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|kevin990||Foods which don't expire (page: 1 2)||31||May 26 2010, 1:33 PM EDT by PedroAsani|
Thread started: Oct 21 2008, 12:07 AM EDT Watch
Are there any foods that last forever?
I think i heard someone found 1000 year old wheat in a pyramid and it was still edible... how is this possible?
|byates||Recommended foods (by the Red Cross) (page: 1 2)||25||Jul 3 2009, 2:27 AM EDT by z_warrior|
Thread started: Nov 15 2008, 8:12 PM EST Watch
Some conflicts in recommendation use your own judgment.
Recommended foods (by the Red Cross) include:
* Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. (Be sure to include a manual can opener)
* Canned juices, milk and soup (if powdered, store extra water).
* High energy foods, such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars and trail mix.
* Comfort foods, such as hard candy, sweetened cereals, candy bars and cookies.
* Instant coffee, tea bags.
* Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons on special diets, if necessary.
* Compressed food bars. They store well, are lightweight, taste good and are nutritious.
* Trail mix. It is available as a prepackaged product or you can assemble it on your own.
* Dried foods. They can be nutritious and satisfying, but have some have a lot of salt content, which promotes thirst. Read the label.
* Freeze-dried foods. They are tasty and lightweight, but will need water for reconstitution.
* Instant Meals. Cups of noodles or cups of soup are a good addition, although they need water for reconstitution.
* Snack-sized canned goods. Good because they generally have pull-top lids or twist-open keys.
* Prepackaged beverages. Those in foil packets and foil-lined boxes are suitable because they are tightly sealed and will keep for a long time.
Food Options to Avoid:
* Commercially dehydrated foods. They can require a great deal of water for reconstitution and extra effort in preparation.
* Bottled foods. They are generally too heavy and bulky, and break easily.
* Meal-sized canned foods. They are usually bulky and heavy.
* Whole grains, beans, pasta. Preparation could be complicated under the circumstances of a disaster.
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|byates||Sources of bulk foods for storage||1||Jan 10 2009, 6:32 PM EST by Jackal1134|
Thread started: Jan 10 2009, 5:26 PM EST Watch
http://homestylemercantile.com/ in Mulberry, Arkansas
http://beprepared.com/ Emergency Essentials retail stores in Utah
http://waltonfeed.com/ Montpelier, ID
All will ship to your location, but freight cost could eat you up if you are a long distance away.
For the UK and Europeans among us,
Anyone know about this store? I have no direct knowledge.
|byates||How much to store, minimum||2||Oct 25 2008, 6:31 PM EDT by Acolyte14|
Thread started: Oct 25 2008, 3:39 PM EDT Watch
The experts at the FDA have said that the average adult will consume the following amounts of fresh food per year.
* Meat - 150 to 200 pounds per year
* Flour - 200 to 300 pounds
* Sugar or honey - 60 pounds
* Fats or Oils - 60 pounds
* Salt - 5 pounds
* Powdered Milk - 75 pounds
* Vegetables and Fruits - 600 to 700 pounds
* Water - 375 gallons
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