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Old 10-06-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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Long Term Food Storage - Video's

Long term food storage part 1 – 5 min 50 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW7_cTn6YpE

Long term food storage part 2 – 7 min 39 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PylQCiFBtH4

Long term food storage part 3 – 8 min 50 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfcWNOWUit8



Long Term food storage results pt.1 – 7 min 54 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBoKCSFA1lQ

Long Term food storage results pt.2 – 8 min 52 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVMDBVJCodI



Bucket Packing with Wendy Mae - Part 1 – 6 min 23 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pal88fR5COI

Bucket Packing with Wendy Mae - Part 2 – 5 min 12 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4zpLfOSfE



Getting Started in Food Storage – Part 1 of 2 – 4 min 56 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaSr9_YxhiY

Getting Started in Food Storage – Part 2 of 2 – 9 min 22 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdJkTlNHgZ0



Purify Water during an emergency – 6 min 10 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OQXZPndh4M


During the 1980s the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine developed food storage recommendations that were subsequently adopted and publicized by FEMA.
The food storage suggestions are as follows:

1. Store whole grain - not ground or otherwise processed - corn, wheat, and soybeans in a ratio by weight of 2:2:1. In other words, if one is storing 40 pound plastic, nitrogen-packed pails of grain, store 2 pails each of wheat and corn for each single pail of soybeans. Combined in these proportions, ground to flour, cooked (as in corn bread), and eaten, 2 to 3 pounds per day of this mixture will provide the nutrition required for a marine in combat - except for vitamin C and salt. An ordinary person surviving during an emergency would require perhaps half as much. Note: soybeans must be cooked before eating to avoid danger to health.

Nitrogen packing helps to assure that insects cannot infest the food. Containers should be long-lived and rodent resistant. There are several good commercial sources of food already appropriately packaged for storage - for example, Walton Feed in Idaho.

2. Store 1 kilogram of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for each person-year of food. This is 3 grams per day. People under stress require extra vitamin C for optimum health. For prevention of death from scurvy, however, about 1% of this amount will suffice, so storage of vitamin C in these amounts might save the lives of an entire community.

Store CRYSTALLINE vitamin C - not pills. During storage, the pills may deteriorate. In a cool, dry bottle, crystalline vitamin C will last indefinitely. Vitamin C can also be obtained by simply sprouting some of the food grain before eating. In a serious emergency, however, sprouting may prove difficult. Store also, in a cool place, a supply of ordinary multivitamin pills.

3. Store lots of salt. This could be crucial to saving many lives. An inexpensive and convenient form is in bags or salt blocks obtained from a local farm feed store.

4. For infants, store dried milk available from food storage suppliers in cans. Infants can live on the grain ration, but they may refuse to eat less familiar food and will do better with milk.

5. Store several 20 litre (5 gallon) plastic buckets each containing 25 pounds of ordinary table sugar - sucrose; 1 pound baking soda; 5 x 11 ounce containers of Lite salt - KCl &NaCl; and a teaspoon for measuring. Dehydration from burns and diseases such as cholera can be treated with proper oral administration of these items. Instructions can be found in the March 1988, Volume 1, # 12, Fighting Chance newsletter. These buckets could save many lives during a serious prolonged emergency, where ordinary medical care is not available.

In ordinary times, soy bean, corn, and wheat flour can serve as a base for delicious and nutritious corn bread - when cooked with lots of baking soda, vegetable oil, and fruit for flavor.

It is best to store food now, while it is still available at a reasonable price.


FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR

Yearly amount for one ADULT.

