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Old 10-01-2008, 05:39 AM
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Another good thing to carry with boullion is dried vegetable flakes usually found in dollar stores under a name like Spice Islands. They usually go 2 for a buck and are good for 5 or 6 canteen cups of soup. With rice, it really rounds out a light weight soup.
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I stock both the beef and chicken flavor cubes. I get the big Sam's club containers. Makes. I use the bullion broth to cook pasta or rice instead of plain water. It makes bland food taste a lot more interesting. Rice and pasta are huge staples in my storage plan, so anything I can do to make the same old thing a little different to prevent appitite fatigue is valuable.
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What is the shelf life on Bullion cubes?
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The end of time?
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Maybe two years.
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= The end of time... in 2 years.
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Especially chicken stock cubes go with me. I mean, when I'm outside this is basically my only source of salt so I don't see much harm. They add flavor and some fat. If I'm poor I'd rather cook some rice in stock than just eat the boring rice. I'm usually not your online spell check but it's called bouillon cube.
I get checked occaisionally by my daughters, I reply "if you understand what I'm saying (writing) it doesn't matter how I say it". I got his message and it was something I had overlooked. I will now stock some, regardless if it was spelled correctly!
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The expiration date on my newly bought (2 months ago) tub of bouillon cubes says JUN 9, 09. Thats less than a year away. I figured even with being generous to shelf life and packaging I could get a 2 year life out of them. They may last longer they may not. I'll find out how they taste in 2 years if I still have any left.
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Sorry guys, those cubes are mostly expensive salt. I get the stuff before the salt is added.
do you have a link id be very interested.
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Sodium free Bouillon Wylers flavors Chicken and Beef

I found these at Wal-Mart for $2.22 for a 21 serving size (3oz).
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Is there something else besides these cubes that we should also look at for survival purposes? Something simple and easy to carry, use and store? I've been looking for canned rice to augment some of my canned foods or to mix in with my stuff. It doesn't seem that many people want canned rice. Any other suggestions?
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Since you asked Herd Sniper,

I have a dehydrator. I can have in season foods any time of the year. Buy your favorite fruits and veggies then dehydrate them. I use Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to preserve them but there are many other ways (pineapple juice works well).
There are many ways to store your dehydrated foods which should be a thread of its own for each method.

The bonus for this stuff is it takes up very little room and weighs almost nothing. Its the way to go for backpackers who want lots of food but should also be concerned about carry weight. Its easy to use too. You can eat the stuff as is like banana chips or you could rehydrate the stuff like when making a soup. Look into it.

Oh yeah banana chips that are sprinkled with cinnamon then drizzled with honey are a really good trail snack.
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When I was poor, I found 10 year old mixed nuts (in shell), and they were quite edible. Not the best but not bad.
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I have used bouillon cubes that were out of date by 5 years. The cubes turn into rocks that required several minutes of boiling to dissolve. The flavor was OK even after all that time. I would estimate that they had lost about 10% of their original strength of flavor. The high salt content seems to keep them from spoiling.

I have seen tomato and garlic cubes in the Hispanic section our dollar stores.
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If all you're wanting is chicken flavored water, why not get the chicken and noodle soup packets?? Even comes with chicken meat inside. Campbell's and Lipton make them.
Lipton is a 3/4 cup of water soup. Campbell's is a 2 1/2 cups of water soup.

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We are NOT looking for chicken flavored water. What we are looking to do is augment or expand any food that we have or come across by using cubes to supplement the food. If you catch a bird in a trap, kill it, clean it and cook it you have enough to eat for one meal. If you take the same bird and split it in two and use a broth of bouillon cube to supplement your meager food ration then you have enough meat for at least two meals or maybe more depending on how you do things. Same thing for a little rice, a few beans or whatever. Got a squirrel, use the beef cubes. Got a bird, use the chicken flavored cubes. If you don't have any food then you use the cubes to offset your hunger. The key here is HOW you use something. Not the consistency of the material.
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i love the chicken bullion ...i have that in place of coffee in the morning sometimes on cold days
So there Mr Herd Sniper!

And how about this:

"Is there something else besides these cubes that we should also look at for survival purposes? Something simple and easy to carry, use and store?"

Take a chill pill, dude.
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I found big jars of bullion powder in the hispanic food area of my market,bunch cheaper and it dissolves easier
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We are NOT looking for chicken flavored water. What we are looking to do is augment or expand any food that we have or come across by using cubes to supplement the food. If you catch a bird in a trap, kill it, clean it and cook it you have enough to eat for one meal. If you take the same bird and split it in two and use a broth of bouillon cube to supplement your meager food ration then you have enough meat for at least two meals or maybe more depending on how you do things. Same thing for a little rice, a few beans or whatever. Got a squirrel, use the beef cubes. Got a bird, use the chicken flavored cubes. If you don't have any food then you use the cubes to offset your hunger. The key here is HOW you use something. Not the consistency of the material.
Since opening her most recent 401K statement the Bride has gone from making every penny stretch to having them screaming in agony.

She says that, for her, much of prepping is learning to make a little into allot.

She informed me Friday night it was " eat what you store" weekend, it was interesting and illustrates the origonal point:

Yesterday's Lunch.

4 cups water
small chicken breast diced ( Leftover from Fri Dinner)
handfull of rice
handful of elbow pasta
2 chx cubes
small carrot shredded
little bit of corn in a baggie from Friday night
A few bits of her dried spices

she bolied it up, added a bit of corn starch and when we were both stuffed , she added the leavings to the dogs evening meal.

She was really excited that she had turned little bits of nothing into a savory meal I have to say, I enjoyed watching her work her magic! *Burp*
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