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Old 01-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #111
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So i was looking at the best by date on a chicken pot pie and it was good till may 11 2013!!
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Stock pile on pot pies lol
I'd rather eat Golden Waxy Caps and Daylilies.
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I'd rather eat Golden Waxy Caps and Daylilies.
If they are not pink daylilies.. I don't want anything to do with them
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For storing food, rice is the most natural long term storage food. You need water and fuel to cook it, though.

A nice chest freezer with frozen water jugs like the kind you get in the store can keep your frozen meat chilled for awhile. But ultimately you would need to dry all this into jerkey, if power went completely out.

Honey is a good long term sweetener.

If your wife is good at canning, she can put-up vegies and fruits. Jars are better than cans, since they can be re-used and re-cycled.

Dont forget to store salt as well. Your body will need it.

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If your wife is good at canning, she can put-up vegies and fruits. Jars are better than cans, since they can be re-used and re-cycled.
Wife and I enjoy canning together.

Add to the canning list
meats
butter (although there's a lot of debate on how to can butter)
soups

Also storing bulk qty's of dried product in vacuum sealed canning jars is great critter protection and long term storage.
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For storing food, rice is the most natural long term storage food. You need water and fuel to cook it, though.
I used to go backpacking.
Unlike rice, I found instant mashed potatoes more useful as you can eat it without having to cook it in water.
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Yeah but they taste like a dogs a$$hole.

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Yeah but they taste like a dogs a$$hole.
I wouldn't know.
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I agree that having $500 to $1000 cash on hand all the time is a good idea in case of a local catastrophe. But for a major national financial crash, the cash is only paper. It would be worthless. Just like the Euro will be worthless soon as well.
Well cash isn't actually paper, it's made of a special fabric. But you're right. In a major, nationwide SHTF, having items such as seeds, garden hoes, and ammo will get you a lot farther in bartering with others. At that point money is only good for a kindling a fire.
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