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  1. Food and water
    Been playing around experimenting with this simple product lately. It seems to be pretty easy to prepare and contains a good portion of food. http://www.backpackerspantry.com/ Anyone familiar with simple dehydrated products like this? Cheaper than MREs is one advantage. How about shelf life...
  2. Food and water
    Hi, Does anyone know for sure what the shelf life of calcium hypochlorite is? I've heard people say 3 to 5 years if stored in a cool dry place. I've also heard that it will last indefinitely and won't ever go bad. It has to be known how long this stuff is supposed to last. What effect...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read threads here on LTS of powdered milk and believe I can do it. I just purchased a few of these bags of milk and wanted some advice as to the potential for their making the LTS cut. They are 26oz bags for 8quarts of milk each. They have a best by date of 6/12 I know that is close to...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Army Rations have always impressed me with their long life and usefulness (probably why they are such a rip off on Ebay nowadays). Anyway, I've just been going through some of the video archives and found some raw footage. It's where I experimented with some old army rations from the 1990s...
  5. Food and water
    Fist, I apologize if this is already a thread, but I did look and couldn’t find one. I was wondering what everyone’s favorite food items were for long term storage and their typical “shelf life”? I noticed yesterday that the shelf life for my Chef Boyardi stuff (beefaroni, spaghetti, etc)...
  6. Food and water
    So many folks say that canned food can last veritably forever so long as it it kept in a cool dry place. I assume they are talking about canned foods from the store. But what about home canned foods? In my father in laws basement, he has many, many cans of foods that were canned by my husbands...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found a website called BulkFoods.com. I was wondering if anybody on here has ordered from them. There are numerous items and I am curious if you buy 25 pounds of something, if they ship it in the 5lb mylar bags or in a whole 25lb mylar bag. I was also wondering if I should repackage in a...
  8. Food and water
    does anyone know the shelf life of home processed foods such as meats, relishes, and vegetables?
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, I know its stated that Provident Pantry #10 cans last 20-30 years depending on what item it is. I just received some from EE yesterday and had a question. How you can tell what the expiration date is? I have no idea if these cans were pack last month or 5 years ago. The stamp on the...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I cannot find a site that states the guidelines for how long a bag of dried beans and a pack of rice will store if sealed in an airtight container in a 70is temp room. Any sites you can suggest on foods to store and how to actually seal them to extend life of storage? Im new to all of this and...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok. Im startin it(unless someone else already did). Feel free to add on. Im doind this for my own good as well as yours so ten years from now I can check my longterm and adjust accordingly.All items are packed in mylar with o2 absorbers and in food grade buckets with sealed lids. BEANS--30yrs...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was having some coffee and came across this website that I though y'all might want to check out. It discusses the shelf life of a lot of foods and staples, seems like a pretty good resource for anyone that might have questions about shelf life. http://stilltasty.com/
  13. Food and water
    I searched for this but didn't find it. I wanted to share it with you all. This is a website that gives the shelf life of all kinds of products. www.stilltasty.com
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I went by the discount grocery tonight. They have 5-lb bags of grits for 1.49. 25 or 50 lbs, mylar-bagged and stored in buckets, would make a nice addition to my preps. They would also give us some breakfast-food variety. The thing is, the best-by date is now. Has anyone ever stored grits...
  15. Food and water
    I consider Rolled oats to be one of the best SHTF foods. Porridge for breakfast with brown sugar and a little butter is the fuel of the gods. The best way I can think of to store it would be in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. Does anyone have any first hand experience of how long this will...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Just thought you guys/gals might be interested... as an experiment i planted the oldest of the old stored seeds we had to see what sorta percent germination i would get. here are the results :) (give or take 5 %). pumpkins (5 or 6 year old seeds), 65% butternut squash (5 years old), 70%...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    well basically im having a problem with throwing so much money on food that has only 5 year shelf life.So how much should i buy for my retreat cache,im confident with my hunting gatherer skills so how much would i need to keep me on my feet?And is that 5 yr mark suggested and how much longer...
  18. Urban Survival
    Downloads: A new file has been added by d3athp3nguin: Food storage shelf life chart Two html pages that list a wide variety of foods, condiments etc. and their approximate shelf life when stored at room temperature, and also when refrigerated or frozen. The web pages were archived from the...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi everybody. This is my first post. I have been checking out your posts and information for a while now and I have learned a great deal. Thanks. I have a question regarding what type of commercially bought foods with at least 20 year shelf life that you just buy, properly store, and never...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've read how people rotate their stock of supplies others have mentioned marking cans with the date purchased. What I haven't read, and forgive me if it's been mentioned in another thread, but what is the shelf life of canned goods? Are the shelf lives the same for store bought vs home...
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