Category Archives: food storage

More on Saving Old Beans that Have Turned Hard

The other day I received the following comment regarding the post Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible.  “Am I correct that the old beans would grind well into bean flour, and would probably make better than OK frijoles refritos? … Continue reading

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Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible

The other day someone gave me a case of white navy beans that were packaged by Neo-Life foods.  The date on the cans was 4/28/1970.  Neo-life was a good company and packaged their food well and used nitrogen packaging.  The … Continue reading

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Food Storage Calculator, a good Reference

I am always being asked the question, how much food should I store.  This is always a hard question to answer, because a lot depends on your eating habits and your likes and dislikes.  The following food storage calculator put … Continue reading

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Freezer Burned Meat, What Do You do with It?

Well, today is cleaning the freezer day.  It’s been awhile since this has been done and believe me it was due.  I don’t know why we insist on saving the last drop of gravy or the spoonful of vegetables.  They … Continue reading

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Dollar Store Preps can be a Bargain

I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day.  So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue reading

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Appetite Fatigue and Food Storage

Appetite fatigue is something that I have always heard about and thought that it would affect other people, but it won’t affect me.  It will just affect the kids and the weak.  Well recently, I have received a surprise, count me with … Continue reading

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12 Spices that You Want in Your Storage

My wife and I were discussing some problems she has had with the storage of some spice mixtures that she purchased from Costco.  She has been using their Lemon & pepper seasoning and the Montreal Steak season when she noticed … Continue reading

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How do you take care of your food when the grid goes down?

Ok, the grid is down and you have turned off the utilities and taken care of your water, what do you do next?  Check on your food situation.  Take a look at the refrigerator and see what needs to be … Continue reading

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Storing Chocolate and Its Shelve Life.

Yesterday, I received a question about a blog we posted July 12, 2012 on storing chocolate  .  “Any update on vacuum sealing the chocolate?” With the possible shortage of chocolate the news has been talking about and if one person … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Long-term Food Storage Products

Yesterday we discussed commercially prepared long-term food storage products and the fact that they are expensive.  Today I want to talk about inexpensive ways to build your food storage.  I am sure some of this information has been covered in … Continue reading

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