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Old 04-28-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Found a blog on GunsAmerica that talked about preparing, and listed/reviewed a fairly cheap long term storage food available online from Walmart:
http://www.walmart.com/search/search...h_constraint=0

Good shelve life, and some good reviews. I like the price break and the variety.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #2
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I've thought of the long time food storage, 99% of the time it's never eaten. We keep at least 30 days ahead of plain canned food. It's rotated constantly. And we eventually eat all of it.
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I just keep my freeze full, Genny running, and 75 gallons of fuel
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Chest freezers are better than upright ones. Uprights dump the cold air every time the door is opened. Chests dont usualy, Cold air is heavyer and somewhat stays in a chest freezer.
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I have a chest freezer, over 15 years now. Only problem is organization, it's a pain. If I had a do over it would be a side x side freezer, just my experience.


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I've been growing and canning for years, always keep the food locker packed with canned veggies. I bought a dehydrator to try drying food too.

Also go to Sam's and buy large bags of rice and sugar and other non-perishable food in bulk. I keep several hundred gallons of potable water stored and rotated frequently as well as a good supply of heirloom seeds.

Hand tools are something almost nobody thinks about, I have many handsaws, axes and other tools that require no electricity or fuel.

It doesn't hurt to have a year or two's worth of food stored "just in case". You can use and replace to keep it rotated or store in air tight containers with O2 absorbers for long term storage.

I have also been looking at grain mills for grinding corn meal and wheat flour from wheat berries. Wheat berries store much longer than preground flour and with a good mill you can grind up only what you need.

There's a Mormon run online supply store that specializes in long term food storage, LDS Supply I think. They have it all, prepacked food, seeds, containers, ect.

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I have also been looking at grain mills for grinding corn meal and wheat flour from wheat berries. Wheat berries store much longer than preground flour and with a good mill you can grind up only what you need.
We have one of the country living grain mills and like it very much.
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For survival food you would be better off spending the money on oatmeal versus rice and sugar.
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For survival food you would be better off spending the money on oatmeal versus rice and sugar.

I have oatmeal too, and dried beans, and cream of mushroom soup, and bags of pasta and honey and salt and............................................... .........

That Country Living Mill is the cat's meow, top of the line grain mills. I was eyeballing the Wondermill Jr, half the price but still has high ratings. You can even make peanut butter with these things

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Pop Tarts & any little debbie product. They last as long KR's.
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