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RONSERESURPLUS 07-07-2008 10:40 PM

Food Guide
 
FOOD SHELF LIFE LIST

FOOD ITEM SHELF LIFE REMARKS

FLOUR # 1-2 1- 1 1/2 YEARS WITH BAY LEAVES
WHEAT, HARD INDEFINITE IN BUCKETS WITH DRY ICE
SUGAR WHITE INDEFINITE GRANULATED BROWN/WHITE
HONEY JAR INDEFINITE MUST BE PURE, KEPT OUT OF
LIGHT
SHORTENING 1 1/2 - 2 YEARS
VEGETABLE OIL 2-3 YEARS SOME OILS SUCH AS WESSON
OIL LAST

YEARS
DRY BEANS INDEFINITE
SPLIT DRY PEAS INDEFINITE
RAISINS 2 YEARS
DRY FRUIT 5 YEARS IF STORE BOUGHT, IN
GLASS AIRTIGHT

JARS
VITAMIN C 5 YEARS STORE IN DARK
MULTI-VITAMIN 2 YEARS 1 A DAY TYPE
SALT INDEFINITE OK IF TURNS
YELLOW
BAKING POWDER 2 YEARS
BAKING SODA INDEFINITE
YEAST 6 MONTHS STORE BOUGHT, AT 70
DEG.
CANNED GOODS 2 YEARS 35-60 DEG. TURN UPSIDE DOWN
EVERY 2

MONTHS
CANNED MEAT 2 YEARS STORE BOUGHT
CANNED FRUIT YEAR IF IT HAS PITS
CANNED JUICE 1 YEAR EXCEPT PINEAPPLE, TOMATO
CANNED MILK 1 YEAR TURN UPSIDE DOWN EVERY 2
MONTHS
DRY MILK, NON FAT 1/2 - 4 YEARS STORE IN DARK UNDER 70 DEG.
STORE

BAGS, IN PLASTIC BUCKET , PUT HAND

FULL OF ROCK SALT IN SEPARATE BAG

ON TOP OF BAG OF MILK, MAY TASTE

BAD BUT NUTRITIONAL VALUE

GOOD.
RICE, WHITE INDEFINITE
RICE, BROWN 2 YEARS
CEREALS 2 YEARS
MACARONI 2-5 YEARS
PEANUT BUTTER 18-30 MONTH CREAMY/ MUST BE ROTATED
9-12 MONTH CRUNCHY
SPICES 1/2 YEAR COOL OR
REFRIGERATE
DEHYDRATED FOODS/ 120 MONTHS
MRE MEALS
CORN/OTHER GRAIN INDEFINITE STORE SAME AS WHEAT
DRY CREAM PROD. 1 YEAR
MEAT CANNED:

POULTRY 1 -1 1/2 YEAR
FISH 1 YEAR
MEAT 1 -1 1/2 YEAR
AND MIXTURES
MEAT AND 8 MONTHS
VEGETABLE
SOUPS 8 MONTHS
READY TO EAT 2 YEARS IN METAL
CONTAINER
CEREAL (IN BOX)


4 GOLDEN RULES OF STORAGE 1. STORE IT DRY, 2. STORE IT COOL, 3.
STORE IT OFF THE GROUND, 4. STORE IT DARK.

RATE AT WHICH CHEMICAL REACTION OCCURS, DOUBLES WITH EACH 18 DEG.
FAHRENHEIT RISE IN TEMP.

SOME OTHER BASIC RULES APPLY, : STORE ALL STORE BOUGHT FOOD IN
GLASS JARS IN DARK AND TURN CANNED GOODS UPSIDE DOWN EVERY 2
MONTHS, THIS PREVENTS FAT'S FROM SEPARATION IN SOME FOODS.
MOST COMMON SOURCES OF ERROR IN FOOD STORAGE STEM FROM POOR
ROTATION, IF DONE AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND IN UN-REMOVABLE MARKER,
WILL ALLOW ONE TO SEE THE DATE AND ROTATE MORE EVENLY! THE
SECRET, IS REALLY NO SECRET AT ALL, IT CALLS FOR US TO USE THE
FOOD WE HAVE IN STORAGE AS A PART OF OUR NORMAL FOOD USAGE, THEN,
THEREFORE, WE KNOW THAT THE FOOD WE STORE, IS FOOD THAT WE DO EATAND WOULD WANT TO EAT, EVER LIVE ON MRE'S? I HAVE, BUT, IT WAS
NOT FUN, AND I DON'T RECOMMEND THAT TO ANY SANE PERSON! AS
VARIETY AS THE SPICE OF LIFE, THAT SHOULD DICTATE THE DIFFERENT
TYPES OF FOOD THAT THE STORE , AS WELL AS EAT! BEST WAY IS TO USE
CANNED, DRIED AND STORAGE FOOD TOGETHER TO SEE WHAT WORKS THE
BEST. AS IN ANYTHING, THERE IS SOME GIVE AND TAKE TO FOOD
STORAGE! IF YOU USE DRIED FOOD, BE PREPARED TO HAVE PLENTY OF
EXTRA WATER FOR RE-CONSTITUTION OF THEM, DON'T BE CAUGHT SHORT!

ANOTHER METHOD CALLS FOR:

DRY FOOD CANNING:

STERILIZE JARS, LIDS AND RINGS, AS YOU WOULD NORMALLY FOR ANY
NORMAL CANNING. DRY JARS THOROUGHLY BY PLACING JARS IN A WARM
OVEN UPSIDE DOWN, UNTIL DRY.

FILL JARS WITH DRY FOODS SUCH AS: RICE, FLOUR, PASTA, CORN MEAL,
BEANS, PEAS, GRITS, OATMEAL, CREAM OF WHEAT, OR DRIED FRUIT OR
VEGETABLES. USE YOUR UNLIMITED IMAGINATION!!!!!

PLACE IN WARM OVEN WITH THE TEMPERATURE SET AT 200 DEG. FOR 1
HOUR. SCREW RINGS AND LIDS ON AND LEAVE IN OVEN FOR 6-8 HOURS OR
AT LEAST OVER NIGHT ON LOW (200 DEG.) ! ALLOW JARS TO COOL IN
OVEN , AFTER IT'S TURNED OFF. CHECK SEALS 24 HOURS TO BE SURE
THAT THE SEALS AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE sealed . REMOVE RINGS
FROM SEALED JARS AND STORE ON SHELF WITH DATE MARKED WITH
PERMANENT MARKER.

ANOTHER COMMON METHOD IS TO seal FOOD IN SEALABLE ENVELOPES, IF
DONE CORRECTLY, WILL EXTEND THEIR LIFE!

REMEMBER THESE METHODS ARE TO HAVE A READY STORE OF FOOD TILL
YOUR EFFORTS IN GARDENS AS WELL AS MEAT ARE PLANNED FOR AND
CARRIED OUT! NO ONE CAN LIVE ON WHAT THEY HAVE SET ASIDE FOREVER
AND IT'S PRUDENT TO PLAN FOR WHAT COMES AFTER YOUR TIRED OF THAT
OR RUN OUT, RIGHT? A FULL SCHEME FACTORS ALL OF THIS TOGETHER TO
MAKE A WORKABLE SITUATION!


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