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Offline RONSERESURPLUS

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Long Term Food storage
« on: August 29, 2011, 05:58:37 PM »
REALLY LONG food storage:

     
Properly packaged, low-moisture foods stored at room temperature or cooler (75?F/24?C or lower) remain nutritious and edible much longer than previously thought according to findings of recent scientific studies. Estimated shelf life for many products has increased to 30 years or more (see chart for new estimates of shelf life). Previous estimates of longevity were based on "best-if-used-by" recommendations and experience. Though not studied, sugar, salt, baking soda (essential for soaking beans), and vitamin C in tablet form also store well long-term. Some basic foods do need more frequent rotation, such as vegetable oil every 1 to 2 years.

While there is a decline in nutritional quality and taste over time, depending on the original quality of food and how it was processed, packaged, and stored, the studies show that even after being stored long-term, the food will help sustain life in an emergency.

For tips on how to best preserve longer-term food storage products, see Longer-Term Supply.

Food New "Life Sustaining" Shelf-Life
Estimates (In Years)
Wheat 30+
White rice 30+
Corn 30+
Sugar 30+
Pinto beans 30   
Apple slices 30   
Macaroni 30   
Rolled oats 30   
Potato flakes 30   
Powdered milk 20   
Carrots 20       



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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 03:47:55 PM »
Is that powdered milk product, nonfat powdered milk or what?? I've heard that its only a 6 month shelf life.

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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 06:57:49 PM »
That Guy

RON L here

Yes, as Far as I understand the Shelf Life is same for non-fat as well as regular Powdered Mik?

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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 03:43:22 PM »
Any data on other types of beans? I would assume it should be about the same for all, but you know what they say about assuming.

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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 10:54:15 AM »
Our long term food storage consist of mostly freeze dried foods.

We do store the usual beans and rice as well, but I would prefer not to have to count on beans and rice everyday.

We also pressure can an assortment of items for regular rotation.
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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 11:12:30 AM »
Right on Texas Patriot! Yes just living on beans and rice would old fast.

Hopefully you also have a garden working there in Texas.  ;)
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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 12:12:01 PM »
Yes sir. We plan to double it size this year.
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Re: Long Term Food storage
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 12:48:37 PM »
Awesome Texas Patriot!  :thumbsUp:

There are a lot of gardeners on the forum. We even have a guy that (Thatguy) has a big ass garden in arid New Mexico.

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