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Food Storage. How long will our food last?
February 25, 2020

Food Storage. How long will our food last?

Proper food storage is an essential part of being in a state of better self reliance. Having a well stocked pantry does you little good if you find the food spoiled when you go to use it. But with a little proper planning you can manage your pantry.

How long will your stores last?

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. Here are some new guidelines for food storage life expectancy.

FOOD NEW "LIFE-SUSTAINING" SHELF-LIFE ESTIMATES (IN YEARS)
Wheat 30+
White rice 30+
Corn 30+
Sugar 30+
Pinto beans 30
Rolled oats 30
Pasta 30
Potato flakes 30
Apple slices 30
Non-fat powdered milk 20
Dehydrated carrots 20

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New to prepping
January 15, 2020

New to prepping

For what ever reason you've decided being prepared is a good idea. At first you read up on the subject, join a few Social Media groups and start asking for advice. Or, you just sit in the corner and read all the posts and find yourself overwhelmed with all the possibilities. And the dollar signs start adding up in your...

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