Grain (includes wheat, white rice, oats, corn, barley, pasta, etc.): 180 Kg/400 lbs.
Legumes (dried beans, split peas, lentils, nuts, etc.): 27 kg / 60 lbs.
Dairy Products (powdered milk, cheese powder, canned cheese, etc.): 13.6 kg / 30 lbs.
Sugars (white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, molasses, honey, etc.): 27 kg / 60 lbs.
Leavening Agents (Yeast, baking powder, powdered eggs, etc.): 2.7 kg / 6 lbs.
Salt (Table salt, sea salt, soy sauce, bouillon, etc.): 2.7 kg / 6 lbs.
Fats (Vegetable oils, shortening, canned butter, etc.): 13.5 kg / 30 lbs.
Water: 63 litres / 14 gallons*
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*NOTE: The amount of water shown is a minimal 2-week supply. It is rarely practical to store more. We suggest that you store this amount and supplement it with a good water filter and/or water purification kit.

Yearly amount for each CHILD under 12

Grain (includes wheat, white rice, oats, corn, barley, pasta, etc.): 118 kg / 260 lbs.
Legumes (dried beans, split peas, lentils, nuts, etc.): 18 kg / 39 lbs.
Dairy Products (powdered milk, cheese powder, canned cheese, etc.): 8.6 kg / 19 lbs.
Sugars (white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, molasses, honey, etc.): 18 kg / 39 lbs.
Leavening Agents (Yeast, baking powder, powdered eggs, etc.): 1.8 kg / 4 lbs.
Salt (Table salt, sea salt, soy sauce, bouillon, etc.): 1.8 kg / 4 lbs.
Fats (Vegetable oils, shortening, canned butter, etc.): 9 kg / 20 lbs.
Water: 63 litres / 14 gallons*
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*NOTE: The amount of water shown is a minimal 2-week supply. It is rarely practical to store more. We suggest that you store this amount and supplement it with a good water filter and/or water purification kit.
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Food Storage Calculator

DEYO FOOD STORAGE PLANNER
At the bottom of the page, Stan and Holley Deyo have a downloadable food storage calculator for you to ascertain your requirements.

"This software is free for your home use.

Bottom of this page http://standeyo.com/News_Files/Food/DFSP.html

The DFSP gives you a solid place to start your food storage program, keeps you organized and on track. If you already have a food pantry, it will point out what areas are deficient toward your chosen goal and what areas are already ship-shape. It has a reminder column for when you need to rotate food so nothing ever goes to waste. The DFSP can keep track of non-food items, too, like medicines and hygiene, plus cleaners and household items. You can even plan for your pets.

Simply fill in the number of family members for each age group and how many weeks you want to plan for and the spreadsheet calculates the rest. Easy-to-following instructions for how to use the DSFP are embedded into the spreadsheet so they can't 'go missing'."

Provided with compliments of Millenium Ark by Stan and Holley Deyo at http://standeyo.com/


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Old 10-06-2008, 02:13 AM   #2
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There is a Latter Day Saint preparedness manual at this link. It is a compilation of many authors articles in their area of expertise. A great deal of material on the gathering, storage, and preparation of food. I runs the gamut of just about all a family would need to prevail in a long term crisis. Glean What you will.

Please consider sending them $10.00 if you wish to have this in hard copy, or as a courtesy for the pdf. It is really set up fpr the members of this church.

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http://www.abysmal.com/LDS/Preparedn...eparedness.pdf
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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http://www.abysmal.com/LDS/Preparedn...eparedness.pdf


Opps... Please note the missing letters in the url. "/Preparedness/Preparedness.pdf"

or just go to Abysmal.com I skipped the preview.

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Old 10-06-2008, 02:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the very helpful information here!
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:20 PM   #5
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HI Tez,

Is storing silica gel with packets of seeds that haven't been opened (in an air tight glass jar) safe / healthy?
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for that question Red Sun! I was just wondering the same thing! Im holding off with my jarring untill I can find this answer! Thanks for bringing it up!
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #7
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HI Tez,

Is storing silica gel with packets of seeds that haven't been opened (in an air tight glass jar) safe / healthy?
According to sources that i have come across, yes it is ok, just make sure the actual crystals don't come into contact with the seed.
The crystals absorb any additional moisture from the surrounding air where they are used.

I use an evacuated heat sealed plastic bag as the excess air is withdrawn, and no insects or insect eggs that may hatch can survive as their is no oxygen for them to live in.

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