Category Archives: food storage

Best Used By Dates On Canned Foods are Often Misunderstood.

best used by date

This is a subject that I have posted on previously and causes me a lot of frustration.  I keep running across people who throw canned foods out as soon as they reach their best used by date.  They think that …

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Rye Crackers and Their Long Shelve Life

rye crackers

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about 3 year old Leksands Crispbread, this is a rye cracker that I bought at Ikeas.  The Crispbread is made with whole rye flour, yeast, water and salt. The cracker is …

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What Happens to My Food Storage After Exposure to Flood Water?

 

flood water

Spring is coming and it always seems that we have large floods somewhere.  So what happens to your food storage if your home or basement floods and your food is exposed to flood water?  Not a good situation but …

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Mountain House Flame Broiled Beef Patties

Now many of you already known that I am biased towards Mountain House Foods.  I like them, believe in them and have eaten them for years.  Now I know they are not the only good food on the market, but …

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The Minnesota Starvation Experiment and How It can Affect Your Storage

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During World War II, 36 volunteer conscientious objectors participated in a starvation study conducted at the University of Minnesota.  The study consisted of three phases.  It was designed to mimic the effect that starvation would have on the European populations …

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Brown Rice is Not Good for Long-Term Storage, Try Parboiled Rice

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Lately I have seen some discussions on the long-term storage of brown rice.  Some people and websites have put forth antidotal evidence that it can be stored for as much as 10 years or so.

While I agree completely with …

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California Drought Impact on Food Prices

 

If you live in California, you know that we have had a significant amount of rain in the last thirty days.  The question is will it be enough to offset the drought.

Richard Stapler, spokesman for the California Natural …

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Flour Weevils in Your Pantry, How to Keep Them Out

flour weevils

Every now and then, we will find flour weevils in food that comes prepackaged from the store.  Sometimes if there are only a few we will use it anyway, but most of the time it gets used for fertilizer. The …

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Weevils in Your Food, How to Deal With It.

weevils

I am sure you have all opened a box of food from your pantry and have found weevils.  They are little black bugs that seem to be everywhere and spread rapidly through your food.  They chew through plastic bags and …

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Rotating Food and Why You Should Do It.

 

As you saw in yesterdays post, older long-term food stores turn up fairly regularly.  I even had a friend call me up and say that he still had a number of cans of Dri-Harvest in his storage.  Now rotating …

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