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Here are some helpful hints on food storage that may help some new preppers and hopefully some seasoned ones. We all need to learn how to make our food not only look good but it needs to be appetizing. Try and keep your food storage as close to what you normally eat as possible. This will help you rotate your foods and be easier on your family when they have to live off of the food storage.
Helpful Hints on Food Storage
- Store the best quality foods you can afford. Thrive Life is one brand that has never disappointed in its quality.
How many of use remember how to cook all the different grains we have stored. Of course, if you use the grains all the time it’s easy. But if you only use them once in awhile it’s hard to remember the ingredient ratio. I usually divide a portion of my grains into jars or packages for daily use since they normally come in large bags so that we get used to having them in our diet..
Anyways below, you will find a chart that can help you. I will paste the chart and recipes etc. that I find in my handy file folder binder. …Read More...
We were visiting our daughter awhile back in Utah and as always we got started talking about storage and all the wheat our families have. All of us think that with wheat we can survive an emergency because we can make different food items with wheat.
But as we got talking about different flours she told us about her sister in law and how she had been sick on and off for sometime with stomach problems. Now this person did all her cooking from scratch and all her baking. She has some wonderful bread recipes that we have shared with you.…Read More...
With all that I have written on food, I don’t think that I have ever posted a list showing what I think you need to store, if you intent to live on it for a year or longer. The following list is not all-inclusive but is a good starting point. I have limited the list to food items only. 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.…Read More...
Lately I have seen many comments on the internet about storing wheat and other grains in old soda bottles. Research from Brigham Young University verifies that this a viable method of safely storing food. The following test results show that PETE bottles (recycling number 1) when used with an oxygen absorber will retain low oxygen percentage for at least 12 months. This will kill any bugs that are in the grains. The following is the report from BYU.
Feasibility of re-using PETE soda bottles to exclude oxygen during storage of low moisture foods
S. Broderick, M. Lloyd, L. Ogden, and O.…Read More...
Back in the 1960’s we used to pack our wheat and other grains in 5 gallon square metal cans with good tight fitting lids. A little dry ice in the bottom and they were well protected against insects and other vermin. Recently a friend of mine opened a can that they inherited that was dated as packed in the nineteen thirties. The wheat was in good shape, they used it without any problems. Most of the wheat packed during this era was just dumped in the can and the lid sealed. As long as it was low moisture (below 12%) hard red winter wheat, it stored well. …Read More...