Originally posted by DJM8507
The problem I have is that all these foods are stored in #10 cans that have 30-50+ servings per can. Once you open the can it will only be good for
a couple weeks or so. That means that it is possible that the food will go bad before you can finish it once it is opened, unless you want to eat
Potato Chunks for a week or two straight. If you had a different meal every night it will cause you to open too many cans,more than you could
probably finish before they "go bad" due to breaking the seal.
What are your thoughts on this?
Okay, we are already living on this stuff but not entirely. We purchased several large supplies over the last couple of years from
"www.yourfoodstorage.com" and began to use it immediately. We learned to grind grain and make a plethora of breads, drinks and everything else that
we could find to use our grains NOW before it becomes an emergency. The open cans and buckets store perfectly in our storage room while we top off the
jars in the kitchen as needed.
We have chickens but sometimes they refuse to produce enough eggs which is now okay because the powered egg mix works great mixed with real eggs or to
substitute in breads etc. The can has been open for at least a year and we have not seen any sign of spoilage. we are about 1/3 through this can and
expect it to last and last.
Potatoes are freeze dried and store just fine with everything else. We have opened 2 separate cans last year (hash browns and cubes) and have been
feeding on them periodically when we are out of fresh ones. Home grown are far better than store or canned. We will be sure to grow way more in the
Noodles from the can are the same as store bought and go fast. A #10 can is enough for 3 meals (family of six). Still once opened they will last until
Apple Granola cereal, Get more of this stuff, we can't keep it long enough to determine "open can storage" longevity.
Beans work like any other bean or legume, shelf life excellent open or not. Remember to soak your beans overnight prior to cooking as they inhibit
enzyme absorption if not soaked or sprouted. (same with grains)
To complement the beans we have opened a can of "Grandmas Chili" and it also seems to store just fine. We are using this only as a supplement to our
own chili recipe as it certainly will not ever win in a chili cook-off.
We seem to go through a lot of rolled oats now that we have them available. Soak these overnight also and add spelt for a healthier breakfast.
Open storage still not a problem here.
Dried peas and carrots work the same way but once again, fresh garden veggies are the way to go!
Rice stores just like it always has but I would suggest that you get some variety from other sources. We like the brown and wild rice better than the
"parboiled" but that is more difficult to store. (must have cooler temps)
Don't forget the "feel good" foods like cookies, brownies, and other goodies as this stuff will help you keep your sanity during stressful
They also store very well.
We have found that our emergency stash of fine wine must be consumed immediately upon opening as it turns sour by morning.
Hope all this helps, it stands to reason to learn to use your storage now rather than wait till its an emergency and you are standing there with your
loved ones staring down at a 5 gal bucket of whole wheat and a can of powdered milk.
Live long and eat well!