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LDS Home Storage Center Update

home storage centerYesterday I went down to the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Home Storage Center.  As many of you know the Mormon’s have encouraged their members to store at least a year’s supply of food and other necessities of life for many years.  Originally, they had dry pack canneries located in many states where you could go and pack food yourself.  Because of government regulation, they have had to close most of the dry pack canneries down and have replaced them with Home Storage Centers.

The majority of the products they previously carried are now available in #10 cans, or in extremely heavy Mylar bags. …

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Beginning Prepping and the Basics of Food Storage

One thing that I have noticed lately is that there are a lot of beginning preppers who have basic questions, so today I am going back to basics.  This post will give you some basic information on prepping along with links to more.

One of the most basic questions, is how much food to store?  The following two posts may help you decide,How much food should you store? and How Much Food to Store From an Article by the Utah State University

A second question, is what type of food to store?  The LDS Church (Mormon) recommends a three-month supply of the foods that you normally eat, followed by a supply of long-term storage foods. …

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A List of Foods That I Recommend You Have in Your Storage

The following is a revised list of foods that I recommend for your storage.  This is not all-inclusive but is a good starting point.  The amount of food that you store will depend on several things.  How long a time are you planning on living on your storage?  How many in your family?  How heavy eaters are you?  I know there are many recommendations and I have made some myself, but the bottom line is you need to make up your own mind on how much food you store.

  • Wheat, if stored correctly, good for at least 30 years.
  • Oats, can stored up to 30 years
  • Spelt, similar to wheat but with more protein and some people with mild wheat allergies can tolerate it.
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Powdered Milk: What Kind Do You Need?

There are many different types of powdered milk on the market. They have a full range of flavors, none of which in my mind taste exactly like fresh milk. The prices vary from around $20 for a number ten can down to $8.60 for a number ten can at the LDS (Mormon) canneries.

I have heard people say that the milk from the LDS cannery is not the best tasting. Since we use most of it for cooking and not drinking, I have not been too worried about the taste. However, last year we went for over a month living off our food store and about 2 weeks or so in, I asked my wife when we were going to start using powdered milk.…

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Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming and that means Christmas shopping.  We have made that fairly simple; we give food or other preps for Christmas gifts.  For us this is not to hard, we have all ready blown our secrecy, because of the blog, my book and the fact that both my wife and I teach classes at our church on the subject.

We are lucky there is an LDS cannery not to far from us, so we buy a few of the starter kits and give them to friends and family.  Each kit contains recipes, one can each of flour, red wheat, white wheat, rice, pinto beans, and oats.  …

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Rotating Long Term Storage is Always a Problem

I wish that I could purchase long term storage foods that would last forever without any rotation.  But the truth is you can’t, rotating long term storage is always a problem.  Now because I have been into food storage for about 50 years, I have occasionally run into problems with shelf life.  Just the other day I opened some buckets that were buried in my storage.  They contained wheat that is about 30 + years old.  It looked good, so I decided to see if it would still sprout.

After running a sample through my sprouting trays, I found that a small percentage would start to sprout. …

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Do You Need to Put Desiccant Packs in Your Long Term Food Storage

I recently received the following question. “Just beginning to do some food storage.  I live in sunny BUT humid central Florida.  We often have 80-90 percent humidity outside.  We do have central air but concerned about repacking staples into Mylar, Mason jars and plastic juice/soda bottles.  Would you recommend using the desiccant packs?  I am not concerned about after it is repackaged (have a nice dark, dry closet) just figuring that getting it in the packaging might expose it to too much moisture to begin with”.

This is a good question and one I have seen come up regularly.  While it has always been my opinion that this is not too much of a problem if the grain or beans are kept dry, since I live in a fairly dry climate, I have done some additional research on the subject.…

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Food shortages and Chinese Imports

For years some of us have been telling you to stock up on food.  Many people have listened and followed this advice.  For those of you who have not and are starting late don’t waste time.   We are seeing food prices rise across the United States every day.   I never thought that I would see a major company like Mountain House have to discontinue sales of #10 cans so that they can fill the back orders.  Freeze Dried and Dehydrated foods are in such demand that the suppliers cannot meet it.

In addition droughts in China, floods in Australia and Pakistan have affected the grain markets. …

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