Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Food Storage Resources

I recently found a bunch of free handouts on food storage and thought it might be helpful to all of us that are trying to get a better storage figured out for our families.

One Month Basic Food Supply for one Adult
(these are all measured in #10 cans - the size that comes from the church cannery)

Wheat - 3 cans
White Flour - 1 can
White Rice - 2 cans
Quick Oats - 1 can
Macaroni - 1 can
Pinto Beans - 1 can
White Sugar - 1 can
Powdered Milk - 1 can
Shortening - 1 can
Salt - 4 (4 oz ) shakers or 1lb.

Suggested Amounts of Basic Foods for One Adult for One Year
Grains - 400 lbs. (Includes wheat, flour, rice, corn, oatmeal and pasta)
Legumes - 60 lbs. (Includes dry beans, split peas, lentils etc)
Powdered Milk - 16 lbs.
Cooking Oil - 10 quarts (16 pounds of shortening equals 10 quarts of oil)
Sugar or Honey - 60 lbs. (67 lbs of honey equals 60 pounds of sugar)
Salt - 8 lbs.
Water (2 weeks worth) - 14 gallons

Useful Websites for Preparedness:
(Note I was given this list I have not had a lot of time to check out all the items listed for all sites) - source for bulk foods, can purchase gelatin by the pound

www. - located in Salt Lake City - Source for food storage items, grains, dehydrated eggs, butter powder, dehydrated peppers, celery etc. Also sells a couple of grain mills. - Idaho company, a source for grains and other food storage items. - recipes for grains and beans, sprouting wheat - Nutritional value and recipes for beans - source for food storage and Berkey water filters - games for kids that teach preparedness (FHE lessons?) - rice recipes from all around the world - Description of different types of oat products and recipes for oats - emergency preparedness, first aid, cooking with dried foods, uses for everyday items - emergency preparedness supplies, grain and bean grinders - mostly wheat and food storage, cook books for sale - recipes and information on whole grains and beans - do a search for desired product - June 6, 2008 and March 9, 2008 posts - Ideas on food storage and instructions for building a rolling can shelf for #10 cans - do search for water purification and storage. - Food storage recipes and links to other sites - Emergency essentials Store - Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods - Food storage info, sprouting, suggested books and links - pdf file - everything you ever wanted to know (and probably didn't know to ask) about food storage - sells food, 72 hour kits, garden seeds, kitchen equipment, emergency supplies. They have canned cheese and butter with a long shelf life. Other companies also sell these. Do a search for canned cheese and canned butter. - lots of links (many government sources) for info on emergency preparedness, water storage, 72 hour kits, national emergencies, sheltering in place, homeland security, and army survival field manual. - articles on preparedness. - you can order cases of wheat, oats, rice and pinto beans to be delivered to your door but a little more expensive than going to the cannery and doing it yourself. - Click on Home and Family preparedness information - also sell food storage items. They have canned cheese and butter, plus canned meats and freeze dried items - reportedly you can use the discount code WARRIFLES for a 21% discount through 2008 - good luck.

Food Storage Cook Books

The Amazing Wheat Book by LeArta Moulton

Country Beans by Rita Bingham - cooking with bean flours

Fagioli: The Bean Cuisine of Italy by Judith Barrett

The Essential Food Storage Cook Book by Girsberger and Peterson

Cooking with Home Storage by Layton and Tate

366 Ways to Cook Rice, Beans and Grains by Andrea Chesman

The New Book of Whole Grains

The Bean Bible - The Legumaniac's Guild to Lentils, Peas and Every Edible Bean on the Planet
by Aliza Green

Magic Beans by Patti Bazel Geil

The Bean Book by Roy F. Guste

Easy Beans: Fast and Delicious Bean, Pea, and Lentil Recipes by Trish Ross and Jacquie Trafford

Greatest Little Bean Cookbook by Tom Chosuk

Amazing World of Rice by Marie Simmons

The Complete Sprouting Cookbook by Whyte - from 1973, but can find it used

The Essential Rice Cookbook by Wendy Stephens

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger

Apocalypse Chow - How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out by Jon Robertson

The New Passport to Survival by Bingham and Dickey - What and where to store, equipment, recipes, gardening and sprouting, sanitation, heating, lighting, cooling and emergency doctoring

Natural Meals in Minutes by Rita Bingham - Cooking with grains, beans, powdered milk, and other stored food


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Laura said...

Great post.
I would like to hear more from you, keep it up