. It comes in 16 oz. cans and can be found at Walmart.

It is expensive compared to Spam, but I am the only person here who will eat ham. Fresh pork we can barter for locally.

Barter for pork? Why else would I stock up on whiskey, since I don’t drink that stuff!


49 posted on 11/16/2012 4:43:33 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Rattlesnake! Not you, just maybe a meat source available in your neck of the woods.
I love poverty cooking and was responding appreciatively to mirepoix by pointing out its cousin. Keep the articles coming as this is an excellent prepper idea!
50 posted on 11/16/2012 4:45:36 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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