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speciallyblend
01-19-2009, 07:41 PM
I was hoping people might like these links for long-term food storage,but if anyone has other links and sources for long-term food storage. I would love for you to post here!

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Gwens-Store_Fruits_W0QQ_fsubZ20427923QQ_sidZ114139932QQ_ trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

sounds like good deals to me for food:) if anyone has other sources or links,please post.

If you look at this persons store. I haven't found any better prices for the quality of food.

any suggestions would be appreciated??

decatren
01-19-2009, 09:02 PM
you can google freeze dried or dehydrated food and you will get tons of sources

Nate K
01-19-2009, 10:37 PM
here is my advice to you, buy a decent food dehydrator and start dehydrating now. they run anywhere from $40-300

Bryan
01-19-2009, 11:11 PM
I was hoping people might like these links for long-term food storage,but if anyone has other links and sources for long-term food storage. I would love for you to post here!

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Gwens-Store_Fruits_W0QQ_fsubZ20427923QQ_sidZ114139932QQ_ trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

sounds like good deals to me for food:) if anyone has other sources or links,please post.

If you look at this persons store. I haven't found any better prices for the quality of food.

any suggestions would be appreciated??

That just looks like products from Honeyville with marked up prices-
Example- 6 #10 cans of raspberrys- e-bay price is $155, Honeyville price is $129:
http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/freezedriedfruits.aspx?page=2

And Honeyville offers 10% off coupons from time to time- shipping is near free.

Omphfullas Zamboni
01-19-2009, 11:40 PM
http://www.providentliving.org/channel/1,11677,1706-1,00.html

I have never been to this site nor do I do food storage, but the links down at the bottom look potentially useful...

Wendi
02-02-2009, 06:34 PM
Food storage calculator - how do your supplies for WTSHTF measure up?

http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

Edit to add:

Start your food storage for $10/week

http://lds.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/hagan59.html

decatren
02-02-2009, 06:42 PM
Food storage calculator - how do your supplies for WTSHTF measure up?

http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

according to the calculator I need to buy one of them trailer refirigerators that you see on the interstates :o

Scribbler de Stebbing
02-03-2009, 08:01 PM
I need 149 # of sugars but only 42 gallons of water? All that sugar is going to make me thirstier than that!

amy31416
02-04-2009, 05:47 AM
here is my advice to you, buy a decent food dehydrator and start dehydrating now. they run anywhere from $40-300

I got one from the Salvation Army, it was brand-new and only $10. Works great.

Wendi
02-04-2009, 08:01 AM
I need 149 # of sugars but only 42 gallons of water? All that sugar is going to make me thirstier than that!
The water requirements on the calculator are for two weeks, per LDS recommendation to their members to store at least 1 year of food and 14 days of water for their family.

youngbuck
02-04-2009, 09:25 AM
Here is a way to order high quality long-term storage food from LDS, and no need to be an LDS member.

http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=

tmosley
02-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Here is a way to order high quality long-term storage food from LDS, and no need to be an LDS member.

http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=

You're better off doing it yourself, unless you just have a ton of FRNs sitting around doing nothing.

I mean, really, a dollar a pound for wheat? You can get a 50# sack of it for $25 (or less), and can store it in REUSABLE buckets with O2 absorbers for less. It's not even much effort.

If you learn how to do pressure canning, the rest becomes simple.

youngbuck
02-06-2009, 10:16 PM
You're better off doing it yourself, unless you just have a ton of FRNs sitting around doing nothing.

I mean, really, a dollar a pound for wheat? You can get a 50# sack of it for $25 (or less), and can store it in REUSABLE buckets with O2 absorbers for less. It's not even much effort.

If you learn how to do pressure canning, the rest becomes simple.

Yes, I know about that. But, the LDS does all the work for those who don't feel like it. Maybe not the most frugal approach, but a good one nonetheless.

Packaged in #10 cans, O2 absorbers, and I think also filled with an inert gas (nitrogen perhaps), and the shelf life on those is 15-25 years.

You can either go to various businesses and ask them if they have extra 5 gallon buckets that they're getting rid of (e.g. doughnut shop), or you'll have to buy them. Then you have to buy O2 absorbers, AND mylar bags (you can't just through O2 absorbers into a bucket that's not perfectly air tight. And you need a good way to seal the mylar bags. There are simple inexpensive ways for this, and expensive sealing tools made specifically for the job.