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Do You Really Need a One-Year Supply of Food?

In reading different blogs and posts on the internet one thing, I have been noticing is how many people feel that they only need to stock food for the short term.  By that, I mean six months or less.  Personally, … Continue reading

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Food Rationing During World War 2

One problem that many people have is determining how much food to store.  One source that I have used is information on the rationing in England during World War 2.  I have included a table showing the food rationing in … Continue reading

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Rationing in England and How They Lived with It

A good source of information on living on short rations is to study the way the English cooked during World War 2.  Due to rationing many foods were in extremely short supply.  I was born in England during the war … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease and the Problems of Food Storage

While I was in Utah last week, I spent some time talking to a friend who is suffering from celiac disease and as such, they are allergic to gluten.  For some reason this is a condition that seems to be … Continue reading

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More on the Shelf Life of Cooking Oils

The other day I wrote a post on the subject of the shelf life of cooking oils, since then I have been doing some additional research on this subject and have found some additional useful information. In a 1999 article … Continue reading

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Do these Foods Need to be Refrigerated?

It seems like today everyone wants to refrigerate everything.  When I was a child may things were routinely left out, and it never seemed to cause a problem.  So after a little research here is a list of foods that … Continue reading

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Shelf life of Cooking Oils

There always seems to be a debate over the shelf life of cooking oils.  This can be caused by one of several reasons, some people smell rancidity better than others.  I know some people who can’t smell it at all.  … Continue reading

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Food Grade Buckets and Why You Need Them

I see a lot of discussion about storing food in plastic five-gallon buckets and whether or not they are food grade.  This is a topic that concerns me.  There is a lot of misinformation being spread on this subject. A … Continue reading

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How Many Calories, do You need for a Year?

Today I may make some people mad, but I strongly feel that this needs to be said.  I see a lot of recommendations for what equals a year’s supply of food.  Some of these recommendations would kill you.  For instance, … Continue reading

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Rice, a Good Food to Store

Rice is inexpensive, easy to store, and is a versatile, economical food.  It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals, it … Continue reading

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