Dried food storage - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Food and water Discussion on food and water storage, water purification and related topics.

Advertise Here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2019, 01:46 AM
Nomad, 2nd Nomad, 2nd is online now
Survivor
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gulf coast and/or Nomadically
Posts: 29,018
Thanks: 24,704
Thanked 58,956 Times in 19,121 Posts
Default Dried food storage



Advertise Here

So, I'm just starting to get to the point that my storage is an issue (used to be jerky (As an example) never had a chance to mold in a plastic bag.

Some did this year, so I'm looking at cloth or canvas bags for dried meat, grains, fruit etc.

Indians used the parfleche

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-make-...-12118225.html

I'm probably going to try some pillow cases.

Open to ideas/discussion. (Yes, milar, a vacuum and a small packet of rice would probably work, but I'm looking at the more.... Primitive ways.)
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Nomad, 2nd For This Useful Post:
Old 10-22-2019, 07:11 AM
GrizzlyetteAdams's Avatar
GrizzlyetteAdams GrizzlyetteAdams is offline
Crap Creek Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 678
Thanks: 1,701
Thanked 2,099 Times in 549 Posts
Default

The parfleche worked great for the First Americans who lived in low-humidity areas.

But in high humidity areas, the rawhide needed to be waterproofed or at least made water-resistant.

Here are some ideas for doing that:

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/i...?topic=21271.0

Here's a rundown of how to waterproof fabric for food use. One recipe calls for beeswax. The "vegan" recipe calls for pine resin & jojoba oil.

https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/t...egan-food-wrap
Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2019, 09:09 PM
IamZeke's Avatar
IamZeke IamZeke is offline
Beer Truck Door Gunner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 26,852
Thanks: 28,671
Thanked 55,796 Times in 19,383 Posts
Default

Just pay a bit extra to get the mylar that has a zip close seal on it.

That way when you slowly work through your mylar stored food you end up with handy spare bags.

You can make your own O2As by mixing Kaolin clay with Vitamin C powder.

Ascorbic acid absorbs O2 and makes some water as a result. The clay will soak up the moisture.

Of course, you'll need to make sure your clay and C are scrupulously kept dry.

Premade O2As are cheaper than using this mix, but down the road when you can't buy them and you can't seal up unused O2As to keep them from triggering then this mix should work well. This is also how medical and low oxygen O2A's are made. You would need something to fashion packets of it with, though. Empty tea bags perhaps.
__________________
Need more info? Try this:

Search using Google, type "site:survivalistboards.com" in Google's search box, followed by the search parameters. You can use all normal conventions, limit searches by date, etc. Works quite well and beats the native search function.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to IamZeke For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net